Preserving the artist's heritage

Twenty Years of History and New Initiatives

Founded in 1998 Senior Artists Initiative dedicated itself to educate artists about the need to and means of preserving their artistic heritage. Over the past twenty years it has video recorded over 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, and the need to inventory artwork for estate purposes. 



Senior Artists Initiative preserves the heritage of recognized fine artists in the Philadelphia region by preserving their stories on video. It provides established, emerging, and student artists with educational programming focused on business knowledge that is essential to a successful career in the visual arts.

Mission Fulfillment 

Senior Artists Initiative accomplished its mission through three major programs: The KaplanLearning Center, the Featured Artists Video Program.  For more information about the programs click on the corresponding links in the navigation column.

Board of Directors

Robert Louis, Esq., Of Coursel. Saul Ewing LLP 

Jeffrey P. Fuller, ASA, Jeffrey Fuller Fine Art Ltd.

Zoriana Siokalo, Cultural Program Director

Richard Weisgrau, Retired Nonprofit Association Executive