Bruce Wood, Art Conservator & Auctioneer
Bruce Wood is the proprietor of Woodshed Art Auctions. With a background as an artist, art conservator, licensed auctioneer, and son of gallery owners, he brings over 45 years of art experience to Woodshed Art Auctions. He holds both a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and an MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Known internationally as an experimental filmmaker, he had solo exhibitions in the 1970’s at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London and the Museum of Modern Art (Beaubourg) in Paris. More recently, his early work has received retrospective exhibitions in Chicago and in Madrid, Spain, and has been included in programs of mid-century abstract experimental films in New York and London.
As a conservator of oil paintings, he is a respected member of the International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, based in London.
Drawing from his extensive knowledge as an art connoisseur, Bruce Wood examines each consigned artwork. He works with the research team to build a plan for positioning it with the right description, auction theme, and audience. The entire team works together to command the best prices for consignors’ art.
Trust your artworks to an auctioneer who combines vast art world experience with a specialty in Impressionist, Modern, and Post-War art.
William Janosco, Art Historian & Researcher
William Janosco is an artist and art historian, with a strong background in 19th and 20th century American art. For several years he was a photo researcher at the Ryerson Library of the Art Institute of Chicago, and then went on to become Director of the Library of the Terra Museum of American Art. Together with Bruce Wood, he owned and operated the Fenway Galleries of Chicago and Lakeside, Michigan, before moving to Massachusetts and helping found Woodshed Art Auctions.
William holds both a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University and an MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His paintings are in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago and corporate collections including the Kirklin Clinic at the University of Alabama.
Mary Jameson, Art Appraiser & Cataloger
Mary Jameson is an art appraiser accredited by the American Society of Appraisers. She has a Certificate in Appraisal Studies in Art and Antiques from the Rhode Island School of Design, and a Graduate Level Certificate in Museum Studies from Tufts University.
Prior to joining Woodshed Art Auctions, she was Associate Curator of the Corporate Art Program of Bank of America in Boston, and Associate Registrar of the Polaroid Project of The Foundation for the Exhibition of Photography in New York.
Mary is also an accomplished visual artist, with a B.F.A. in Graphic Design and Illustration, minor Art History, from the University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida. She is Co-Owner of Saltwater Studio, an art and design studio, Newport, RI, where she exhibits her artworks.
Jake Collins, Art Researcher & Cataloger
Jake Collins is an historian of art and architecture, with a Masters of Science in Historic Preservation and a Bachelor of Arts in Art History from the University of Vermont.
His curatorial experience includes conducting research on several exhibitions at the Fleming Museum of Art in Burlington, Vermont, cataloging private collections, and performing architectural research and assessments for the Shelburne Museum and the Blackstone River Valley National Historic Park.
Kaitlyn Swarthout, Art Cataloger
Kaitlyn Swarthout is currently an undergraduate art history major at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. Her studies include classical art and a semester in Florence, Italy.