Spartanburg Art Museum recieves many requests for appraisals of artwork and conservation consultations.  The Museum is not legally permitted to act as an appraiser and does not do so.  Contact information for several area appraisers are listed below, however, to make us of at your discretion.  SAM is not affiliated with these appraisers in any way.  The Museum's official policy, as outlined in the "Staff Policies Related to Acquisitions" section of its collections management policy, is as follows:

"It has been the Museum's longstanding policy not to provide appraisals to donors, staff & board members, artists, or the general public. Under current IRS guidelines, the Museum cannot act as a qualified appraiser because of the inherent conflict with its role as a donee. If a donor, staff or board member, artist, or member of general public asks for assistance in locating an appropriate appraiser, the curator/museum staff may suggest several area appraisers with which the museum is unaffiliated. More than one name must be given. The Museum should not make arrangements for the appraisal and cannot pay for the appraisal. The museum does not facilitate conractual or logistical execution of these transactions in any fashion whatsoever, nor does it stand as the guarantor of the quality or reliability of their services."

Area Appraisers

Amy Chapman Appraisals
Columbia, SC
(803) 250-1278
appraisals and collection inventories

Amanda Whisenant
(864) 415-7780

Brunk Auction
Asheville, NC
(828) 254-6846

Sharon Campbell Fine Art
(864) 242-0052
Curatorial Services, research, and appraisal.

​Area Conservators

McCall Restoration Services
Asheville, NC
(828) 301-3480
Specializing in furniture and wood objects

Biltmore Estate
One North Pack Square
Asheville, NC 28801
Nancy Rosebrock: (828) 225-6203,
Anne Batrim: (828) 225-6204,
Renee Jolly: (828) 225-6356,
Furniture and gilded objects (Rosebrock); upholstery (Batrim); and objects (Jolly).

Bradshaw & Whelan
Asheville, NC 28814
(828) 253-1829
ceramic conservators operating in Asheville since 1987

Crawford Conservation, Inc.
Carol and Craig Crawford
(803) 568-5657 (803) 647-9581 (c)
Books, paper, and paintings

Colin Post
Asheville, NC
(803) 644-0151
painting conservation

Catherine Rogers 
P.O. Box 1735
Charleston, SC 29402
paintings and mural restoration

​General Information

State & Local

featured class

Mother's Day Wool Flower Painting (All)
Cecilia Ho, Instructor
Saturday; 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
May 6th - May 6th, 2017
Tuition: SAM members $30; non-members $35 - 1 week

about us

SAM is funded in part by the Chapman Cultural Center, INC and its donors, the County and City of Spartanburg, and the South Carolina Arts Commission which receives support from The National Endowment for the Arts.



Chapman Cultural Center
200 E. St. John Street
Spartanburg, SC 29306

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Sundays 1-5pm