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Vivien L. Hessel


Member - Distance Learning Faculty
Graduate Certified Appraiser (GCA), College For Appraisers
Certified Textiles Appraiser (CTA), College for Appraisers
B.A., Art History, California State University, Long Beach

Vivien is certified through the College for Appraisers since 1999, and accredited through the International Society of Appraisers (ISA). She has three specialty designations: Antiques & Residential Contents, Fine Art, and Japanese Prints. She has taught both the European Pottery and American Pottery courses live and on video for the College for Appraisers.

Vivien has been actively appraising personal property and conducting estate sales for over ten years, and was associated with the appraisal web site "What's it Worth to You" for many years. She opened her "Art Price" accredited internet fine art store in 2006 where she lists art for sale.
Vivien recently returned from an extensive Europe tour where she visited the Meissen Manufactory in Meissen, Germany and the Dresden Meissen collection in Dresden.

William Novotny


Graduate Certified Appraiser (GCA), College For Appraisers
International Society of Appraisers, AM

A full time dealer in antiques, art, and collectibles from 1979-1999, Bill has exhibited at important antique shows in California and provided restoration services since the 1990's; he has been a full time appraiser since 1993. He has experience providing litigation support as a designated expert witness and is published in theJournal of Advanced Appraisal Studiesand certified by the Appraiser Qualification Board of the Appraisal Foundation as "AQB Certified USPAP Instructor." He was the first personal property appraiser in the USA to achieve this certification and has taught USPAP courses yearly since 1998 for American Society of Appraisers (ASA), the International Society of Appraisers (ISA), Appraisers National Association (ANA) and the College for Appraisers. In addition to his USPAP courses, Bill will also be teaching an “Introduction to Appraising” course in the coming semesters. 

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