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Appraisal education seminar slated for Sept. 22-23

The Sixth Annual Foundation for Appraisal Education Seminar, scheduled for Sept. 22-23, will feature a speaker panel of 14 experts.

DALLAS, Tex. – The 6th annual educational seminar of the Foundation for Appraisal Education (FAE) is set for Friday and Saturday, September 22nd and 23rd. It's going to be held at Dallas Auction Gallery, located at 2235 Monitor Street in Dallas. The International Society of Appraisers (ISA) will provide 15 professional development credits for those who complete full participation.

Panel of Experts Leading Appraisal Education

Appraisers, scholars, students, and collectors are all welcome to attend. Fourteen top experts will speak over the course of the two days, on a broad range of industry topics. Speakers have been drawn from various fields, to include art, antiques, luxury, and collectibles. The schedule is subject to change.

The registration fee for the seminar is $395 for both days ($220 of which is tax deductible); or $200 for one day. The deadline to register is Thursday, September 14th. To obtain a registration form, visit the seminar page online at Registration and coffee will signal the start of both seminar days, at 8 a.m. Central time.

The lectures will begin promptly at 9 a.m. both days, lasting around 45 minutes each

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The FAE is currently accepting applications for its 6th Annual Appraisal Education Seminar:

Cabinet Woods to Comic Books

• Dotting the I’s and Crossing the T’s in Charitable Contribution Appraisals, by Patricia H. Atwood, ASA, of Timely Antique Appraisals, LLC.
• Historic Cabinet Woods, by Alton Bowman, owner of Alton Bowman Studio.
• Genuine or Forged: Methods of Identifying Forgeries of Chinese Buddhist Sculptures, by Dr. Qing Chang, Research Curator at the Crowe Collection of Asian Art.
• Techniques and Approaches to Fine Art Conservation, by Helen Houp, of Fine Art Conservation.
• Evaluating Vintage Comic Books and Original Comic Art, by Ed Jaster, Senior Vice President of Heritage Auctions.
• What Comes Out of the Closet? Texas Quilts and Quilters, by Marcia Kaylakie, ISA, Texas Quilt ISA appraiser, and collector.
• Fake or Real? Authenticating Designer Purses and Scarves, by Jeff Keller, ISA, of Retro Relics

Art Forensics and Locating Hidden Treasures

International Society of Appraisers

A partner agency in the promotion of continuing education for appraisers is the ISA:

• Is It Really Valuable or Is It Valuable Only To You? How to Identify Collectible Rocks and Minerals, by Craig Kissick, Director of Nature and Science at Heritage Auctions.
• The Current State of the Archives Market, by Adam Muhlig, owner of Muhlig Appraisals, LLC, and QED Appraisal Group, LLC.
• Collecting Civil War Artifacts, by Ray Richey, of the Texas Civil War Museum.
• Connections between Art Forensics and Value: From Old Masters to Modern and Contemporary Works of Art, by Nica Rieppi, Principal Investigator at Art Analysis & Research.
• Planning with Art and Collectibles, by Ramsay H. Slugg, National Wealth Planning Strategist at U.S. Trust.
• Identifying Hidden Treasures – New Trends Appraisal Analytics Don’t See, by Russell Tether, President of Russell Tether Fine Arts Associates, LLC.
• A Discussion on Texas Art, by Ron Tyler, retired Director of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art.

Participation Qualifies as Education Credits

Appraisers attending this year’s conference will receive continuing education class credits to remain in good standing with the International Society of Appraisers (ISA), based in Chicago, and with sister organizations like the Appraisers Association of America (AAA). As a fundraiser, the event's fees will benefit future scholarships and appraisal education. The money raised is key to ensure their continued success.

The Foundation for Appraisal Education's beginning is as the ISA Education Foundation under Illinois law. It became a non-profit operation in 2003. The name was changed to the Foundation for Appraisal Education in 2008, to not be confused with the Appraisal Foundation. 

Scholarship Opportunities

The FAE began awarding scholarships in 2004 and today presents four scholarships of $1,000 each,

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The Dallas Auction Gallery will host this year's appraisal education seminar, Sept. 22-23.

two scholarships of $500 each, plus $1,000 to one selected candidate in memory of Gloria Moroni. The FAE provides grants for group educational opportunities. Appraisers and friends of appraisers can now join the Foundation for Appraisal Education and support the Foundation’s ongoing work to promote the advancement of education related to personal property appraising by making a full tax deductible contribution.

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