As a cast member of new PBS show Market Warriors, Baylor alum Miller Gaffney, BA ’02, is putting her extensive antiques knowledge to use as she competes against three other connoisseurs to find the best deal. (Picture Antiques Roadshow turned into a competition, and you’re pretty close.)
The show – not coincidentally, from the producers of Antiques Roadshow – premiered July 16; it follows a nationwide treasure hunt in which four cast members scour flea markets and antiques shows. While the first half of each episode features the thrill of the hunt, the second is where the competition really begins as the finds of each expert are auctioned off. The one who generates the highest profit is dubbed the winner. [Watch a recent episode online.]
“This is a chance to take off our suspenders and get out there with some real practical experience of buying and selling,” Gaffney recently told The Greenville News about the new show.
After graduating from Baylor, Gaffney spent time in New York, Florida and Columbia and was involved in politics. Drawn to the art world, she attended a master’s program at Sotheby’s Institute of Art in New York after working in the art industry in various capacities. She founded Miller Gaffney Art Advisory in 2006 and spends a great deal of time lecturing and speaking on all aspects of art.
Sic ’em, Miller!