ORLANDO, Fla. — Baterbys Art Auction Gallery has been named Best Art Galley for 2009 by an arts and entertainment magazine (Orlando Style Magazine) and a Web site dedicated to arts and entertainment (SneakySunday.com). For Orlando Style Magazine, Baterbys placed first in a Readers’ Choice Award poll. SneakySunday.com’s choice was based on visitor comments and editorial opinion.
Baterbys’ gallery is located at 9101 International Drive in Orlando. The firm holds quarterly live and Internet auctions, which feature world-class artwork executed by 20th century masters and post-Impressionists. The gallery is open to the public every day, and walk-in traffic is encouraged.
Baterbys has over 30 years’ experience in the art world and auctioneering. Its main concentration is in rare graphic works. Past auctions have featured important works by 20th century masters such as Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Joan Miro, Pierre Bonnard and others, as well as contemporary artists like Peter Max, LeRoy Neiman, Gary Benfield and Nicola Simbari.
Baterbys offers its clients a lifetime money-back guarantee of authenticity for each work of art it sells – plus a lifetime exchange policy. This is important to buyers looking to build a collection of art, since provenance is everything. It is Baterbys’ philosophy that gaining a buyer’s trust is the key to ensuring they will become repeat customers. No other auction house offers such a guarantee.
Baterbys holds memberships in several professional associations – including the National Auctioneers Association (NAA), Florida Auctioneers Association (FAA), International Fine Art Appraisers (IFAA), Palm Beach Appraisers Association (PBAA), Certified Appraisers Guild of America (CAGA), Better Business Bureau (BBB) and local chambers of commerce.
As well as being members, the firm also holds significant designations and credentials within these professional organizations, such as Benefit Auctioneer Specialist (BAS) and Graduate Personal Property Appraiser (GPPA). Fewer than 100 auctioneers across the country are members of these professional organizations or have acquired these professional designations.
Baterbys’ charity partners are the vital link between its business and the community it is a part of. The quarterly live auctions benefit non-profit organizations that provide developmental and holistic programs for children with life-threatening illnesses. Baterbys has raised needed funds for groups like Threshhold Center for Autism, Give Kids the World and Hope and Help Center of Central Florida and UCP of Central Florida.
Baterbys is aware that raising funds for an organization, regardless of the size and scope of the group, can be daunting. A whole gamut of factors needs to be considered and worked through. But the firm has a fundraising solution that is simple and flexible — holding or hosting a live auction. Baterbys welcomes all kinds of clients, not just charitable organizations, who need to raise financial resources.
Baterbys Art Auction Gallery produces Quarterly Art Review books that also serve as catalogs. They are a complete reference to all the artists Baterbys sells for dealers, collectors and new buyers. The catalogs – suitable for coffee table display – feature artist biographies, discussions of the artwork and full museum descriptions of all the items.
For more information on Baterbys and its sales, visit www.Baterbys.com.
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