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March 10-13, 2019

Early Registration (Before 1/20/2019)
$550 Member
$650 Non-Member

Standard Registration
$650 Member
$750 Non-Member
$350 Student
ASA member rate will be honored for the following compeer organizations: AAA, ISA, SAA.
La Fonda on the Plaza
100 E San Francisco St.
Santa Fe, NM 87501

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PPCONF_Image-01_365x245 The 2019 ASA Personal Property Connoisseurship Conference will be held at La Fonda on the Plaza in beautiful Santa Fe, New Mexico. The two and a half-day conference provides hard-to-obtain insights into market arenas that personal property appraisers confront regularly in their appraisal practice. EXPLORING MARKETS will connect appraisers with experts, scholars, and allied professionals across North America. Presenting speakers include individuals from the industry media, specialty auction houses, galleries, the IRS, law firms, museums, and the insurance industry, among others.


Sunday, March 10
3:00pm Registration Opens
5:30pm First Timers Meet & Greet
6:00 – 7:30pm
Opening Reception

Monday, March 11
7:45am – 8:45am
Registration and Breakfast
8:45am – 9:00am Welcome Remarks
9:00am – 9:45am KEYNOTE: From Masterpiece to Middle Market: The Evolution of the Art Market, 2009-2019
Marion Maneker, Art Market Monitor
9:45am – 10:45am Current Legal Issues Affecting the Native American Art Market
Kate Fitz Gibbon, Fitz Gibbon Law, LLC
Thomas Cleary LLC, Brokerage firm
10:45am – 11:00am Networking Break
11:00am – 12:00pm Issues of Title – Red Flags and Other Clues
Laurie Stein. L. Stein Research, LLC (Provenance)
Pamela Bensoussan, ASA (WPA)
12:00pm – 1:00pm COMPLIMENTARY LUNCH
1:00pm – 2:00pm Compromised Markets
Ana Archuleta, Gerald Peters Gallery (Surmoulages)
Kenneth Pushkin, Pushkin Gallery (Russian Markets)
2:00pm – 3:00pm Markets Down Memory Lane
Leila Dunbar, AAA, ISA AM
3:00pm – 3:30pm Networking Break 
3:30pm – 4:30pm Decorative Art Markets –Identification:  Attributions and Misattributions
Soodie Beasley, ASA, AAA (20th-Century Furniture)
Jed Foutz, Shiprock Santa Fe (Navajo rugs and Southwest silver)
4:30pm – 5:30pm Characteristics of Value Driving the Poster and Illustration Art Markets
Louis Bixenman
Alasdair Nichol, Freeman’s Auction
6:00pm – 7:30pm Cocktail Reception
Peters Projects (Gerald Peters Gallery), Santa Fe

Tuesday, March 12
8:00am – 9:00am
9:00am – 10:00am KEYNOTE: Market Trends in European Design of the 20th Century
Lauren Hunt, Owner, Hunt Modern
10:00am – 11:00am Photography Markets in the Gallery and Auction Arenas
Daile Kaplan, Vice President, Director of Photographs & Photobooks, Swann Auction Galleries
Sidney S. Monroe, Monroe Gallery, The Market for Works by Photojournalists
11:00am – 11:20am Networking Break
11:20am – 12:30pm The Retail /Wholesale Conundrum in Galleries, Private Sales and Auction
Gillian Blitch, Santa Fe Art Auction
Ann Bodelson Brown, Nedra Matteucci Galleries
12:30pm – 1:30pm COMPLIMENTARY LUNCH
1:30pm – 2:30pm Folk Art Markets – Reacting to Market Influences – Good, Better, Best
Curators from the Museum of International Folk Art
Nicolasa Chavez (Spanish Colonial)
Amy Groleau (Latin American)
2:30pm – 3:30pm The Southwest- Art of New Mexico and Modernists in Taos
Joseph Traugott, author, The Art of New Mexico: How the West Is One
David Witt, author, Taos Moderns: Art of the New
3:30pm – 3:45pm Networking Break     
3:45pm – 4:45pm Opening the Closet: The Emergence of Fashion as a Collectible
Deborah Miller, Textile and Clothing Appraisals
4:45pm – 5:45pm         Insurance Solutions: Damage and Loss, Arbitration, and Umpires
Robert F. Salmon, ACII, Managing Director - Fine Art, Jewelry & Specie, Willis Towers Watson
Nicole Sheley, NS International
Lela Hersh, ASA, Moderator

