Gary L. Temple
Staff Appraiser



Marylee M. Moreland
Artist/Restoration

Renee M. Studiner
Staff Appraiser

Appraiser Professional Profile

Gary L. Temple
118 North 29th Street
Billings, Montana 59101
Telephone: 406-294-8575
Website: www.meadowlarkgallery.com
Email: meadow@meadowlarkgallery.com

Education

Bachelor of Art Degree in Speech from Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana, 1973.
Western College of Auctioneering, Billings, Montana, 1978.
2010-2011 Complete Online Course in Personal Property Appraising, featuring (USPAP) the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice from David J. Maloney, Jr., AOA CM.

Career

Financial background in banking and the savings and loan industry for seventeen years.
Prolific in welded metal sculpture for nine years (1984-1993).
Together Marylee M. Moreland and Gary Temple have created, framed, and sold artwork since 1978.
Past Secretary-Treasurer, Vice President, and President of the Northern Rockies Chapter of the Professional Picture Framers Association, 1990-1993.
Full time co-owner/operator of The Meadowlark Gallery since 1991, active in the marketing of western and sporting fine art.
Association of Online Appraisers, 2014

Publications

“Hans Kleiber: A Reference Manual,” Volumes I and II, by Marylee M. Moreland and Gary L. Temple; 1994, 1996.
“Edward Borein, Cowboy Artist,” a video tape, by Harold G. Davidson, produced and edited by Gary L. Temple and Marylee M. Moreland
“Hans Kleiber, Wyoming Printmaker and Artist” by Marylee M. Moreland and Gary L. Temple, 2004.
“Robert W. ‘Bob’ Meyers, Artist of the South Fork” by Marylee M. Moreland and Gary L. Temple, 2006.
“Elling William ‘Bill’ Gollings, A Cowboy Artist” by William T. Ward and Gary L. Temple, 2007.
Introduction by Gary L. Temple for “Richard E. Bishop: Etchings, Drypoints and Aquatints, An Illustrated Compilation of Bishop’s Works on Paper by Russell A. Fink, 2008.
“Gollings, More of the Story” by William T. Ward and Gary L. Temple, 2009.
“Perspective: Elling William Gollings [1878-1932]” by Gary L. Temple in Western Art and Architecture, Summer/Fall, 2009.
“Hans Kleiber and Bill Gollings, Wyoming Printmakers” by Gary L. Temple in The Log, Sheridan County Historical Society and Museum, Spring 2011.
“A Daily Reminder, Cowboy artist Elling William Gollings painted the vanishing West” by Gary L. Temple in Big Sky Journal, Lifestyle in the Northern Rockies; Arts 2011.
“LeRoy Greene” by Gary L. Temple and Marylee M. Moreland, 2012.
“E. W. Gollings, A Record Of Happenings” by Gary L. Temple, 2013.

Presentations

Seminar on Hans Kleiber at the C. M. Russell Art Show and Auction, 1995.
Seminar on Robert W. ‘Bob’ Meyers at the Cody Country Art League, 2006.
Seminar on Elling William “Bill” Gollings at the Jackson Hole Art Auction, 2007.
Seminar on Hans Kleiber at the Sheridan Fulmer County Library, Sheridan, Wyoming; 2008.
Seminar on Elling William “Bill” Gollings at the Sheridan Fulmer County Library, Sheridan, Wyoming; 2009.
Seminar on Elling William “Bill” Gollings for the Sheridan County Historical Society and Museum, 2011.

Awards

Publications Award from the Wyoming State Historical Society for “Gollings, More of the Story” by William T. Ward and Gary L. Temple.
Honorable Mention from the Wyoming State Historical Society for the magazine article, “Perspective: Elling William Gollings [1878-1932]” by Gary L. Temple in Western Art and Architecture, Summer/Fall, 2009.
Research and Expertise Accepted
Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana
C. M. Russell Museum, Great Falls, Montana
University of Wyoming Art Museum, Laramie, Wyoming
Whitney Gallery of Western Art, Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, Wyoming
Safeco Insurance Companies
State Farm Insurance Companies
Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP, Kansas City, Missouri
Travelers Insurance Companies

Artist/Restoration Profile

Marylee M. Moreland
118 North 29th Street
Billings, Montana 59101
Telephone: 406-294-8575
Website:
www.meadowlarkgallery.com
Email:
meadow@meadowlarkgallery.com


Artist and Certified Picture Framer, Marylee M. Moreland, is the owner of The Meadowlark Gallery, Inc., in Billings, Montana along with her husband, Gary Temple. She was an illustrator for the United States Air Force Art Program and her works are part of its permanent art collection. A strong military background as the former spouse of a pilot in the U. S. Air Force lead to broadening her art career. She has been accepted into the C. M. Russell Art Auction and March in Montana Auction several years since 1975.

