Gayle M. Skluzacek
Ms. Skluzacek has worked in curatorial, research, and public relations positions at the Minneapolis Institute of Fine Arts, the Chicago Art Institute, the Oriental Institute, and the Carnegie Institute. Since 1981, she has been involved in art appraising where she has catalogued important collections, estates, and archives, identified lost masterpieces, served as an art/personal property expert in court cases, and has worked closely with major museums in their art acquisition programs. She taught art and wine collecting/appraising courses for the NYC Board of Education and the NJ Center for the Arts. Since 1995 Ms. Skluzacek has been on the faculty of FIT's Graduate School, teaching Valuation and Appraisal. She has also been on the faculty of NYU's Appraisal Studies Department since 1992, where she teaches American Art and Research Methods for Appraising and Appraising Fine and Rare Wine. Through NYU and the AAA, Ms. Skluzacek coauthored and taught the first course on Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) to personal property appraisers in the US. In 2001, she was invited by the Cuban government to teach a course on appraising in Havana. Ms. Skluzacek was elected to the Board of Directors of the AAA in 1992 and has been an officer of the AAA since 1994 where she served as President in 2000-2002. She is listed in Who's Who of American Women, Who's Who of Emerging Leaders in America, and Who's Who in Society.