Preserving the artist's heritage

SAI began its public activity in 1998 with a series of panel discussions that informed artists about need to and benefit of organizing their art and the legal and tax issues faced by artists and heirs.  The events were held at the Esther Klein Art Gallery, the James A. Michener Art Museum, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and Woodmere Art Museum. Guidelines for Senior Artists, now in its third printing, was the material result of those programs. 

Over the years, SAI has grown in both achievement and stature as an educational nonprofit serving the needs of senior artists.  SAI's produces seminars, publications, and oral history videos of prominent senior artists to help preserve the Philadelphia Region's artistic heritage.

SAI, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, has no membership. It is supported by foundation grants, institutional sponsorship, and individual donations.  Contributions to SAI are tax deductible.  All the members of its Board of Directors are volunteers, and it has a part time executive director.

Board of Directors

Robert H. Louis, Esq., Partner, Saul Ewing LLP

Beth Levitt, Archivist, National Archives

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

Lydia Hunn, Professor, Westphal College of Media Arts & Design,
Drexel University

Jane Mason, Docent, PAFA, Pennsylvania Academy of FIne Arts

Carol Moore, Associate Professor, University of the Arts

Phillip Schulman, Instructor, University of the Arts

Zoriana Siokalo, Director of Programs
James A. Michener Art Museum

Executive Director
Richard Weisgrau