ART DEALER ASSOCIATIONS
Here's a listing of professional art dealer associations, and we've tried to
list as many as we know about, if you know others please let us know. These
organizations usually represent the best and longest running galleries in
communities. They work together to promote exhibitions and professional
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Art Dealers Association of America
The Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA) is a non-profit membership organization of the nation's leading galleries in the fine arts.
Founded in 1962, ADAA seeks to promote the highest standards of connoisseurship, scholarship and ethical practice within the profession.
Art Dealers Association of California
Members deal primarily in fine painting, sculpture and graphic arts. They advocate the highest standards of connoisseurship, scholarship,
and ethical practice within the profession, and seek to increase public awareness of the importance and responsibilities of reputable art dealers.
ADAC members are committed to honest and responsible business dealings with artists, the art collecting public, museums and other art dealers.
Art Dealers Association of Canada
Is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1966. The association is the largest representation of major private commercial galleries in Canada,
and members represent the country's leading artists. ADAC's mandate includes: stimulating the art market in Canada; and, encouraging the awareness
of the visual arts, both nationally and abroad.
Association of International Photography Art Dealers
With members in the
United States, Australia, Canada, Europe and Japan, the Association has become a unifying force in the field of photography. AIPAD is dedicated to
creating and maintaining high standards in the business of exhibiting, buying and selling photographs as art. Each year they present a major event in
New York City, The Photography Show, usually held in the Spring.
Boston Art Dealers Association
The Boston Art Dealers Association was formed in 1989 to foster cooperation among Boston's contemporary art galleries and to create a unified voice
of advocacy for contemporary art in Boston.
Charleston Gallery Association
Charleston Gallery Association was formerly the French Quarter Gallery Association which was established over 20 years ago and included more than 25 galleries.
Now we have an all-inclusive group incorporating the greater Charleston area with more than 40 art galleries currently participating.
The American Print Alliance
The American Print Alliance is a consortium of non-profit printmakers' councils in the United States and Canada. The Alliance sponsors national and
international projects, travelling exhibitions, and other programs. They publish the print journal, Contemporary Impressions. Read it to catch up on
the critical issues surrounding contemporary print arts, take part in the dialogue and inspire your creativity.
Dallas Art Dealers Association
The Dallas Art Dealers Association is an affiliation of established, independent gallery owners and not-for-profit art organizations in the metroplex.
As a group, DADA is pledged to a high standard of ethical conduct, a devotion to consistent public service, and a dedication to professional integrity.
Denver Art Dealers Association
Members are selected for their individual contributions to the cultural life of greater Denver and adhere to ethical and lawful business practices.
The art dealers and fine art galleries provides a unified voice on issues of mutual concern; to advance standards of excellence, raise awareness and
stimulate growth in the visual arts throughout the front-range.
Fine Art Dealers Association
Founded in 1990 as a non-profit membership organization of respected and established dealers from across the United States. Its members are dedicated
to promoting and maintaining the highest degree of professionalism, scholarship and integrity in all business conducted with colleagues, institutions
and the art buying public. Membership in FADA is highly selective and by invitation only.
Fort Worth Art Dealers Association
The members of the Fort Worth Art Dealers Association include independent art dealers, non-profit exhibition spaces, museums and university galleries.
Association members are pledged to the maintenance of the highest standard of ethical conduct, committed to public service and dedicated to professional integrity.
International Fine Print Dealers Association
IFPDA is a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring the highest ethical standards and quality among fine print dealers, and to promoting greater
appreciation of fine prints among art collectors and the general public. They support a wide variety of activities that foster a deeper understanding and
appreciation of fine prints. Each year, the organization sponsors the IFPDA Fine Art Print Fair in New York City, the largest and most celebrated art
fair dedicated to fine prints.
National Antique & Art Dealers Association of America
Is a nonprofit trade association of America's leading dealers mutually pledged to safeguard the interests of those who buy, sell or collect antiques
and works of art. Founded in 1954, NAADAA seeks to promote the best interests of the antique and art trade; to sponsor and organize antique and art
exhibitions: and, to promote just, honorable and ethical trade practices
Portland Art Dealers Association
The Portland Art Dealers Association, PADA, includes the city's foremost art galleries, committed to representing the highest standards of fine art.
Members of the association recognize the importance of integrity and responsibility in working with artists, collectors, museum professionals, and
the entire cultural community.
San Francisco Art Dealers Association
Founded in 1972, is a non-profit organization composed of member galleries throughout the Bay Area. The Association is dedicated to promoting public
awareness of the visual arts and furthering art education in the community. Members must be exhibiting art galleries who mount regularly changing exhibitions.
All members are galleries of reputation with expert knowledge in the field of work they represent and have the highest ethical and professional standards
in conducting business.
Seattle Art Dealers Association
Established in 1990, the Seattle Art Dealers Association (SADA) consists of the city's foremost dealers committed to representing the highest standards of fine art.
Elected by their peers, members of the association adhere to the principles of integrity and responsibility in working with artists, collectors, museum professionals
and the entire cultural community. The association works together to promote increased awareness of Seattle as the major international art center of the northwest.
The Antique Tribal Art Dealers Association, Inc.
The ATADA members represent a Who's Who of the American Indian and Tribal Art worlds. Members, offer buyers a guarantee that objects sold are as represented
regarding age, authenticity and extent of restoration (if any). Furthermore, the guarantee allows buyers a full refund if the object proves to be other than
represented. They also ensure that objects have been properly acquired and fall within the restrictions of laws.
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