Her primary medium areas are oil, watercolor and bronze. When she also adds her avid knowledge of matting and framing, the two “artists” combine to produce a work as recognizable as her signature alone. Her work in bronze has included acceptance by jury in the C. M. Russell
Art Auction and the March in Montana Auction as well for her high auction sales prices by Southwest Art Magazine. “Loose Cinch” was commissioned by the Western and English Sales Association to be given as the Dennis D. High Award. This award honors past offi cers and associates who have been benefi cial to the organization.

On November 17, 2012, Marylee M. Moreland installed her monument of “E. W. Gollings” at the Sheridan County Historical Museum in Sheridan, Wyoming. Born in Sheridan, Wyoming, and raised in the Birney area of Montana, afforded her the lifestyle of the working ranch. As one of four daughters, her parents expected and received competent working ranch hands in the form of the female gender.

Today, she prefers to watch working ranches from a distance. Her vivid knowledge of how a horse is muscled and a cow moves are evident in her artwork. Her education included high school in Sheridan, Wyoming; and then graduating from college at Montana State University with a Bachelors of Science in Art with extended studies at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona.

Appraiser Professional Profile

Renee M. Studiner
118 North 29th Street
Billings, Montana 59101
Telephone: 406-294-8575
Website: www.meadowlarkgallery.com
Email: meadow@meadowlarkgallery.com

Education

Graduated from Sammamish High School, Bellevue, Washington, 1980.
Attended Lake Washington Vocational School, 1981-1983.
Attended Microsoft Campus in Redmond, Washington, 1984-1985.
2013-2014 Complete Online Course in Personal Property Appraising, featuring (USPAP) the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice from David J. Maloney, Jr., AOA CM.

Career

Leasing Agent, Business Service Center, Bellevue, Washington, 1983-1988.
Sales Assistant, DP Aviation, Bellevue, Washington, 1988-1991.
Merchandiser, Mattel Toys, El Segundo, California, 1992-2004.
Vice President, Covert Cleaning, Inc. Laurel, Montana, Established 2002.
Staff Appraiser, The Meadowlark Gallery, 2014.
Association of Online Appraisers, 2014

Appraisals
and
Insurance Claims

Over several days, I received several emails from an individual who had purchased a small wildlife painting. The man purchased it from an antique sale for $40.00. He then wanted to know what it was worth. First, I asked him what he wanted to do with the painting? Did he want to sell it and if so, how much profit margin did he want to make? His answer was the usual one where people will often say they have no idea. Time after time, purveyors like ourselves make recommendations and the people will say, “Well I thought it would have been worth more.” So the answer is, they did know what they wanted for it.

I then told the man what we were willing to pay for the painting. Responding again, he persisted on wanting to know the rough value of it. Answering him again, I told him I could not appraise it as I had made an offer to purchase it. The man became insulted and finally told me he had seen on our website we did appraisals.

The key statement which we should note here is if I or we, as The Meadowlark Gallery are going to want to buy this item then it is a conflict of interest for us to be in the capacity of an appraiser.

Purchasing or placing on consignment with us will never be in the role of an appraiser or appraisal but only as a western and sporting fine art dealer. Please do not allow yourself to be caught in a scenario where an appraisal service is offered and the additional option to purchase.

The following is from the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice 2010-2011 Edition, page U-7."Conduct: An appraiser must perform assignments with impartiality, objectivity, and independence, and without accomodation of personal interests. An appraiser: must not perform an assignment with bias; must not advocate the cause or interest of any party or issue; must not accept an assignment that includes the reporting of predetermined opinions and conclusions; and must not misrepresent his or her role when providing valuation services that are outside of appraisal practice." glt

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