NOADA is an outgrowth of the Northeast Ohio Art Dealers Association which was formed in 1990. This association was active in the 1990s, becoming dormant by the end of the decade. The association was revived in 2012 and has evolved into the Northern Ohio Art Dealers Association encompassing a select group of galleries and dealers from the region.
We formed as a trade organization to promote professionalism in the presentation and marketing of fine art, to educate the public in the sale and collecting of fine art, and to act as a collective voice to enhance the confidence of the public in responsible fine art dealers.
Thomas has been involved with NOADA since the resurgence of the organization in 2011. A graduate of Wabash College, he founded Thomas French Fine Art in 1978 and specializes in Old and Modern Master prints, Drawings, Paintings and Japanese Color Wood-block prints.Since 2001, Thomas French Fine Art has been the exclusive agent for The George Bellows Family Trust. He has placed works with many major museums, institutions and private clientele within the United States and Abroad and is a member in good standing with the IFPDA and CINOA.
Diane has become an integral part of NOADA over the past year in her Co-Presidential role. A graduate of John Carroll University, Diane completed a fine arts appraisal studies certification through George Washington University. Diane has also been with The Bonfoey Gallery for twenty six years where she fills the roles of primary appraiser, art consultant, and assistant gallery director. During her tenure she has been responsible for preparing appraisal reports for corporate and private clients, providing art consultation services, and collaborating with Bonfoey staff in selecting gallery artists and preparing shows.