Treasure Coast 3-Day Appraisal Event

Join Us at the A.E. Backus Museum during The Highwaymen Festival for a 3-Day Appraisal Event
Treasure Coast 3-Day Appraisal Event

Time & Location

February 14th -16th, 2020
A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery, 500 N Indian River Dr, Fort Pierce, FL 34950, USA

About the Event

The A. E. Backus Museum is pleased to offer the Treasure Coast an opportunity to obtain professional fine art appraisals. Florida Art Appraisals, LLC offers professional, written appraisals which comply with the national Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP). USPAP standards, established by the national appraisal associations in conjunction with insurance companies and the Internal Revenue Service set the bar for qualty, unbiased evaluation of your artwork. Kathleen Fredrick, president of Florida Art Appraisals, LLC will be at the Backus Museum performing on-site evaluations of your artwork on: 

Friday, February 14th, 10 AM - 3 PM; 

Saturday, February 15th, 10 AM - 3 PM 

Sunday, February 16th from 1 PM - 4 PM

  • Those who preregister online will receive a $50 discount on any fine artwork appraised. One per customer. Must Preregister before 10 AM on Friday, Feb 14th, 2020.
  • Additionally, A special 'hometown' discount will be given on all Florida Highwaymen painting appraisals. All apprasals normally start at $300 but for this weekend only we are offering a $100 discount which reduces the base cost to $200 a piece. Don't forget to preregister to combine the 'hometown' discount on Florida Highwaymen with with $50 preregistration discount for additonal savings. 
  • This special 'hometown' discount is only valid during the Highwaymen Festival weekend for pieces appraised at the Museum and only applies to works painted by the original 26 recognized Highwaymen. See below for complete list of applicable artists.   
  • Owners must PRE-REGISTER to receive $50 special discount. 

Please bring your actual artwork from your collection with you. A photograph of the piece is not substantial enough to satisfy the needs of the appraisal process. Those seeking an appraisal will receive a comprehensive written appraisal and evaluation of their artwork approximately 30 days after their initial consultation. Payment is expected at the time of apprisal consultation. Standard appraisals start at $300. However, fees may vary based upon the extent of research time required. Most standard appraisals do not require additional research, however if it is needed, the client will be consulted prior to additional work and fees being assessed. All fees must be paid in full before a completed appraisal will be released. Clients can expect their completed appraisals via email with a hard copy to follow via USPS.


If you prefer to schedule your appraisal from the comfort of your home, we are happy to accomodate you for an additional fee. Offering In-Home appraisals along the Treasure Coast, February 7th - 13th by appointment only. 

Click here to request an in-home appraisal. 


Please remember to bring any and all documents detailing the history of your artwork(s) with you to your appraisal. This includes but is not limited to: previous appraisals, sales records, historical relevancy, museum exhibitions, restoration work, ect. 


Don’t miss this opportunity to work with a true professional in determining the value of your artwork. Endorsed by the A.E. Backus Museum, Artlink International, Florida Highwaymen Gallery and many other notable fine arts institutions, Kathleen brings years of firsthand knowledge and professional training to every appraisal. A member of the American Association of Appraisers, The American Society of Appraisers and the Appraisal Institute of America, Kathleen offers you the expertise you need to value and protect your treasures. 




In 2004, the State of Florida inducted the following 26 individuals in the Florida Artists Hall of Fame as the Original Highwaymen:


Curtis Arnett (1950-  ) 

Hezekiah Baker (1940-2007) 

Al “Blood” Black (1947-  ) 

Ellis Buckner (1943-1991) 

George Buckner (1942-2002) 

Robert Butler (1943-2014) 

Mary Ann Carroll (1940-2019) 

Johnny Daniels (1954-2009) 

Willie Daniels (1950-  ) 

Rodney Demps (1953-   ) 

James Gibson (1938-2017) 

Alfred Hair (1941-1970) 

Issac Knight (1942-   ) 

R. L. “Robert” Lewis, Jr. (1941-   ) 

John Maynor (1948-2016) 

R.A. “Roy” McLendon (1932-  ) 

Alfonso “Poncho” Moran (1930-2003) 

Harold Newton (1934-1994) 

Lemuel Newton (1950-2014) 

Sam Newton (1948-  ) 

Livingston “Castro” Roberts (1942-2004) 

Willie Reagan (1939-  ) 

Carnell “Pete” Smith (1950-2015) 

Charles Walker (1946-  ) 

S. M. “Sylvester” Wells (1938-  ) 

Charles “Chico” Wheeler (1946-2019)

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