SUSAN GILLIAN WHITNEY
Susan Whitney is a well known appraiser of fine art. Highly experienced, diligent, reliable, trustworthy and reputable, Susan appraises fine art on behalf of public galleries, museums, art dealers, donors, collectors, insurance companies, financial institutions, estates, governments and their agencies and Crown corporations. Susan has successfully completed all course and examination requirements of the International Society of Appraisers (of which she is a past member).
Susan Whitney is a prominent member of the arts community with a long-lasting interest in art. Born in Ireland, Susan studied fine art at Sir George Williams University in Montreal and the University of Regina. She returned to her birthplace and exhibited her own work through the Royal Dublin Society and the Dublin Project Art Gallery. Subsequently, Susan became the Director of the Kesik Gallery in Regina, responsible for all aspects of gallery operations. In 1979, she founded the Susan Whitney Gallery, a vibrant and nationally acclaimed commercial gallery in Regina, representing many of Canada's most important and notable artists throughout its twenty-six year history. Since 2005, Susan's professional focus has been fine art appraisal.
Susan Whitney is the founding president and honourary lifetime member of Saskatchewan Professional Art Galleries Association, past president and honourary lifetime member of Art Dealers Association of Canada, past Vice Chair of Creative Saskatchewan, past member of the Trade Team Canada Working Group for the Visual Arts and founding member of Saskatchewan Cultural Industries Development Council. Susan served as a member of Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board for eight years and has been a member of many local, national and international arts and cultural organizations including the National Council of the Canadian Society of Decorative Arts, Canada Council Art Bank Transition Advisory Committee, Arts and Cultural Industries Sectoral Advisory Group on International Trade to the Department of International Trade, Saskatchewan Municipal Government Cultural Industries Development Committee, Sculpture Objects and Functional Art (SOFA) Advisory Board (Chicago), Canada Council Art Bank Advisory Board, and Working Group for Human Resources on the Visual Arts and Crafts of Human Resources Canada. Susan is past director of the Saskatchewan Arts Board, Friends of the Canadian Plains Research Centre, Globe Theatre and Regina Dance Works. She has been featured in the national publications Canadian Art, Chatelaine and Western Living. Susan has appeared on the Canadian Antique Road Show, has given expert opinion in court, curated the traveling exhibition "The Eccentric Vessel" and lectured at numerous art conferences across Canada. She is a recipient of the Queen's Diamond Medal in 2012.