• Expertise

    Fine art appraiser Jennifer Stoots, AAA, is the only certified photography appraiser in the Northwest accredited by the Appraisers Association of America.

  • Integrity

    Of all of the appraisers I’ve worked with in documenting charitable gifts of artwork, your work product was the most complete and professional, with all of the information required for a valid deduction.

    – Richard Solomon, CPA

Stoots LLC specializes in the appraisal of fine art, photographs, and photographic archives. We also provide guidance for artists they begin their legacy & estate planning, and help photographers with professional practices.

Jennifer L. Stoots, AAA, is proud to be on the Resource Council for Oregon Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts.

Certified art appraiser Jennifer L. Stoots, AAA

• Certified by the Appraisers Association of America (Photography)
• IRS and IVS compliant appraisals (USPAP credential valid thru January 2019)
• 15 years experience appraising Contemporary art, Northwest art, Photography & Photographic Archives
• 23 years gallery and museum experience
• M.S., History of Art & Design from Pratt Institute
• Photography historian and lecturer

Jennifer Stoots, AAA, is certified with the Appraisers Association of America and appraises:

  • Documentary and fine art photographs
  • Photographic archives
  • Contemporary art and artist archives
  • Northwest art, and more

for purposes of Insurance, Donation (IRS), Estates (IRS), Divorce & Dissolution, Damage or Loss, and Collateral Loans.

Stoots is also available for Expert Witness Reports in matters relating to documentary and fine art photographs. She also consults on topics of:
Professional Practices (for fine art photographers)
Collections Management projects
Art Market Evaluations

If you have any questions about the appraisal process or would like to receive notices of public talks and legacy planning workshops, feel free to call us at 1.503.708.9411 or send us a message:

Jennifer L. Stoots, AAA, has been working in the museum and gallery industry for 23 years, in the photography marketplace for 19 years, and has been appraising photographs, photographic archives, and contemporary art for 15 years. Her knowledge of the photography market is particularly extensive and is augmented by familiarity with the Northwest and contemporary art markets. For artworks outside of her areas of speciality, Stoots has a cadre of colleagues who are available for the valuation of artwork and collectibles in a wide variety of areas, including Modern & Contemporary European art, Modern & Old Master prints, early American painting, Contemporary Chinese art, and Native American art, among others.

In addition to fine art appraisal services, Stoots, LLC, helps collectors and artist estates organize and manage their collection and archives, discuss options for donation, acquisition or resale of artwork, and is available for consultation to photographers who are ready to expand their market.

understanding value

Understanding value provides insight into financial well-being,
satisfies necessity, and helps identify opportunities.

Stoots is an authority on art valuation, specializing in the appraisal of:

  • Documentary and fine art photographs
  • Photographic archives
  • Contemporary art and artist archives
  • Northwest art

*IRS and IVS compliant appraisals (USPAP credential valid through January 2019)
*Certified Member of the Appraisers Association of America

News & Insight

Stoots writes a piece for Don’t Take Pictures 
Interview with LENSCRATCH
Illustration of issues that can arise around an artist’s/photographer’s estate – “Mitigating Obstacles”
In The New York Times:  Revaluing Family Treasures for the Taxman
In The Art Newspaper:  Taxing times