Art Syndicate

Boutique appraisal service for fine art valuations

Estate valuations

Valuable original artworks are included as part of your estate. An estate evaluation by an ISA appraiser helps to answer questions about how the value of your Canadian art will impact estate taxes.

Equitable distribution

In the event of a divorce, an ISA appraiser provides a report on the value of a fine art collection. Valuable original artworks are subject to equitable distribution, along with all other property accumulated during the marriage.

Informed decisions

An ISA appraiser provides an unbiased and qualified professional valuation of your fine art collection, enabling informed decisions about how to manage your assets.

Insurance requirements

When insuring your fine art collection, an ISA appraiser provides the required valuations to ensure your policy includes the appropriate coverage for the value of your collection.

Cultural property

An ISA appraiser assists in the certification of valuable cultural property, such as Canadian fine art, for tax purposes. The process is overseen by the CCPERB (Canadian Cultural Property and Export Review Board).

Charitable donations

An ISA appraiser is an independent professional familiar with the legal and procedural requirements for fine art gifts-in-kind, charitable original artworks gifts, or other Canadian art gifting regimes.

Appraisals by Art Syndicate

Art Syndicate provides valid and accurate monetary valuations for your fine art collection. We understand and respect both the personal and market value of each unique piece that our clients trust us with. We research and analyze works using a combination of fine art knowledge, experience, and the specialized training.

Art Syndicate’s qualified valuations are produced following in-person viewing or thorough virtual assessments of the work over email and phone. In all cases, appraisal reports produced by Art Syndicate comply with methodological, technical, and ethical requirements of the current version of the Code of Ethics and the Appraisal Report Writing Standard of the International Society of Appraisers (ISA), along with Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) of the Appraisal Foundation. Qualified Cultural Property appraisals comply with the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board.

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Our Mission

Our mission is to offer a highly professional, respectful,
and informative Fine Art valuation experience to our clients.

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Our Director

Janette Doering, ISA AM

Janette Doering is an experienced Fine Art Appraiser, certified by the International Society of Appraisers, with a specific expertise in Canadian Art. Throughout her 25 year career representing established artists in the private art sector, Janette has earned a respected reputation in the Canadian Art world, including Indigenous Art and Inuit Art.
From valuations to market analysis, Janette’s knowledge of fine art trends over time and geography is of significant benefit to her clients. As an additional value to her clients, Janette brings extensive knowledge of shipping logistics, including international requirements for customs.

As an avid collector herself, Janette understands the personal relationship her clients have with their valuable Fine Art pieces. Respect for her clientele and their collections is the foundation for her professional relationships. Janette offers each client a personalized valuation experience that meets current ISA and USPAP report writing standards standards and informs your decision making.

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Janette Doering, ISA AM



Fine Art Appraisals are essential information required for estate valuations, insurance coverage, equitable distribution, market valuations, or when planning to make charitable or cultural property donations.

All services from Art Syndicate comply with International Society of Appraisers (ISA)and Universal Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) standards.

Basic information includes artist/creator, date of purchase or when the work was acquired, materials used, provenance (the art works history), dimensions, and images of the work. All information is kept confidential.

When you first contact Art Syndicate, this information will be requested – allowing for Art Syndicate to determine the scope of work (time and research) required to provide an estimate of hours and fees.

Each fine art appraisal is unique and fees are based on the amount of time and research required to fulfill the intended use of the appraisal.

You will receive a letter of engagement providing you with an estimate of the hours needed and the hourly fee. A 50% deposit is required upon your acceptance of the terms in order to commence with the appraisal process.

Over 25 years of experience in
Canadian and Inuit Fine Art

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