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Houston art advisor working with collectors, building significant value, through evaluation, selection, and thoughtful presentation. 

Art Services for Artists and Collectors:


What you see is what you get. ALL of the images, web design, and copy writing on this website as well as the photography and copy writing you will find in all of our catalog publications located on this site at the link in the header were produced by d. m. allison archiving and art services. Need a website? Need an image and copy for publication, press release, online or hard copy? Please contact us.


Art Services for Artists:

Web presence, catalogs, copy writing, photography, inventory, evaluations, e mail lists, promotions, exhibitions, and event planning at artists' studios or third party venues and associated galleries. For more details please contact


Art Services for Collectors:

Photography, Archiving, Catalogs, Copy Writing, Inventory & Evaluations for Insurance & Estate Planning: Get in touch with some of Houston's most experienced ASA & ISA qualified appraisers. We photograph artworks, furnishings, and collectables to produce Excel workbooks for consultants, appraisers, artists, and collectors. We generate reliable advice on individual pieces and collections, for re-sale, cataloging, and inventory purposes, with recommendations to collectors in need of accredited qualified art appraisers and venues for sales.

Find the Right Appraisers: Have us take a look and point you in the right direction depending on your need.

Storage: Recommended options for permanent, or temporary accommodations for your paintings, furnishings, works on paper, sculpture, and other collectables. We photograph, catalog, and get you tucked away with peace of mind.


Please click here for a link to some basic information about fine art evaluations and appraisals.

                         please note: D. M. ALLISON is not an appraisal entity. We work with appraisers that are members of the American Society of Appraisers (ASA), and the Appraisers Association of America (AAA), Appraisals are written in accordance with the Uniform Standards of Professional  Appraisal Practice  (USPAP) when required.


Find the Art: Are you moving in? Moving up? Need a refresh and don't know what to do with what you have or where to go for some unbiased support about taking a new direction with your living or work environment? Review your needs with an area expert and select art and collectables from Houston's top galleries, and artists' studios. 

Visualization Services: See what the artworks look like in your home before we have them delivered. We photograph the proposed installation areas and can give our clients a very good idea about what their choices will look like before delivery.  While not necessary in many instances, with larger works this is recommended.

Delivery and Installation:  Delivery and installation services are arranged with galleries and independent artist's studios with qualified insured art handling services. Bonded and insured Art handling and moving are $$75 per hour.

All other services are billed on an hourly rate of $60.00 per hour. No commissions for sellers, no commissions for buyers or gallery sales, hourly rate only, no commissions for primary or secondary market sales.

Contact:  d. m. allison / / 4414 Yupon St. Houston TX 77006 

Dan Mitchell Allison, b. 1953, exhibitions 1975- 2009, collections, bibliography, and curating 1974 - 2022 (click here for more)

    In the late 1980's Allison received critical acclaim for his printmaking, receiving the prestigious 1987 Grand Prix award for the 17th Biennial of Graphic Art sponsored by the Ljubljana Museum of Contemporary Art in the former Republic of Yugoslavia. The artist's award winning, three panel collagraphic triptych, "Between Heaven and Earth,” was selected from more than 1800 entries submitted from 57 countries. Since its inception in 1953, recipients of Ljubljana Graphic Biennial award honor include Joan Miro, Karl Appel, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Frank Stella, James Rosenquist, David Hockney, Victor Vasarely, Sol Lewitt, Joe Tilson, Edward Ruscha, David Salle, Susan Rothenberg, A.R. Penck, Mimmo Paladino and John Baldessari among others.

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