Ask the Experts 2013 - 2014: Client Services from Four Perspectives
The Associates Steering Committee organizes this annual professional development seminar series to provide participants with an opportunity to discuss timely and relevant topics with seasoned professionals. The theme of the 2013-2014 Ask the Experts Series is “Client Services from Four Perspectives.” The goal of the series is to examine how appraisers in different situations collaborate and work with other appraisers and allied professionals and also to explore various career options. Each of the sessions includes a presentation by an expert working in one of four related areas within the field of appraising fine and decorative arts. The speakers are: Betty Krulik, a private dealer (and the new president of the Appraisers Association of America); Nicholas Lowry, an auction house specialist; Lisa Austin, an art advisor; and Susan Hunter, an independent appraiser. Issues that will be addressed include:

       •  Client relations
       •  Conflicts of interest
       •  Inventory management tools
       •  Conservation issues
       •  Organization, shipping and handling of property
       •  And More!

Each speaker will address these topics from the unique perspective of his or her professional role and personal experience. Seminars take place at the Appraisers Association's office in New York City unless otherwise noted. While all are invited to attend, this series is designed specifically for Associates by Associates!

Ask the Experts 2013-2014 Schedule

Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 3:30pm to 5:30pm
This seminar will take place at Betty Krulik Fine Art Limited in New York City

Private Dealer: Betty Krulik (Host: Molly Seiler)
Walking the Tightrope: The Appraiser/Dealer and the Fine Line of Client Services

Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 5:30pm to 7:30pm

This seminar will take place at Swann Auction Galleries in New York City
Auction House Specialist: Nicholas D. Lowry (Host: Cole Ferry)
The Auction & the Appraiser: The Role of the Valuation Specialist within the Auction House

Wednesday, February 5, 2014, 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Art Advisor: Lisa Austin (Host: Naomi Friedland)
The View from Here: Confronting a Volatile Art Market as a Consultant and Appraiser 


Tuesday, April 1, 2014, 9:30am to 11:30am  (PLEASE NOTE THE DATE AND TIME CHANGE)
Independent Appraiser: Susan Hunter (Host: Joanne Kesten)
The Psychology of Appraising: Managing Client Expectations in the Appraisal Process


Seminars are held at the Appraisers Association Office unless otherwise indicated.

Full Series:
$75 for Associates
$135 for Members / NYU Students 
Please note: Full series registration is no longer available.

Per Seminar:
$25 per seminar for Associates
$45 per seminar for Members / NYU Students

To register for individual seminars:
Click on the title of the seminar(s) for which you wish to register, above, OR

CLICK HERE for a PDF registration form

Associates Steering Committee
Kei Chan
Cole Ferry
Naomi Friedland
Dean Harmeyer
Joanne Kesten
Molly Seiler

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2012-2013 Season:

Wednesday, October 3, 2012, 2:30-4:30pm, Appraisers Association Office
Marketing for Your Appraisal Practice
With Susan Schear, ArtsIn LLC

Wednesday, December 5, 2012, 8:30-10:30am, Appraisers Association Office
How Appraisers Can Use Social Media to Support Their Business Strategies and Goals
With Loraine Kasprzak, Advantage Marketing Consulting Services LLC

Wednesday, February 6, 2013, 3:30-5:30pm, Appraisers Associaiton Office
The Big Project: Consulting with Other Appraisers
With Jennifer Garland Ross, Art Peritus LLC

Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 8:30-10:30am, Appraisers Association Office
Legal and Ethical Considerations, plus the Latest from the IRS
With Patricia Dillon, Putnam Art Advisors

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Our program cancellation policy has changed: As of January 1, 2014, changes or cancellations to your registration must be made at least 5 business days prior to the start of your course in writing (via fax or email). If you do NOT notify us at least 5 business days before your course, you will be charged a $50 administration fee.

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