Art Advisors and Appraisers

Personal Property Appraisers

Our team of expert fine art & antique appraisers.

Our Firm

Arcadia Art Consultancy is a full-service firm that provides appraisal reports, art advisory, and collection management services to private and corporate collectors across the United States. Uniquely positioned within the realms art, finance, and the law, our firm can handle the most complex art matters for our high net worth clients. As an independent third party, we have no obligations to any dealer, gallery, or auction house. Our clients are our first, and only priority.

Our Team

Kaitlyn H. McElwee, ISA

Kaitlyn McElwee is a seasoned appraiser and advisor with extensive knowledge of the primary and secondary art markets. Having worked in prestigious galleries, auction houses, and museums, Kaitlyn is uniquely positioned to help her clients understand and navigate the murky waters of the art world.

Kaitlyn received her bachelor's degree in Art History from Davidson College and her master's degree in Art History, Fine Art Administration from Temple University. Kaitlyn has previously appraised major private collections, artists estates, and museum collections.

Her ongoing area of interest is the intersection of art and finance, specifically as it relates to the canonization of contemporary artists. In her spare time, Kaitlyn works to help support young and emerging artists through curated art exhibitions and market guidance.


Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice 

Appraisal Studies

M.A., Art History, Fine Arts Administration

B.A., Art History

Papers and Publications

Academic and Professional Papers: 

Marcel Duchamp and the Apotheosis of the Feminine
Exploration & Experimentation: Early Printmaking Practices of the New York School
Composite Creatures in Ancient Egyptian Mythology
A Representation of the Sublimity of Contemporary Life: Tracey Emin's My Bed

Memberships & Affiliations

Young Affiliates of the Mint Museum, Board Member and Art Show Chair
International Society of Appraisers, Appraisal Member
Charlotte Estate Planning Council, Member
American Alliance of Museums, Member
Arts and Science Council, Advisory Council Member


German, Professional Fluency
French, Translation Proficiency
Italian, Translation Proficiency
Spanish, Translation Proficiency

Kenneth L. McElwee, Attorney-at-Law

Kenneth McElwee is both an appraiser and an attorney with over thirty years of experience. He received his bachelor's degree from Wooster College and his Juris Doctorate from Vanderbilt University. As general counsel, Kenneth is particularly sensitive to the use of appraisals for legal purposes and ensures that our reports can withstand rigorous IRS audits and judicial scrutiny. 


Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice 

Appraisal Studies

Juris Doctorate; Associate Editor, Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law; Semester course, Accounting and Valuation for Lawyers

B.A., History; Valedictorian; Phi Beta Kappa


1984:  Supreme Court of New Jersey and United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
1985:  United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
1998:  United States Court for the Western District of Michigan
1998:  United States Court for the Sixth Circuit

Legal Experience

1999-2017: General Manager, Macrich Associates, LLC
1996-1998: Partner; Slattery, McElwee, & Jespersen
1991-1996: Partner; Commercial Litigation, Norris, McLaughlin & Marcus, Somerville, NJ
1989-1991: Associate; Norris, McLaughlin & Marcus, Somerville, NJ
1985-1989: Associate; Shanley & Fisher (Now Drinker, Biddle & Reathe), Morristown, NJ
1986: Law Clerk; United States Emergency Court of Appeals, Washington, D.C.
1985: Law Clerk; The United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, Washington D.C.
1984-1985: Law Clerk; The Hon. Frederick B. Lacey; United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, Newark, NJ
1980-1981: Analyst; United States Department of State; Bureau of Intelligence and Research

Papers and Publications

Academic and Professional Papers: 

Symbols of Russian Autocracy in Faberge Eggs and Enamels
Convincing a Judge that “FMV” Does Not Mean “Flea Market Value” in Equitable Distribution Actions
The Impact of the Soviet Demographic Crisis on Uzbeck Nationalism

Published Books:

Litigation Strategy in Contested Tax Sale Foreclosures
Dragging for Lawyers—Bottom Fishing for Lawyers Willing to Take Ridiculous Cases

Get in touch

We at Arcadia Art Consultancy know that finding the right appraiser or advisor is a choice not to be taken lightly. That’s why we offer free consultations to walk you through your needs, the scope of your goals, and your budget.

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