Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Recognizing 7 Hour USPAP Course Attendees


ISA held a 7 Hour UPSAP course in Naperville, IL on July 26 and we are pleased to recognize the following course attendees.

Sally Ambrose, ISA CAPP – Leavenworth, WA
Anne Blumer, ISA AM – Danvers, IL
Thomas Burnison – Lakeside, MI
Nan Ruth Chardoul, ISA CAPP - Grand Blanc, MI
Eileen Eichhorn, ISA AM – Decatur, IN
James Finlay, ISA AM – Vancouver, BC
Karen Halboth, ISA AM – Williams Bay, WI
Darlene Hines, ISA CAPP – Bloomfield Hills, MI
Suzy McGrane-Hop, ISA CAPP – Cedar Rapids, IA
Rebecca Nix, ISA AM – Windermere, FL
Jean Renick, ISA AM – Cincinnati, OH
Daphne Rosenzweig, ISA CAPP – Sarasota, FL
Dora Valdes-Fauli, ISA AM – Coral Gables, FL
Beatrice Weiskopf, ISA AM – Northbrook, IL

Please join ISA, in congratulating these course attendees; in the successful completion of this course and for taking an important step in maintaining their education and industry knowledge!

 If you would like to learn more about upcoming ISA courses, click here.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Foundation for Appraisal Education announces Decorative Arts Seminar


Showcasing a cast of nationally known decorative and fine arts experts as speakers, The Foundation for Appraisal Education, a non-profit organization that is dedicated to supporting ISA, is offering a decorative arts seminar at Quinn's Auction Gallery in Falls Church Virginia on September 6th and 7th of 2012, beginning with a reception on the evening of September 5th.  With the support and underwriting of Quinn’s Auction Galleries, the Foundation is offering a diverse educational seminar which is open to all appraisers as well as the public.

The program features a wide variety of subjects which would be of interest of generalists, experts and connoisseurs of decorative and fine art. The seminar will include sessions on Mid-century furniture,  current trends in Asian Art, the changing times of Art Pottery, valuation of prints and fine art, contemporary glass, netsukes, legalities around ivory and migratory birds, and folk art, just to name a few.  Features speakers include David Rago, Lark Mason, Suzanne Perrault, Ken Farmer, Dale Sorenson, Oscar Fitzgerald, Matt Quinn and others.  Not only do attendees have the chance to meet with these nationally known experts, but many subjects involve areas for which education and training is often difficult to find.  Where else can you learn about the legalities of buying and selling ivory and feathers?  Where else can you see and handle one of the country’s foremost collections of netsukes?  This seminar promises to not only be educational but lively and fun!  Evening receptions are being planned to provide an opportunity to meet and talk with speakers and other seminar attendees.

The seminar registration fee is reasonably priced at $375.00, with $200.00 of that registration fee being a deductible contribution to the Foundation for Appraisal Education.  This not-for-profit organization promotes the advancement of education related to personal property appraising.  The Foundation offers educational grants for the purposes of appraisal education as well as scholarships to individuals for fine art and decorative art appraisal education, and it strives to educate the public about fine and decorative arts appraisals.  The Foundation routinely provides grants to ISA and many ISA members have been recipients of their scholarships.

This seminar promises to be one of the best of the year, and is expected to sell out quickly.  With only 100 seats available, plan to register early.  For the registration form and for additional information, see the website for the Foundation for Appraisal Education at  or contact Quinn’s Auction Galleries at 703-532-5632.  A block of hotel rooms is being held for out of town participants and accommodations are not included in the seminar registration cost.

For more information on this release, please contact Vicky Nash Shaw, President of The Foundation for Appraisal Education at 312 924-1832.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Win a Free 2013 Conference Registration!


ISA is happy to announce a new contest for members! The winner will receive a free registration to Assets 2013, being held in Chicago, IL April 12-15, 2013 at the JW Marriott Chicago.

How It Works
Encourage fellow colleagues and friends to sign up for any of the upcoming on site fall classes, being held in October or November, and have the individual registering include your name on their online registration.



Upcoming Fall courses include:
Antiques & Residential Contents:  Oct. 1-6 (All New Revised Course)
Fine Art:  Oct. 15-20
Core Course:  Oct. 8-14
Advanced Report Writing:  Oct. 24-25
Requalification:  Sept 28-20 (To be held in Toronto, ON), Oct. 26-27
USPAP 15 Hour:  Oct. 22-23
USPAP 7 Hour: Oct. 8 (To be held in Dallas, TX)
Oriental Rugs:  Nov. 9-10 (Brand New Class to be Held in Dallas, TX)

Disclaimer: 
No limit to referrals.  Registrant must attend the course for the member referral to count. Only one conference registration will be awarded to the ISA member with the highest number of referrals.  In the event of a tie the award will be decided by a drawing.  Winner announced by December 1, 2012. All members of ISA are eligible to participate.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

ISA Announces Slate of Candidates


We’re pleased to announce the following candidates are running for election to the ISA Board of Directors:

Terri Ellis, ISA CAPP
Christine Guernsey, ISA CAPP
Libby Holloway, ISA CAPP
Karen Rabe, ISA CAPP

Special thanks to the Nominating Committee, chaired by Marian “Mo” Aubry, ISA CAPP, for working diligently to put together this year’s slate. There are three Board positions available, each for a three year term.

Ballots will be mailed to all voting members near the end of July. Please participate in this important process – be sure to vote and return your completed ballot by the September 7th due date.

Best of luck to each candidate!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Announcing 15 Hour USPAP Course Attendees


ISA is pleased to announce the June - 15 Hour Personal Property USPAP course attendees:

Jane Brumfield – Boise, ID
Patricia English – Houston, TX
Erin Fossum – Seattle, WA
Gwyn Kaitis – Joliet, IL
Anne Kelly – Dallas, TX
Mary Khamis-Rowe, ISA CAPP – Indianapolis, IN
John Leonard – Addison, IL
Katherine Manning – Barrington, IL
Patricia Meadows, ISA – Dallas, TX
Alison Neumann – Naperville, IL
Maureen Obannon – Las Vegas, NV
Megan Obannon – Las Vegas, NV
Cathy Peters, ISA CAPP – Naperville, IL
Gary Piattoni – Evanston, IL
Amy Piotrowski – Toronto, ON
Susan Reutern – Prokuski – Santa Fe, NM
Elizabeth Ruffner – Signal Mt., TN
Joanna Stearns, ISA CAPP – Las Vegas, NV
Sean Susanin – Chicago, IL
Krysta Telenko – Sudbury, ON
Karen Thomson – Montreal, QC
Lori Weidow – DuBois, PA

Please join us in congratulating these course attendees, in their successful completion of this course!  If you would like to learn more about upcoming ISA courses, click here.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

ISA Announces June Core Course Attendees


ISA held the Core Course Appraisal Studies in Naperville, IL: June 18-24 and we are pleased to recognize the following course attendees.

Ninya Lee Greek – Boulder, CO
Kay Helker – Platteville, WI
Lyn Huck – Houston, TX
Gwyn Kaitis – Joliet, IL
Anne Kelly – Dallas, TX
Katherine Manning – Barrington, IL
Ashley Mays – Sacramento, CA
Patricia Meadows, ISA – Dallas, TX
Maureen Obannon – Las Vegas, NV
Megan Obannon – Las Vegas, NV
Susan Reutern-Prokuski – Santa Fe, NM
Elizabeth Ruffner – Signal Mt, TN


Please join ISA, in congratulating these course attendees; in the successful completion of the course and for taking an important step in further their education and industry knowledge!

 If you would like to learn more about upcoming ISA courses, click here.