Elise Waters Olonia, ISA AM, Fine Art



Elise Waters Olonia
ISA member since Mar 23, 2010

(575) 751-0647 (Office)
(575) 770-1323 (Mobile)

18 Vista Linda Rd.
Ranchos de Taos, NM 87557 map

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Mission of Fine Art Services

To provide accurate appraisals of personal property with an emphasis on fine art, incorporating. 24 years of experience in fine art with continuing education for historic and current works.  

To provide specialized services for fine artists and communities to operate more efficiently and successfully including developing business plans, marketing, organizing inventory, creating specialized events and promotional writing.  To provide an exclusive opportunity for exchange between students and outstanding instructors, with national and international recognition in an intimate environment maximizing personal growth through the Fechin Art Workshops. 


Fine Art Services

OwnerJanuary 2010 - present

Responsibilities include:Personal property appraisal with continuing education in Fine Art Appraisal; Artist representation and career development; Creation of special community events including Salon des Arts, combining national performing and visual arts through education and demonstration; development of the Fechin Art Workshops providing quality fine art instruction.

Southwest Art Magazine

Regional Sales ManagerFebruary 2006 – January 2010 

Total Arts GalleryTaos, New Mexico

Assistant DirectorMay 1997 – February 2006

Lo FinoTaos, New Mexico

Director of SalesSeptember 1996 – May 1997

Quast GalleriesTaos, New Mexico

DirectorDecember 1990 – May 1996

E.S. Lawrence GalleryTaos, New Mexico / Aspen, Colorado

Director of SalesDecember 1987 – November 1990


ISA Core Course in Appraisal StudiesJanuary 2012

ISA USPAP CourseJanuary 2012

ISA Fine Art Appraisal CourseOctober 2011

Agnes Scott CollegePsychology MajorMay 1982


Related Experience 

Board Member, ISA, Conference Chair, 2016

Board Member Millicent Rogers Museum, Taos, NM,  Chair of primary 2 day fund raising event

International Travel with museum emphasis, France; Louvre, Musee D’Orsay, Pompidou; Russia, Hermitage, National Museum of Moscow


  • Art - 19th Century
  • Art - 20th Century
  • Paintings
  • Prints
  • Sculpture


  • Broker
  • Consultant
  • Divorce Settlements
  • Estate Evaluations
  • Insurance Claims
  • Non-Cash Charitable Donations

Performs Appraisals Of

  • Art - 19th Century
  • Art - 20th Century
  • Bronzes
  • Drawings
  • Paintings
  • Prints
  • Sculpture - American