Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates, Inc.
2177 Green Valley Lane, Mt. Crawford, VA 22841
January 2009 to present: President, Principal Auctioneer, Decorative Arts Specialist, Fine Arts Appraiser, Independent Curator
Green Valley Auctions, Inc.
2259 Green Valley Lane, Mt. Crawford, VA 22841
1979-1995: President, Principal Auctioneer, General Appraiser
1995-2008: President, Principal Auctioneer, Head of Specialty/Catalogue Division, Fine Arts Appraiser
Jeffrey S. Evans began working at Green Valley Auctions, Inc. at age six, when his parents owned the business. His first job as a licensed auctioneer was a 4H benefit sale when he was twelve years old. In 1979, following his graduation from high school, Jeff and wife Beverley inherited the auction business from Jeff’s parents.
Jeff's expertise in Americana of all types, especially early American glass and 18th and 19th century Shenandoah Valley furniture, pottery and decorative arts is recognized across the United States. Museum and institutional collections for which Jeff has acted as appraiser and consultant include:
DECORATIVE ARTS ACCOMPLISHMENTS
February 22, 2015: Colonial Williamsburg, Lecturer
Presented Shenandoah Valley Seating – On Stage at the 67th Annual Colonial Williamsburg Antiques Forum, “New Findings in the Arts of the Southern Backcountry” in Williamsburg, VA.
May 10, 2014 to March 31, 2015: Museum of the Shenandoah Valley (MSV), Guest Curator & Lecturer
Served as guest curator for the exhibit, Safes of the Valley, mounted at the MSV in Winchester, VA, co-author of the accompanying exhibition catalogue, and lecturer at the MSV on the subject of punched-tin paneled food safes in the Shenandoah Valley in the 19th and 20th centuries.
March 8, 2013: Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA), Lecturer
Presented Into the Dining Room: The Evolution of the Safe in the Valley of Virginia at the 2013 MESDA Furniture Seminar, “The Sumptuous, Serviceable Sideboard: Evolution in Design, Regional Style, and Construction” in Winston-Salem, NC.
January 19, 2013: Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA), Lecturer
Presented A Family Affair: Stoneware Traditions of the Shenandoah Valley at the MESDA Seminar, “No Stone (ware) left un-turned: New Findings in Virginia Stoneware” in Winston-Salem, NC.
February 1, 2012 to May 12, 2012: The Virginia Quilt Museum (VQM), Guest Curator
Served as guest curator for the exhibit, Counterpanes and White Work of the Shenandoah Valley, mounted at the VQM in Harrisonburg, VA and authored the accompanying exhibition catalogue.
March 1, 2012: Winterthur Museum, Lecturer
Presented A Southern Bias: Regional Dynamics and Relevance in the Marketplace at the 2012 Winterthur Furniture Forum, “Furniture in the South: Makers & Consumers” in Winterthur, DE.
October 22, 2011: Corning Museum of Glass (CMOG), Lecturer
Presented Pressed Wares of the Mt. Washington Glass Works, 1852-1875 at the 50th Annual CMOG Glass Seminar in Corning, NY.
2008 to June 20, 2010: Museum of the Shenandoah Valley (MSV), Guest Curator & Lecturer
Served as guest curator for the exhibit, Come In and Have a Seat: Vernacular Chairs of the Shenandoah Valley, mounted at the MSV in Winchester, VA from December 18, 2009 through June 20, 2010, authored the accompanying catalogue/treatise and lectured at the MSV on the subject of chair making in the Shenandoah Valley in the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries.
February 21, 2009: Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA), Lecturer
Presented Shenandoah Valley of Virginia Seating Forms of the Late 18th to Early 20th Centuries at the 2009 MESDA Furniture Seminar, “Southern Seats” in Winston-Salem, NC.
September 7, 2004 to December 30, 2004: Harrisonburg/Rockingham Historical Society, Guest Curator & Lecturer
Served as guest curator for the exhibit, A Great Deal of Stone & Earthen Ware, The Rockingham County, Virginia School of Folk Pottery, mounted at the Shenandoah Valley Folk Art & Heritage Center, Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historical Society in Dayton, VA.
ASSOCIATED ACTIVITIES (Past)
ASSOCIATED ACTIVITIES (Current)
August 2010 to present: Co-Director of The Virginia Safe Project (www.thevirginiasafeproject.com).
Currently conducting field research with Kurt C. Russ to record and photograph Virginia pie/food safes and provide extensive documentary evidence. The project’s Shenandoah Valley survey culminated in a 2014/2015 exhibition at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley in Winchester, Virginia and an associated illustrated catalogue.
2009 to present: Researching and producing a treatise, Artisans of New Market, Virginia, 1780-1930.