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.




De-Mystifying The Appraisal Foundation at Herrick Feinstein LLP

3 C.E. Credits, approximately 3 hours recorded time

To be recorded on: Thursday, October 9, 2014
Panelists David Bunton, President, The Appraisal Foundation; Jay Cantor, Principal, Jay E. Cantor Fine Arts Consulting and former member of the IRS Art Advisory Panel; Elizabeth von Habsburg, AAA, Managing Director, Winston Art Group and Board President, The Appraisal Foundation; moderator Cynthia Herbert, AAA, President, Appretium Appraisal Services and Committee Member, Personal Property Resource Panel, The Appraisal Foundation along with an attorney from Herrick, Feinstein LLP untangle The Appraisal Foundation (TAF) and discuss its importance to the practices of all fine and decorative arts appraisers. 


The Business of Appraising: Nuts and Bolts for Your Practice
4.5 C.E. credits, approximately 4.5 hours recorded time
Recorded on Monday, September 15, 2014
Panelists Gayle Skluzacek, AAA, Roslyn Bakst Goldman, AAA, Elaine Bank Stainton, AAA, Kathryn Moldenhauer, Paul Cardile, AAA, Patricia Dudley, AAA and Richard Dudley, AAA address topics important to sharpening the business skills of appraisers of the fine and decorative arts. 


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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