A Day Of Free Art Appraisals And Conservation Estimates To Be Held At Gratz Gallery And Conservation Studio Event Will Take Place In Doylestown, Pa. On July 20

June 21, 2024

The public is welcome to a free art appraisal day at Gratz Gallery and Conservation Studio on Saturday, July 20, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. They are located at 5230 Silo Hill Road, Doylestown, Pa. For those who have inherited a painting, made a flea market or estate sale purchase, or uncovered a long lost item while spring cleaning and are curious whether the painting has monetary value, this could be the event to check out. And for anyone considering selling an art collection and not knowing where to start, his event may provide insight. Of course, accidents happen, and sometimes the inherited heirloom painting gets a tear or damaged in a basement flood. Then a conservation estimate could be helpful, and this event can help with that as well. Before getting overwhelmed and tucking the painting deep into the closet, bring it to Gratz Gallery and Conservation Studio for a free verbal value appraisal or free conservation estimate. Bring the landscape from over guest room bed for a fair-market appraisal or find out whats underneath that dusty painting in the attic. Bring the inherited family heirloom for a cleaning and repair estimate. Unsure of the origin of a piece of artwork? Let the specialists take a look to see if they can uncover the mystery. This year the event will again feature Margaret Gratz, ISA AM, an accredited member of the International Society of Appraisers and longtime Gratz Gallery sales associate, and fine art specialist Paul Gratz, owner and head conservator at Gratz Gallery and Conservation Studio. Due to the past popularity of this event, patrons are requested to limit inquiries to two items per family. The appraisers will get to all the paintings they possibly can in one day. The event will follow a first-come, first-served protocol. Refreshments will be available while attendees wait. Specializing in the conservation of oil paintings and gilded frames, Paul Gratzs formal training began at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and was developed through various apprenticeships with some of the nations most respected art conservators. Today, he leads a team of skilled artisans in combining modern techniques with Old World craftsmanship to offer the finest in treatment for oil paintings, murals and gilt objects. Since 1982, Paul Gratz has provided his services to museums, historical societies, universities, churches and many private citizens. Located at 5230 Silo Hill Road in Doylestown, the Gratz Gallery and Conservation Studio specializes in 19th and 20th century American paintings, with a focus on painters from the New Hope School of Pennsylvania Impressionists, The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and members of the Philadelphia Ten. The gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m., as well as by appointment. For additional information, visit www.gratzgallery.com or call 215-348-2500.


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