Since 1977, JACQUELINE SILVERMAN & ASSOCIATES has been working with private collectors, museums, artists/artist estates, banks, attorneys, insurance companies, among others. We understand that no two appraisals are the same, and for each and every client, we ensure a unique experience tailored to individual needs. We pride ourselves on preparing exceptional appraisals, handled with meticulous attention, professionalism, and discretion. The firm is pleased to have many satisfied clients, including prominent artists, museums, galleries, and private collectors. Applying our collective experience of over 50 years, we provide our clientele with bespoke appraisals and appraisal services throughout the US and abroad.
In addition to exclusive attention to our clients and an emphasis on confidentiality, all of our appraisals comply with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) of the Appraisal Foundation as well as the Code of Ethics of The Appraisers Association of America, organizations dedicated to promoting high standards within the appraisal profession.

Karen McManus


Karen has over fourteen years of fine art appraisal experience and a background in museum registration and academia. In addition to serving as president of JS&A, Karen is an AQB Certified USPAP Instructor and an adjunct professor in the Center for Art Business and Management program at Claremont Graduate University. Karen holds two master’s degrees from Syracuse University and a bachelor’s degree from UCLA. Prior to joining JS&A in 2006, Karen was the permanent collection registrar at The Museum of Contemporary, Los Angles, one of the nation’s most prestigious contemporary art museums. Karen is a Certified Member of the Appraisers Association of America as well as a past board member. Based in Los Angeles and New York, Karen and her staff are available to assist clients across the country.

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Associate Appraiser

Elena joined the JS&A team in 2015 upon graduating Kenyon College with a bachelor’s degree in Art History and Studio Art. Having previously worked at a major gallery, an art advisory firm, and a university museum, her professional involvement in the fine art field spans back to 2013. Since joining JS&A, Elena has acquired significant fine art appraisal experience with an emphasis in Impressionist & Modern and Post-War & Contemporary Art.

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Associate Appraiser

Amanda holds a bachelor’s degree in Art History from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Since 2006, Amanda has been an active professional in the art world, as a curator, director of acquisitions, liaison for a variety of contemporary artists, and art appraiser. Amanda joined the JS&A team in 2018. She is a Certified Member of the Appraisers Association of America, specializing in Post-War & Contemporary Art as well as California & Western Art.

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Assistant Appraiser

Leslie started at JS&A in 2017 while completing her master’s degree in Art Business from Sotheby’s Institute of Art. She holds a bachelor’s degree in French from Georgetown University, and prior to joining the JS&A team, Leslie held a position at a boutique auction house.


Jackie founded her eponymous appraisal firm nearly forty years ago. In the fall of 2017, she retired and passed the torch to her trusted colleague Karen McManus. Jackie continues to serve as a consultant on special appraisal projects.