Jill Fenichell has been appointed vice president and will head the newly formed ceramics department at Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates in Mt. Crawford, Virginia. She will split her time between the newly established Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates New York office and the firm's Virginia corporate office.
Fenichell has 25 years of experience in the ceramics field with specific expertise in wares from the 18th to the 20th century. Her past endeavors include being CEO/proprietor of ceramics-specific Jill Fenichell, Inc. in Brooklyn, New York, and participating in antiques shows at the national and international level, including the New York Ceramics Fair. Fenichell has served as contributing editor and freelance writer for national magazines and journals, including Ceramics in America, and has lectured widely on matters of ceramic interest. In addition, she has researched and cataloged private collections and served as consultant to private and institutional clients. Previously, Fenichell has worked at Christie's, at the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University, and at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute.
Company president Jeffrey S. Evans commented in a press release, "We are extremely pleased to have Jill join our dedicated staff. Beverley and I have desired to add a world-class ceramics department and expand our educational and museum outreach programs since we separated from Green Valley Auctions in 2009. Jill's vast experience, expertise, and energy make her the perfect person to undertake these objectives, and it will give us a much-needed continual presence in New York and the greater Northeast. Jill exhibits the honesty, integrity, and genuine care for consignors and their merchandise that has become a benchmark of our firm."
Fenichell's department will initially be producing two ceramics-specific cataloged auctions per year. She is currently securing consignments for an April sale of 18th- and 19th-century wares and has scheduled an auction of 20th-century material for October 1 that will feature a 500-plus-piece collection of Shelley china.
Fenichell will also organize several educational seminars each year, geared toward collectors, dealers, appraisers, and museum personnel. These one- and two-day events will be held at the Jeffrey S. Evans gallery and include the continuation of the firm's annual Virginia Decorative Arts Seminar. The 2013 topic will be "Punched-tin Paneled Furniture of the Valley of Virginia," and it will be held June 13.
For more information, contact Fenichell at (917) 302-1757 or via e-mail <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Originally published in the January 2013 issue of Maine Antique Digest. © 2012 Maine Antique Digest