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Our focus is fine art appraisal and art consulting.
Please contact us: info@jgsart.com

We assist 501c organizations with fine art inventory and inventory updates. Smith completed the inventory of 97 buildings with over 3,000 works of art for a public school district. Fine art reviews include inventory and appraisals. Reports assist with accounting, asset, insurance and risk management decisions.

Janet Gwendolyn Smith is an independent fine art appraiser, art consultant, art historian, art authenticator and curator. She is independent from any gallery, auction house, or museum. Janet mentors American art history students nationally. She contributes American artist biographies to www.askart.com with the focus on 19th-21st century women artists.

Janet consults in the areas of authentication, appraisal, program design, collection development, inventory and documentation. She has been active in the art community since 1987. The past 35 years her focus has been her clients, their art and art research. She utilizes recognized experts to assist in the review/authentication of the art. Janet Smith is a member of the Art History Association (AHA); National Coalition of Independent Scholars (NCIS); Associate Member of The American Institute of Conservation(AIC); Great Plains Affiliate Fellow of the Center for Great Plains Studies; Past Great Plains Art Museum Board of Trustees, University of Nebraska, Lincoln; and past member of the International Society of Appraisers (ISA) Fine Art Committee. We provide fine art appraisal services.

Janet is available for art consultations. Clients are: individuals; private collectors; non-profit foundations; state and city government agencies; insurance carriers; corporations; fraternal organizations; state and private museums; public and private galleries; and state, county and city historical societies.

Art is as unique as its owner. The art is reviewed based upon the art, the artist and the individual owner's requirements. We assist museums, non-profit organizations and private collectors with purchases and sales of art without public exposure through auctions.


Jeffrey Koterba, Editorial Cartoonist, Omaha World Herald, Omaha, NE USA. For his social and political artistic contributions; forcing us to look at ourselves and smile.

Jeffery "Jeff" Randall (1967-2012) Artist, Lincoln, NE USA.Posthumous award to his mother, Cathy Barger Randall. For Jeff's vision and creative spirit, an artist from the age of 5 working at his drafting table until his death; capturing the edginess of life with his art.

Julie A. Reilly, Executive Director, Omaha by Design, Omaha, NE USA. For her vision and contributions to the city of Omaha; making art part of every citizen's life.

James "Jim" Lunnon (1897-1954), Artist, Miami, Florida, USA. Posthumous award to daughter, Penny Lunnon Fleeger. For his portrait work capturing many persons of importance in New York and Florida. Specifically, Will Rogers in NYC-Exhibited at the Corcoran Gallery, Washington DC and his portraits of the Florida Miccosukee Native Americans (Seminole). The "Father of colored animated cells" responsible for the artist chemicals used in animated cells at Fleischer Studios.

Emma Collin Sears Marsh (1871-1960), Artist, Geneva, NY; Mount Dora, FL, USA
Posthumous award to Lake and Hills Garden Club, Mount Dora, FL. For her botanical watercolors of Florida wild flowers; encouraging associations of like minded Floridian's to capture and preserve nature's beauty.

Janice Mitchell Senninger, Artist, Art Advocate and Art Philanthropist, Clermont, FL, USA. For her valued contributions to the arts, dedication to South Lake Art League and the art community of Clermont, Lake County and Orange County, FL. Her paintings are influenced by the people, places, wildlife and the beauty of Florida.

James J. Sextro, Artist and Art Advocate, Winter Garden, FL USA. For his valued contributions capturing the beauty of Orange County with his graphic style and the joy of Floridian colors and influences in the City of Winter Garden.

Luke "SOS" Sosinavage, Urban Artist, Winter Garden, FL USA. For his valued contributions capturing the urban landscape through graphic line, abstract vision, exploding color and high-end graffiti art. A "Winter Garden Wisteria Artist", a group of Florida artists, who paint exclusively "plein air" by the city fountain.


Robert Fletcher Gilder, Nebraska Artist We are currently, updating the artist catalog to document all private collection pictures. If your Gilder is not appraised for insurance, we provide appraisal services for this artist.

Walter Buckingham Swan Catalog in Process Swan created 75 watercolors of Mexico, which were exhibited at the National Gallery. The project validated his lifetime watercolor production. Sponsored by the Mexican Consulate. Please contact us, if you own a Swan for placement and confirmation in the artist's catalog. Serious inquiries to info@jgsart.com or jgsomaha@yahoo.com


Please confirm your appraiser has provided you with a written "Certified Appraisal" for any appraised amount over $5,000.00. Always confirm with the appraiser when purchasing fine art using an appraisal that they infact wrote the appraisal and confirm the appraised amount.

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