Baterbys Art Auction Gallery to host a field trip event for auctioneers at this year's NAA show
03/23/2011

Baterbys Art Auction Gallery will play host to the first-ever art auction gallery field trip at this year’s Conference & Show, a major annual event staged by the National Auctioneers Association. This year’s Conference & Show will be held from July 12-16 in Orlando.

Online PR News – 23-March-2011 – – (ORLANDO, Fla.) – Baterbys Art Auction Gallery will play host to the first-ever art auction gallery field trip at this year’s Conference & Show, a major annual event staged by the National Auctioneers Association. This year’s Conference & Show will be held from July 12-16 in Orlando. The field trip will be held in Baterbys Art Auction Gallery, at 9101 International Dr.

“Members of the National Auctioneers Association will join us as we demonstrate the art and science of the art auction business,” said Richard Hart of Baterbys Art Auction Gallery, one of the most prestigious art auction galleries in the country. “We will share our appraising, marketing and auction-day techniques, as well as the creative way we do business.”

While on the trip, members will also be able to earn 3.0 CEUs (Continuing Education Units). Many states require that auctioneers take Continuing Education classes to maintain their certification. “This will be a fun way for members to become enlightened and earn credits in the process,” Mr. Hart said. “The field trip to learn about an art auction gallery is new, and we’re very excited.”

Baterbys Art Auction Gallery was a perfect fit for such a field trip. Aside from being based in the same city as the Convention & Show, the firm was named Best of Show for Advertising and Public Relations at last year’s event. It was selected out of a field of more than 1,000 entrants. Baterbys was also honored in several sub-categories by the NAA, no small feat.

The National Auctioneers Association, of which Baterbys Art Auction Gallery is a member, was founded in 1949. It is the world’s largest professional association dedicated to professional auctioneers. The NAA is headquartered in Overland Park, Kan., and has thousands of members in the United States and worldwide. It was built by auctioneers and for auctioneers.

The NAA is dedicated to providing its members with educational programming and resources (like the Baterbys field trip) to help them advance themselves as professionals. Its members abide by a strict Code of Ethics. As members, auctioneers have access to benefits developed specifically to help them grow and advance their auction careers and businesses.

Baterbys’ art collection has grown from a handful of 20th century masters to thousands of modern and contemporary artworks that barely fits into the firm’s 10,000-square-foot facility. This year, Baterbys Art Auction Gallery won, for the second year in a row, Orlando Style Magazine’s prestigious Best Gallery award. It’s an award of which the firm is quite proud.

On April 13-17, Baterbys will present the featured artist – the world renowned abstract painter Alfred Gockel – at the 2011 Seabreeze Jazz Festival in Panama City, Fla. Mr. Gockel will be at the easel, painting live, during the show and on The Smooth Jazz Cruise, April 13. Some of his works will also be auctioned at the event, through an arrangement with Baterbys.

Baterbys offers its clients something unique in the industry: a lifetime money-back guarantee of authenticity for each work of art it sells and a lifetime exchange policy for each work of art it sells. This is important to art collectors, since provenance is everything. Baterbys believes that gaining a buyer’s trust is key to ensuring that they will become repeat customers.

For more information about the NAA’s 62nd annual International Auctioneers Conference & Show, to be held July 12-16 in Orlando, please log on to www.conferenceandshow.com. For general information about the NAA, log on to www.auctioneers.org. To learn more about this year's Seabreeze Jazz Festival in Panama City, Fla., log on to www.seabreezejazzfestival.net.

For more information about Baterbys Art Auction Gallery – to include the Seabreeze Jazz Festival, at which works by Alfred Gockel will be auctioned by Baterbys – please log on to www.Baterbys.com.

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