Wednesday, March 13
8:00am – 9:00am BREAKFAST
9:00am – 10:00am Protection: Airtight Agreement Letters
Taila Kosh, The Bennett Law Group
10:00am – 11:00am Challenging Assignments: Making the Case
Holly Mitchem, ASA
Janella Smyth, FASA
11:00am – 11:15am Networking Break
11:15am – 1:00pm IRS Stamp of Approval
Robin Bonner, Appraisal Services Department
Karin Gross, Special Counsel in the Office of Chief Counsel
1:00pm Closing Remarks

Thursday, March 14
Exploring Taos

Join us for a full day exploring the wonders of Taos, New Mexico. Our visit will include a stop at the Millicent Rogers Museum. Then enjoy lunch in the Taos town square (lunch on your own with time to wander around) followed by a visit to the Taos Museum/Fechin House and Harwood Museum. We’ll wrap up the day with a stop at the historic church-Ranchos de Taos.


*Schedule is subject to change. Any opinions presented in the sessions are those of the instructor(s) and do not represent the official position of the firms the individual instructors represent, sponsors, or the American Society of Appraisers.

Hotel Accommodations La Fonda_300x200

La Fonda on the Plaza
100 East San Francisco Street,
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Special Group Rate: $139 single/double occupancy

Based on availability, the following upgraded sleeping rooms are also available at special rates:

  • Deluxe Rooms: $169 single/double occupancy
  • One-bedroom Suites: $199.00 single/double occupancy
  • Terrace at La Fonda Rooms: $339.00.00 single/double occupancy

Please contact hotel directly to make reservation(s) for upgraded sleeping rooms.

Hotel Reservation Cutoff Date:
The ASA group rate is available until Monday, February 18 (or earlier should room inventory run out). Reservations made after the cutoff date (or once the block is full) will be subject to availability and current room rate.

To make hotel reservations online, use the 2019 Personal Property reservation link.

To contact the hotel directly, call 800-523-5002 or 505-982-5511 and select Option #1. You will need to reference group code 891672 to receive the group discount.
Reservations may be made by phone between the hours of (Mountain Standard Time):
Monday – Friday: 7am-8pm
Saturday: 8am-5pm
Sunday: 9am-5pm

Note: Individual reservation must be cancelled at least 72 hours prior to the guest’s scheduled arrival dates to avoid the first night’s room/tax penalty fee.

Travel PPCONF_Pottery_300x200

Albuquerque International Sunport or Santa Fe Regional Airport

Ground Transportation from Albuquerque

Round trip shuttle service to and from Albuquerque Airport is approximately $70 and takes around 1 hour 15 minutes. Drop off in front of La Fonda.

For further assistance getting to and from Albuquerque Airport, go to:

Ground Transportation from Santa Fe
Round trip Uber to and from Santa Fe airport is approximately $25-$35 each way depending upon the time. There are no taxis in Santa Fe.

Rental Cars
Both Albuquerque and Santa Fe and served by most major rental car companies.

CE Credits

17 continuing education (CE) credits will be given for full attendance of the conference.

Attendees may request reaccreditation credits for attending educational sessions held at the conference. The CE form will be available at the registration desk. Attendees must retain copies of the form in their personal files to receive credit for attending and refer back to them when they renew their reaccreditation online. CE forms are no longer processed by ASA HQ.


Sponsorship opportunities available - view opportunities or call (800) 272-8258. Download Sponsorship Agreement.


For more information e-mail or call (800) 272-8258.

Can’t attend the 2019 ASA Personal Property Connoisseurship Conference?

Consider attending the Personal Property track at the 2019 International Appraisers Conference August 25-28, 2019 in New York, NY.