Pence and Agnes grew up in Virginia and share a love of art, antiques, and interiors. They inherited this passion from their parents, grandparents and by growing up in the creative and inspiring culture of the Lynchburg, Virginia community.
Both Pence and Agnes have successfully completed a 15-hour course and examination on the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), the Congressionally-recognized set of appraisal standards promulgated by The Appraisal Foundation.
Pence completed the full course with examination in January 2017, with biannual updates. Currently effective through January 2019.
Agnes completed the full course with examination in April 2017, with biannual updates. Currently effective through April 2019.

 

Mary Spencer Craddock Scurry (Pence)

Pence received a Master’s degree in Fine and Decorative Art from Sotheby’s Institute and the University of Manchester in London and a Bachelor’s degree in Art History from the University of Virginia. She worked at Charlton Hall Auctions in Columbia, SC, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, VA, Through the Looking Glass in Charlotte, NC and taught art history at Heathwood Hall Episcopal School in Columbia, SC.
Pence is an accredited member of the Appraisers Association of America.  She currently serves on the Collections Committee of the Columbia Museum of Art.

Agnes Craddock Ragsdale

Agnes has a background in the fields of museum work and interior design. She worked at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) in Richmond, VA and for several interior designers in Atlanta, GA, Durham, NC and Charlotte, NC. Agnes has a B.A. from Hollins University.