Jerry E. Goroski

1221 25th Ave. SW – Great Falls, MT 59404
Tel: 406-452-6771 – Website: www.openrangeart.com – Email: openrangeartllc@gmail.com

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor of Art Degree in Fine Arts and Minors in Art History and Art Education from Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana, 1972.
  • 2011 Complete Online course in Personal Property Appraising, featuring (USPAP) the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice from David J. Maloney, Jr., AOA CM.
  • 2016-2017: 7-Hour USPAP Update Course for Personal Property from Bill Novotny, CCA, ISA AM (AQB-certified USPAP Instructor) 2017.
  • Member of American Certified Appraisers Association 2016, 2017, 2018.
  • Member of IFFA International Fine Art Appraisers, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018.
  • Member of Association of Online Appraiser, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018.
  • Course Completion – 2014-2015 15-Hour National “Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice”, McKissock LP, Warren, Pennsylvania.
  • 2015 trip to Paris, France to tour and study at the Louve, Orsay Musuem, Norte Dame Cathedral, Pictorial Caves and Castles of Southern France.

CAREER:

  • Commercial artist with a local food retailer, 1973-1979.
  • Museum Administrator/ Curator, Charles M. Russell Museum in Great Falls, Montana, 1979-1987.
  • Founder and Past President of Russell Country/State Travel and Tourism Division, 1984-1987.
  • Chairman, Montana Chamber of Commerce Tourism Advisory Board, 1985.
  • Served on the Montana’s Tourism Advisory Council, 1985-1987.
  • Pre-Press Manager for a local printing company, 1987-present.
  • Member of the Great Falls Advertising Federation, 1973-2005/2015 –Present).
  • Auction Chairman, C.M. Russell Art Show and Auction; Great Falls, Montana, 2001.
  • Art Coordinator, C.M. Russell Art Show and Auction; Great Falls, Montana, 2000-2005.
  • Producer of “Gateway to the West Art Auction and Show”; Bozeman, Montana, 2007.
  • Marketing Western and Sporting Fine Art since 2000.
  • Owner of Open Range Art LLC – Appraisals and Fine Art Consulting.

PUBLICATIONS:

  • Charles M. Russell Museum quarterly newsletters, (1979-1987).
  • “Joseph Henry Sharp and The Lure of the West”, by Jerry Goroski, Charles M. Russell Museum publication, 1985.
  • “Winold Reiss Portraits of the Races-art Has No Prejudice” by Jerry Goroski, Charles M. Russell Museum publication, 1986.

PRESENTATIONS:

  • Oil Painters of America –Exhibition & Show, Evergreen, Colorado. Seminar Presenter of artist submission of artworks for selection to art catalogs.

RESEARCH AND EXPERTISE ACCEPTED:

  • Montana Historic Society, Helena, Montana.
  • Charles M. Russell Museum, Great Falls, Montana.
  • Phippen Museum, Prescott, Arizona.

APPRAISAL WORK PERFORMED FOR CLIENTS IN THESE STATES:

  • Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wyoming.

 

Appraisers’ Biography

Jerry Goroski received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana, in 1972, with a Major in Fine Arts, along with Minors in Art History and Art Education. I was prolific as a print maker, specializing in stone lithography (completing course work beyond University programs) while also working in the oil and watercolor media.

Moving to Great Falls, Montana, upon graduation (1972) I was employed by a local food retailer in their general offices for six years as a commercial artist. I was then offered a position at the Charles M. Russell Museum as the Museum Administrator/ Curator (1979 -1987), and as the museum’s Assistant Director for that time period. Duties included, collection’s manager and curator of the museum’s permanent/loan collections; museum publications, writing and publishing exhibition catalogs; along with preparing traveling exhibitions of Charles M. Russell works from the museum’s permanent collection. During my tenure I studied Charles M. Russell extensively and became very knowledgeable in the artist’s life and works.

After, leaving the Museum in 1987, I then went to work for a local printing company, continuing to be active in the art market field. My employment allowed me to be a member of the Great Falls Advertising Club of Great Falls, where I was involved with the Charles M. Russell Auction of Original Western Art. During that time I was the Auction Chairman (2001) and later as the Art Coordinator for over five years, working with artists and art dealers from throughout the country, and more than 20 years of art auction experience as a committee member and chairperson for the procurement of living and deceased artworks for these auctions.

In 2007, I then producer my own art auction event in Bozeman, Montana, called “Gateway to the West”- Art Auction and Show“, featuring 175 works of deceased and living artists from across the United States and Canada. The show was a 2-day event with an auctioned main auction on the second day. A 100 page art catalog was produced for the event photographing all of artworks and layout designed done by me. I also owned a fine art gallery in Great Falls, and have since closed it due to the art market conditions.

Over the last 40 years, my knowledge of Western Art, it’s artists, living and deceased, along with my continued work presently with art dealers, artists, museums and galleries, is accepted for art research, art appraisals and consultation for private collectors and buyers of original art, along with authentication of Charles M. Russell works.

Presently, I am retired from the printing industry and now have an in-house/Internet art gallery along with an appraisal/consulting business. Specializing in; paintings, sculptures, and etchings of artists of the “American West”, Wildlife, Sporting, Impressionists and their contemporaries, along with new emerging artists. Consultation with using auction houses and galleries when consigning works of art from your fine art collection.