Norman Rockwell ~ The Art Critic, The Saturday Evening Post cover, April 16 1955 originally called The Art Student (For display only.)

Bond Fine Art is not the typical art dealer or gallery business. It’s a premium fine art marketer and funding source developer for nonprofits, a sales and philanthropic art exchange platform for collectors, artists, nonprofits, and a collaboration point for a wide-range of art related services and businesses from restoration to financial planning.

Bond Fine Art is not the typical art dealer or gallery business. It’s a premium fine art marketer and funding source developer for nonprofits, a sales and philanthropic art exchange platform for collectors, artists, nonprofits, and a collaboration point for a wide-range of art related services and businesses from restoration to financial planning.


Our philosophy is that art is meant to be continually viewed and enjoyed.

When an art piece becomes ignored or stored it should instead recirculate to realize new appreciation, a new life. This is the life cycle of art.


The inherent way of art is to touch as many people as it can in some indelible, beneficial manner.

And it is in the sale of it — that a premium opportunity to actualize that potential presents itself. Through the donation of either the art itself, or cash from its sale, an ordinary two-way commercial exchange is elevated and expanded into a philanthropic event and donor tax benefit. In other words, a meaningful transaction.

The planning stage of a transaction is where the element of donation to a 501c3 nonprofit organization can be introduced.

And it is in the sale of it — that a premium opportunity to actualize that potential presents itself. Through the donation of either the art itself, or cash from its sale, an ordinary two-way commercial exchange is elevated and expanded into a philanthropic event and donor tax benefit. In other words, a meaningful transaction.

To create meaning in a transaction is a simple consideration that transforms what would have been another forgettable 2-way exchange into a most memorable and enjoyable collaborative happening of real significance.

A Perspective on the Funding Potential of the Art Market…

The 2016 worldwide art market total sales is estimated at $56.6 billion. The US ranked first in sales with a market share of 40% or $22.9 billion.*

The sellers and buyers of the art market are nonprofit members and donors who, by engaging in meaningful transactions have the ability to transform the multibillion dollar art market into a nonprofit funding source. These people need to know about the meaningful art transaction, the potential and enjoyment of it and how to employ it. Examples: NOTABLE TRANSACTIONS

In service to the nonprofits, BFA assists the collector in the donation of fine art, the buyer donor in a fair value purchase, the seller donor in an optimum sale, the organizational curator in identifying the best options in the expansion of a collection or liquidation of dormant artwork, and the organization and its constituency in realizing the most this unrestricted funding stream has to offer.

The meaningful transaction is the perfect platform for the transfer of art. And Bond Fine Art establishes and engages in meaningful transactions.

*The Art Market 2017 worldwide art market estimates include the sales of fine and decorative art and antiques. It is authored by Dr. Clare McAndrew founder of Art Economics and prior author of The TEFAF Annual Report, and is Art Basel and UBS produced. The Art Market 2017 is an independent and objective study of the world’s various art market segments such as: gallery business, dealers, auction houses, fairs and exhibitions, online sales.


The Meaningful Transaction

  1. Individuals, nonprofit organization members donate in exchange for tax benefit or simply give with no thought to direct benefit.
  2. The nonprofit accepts the donation made in-whole as with a limited edition print (LEP); or in-whole or percentage of an original art transaction.
  3. Bond Fine Art advises, markets, fundraises, prepares for sale, manages online, private and auction transactions of – marketable donated artwork for nonprofit organizations.
  4. Organizations realizing an increase in funds stemming from their fine art donation program — expand their outreach.
  5. People realize a betterment in their lifes directly related to the organization’s ability to fulfill its outreach. The benefit that begins with a donor, seller and a buyer; furthers itself beyond those originally involved.
  6. A successful transaction begets more. Individuals and businesses continue to support and donate art and portions of transactions for the pleasure and benefit a meaningful transaction brings.

Sold: $1,100,000… with 5% of the sales price as a donation, Bond Fine Art scored a $55,000 for Bioponic World Foundation from the sale of a Norman Rockwell preliminary painting titled, The Triple Self Portrait, Tuesday, May 3rd, 2017, Heritage Auctions, Dallas, TX. This hammer price does not include buyer premium.

Total sale: $1,332,500. Details

A sincere thanks and welcome to new participants, sponsors:

Artist sponsors

Gallery sponsor

This site launched 2/2018.

This nonprofit funding source, the meaningful transaction (TMT), has the potential to significantly impact nonprofit organizations who play very important roles in the betterment of the human and planetary condition. The success of this funding source platform depends on getting the word out. BFA plans a national media campaign for the last half of 2018 and it welcomes media and communication support from our audience in these ways:

Ad and story placement Invitations from TMT audience-related media platforms, great or small, such as blogs, magazines, nonprofit and other business sites, radio, etc. Space donation can be made through a nonprofit for a tax benefit, or directly to Bond Fine Art… however, BFA is an LLC, not a 501c3, and therefore cannot offer tax benefit on direct donations of space or rate reductions.

Please let BFA know if there are areas within ‘Creating a Meaningful Transaction’ written descriptions that require further refinement. It is important to us that we communicate clearly.