• February Workshop / Portland

    WORKSHOP   Orchestrating Your Artistic Legacy  Sunday February 21, 2:00 – 4:30 pm in Portland, OR. Registration via Eventbrite. (Early registration closes February 9)

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    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 offers
Art Appraisal Services for:

  • Insurance
  • Donation (IRS)
  • Divorce & Dissolution
  • Estate (IRS)
  • Damage or Loss

Additional Services include:

  • Collections Management
  • Portfolio Reviews
  • Art Market Evaluations

Contact Us

Jennifer L. Stoots, AAA, has been working in the museum and gallery industry for 22 years, in the photography marketplace for 18 years, and has been appraising photographs and contemporary art for 14 years. Her knowledge of the photography market is particularly extensive and is augmented by familiarity with the Northwest and contemporary art market. 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, plus manuscripts and archives.

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.

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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:

  • Contemporary art
  • Northwest art
  • Photography

*IRS compliant (USPAP credential valid through January 2017)
*Certified Member of the Appraisers Association of America

Upcoming Events / February 2016

Orchestrating Your Artistic Legacy
Sunday February 21 / Workshop / Portland

This program is dedicated to estate planning issues specific to artists, photographers, filmmakers, and other creatives.  Why is estate planning crucial for creative individuals?  When an artist leaves their estate to a spouse, heir or executor who does not understand the nuances of the art business, the task of promoting, working with galleries, stock agencies or distribution outlets, or garnering future exhibitions or screenings can be a confusing and overwhelming assignment.  Not only is it important to prepare executors by explaining the business of one’s art and what the potential outlets and revenue are for it—whether purely artistic, journalistic or commercial—but it’s also critical to give them the tools they need to manage it competently.

More information about the workshop is available here.  For questions, please contact Jennifer Stoots at stoots@stootsllc.com.  Registration is via Eventbrite.

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