Sterling Phillips was guest speaker at the Sea Coast Artist Guild meeting on Sunday January 6th. Mr Phillips gave us a very interesting and information presentation on the methodology and tools he uses to appraise antique art objects. To help explain the art and science of appraising rare works of art, he also brought along several very rare pictures to which he passed around the audience. It's a little intimidating holding something so old, fragile, valuable and beautiful. I felt privileged to even get close to them, especially after learning about how much work went into even the framing of the art work.