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Susan Lahey Appointed to the Ontario Arts Council Board of Directors

Susan-LaheySusan Lahey of Mount Albert, Ontario, was appointed to the Ontario Arts Council (OAC) board of directors in April 2019.
 
Fluent in Mandarin Chinese, Susan holds degrees from the University of Toronto and the University of British Columbia, as well as a post-graduate diploma in Asian art from Sotheby’s School of Oriental and African Studies in London, England.  Her interest in Chinese culture and its arts led her to Taipei, Taiwan, for two years studying at Stanford’s Inter-University Program for Chinese Language Studies at the National Taiwan University.
 
Susan is President of Eastern Art Consultants Inc.  Prior to this, she served as the Department Head for Asian arts at Ritchies Auctioneers & Appraisers, a former Toronto auction house.  Currently she is an Accredited Member of the International Society of Appraisers (ISA), an organization that maintains the highest standards in the methodology and ethics of appraising.  Susan regularly works as an instructor of Chinese art (both ancient and contemporary); engages in public speaking at arts events, and contributes articles to digital and print publications on the Asian art market.
 
Previously, Susan held various work positions at the Royal Ontario Museum’s Near Eastern & Asian Civilizations Department.  She also served there as the Program Chair of the Friends of the Far East, Bishop White Committee Executive.
 
Susan is an active volunteer in her community of East Gwillimbury, where she serves on the Town’s Arts & Culture Advisory Committee.  She volunteered as secretary for the Foundation for Appraisal Education and served as the Art Society Convener at the Granite Club, organizing a wide variety of art-themed events and lectures for more than five years. 

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Recap: Assets 2016 and the ISA Special Merit Award

This year’s annual International Society of Appraisers (ISA) conference was held in Fort Worth, Texas, from April 15-18,  and was a resounding success. After a few whirlwind days visiting museums and viewing esteemed collections, Susan had the opportunity to speak on a panel alongside Josefa Gonzalez Mariscal on the topic of collecting international art in a global market. Susan’s talk was an excellent opportunity to share knowledge about the demands and intricacies of this particular sector, covering a range of topics including how to deal with exchange rates to cultural property designations and art repatriation. During the closing reception of the four day conference, Susan was presented with the Special Merit Award by her colleagues in the ISA in recognition of her outstanding leadership skills and commitment to advancing the field of appraisals.


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Susan is excited to continue sharing her knowledge and is looking forward to teaching the Asian Art III: Foundation Course in Asian Ceramics for Appraisers which will be offered in San Francisco from August 3-5, 2016. The two day course will provide an overview of Asian ceramics with a particular focus on Chinese works of art, addressing pertinent information about the appraisal and valuation of this in-demand market. To learn more, or to register, please visit the International Society of Appraisers (Canada) website.

 

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Susan accepting the Special Merit Award during the ISA annual conference, Fort Worth, Texas

 

Join Susan at Assets 2016

Susan is proud to participate in Assets, the International Society of Appraiser’s 2016 annual conference to be held in Dallas – Fort Worth, Texas from April 15-18. Join Susan as she discusses the unique challenges of appraising international art in today’s changing global market during a joint FA and ARC session on Sunday April 17. For more information or to register for the event, click here.

Susan will also be teaching a course on Chinese ceramics, Asian Arts III: Foundation Course in Asian Ceramics for Appraisers, through the ISA’s educational program in San Francisco. To learn more about this course and other educational courses, visit Art Education.