Meet the team with over 200 years of combined experience
Prior to owning Busy Beever I had a career in medical coding and have an Associate’s degree in Photography and graphic art. I have always had a curiosity for collecting and antiques. I find flea markets and antique shops a wonderland of history, craftsmanship, and interesting people all with amazing stories. I very much enjoy helping others and find this business very exciting. Every day I wake up to a new adventure. I believe we bring a service to people that is necessary. We deliver not only this service but a caring group of people that not only enjoy their work but truly love helping others. We are a growing industry, and we hope to continue serving the Kansas City Metro area and it’s surrounding communities for a long time to come.
ISA Accredited Appraiser
Over 22 years of experience in the fine art field in multiple professional capacities and leadership roles.
Over ten years of art museum experience and public art collection curatorial experience.
I have expertise in 19th century American paintings, prints, sculpture; 20th century American paintings, prints, sculpture; Impressionist and Modern paintings, drawings and sculpture as well as expertise in Southwestern Art of the United States, with special emphasis on the Taos and Santa Fe Moderns. Also appraises first edition books and Native American jewelry, pottery, and rugs.
B.F.A., Art History, New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, 1985
Accredited Member, International Society of Appraisers
USPAP Certification current for 2017-2018
Professional Positions of Note:
Focal Point Art Appraisal & Consulting, Principal and Owner – Current
Art Curator, Truman Medical Centers Healing Art Collection – Current
Millicent Rogers Museum, Taos, New Mexico, Finance Manager, 2007-2014
Museum Association of Taos, President, 2010-2012
Hensley Gallery of the Southwest, Gallery Director, Taos, New Mexico 1990 – 2002
Graduate of the University of Nebraska – Lincoln
Graduate of the Missouri Auction School
Graduate of Personal Property Appraisal School Certified Appraiser Guild of America (CAGA).
Busy Beever Cares
We love estate sales, and We treat our clients like family.
Elaine and Pat
Past and Present owner with Elaine
Elaine and Pat
with Past and Present Owner.