Based in the Dallas/ Fort Worth Area, with Members in four states. We serve the personal property appraisal needs of clients in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Kansas, Colorado, Arkansas and Louisiana.

Upcoming events

    • Tuesday, February 27, 2024
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM



    5:00 - 5:30 PM Happy/Social Hour

    5:30 - 6:00 PM NTISA Business Meeting

    6:00 PM Program featuring Special Agent & FBI Crime Team Member,

    Randolph J. Deaton IV


     Clementine Hunter Art Forger 

    In 2008, the FBI New Orleans Field Office, Alexandria Resident Agency, and the U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Louisiana, initiated an art fraud investigation involving hundreds of art forgeries created in the likeness of authentic pieces by prolific Louisiana folk artist Clementine Hunter. Three subjects, including the forger William J. Toye of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, his wife, and New Orleans art and antiques dealer Robert Lucky, were ultimately indicted for multiple federal charges and were successfully prosecuted for their crimes. The investigation identified numerous victims around the U.S.  along with a total loss amount of nearly $1 million.  The investigation was conducted by FBI Special Agent and Art Crime Team member Randolph J. "Randy" Deaton IV.

    Special Agent Randolph “Randy” J. Deaton IV has been employed with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) since November 1998. He is a member of the FBI's National Art Crime Team and is the Senior Resident Agent of the FBI New Orleans Field Office's Alexandria Resident Agency in Alexandria, Louisiana. His other field assignments have included the FBI's New York Office and FBI Headquarters in Washington D.C.

    Over his career, Special Agent Deaton has conducted numerous successful investigations involving white collar crime, fraud, public corruption, property crime, violent crime, and national security matters. Special Agent Deaton's collateral duties with the FBI have included Airport Liaison Agent, Military Liaison Agent, Adjunct Faculty Program member, firearms instructor, certified police instructor, Special Agent Assessor, and certified interview and interrogation instructor of local law enforcement.

    In 2016, Special Agent Deaton received the honor of being selected as a member of the FBI's Art Crime Team. As an Art Crime Team member, he conducts investigations related to art, antiques, antiquities, and other cultural property. From August 2021 to February 2023, Special Agent Deaton was the Program Manager and Supervisory Special Agent of the FBI's Art Crime Program and Art Crime Team. He also served as the FBI's official representative to the U.S. Department of State's Cultural Heritage Coordinating Committee and Cultural Antiquities Task Force and participated in other U.S. interagency working groups involving the investigation and preservation of cultural heritage.

    Special Agent Deaton is a 1993 graduate of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and possesses a Bachelor of Science degree in Quantitative Business Analysis/Computer Science. Prior to the FBI, Special Agent Deaton was employed for several years as a Computer Programmer and Analyst for a large insurance company.  

Past events

Tuesday, January 23, 2024 January 2024 Meeting Feat. Annette Becker
Tuesday, October 24, 2023 October 2023 Meeting Feat. Bruce Orr
Tuesday, September 26, 2023 September 2023 Meeting Feat. Special Agent David Bass
Tuesday, May 23, 2023 May 2023 Meeting Feat. Isabelle Weiss
Tuesday, April 25, 2023 April 2023 Meeting Feat. Anthony Morgano
Friday, March 17, 2023 Assets 2023
Tuesday, February 28, 2023 February 2023 Meeting Feat. Linda Hiatt
Tuesday, January 24, 2023 January 2023 Meeting Feat. Duane Scott Cerny
Wednesday, June 08, 2022 NTISA Summer Break
Tuesday, May 24, 2022 NTISA Meeting: May 24, 2022
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 NTISA Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, September 28, 2021 NTISA Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, May 25, 2021 Marigold Lamb discusses Contentious Appraisals
Tuesday, April 27, 2021 Susan Sturdivant discusses tapestries
Friday, October 16, 2020 Foundation for Appraisal Education Seminar
Tuesday, August 25, 2020 March NTISA Meeting: Rescheduled to August 25th
Tuesday, May 26, 2020 May 26 NTISA Meeting
Tuesday, March 24, 2020 March NTISA Meeting
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 NTISA May Meeting: Tour of the NorthPark Art Collection
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