Professional Qualifications

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Professional Profile

Brenda Simonson-Mohle, ISA CAP

2644 Newcastle Dr.

Carrollton, TX 75007

Professional Experience


Signet Art

Carrollton, TX

Appraiser and Art Advisor

Appraisal services include documenting, assessing and valuing collections.  Extensive experience in appraisal of personal property (specializing in fine and decorative art) for insurance qualification, charitable donation, damage and loss claims, equitable distribution of property for estate or divorce matters, resale and pre-purchase consultation.

Consulting services to provide professional assistance to corporations, institutions and individuals wishing to build art collections.  Providing professional assistance in the selection of artists and individual pieces, commissioning works of art, custom framing, installation, documentation of collections and all peripheral art needs.

Brokerage services for de-accession of collections are also offered for those wishing to downsize their collections.  These services include selection of appropriate sales venues, negotiating the best commission rates, managing the packing, shipping and advertising of pieces. 

Clients include several major banking institutions, educational and museum institutions, large corporations, trust officers, estate executors, attorneys and individual collectors. 


Omni Art-Dallas, TX

Art Consultant, Gallery Manager


Newman Gallery- Dallas, TX

Art Consultant

Professional Organizations / Accreditations and Affiliations


Certified Member, International Society of Appraisers—ISA CAPP

This designation received after passing a written examination in fine art specialty area, passing a written exam on appraisal technique and ethics, submitting appraisal reports for peer review and documenting a minimum of 500 hours of professional experience.  Up-to-date USPAP courses, ongoing professional development courses and recertification also required.


Accredited Member, International Society of Appraisers—ISA

This designation was received after successfully completing and passing tests in three core courses in valuation methodology offered by ISA and documenting at least three years of  market-related experience in specialty area.

2015/ 2010/ 2005

Requalification at ISA CAPP Level


Associate Member, International Society of Appraisers


Member, Appraisers Association of America (AAA)


Member, Claims Prevention and Procedure Council (CPPC)

Professional Organizations / Volunteer Experience


President, NTISA – North Texas Chapter, ISA

Mar. 2007-Mar 2009

National Chair, Designation and Review Committee –ISA

Administer the peer reviews for appraisers seeking certification 


Nominations Committee, ISA


Designation and Review Committee, ISA

Peer vetting of reports for candidates seeking certification


National Chair, Ethics Committee –ISA


National Vice Chair, Ethics Committee –ISA


National Chair, Fine Art Division-ISA


Service in capacity for NTISA –North Texas Chapter of ISA

President / Vice President/ Secretary/ Treasurer – one year each

Teaching/ Publications


Speaker: Whitehall Antiques Summer Seminar-Chapel Hill, NC

Two-day seminar-

“The Essentials of Print Identification and Appraising”
“The Essentials of Painting Appraisal”


Speaker: Whitehall Antiques Summer Seminar-Chapel Hill, NC

Two-day seminar-

“The Essentials of Print Identification and Appraising”
“The Essentials of Painting Appraisal”


“Art Forgery: A Cautionary Tale” Journal of Advanced Appraisal Studies- 2011


Speaker: ISA Annual Conference Presentation: Appraising Prints: 101

Teaching seminar on prints conducted for other appraisers


Co-Instructor, ISA Specialty Course 204 –The Appraising of Fine Art


Regular contributions to Signet Art Blog: Art Advisor’s Blog


ISA Fine Art Appraisal Course

“Prints and Graphics Section”

“Identification and Authentication of Watermarks on Paper”

Reviewer—ISA Fine Art Appraisal Course

Reviewed and assisted in the editing of this comprehensive course on the appraisal of fine art pieces



Special Merit Award – ISA National


Ellen Amirkhan Distinguished Service Award

For contributions made to the local chapter, NTISA


ISA President’s Award

For contributions made at the national level


Outstanding Member of the Year—Fine Art Division, ISA National

Continuing Education/ Other Professional Activities


Uniform Standards of Appraisal Practices (USPAP)

7 hour Update Course


Uniform Standards of Appraisal Practices (USPAP)

15 hr. course and exam

1990 – Present

Various Specialty Subject Seminars, including:

2014- Foundation for Appraisal Education Summer Seminar-various speakers

2005-19th and early 20th C. Orientalia- Janet Cobert, instructor

2004- Wood Identification Seminar, Christopher Allen, instructor

2003- Identification of Ivory Seminar & Silver Hallmark Seminar –Shirley Swaab, instructor

2002- Art Glass Seminar—Bruce Orr, instructor

1997- Expert Witness Seminar –University of Maryland-Continuing Education


National conference and seminars—ISA

Four-day conferences with Speakers on many Appraisal-related topics

Boston, MA/ Chicago, IL/ Houston, TX/ Alexandria, VA/ San Diego, CA/ Toronto, Ontario/ San Antonio, TX / Seattle, WA / Philadelphia, PA/Atlanta, GA/ Fort Worth, TX/ Nashville, TN/ Tempe, AZ


Docent –Dallas Museum of Art



B.A. in Fine Art with High Honors

University of Texas-Austin, TX


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