A professionally trained appraiser and an Accredited Senior Appraiser with the American Society of Appraisers, Edith Yeomans has over 35 years of experience in the arts in Canada, including working for a prominent art dealers’ association, arts management, and copyright licensing.
She has a BA (Hon) in Art History from McMaster University and is a fine art specialist with extensive knowledge of contemporary Canadian and international art scenes. Active in Toronto’s arts community, Ms. Yeomans was a member of the Board of Directors of the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition from 1991 until 2012 and was Chair for three years. She currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Varley Art Gallery and serves as Chair of its Art Acquisition Committee.
She was the Personal Property Discipline Governor on the American Society of Appraisers’ Board of Governors from 2006 to 2010 and previously served as the President of the Society’s Toronto Chapter. She served as Parliamentarian to the Board of Governors from 2010 to 2015 and was Chair of the Personal Property Discipline Committee of the American Society of Appraisers from July 2015 until July 2017. She was elected Fellow of the Society in the fall of 2014. As of July 2018, Ms. Yeomans sits as the ASA representative on the Board of Trustees of The Appraisal Foundation in Washington D.C.
Ms. Yeomans is on the faculty of the American Society of Appraisers Principles of Valuation education program and teaches the Introduction to Personal Property Valuation course. Her articles on valuation issues have been published in Canadian and American journals, and she has spoken to a variety of groups about professional appraisal practices as well as various topics of fine art.