Appraisal scholarships and educational symposiums available

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — The Foundation for Appraisal Education, the fundraising arm of the International Society of Appraisers, has established a scholarship program at Winterthur Museum, Library and Gardens in the name of the late antiques authority Wendell D. Garrett.

The scholarships will be underwritten by funds raised through a series of FAE activities,

Gathering of appraisal students participating in a seminar through the International Society of Appraisers. (Photo courtesy Foundation for Appraisal Education)

Gathering of appraisal students participating in a seminar through the International Society of Appraisers. (Photo courtesy Foundation for Appraisal Education)

including the foundation’s educational seminars. The scholarships (to be awarded in Garrett’s name over three consecutive years to graduate students or professionals with less than five years of experience in the field) are for Winterthur Institute, Furniture Forum and Ceramics Conference.

This year’s FAE seminar will take place Sept. 6-7 at Quinn’s Auction Galleries in Falls Church, Va. Registration is open to anyone with a working association or interest in antiques and fine art. The ISA will award 15.5 professional development credits to appraisers who attend the event in its entirety.

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The seminar agenda is packed with entertaining, informative talks, as well as ample leisure time for socializing, dining and networking. A meet-and-greet reception to welcome attendees will be held at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 5 at Quinn’s second-floor gallery. The lecture series will begin Sept. 6 at 9:15 a.m. with Sumpter Priddy III’s discourse on “Religion and Furniture in Southern Back Country.” This will be followed by noted New York art dealer Betty Krulik’s address on “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly in American Painting.”

Speakers scheduled for the afternoon of Sept. 6 include Luke Zipp of Crocker Farm Auctions, who will discuss “American Stoneware: Its History and Uses 1812-1900”; and Yale Fellow Louisa Brouwer, of Israel Sack Inc., who will recount the story behind the building of the Israel Sack empire and its legendary founder.seminarregistration2013

Seminars continue at 9 a.m. Sept. 7, when Daniel K. Ackerman, associate curator of the Museum of Southern Decorative Arts, Old Salem Museum and Gardens in North Carolina, will lecture on Internet search techniques. Next, Alan Fausel, vice president and director of fine arts at Bonhams, will reveal “Ten Ways to Tell a Fake Painting Without Looking at It.”

After lunch, Ronald W. Fuchs II, curator of ceramics and manager of the Reeves Collection at Washington and Lee University, will speak on “Chinese Export for the American Market 1785-1940.”

The seminar will conclude with the personal recollections of former FBI Agent Robert K. Wittman, who spearheaded the FBI Art Crime Team and wrote “Priceless: How I Went Undercover to Rescue the World’s Stolen Treasures.”

The cost to attend the Sept. 6-7 seminar, inclusive of receptions, lunches and refreshment breaks, is $375 ($200 is a tax-deductible donation to the FAE). Attendance is limited to 100 registrants.

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