Preserving the artist's heritage

Twenty Years of History and New Initiatives

Beginning in 1998 Senior Artists Initiative dedicated its resources to educate artists over fifty-five years old about the need to and means of preserving their artistic heritage.  Through its Inventory & Oral History Project it video recorded one hundred oral histories of recognized Philadelphia regional visual artists.  Employing workshops, published articles, audio and video recordings SAI has informed thousands of visual artists and their heirs about the intricacies of estate planning, the need to inventory works of art, and how to arrive at the financial value of their body of art. In 2010 it repurposed this website to be an integral part of it mission. 

In 2019, our twenty-first year of operations, SAI embarked on new initiatives with a continuing focus on this website as the means of helping visual artists preserve their artistic heritage with one major change.  SAI now directs is efforts toward not only notably accomplished visual artists but also emerging artists and students of visual art. To fulfill its extended mission SAI has developed new initiatives that can be learned about through this website.  Enjoy your visit and come back often, and join our email list to keep abreast of what is new at SAI.

Images From SAI Artist Galleries

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Mavis Smith
Diane Pepe
David Graham
Nancy Barsch
Robert Roesch
Arlene Love
Mark Sfirri
Barry Parker
George Anthonisen
Bruce Katsiff
Sharon Church
Francis Tucker

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SAI. an all volunteer organization, incurs expenses for its website and video hosting services, and for equipment and supplies. Supported by personal donations only.  Please consider making a donation to support Senior Artists Initiative. SAI is a 501(c)3 nonprofit and contributions are tax deductible.