Established in 1991, Wickliff Auctioneers is regarded as Indiana’s leading fine art and antiques auctioneers. Located in an upscale commercial park in Carmel, Indiana, our facility features large, open sales rooms, carpeted display area, an elevated stage for featured merchandise, high-quality sound system, state-of-the-art auction management software and an abundance of parking.
Representation with Integrity and Expertise for our Sellers… A Constant Source of Quality Merchandise for our BuyersWe are nationally-known for our fine art, decorative art, and antique auctions held monthly in our Carmel salesrooms, conveniently located on Indianapolis’ north side. Our auctions often include beautiful fine and estate jewelry, watches, vintage and mid-century modern furnishings, period antiques, and decorative art. At Wickliff Auctioneers, buyers find unique and special pieces to amend or begin personal collections, or to find one-of-a-kind, quality antique and modern home furnishings.
Wickliff Auctioneers is most well-known for our fine art auctions, specializing in historic Indiana art and historic regional American art, primarily from the 19th and 20th centuries. Most of our auctions include paintings and original art by celebrated current and historic regional artists. Paintings from the Hoosier Group, Brown County School, Richmond School, and Indiana-affiliated artists are regularly represented in our gallery. At Wickliff Auctioneers, our goal is to provide a constant source of quality merchandise for our buyers, and offer representation with integrity and expertise for our sellers.
Most of our auctions are catalogued sessions which include live, online bidding with participation by bidders worldwide. Our occasional Marketplace sessions often feature decorator items and furnishings, selling to on-premise bidders only.
Additionally, we feature climate-controlled, secure storage rooms for art, jewelry and antiques awaiting our next auction.
Our firm enjoys a reputation based on reliability, friendliness, expertise and a full service approach to the auction business. Above all, we seek to honor God with our stewardship of this company, working heartily, as if unto the Lord, and not unto men. (Colossians 3:23)
Owner and President
Darin is a second-generation auctioneer/broker, obtaining his auctioneer license in 1989, and his real estate sales license in 1991. He obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from Ball State University in 1987. Darin began working as a cataloguing assistant at Wickliff & Associates Auctioneers, Inc., in 1996, becoming Vice-President and Senior Auctioneer in 2004, and then Owner/President in 2010.
Darin’s primary expertise is in the evaluation and sale of 19th and 20th century fine art, fine jewelry and antique furnishings, with significant experience in antique decorative arts, classic automobiles, works on paper, art pottery, and modern arms. He is also a licensed, Indiana real estate broker, specializing the sale of unique and historic properties, using the auction method of marketing. Darin’s decades of experience working with estates, trusts and individuals in various stages of life transition is shared with clients, enabling the client to make informed decisions about the sale and disposition of various assets.
He is a past president of the Indiana Auctioneers Association, and has conducted auctions across the United States and in Europe. He was inducted into the IAA Hall of Fame in 2010, as one of the youngest association members ever to achieve that distinction. Additionally, Darin earned the designation, Benefit Auctioneer Specialist (BAS) from the National Auctioneers Association. Darin conducts several black-tie fundraiser auctions each year in the Indianapolis area.
Administration and Staff
- Angela Lawson- Auction Administrator
- Chris Lekse- Director of Auction Operations, Licensed Auctioneer
- Sally Thieme- Gallery Coordinator, Showroom Design
- Barbara Waugh- Customer Service: Registration and Cashier
- Janel Bantz- Gallery Associate: Customer Service, Marketing and Social Media Director
- Tim Roy- Auctioneer Associate
- Joshua Kublnick- Auctioneer Associate, Charity and Benefit Auctions
- VA Atkins- Associate, Firearms Specialist
- Tom Hayden- Gallery Security Officer
Wickliff & Associates is also pleased to enjoy a network of consulting professionals in various specialties, including fine jewelry, works on paper, firearms and militaria, musical instruments, Native American artifacts and other niche market items.