Written Appraisals

Willock & Sax Gallery has over 20 years of experience providing professional appraisal services for individuals, institutions and corporations. We deliver fair-minded, knowledgeable and impartial appraisals that can be used for the following purposes: • Insurance • Cultural Property Reports (CCPERB) • Estate planning • Charitable donations • Probate.

The appraiser has been retained to provide Cultural Property Reports, Fair Market Value Appraisals and Consulting Services for numerous private collectors as well as a number of Government agencies and public institutions, such as:

Alberta Foundation for the Arts
Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies
University of Alberta
Esplanade Art Centre (Medicine Hat)
University of Lethbridge
Athabasca University
The Government of Alberta
The Banff Centre
Mount Royal University
Royal Alberta Museum
Glenbow Museum
Nickle Galleries, University of Calgary

Written appraisal fee - $200/hour

Appraiser’s Qualifications:
Susan Sax-Willock BA(Hon), MA has over 20 years of experience providing professional appraisal services. She has co-owned and operated a commercial art gallery since 1998 and deals with contemporary and historical Canadian works.

Susan Sax-Willock obtained a Master of Arts in the History of Art, Design, and Visual Culture and a Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Art History from the University of Alberta. She taught Art History (including Canadian Art History) at the University of Alberta and Augustana University and was the Founding Executive Director for the Provincial Arts Service Organization: Visual Arts Alberta. She chaired the Alberta Cultural Human Resources Steering Committee; she chaired and was an invited panelist for sessions at the Universities Art Association of Canada, Alberta College of Art & Design and CARFAC. She was a regular columnist on visual art for Legacy Magazine as well as Alberta Museums Review, where she was an editor. She was also editor for the Alberta Women’s Archives Association. She contributed to the Nickle Galleries catalogue “John Chalke: Surface Tension” and curated the exhibition "Four Locations and A Line Of Text" for the Paul D. Fleck Library & Archives at The Banff Centre as well as “Taylor’s Planes” for the Provincial Museum of Alberta. While an interpreter at Fort Edmonton Park, she wrote and illustrated two books relating to early Edmonton history and the cookbook “Just Like Grandma Used to Make.” Prior to this she worked as a gallery-assistant and a researcher for a number of commercial galleries in Edmonton.

See the list below of required information so we can better assist you:
• Artist first and last name
• Title
• Date of work
• Media (oil, watercolour, etc. / support, paper, canvas, etc.)
• Size (image or canvas size, do not include the frame)
• Marks (signed, titled, etc.)
• Condition (scratches, fading, etc.)
• Provenance (where did you get it from, any pertinent labels on the back, etc.)