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Beginning in 2007, the IFA commissioned John Landon to create a painting that depicts the location of the annual conference. The reason for the initial commission was that the 2007 conference was held in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. We felt that a painting was the most appropriate way to depict and honor the city.

Local artist, John Landon, created quite a name for himself on the Central Coast as well as all throughout the United States. His passion for California life inspired him to create paintings, interpreting the joy of living on the California Coast. His work had been acquired by celebrities, past presidents, business elite and discerning private collectors. Celebrities such as Anthony Hopkins, Jay Leno, Geena Davis and Arnold Schwarzenegger have all acquired John's cheerful and whimsical art. Corporate owners include the Boeing Corporation, Hilton Hotels, NASA, Unocal, Cisco Systems and many others. The popularity of his music-themed work inspired the famed Hollywood Bowl to privately commission Landon for custom work. The engineer-turned-artist had his murals rapidly cropping up on local buildings and landmarks, and even President George W. Bush stated that Landon's work was, "one of the best pieces of art to come to the White House". His talent was such that he was acclaimed for the 'CALIFORNIA EXPRESSIONISM' style of art. Thank you, John, for making so many people happy with your unique, fun, and uplifting style. You left an imprint on the art world, and left the Factoring Community brighter. You will be greatly missed.
Information about John Landon can be found at:

John Landon 1950 - 2018

Posters containing the artwork are prized and collected by the attendees of each conference. The artwork is also used to create various other conference items, including posters and mugs. Posters can be found at:

2021 JW Marriott
Desert Springs
Palm Desert, CA
2020 Omni Nashville Nashville, TN
2019 Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego, CA
2018 Fontainebleau Miami Beach, FL
2017 Omni Fort Worth Hotel Fort Worth, TX
2016 The Fairmont Princess Scottsdale, AZ
2015 The Roosevelt New Orleans, LA
2014 Westin St. Francis San Francisco, CA
2013 Fontainebleau Miami Beach, FL
2012 Hyatt Regency
Resort & Spa
Huntington Beach, CA
2011 Omni Shoreham Hotel Washington, DC
2010 Fairmont Scottsdale Scottsdale, AZ
2009 JW Marriott Grande Lakes Orlando, FL
2008 Hotel Del Coronado San Diego, CA
2007 The Sheraton Hotel New Orleans, LA