The Appraisers Association is dedicated to providing ongoing education to our members and art world professionals in related fields through our methodology and connoisseurship programs. In order to reach our broad national and international audience, we have begun recording many of these insightful and important programs. 

Online seminars will be listed on this page once they are available for purchase. Please click on the title of the program you would like to purchase, below. Once you register for a program recording, you will receive a confirmation email containing instructions on how to access the session. Members earn Continuing Education (CE) credits as indicated.



Art Insurance Methodology: Practical Concerns for Personal Property Appraisers
3 C.E. Credits, approximately 3 hours recorded time
Recorded on: Thursday, January 29, 2015
Panelists: Blair Wunderlich, Fine Art Specialist, AON, Huntington Block; Alan Lyons, Partner, Herrick, Feinstein LLP; Judith Pearson, President, ARIS Title Insurance Corporation; Renee Vara, AAA, Director, Vara Fine Arts (also moderator). Topics include: what insurance companies want to see in an appraisal, how insurance policies work, the importance of USPAP compliant appraisals in quickly settling claims and other complexities of insurance language and terminology.


Discouse in the Market: All Things Considered
  2014 Annual National Conference
  C.E. Credits vary

  Recorded on Saturday, November 8 & Sunday, November 9, 2014
  Recording available for purchase now! Visit our Conference homepage for more information on recorded sessions and pricing. 


Advanced Issues for Appraisers, at Herrick Feinstein LLP
4 C.E. Credits, approximately 4 hours recorded time
Recorded on: Monday, May 12, 2014

Panelists Leila Dunbar, AAA, Owner and President of Leila Dunbar Appraisals and Consulting LLC; Sylvia Leonard Wolf, AAA, President, Sylvia Leonard Wolf Inc.; Jannette M. Barth, Ph.D., Economist and Managing Director, Pepacton Institute LLC; and Michael Kessel, Counsel, Tax Department, Herrick Feinstein LLP, provide a comprehensive presentation on several of the more complex situations that appraisers face. Topics include: appraising without obvious comparables, extrapolating between Fair Market Value and Retail Replacement value, and blockage. 


The Psychology of Appraising: Managing Client Expectations with Susan Hunter, AAA
2 C.E. Credits, approximately 2 hours recorded time
Recorded on: Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Susan Hunter AAA, Winston Art Group Associate Director of Appraisals, speaks to the importance of communication between appraisers and clients. Topics of discussion include: establishing contact with the client; the agreement letter (terms, cost, timeframe); the initial walk-through; the inspection (and gauging the client’s level of involvement); research (performed while keeping open lines of communication with the client); and the final report.


Appraisers and the IRS, at Herrick Feinstein LLP
4 C.E. Credits, approximately 4 hours recorded time
Recorded on: Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Panelists Judith Pearson, ARIS Title Insurance; Louis Tuchman, Tax Group, Herrick Feinstein LLP, Leigh Keno, Keno Auctions (a former member of the IRS Panel on Decorative Arts), and moderator Gayle Sluzacek, AAA (Abigail Hartmann Associates) address what happens at the IRS that directly—and sometimes indirectly — affects appraisers. Topics include USPAP (and how requirements differ from those of the IRS), due diligence as it relates to valuation and title, the impact of evolving standards, and a look at the fine and decorative art panels of the IRS. 


 The View from Here: Confronting a Volatile Art Market as a Consultant and Appraiser,
 with Lisa Austin, AAA 
2 C.E. Credits, approximately 2 hours recorded time
Recorded on: Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Lisa Austin, AAA, Lisa Austin & Associates Principal and Association of Professional Art Advisors (APAA) Executive Board Member, discusses her role as a fine art advisor and appraiser. Topics include: standards governing the arts advising profession, the place of appraisal services in the advisory relationship, and the interactions that typically occur with specialists in insurance, conservation, information management and other areas. 



Note:  Recorded programs are for personal use; please do not distribute the recordings or associated materials in any way. Refunds are not available for recorded programs.

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