As part of its dedication to the advancement of appraisal education, the FAE produces an annual 2-day educational seminar. Every year, we select a destination city and a diverse group of presenters on topics that provide both antiques, furnishings & decorative arts and fine art appraisers with learning opportunities and professional development credits. These seminars are open to ISA, AAA and ASA appraisers, as well as individuals interested in the field of topics presented.
We hope to see you in New Orleans, October 4-5, 2019!
Three Centuries of Southern Style
Our educational weekend will be hosted at Neal Auction Company and will be packed with seminars on southern fine and decorative arts.
The 2019 Foundation for Appraisal Education Annual Educational Seminar will take place at Neal Auction Company at their Magazine Street auction gallery location in the beautiful historic Garden District of New Orleans. The theme of 300 Years of Southern Style will cover topics from French wallpaper trends in early Southern American homes, to the trends in Southern Art from Clementine Hunter to Blue Dog to the Contemporary Art Scene. Seminar will also feature a talk on best practices to strengthen your business and the importance of your engagement agreements.
9:00am-6:00pm: The International Society of Appraisers (ISA) will be offering one of their most in demand courses, Advanced Appraisal Methodology, at Neal Auction on 10/3. Please visit their sit for more information and take advantage of this great opportunity to take the course before the seminar begins! https://www.isa-appraisers.org/courses/course/323
6:00-8:00pm: Ogden After Hours, Hear the South featuring Bluesy/rock musician Kristin Diable. (Included in Seminar Fee)
8:30am: Coffee & continental breakfast
9:00am: Welcome/opening remarks
9:15am: The Art of George Rodrigue-Cajun, Blue Dogs and Beyond by Marney Robinson
10:15am: Coffee break
10:30am: Southern Silver by Carey Mackie
1:15pm: Goods of Every Description: Shopping in New Orleans, 1825-1925 by Lydia Blackmore
2:15pm: Campeche Chair to the "Butterfly Man, Centuries of French Colonial Furniture Rooted in New Orleans by Cybele Gontar
3:30pm: Art Theft & Fraud by Randy Deaton
5:00pm: Neal Auction Co. will host a New Orleans themed Cocktail Party at the Seminar location for only FAE Seminar attendees. This special event will feature highlights from Neal’s Annual Louisiana Purchase auction, with items exclusively on preview to FAE Seminar Attendees. (Included in Seminar Fee)
8:30am: Coffee & continental breakfast
9:00am: Hand-painted French Wallpapers in Southern Homes by Christine Speare
10:00am: Contemporary Art Scene in NOLA & the Southwest by Claire Elizabeth Thriffley
11:00am: Coffee break
11:15am: Clementine Hunter Fakes by Tommy Whitehead
1:15pm: Research Resources at THNOC by Kent Woynowski
2:15pm: Guidebooks to Sin: The Blue Books of Storyville, New Orleans by Pamela Arceneaux
3:30pm: Personal Property Appraisal Engagement Letters by Kathy Kelly
4:30pm: Mardi Gras Collectibles by Wayne Phillips
5:30pm: Dinner on your own
Saturday Evening: New Orleans Art For Art Sake, Magazine Street: Each Fall New Orleans kicks off the art season with music, wine, gallery openings and shopping. the Seminar will take place in the heart of the event, so attendees can take part in the night of gallery hopping and shopping: https://www.magazinestreet.com/event/art-for-arts-sake/
Current Speaker List
More speaker information to come soon, stay tuned!
The FAE preferred hotel is available at the Indigo Hotel, a short 18 minute commute by foot to Neal Auction Co. The hotel is a short street car ride and walk through the beautiful New Orleans Garden District to Neal. Uber and Lyft is prevalent in the area and a a great option if you wish to go door to door.
Guests may book by either calling central reservations line at 1-877-394-5763 or going directly to its website.