2013 Conference Schedule
Important Hotel Information: The original conference hotel, the Marriott City Center in Raleigh, NC, is already completely booked. A second hotel has been secured: The Clarion Hotel, 320 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC 27603. Telephone: 1-919-832-0501; please mention the Folk Art Society group when calling for reservations. The rate is $99 plus tax, single or double, per night, with free parking. The cut-off date for reservations is September 3, 2013. The buses for FASA scheduled tours will stop at each hotel. A free shuttle service is operated by the City of Raleigh, the R-Line, which goes between the two hotels and downtown, for Thursday and Saturday night FASA events.
1:00-3:30 p.m.Luncheon Meeting of the National Advisory Board and Board of Directors. Marriott City Center, Chancellor Room. [By invitation only]
2:30-5:00 p.m. Registration, Marriott City Center Lobby, 500 Fayetteville Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
5:30-7:30 p.m.FASA Welcome Reception at Marriott City Center, Congressional Room.
Dinner on your own. Restaurant list will be provided.
7:30-8:00 a.m. - Late Registration, Marriott City Center Lobby
8:00 a.m. - Buses leave Marriott City Center for trip to Wilson, N.C.
8:45-9:30 a.m. - Hearty Southern Breakfast at Bailey Café, 12544 Hanover St., Bailey, NC
10:00-11:00 a.m. - Visit Vollis Simpson’s Workshop and Sculpture Meadow in Lucama, N.C.
11:30-12:30 - Visit Vollis Simpson Whirligig Conservation Headquarters in Wilson.
12:45-1:45 p.m. - Luncheon at Parker’s Barbeque, Wilson
2:00-3:00 - Visit Dudley and Lisa Andersons’ Glass and Ceramic Collection
3:15-4:15 - Visit Studio and Home of Photographer Burk Uzzle
4:30-6:00 p.m. - Buses Return to Raleigh, Marriott Hotel
Ticket, including Breakfast, Lunch, Tours & Bus..........$85
6:00-9:00 p.m. - Dinner on your own.
First Friday Gallery Walk in Downtown Raleigh. Walking Distance from Hotels. Free R-Line Buses Every 15 Minutes. Maps Provided.
8:30 a.m. - Buses depart Marriott City Center for North Carolina Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC 27607.
9:00-12:00 - Symposium at North Carolina Museum of Art. “The Folk Art of North Carolina and the South”
- 9:00-9:30 a.m. - Folk Art Society Awards and Annual Meeting
- 9:30-10:00 a.m. - Jenny Moore, Project Manager of the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park, “Vollis’s Whirligigs Are Moving & Not Just in the Wind.”
- 10:00-10:30 a.m. - Roger Manley, Director, Gregg Museum of Art and Design, NC State University, “The Odd Art of Hermon Finney.”
- 10:30-10:45 a.m. - Break
- 10:45-11:15 a.m. - William Ferris, Professor of History, UNC, “Voices of the Mississippi Blues.”
- 11:15-11:45 a.m. - Bernard Herman, Professor of American Studies, UNC, “Lonnie Holley: Words and Objects.”
12:00-1:00 p.m. - Luncheon at NC Museum of Art, Sculpture Garden
1:00-3:00 p.m. - Visit the Galleries and Gardens of the NC Museum of Art
3:00 p.m. - Buses depart Museum for Hotel
3:30-5:30 - Free Time to explore Art Galleries & Shops of Downtown Raleigh
Ticket, including symposium, lunch and bus.......................$50.
6:00-6:30 p.m. - Cocktail Reception at Marriott Hotel State (AB) Ballroom
6:30-10:00 p.m. - Dinner, Silent and Live Auction, Marriott State (AB) Ballroom
Ticket, including reception, dinner and auction..................$125
9:00 a.m. - Buses depart Marriott City Center for Raleigh, Chapel Hill & Wake Forest Tour
9:15-10:15 a.m. - Visit Gregg Museum’s Warehouse of Art and site of NC State’s new gallery, led by Roger Manley.
11:00-12:00 - Visit Garden and Studio of Folk Artist Clyde Jones, Bynum.
12:30-2:00 p.m. - Visit shops at Fearrington & Luncheon at Fearrington Granary Restaurant, Pittsboro.
2:30-3:15 p.m. - Visit Ginger Young’s Gallery, Chapel Hill.
3:15-4:15 p.m. Drive through Duke University, Durham, on way to Wake Forest, N.C.
4:30-5:30 p.m. - Visit Home and Folk Art Collection of Sally and Jay Althouse.
5:30-6:30 p.m. - Cocktail Party at home of Bob and Corinne Wolfrom.
6:30-7:30 p.m. - Buses return to Marriott City Center.
Ticket, including luncheon, cocktails, tours, and bus................$90
9:00 a.m. - Bus departs Marriott City Center for Trip to Seagrove Potteries
10:30-12:30 a.m. - Visit King’s Pottery and Ben Owens Pottery
12:30-1:30 p.m. - Catered Luncheon at Ben Owens Pottery
1:30-4:30 p.m. - Visit Jugtown Pottery, Crystal King Pottery and Museum of North Carolina Traditional Pottery
4:30-6:00 p.m. - Bus returns to Marriott City Center.
Ticket, including Tours, Lunch & Bus............................$75
Dinner on your own in Raleigh.
****All events are subject to change****
Registration and Refund Policy
The deadline for conference registration is September 15. Registrations are not complete until full payment is received in the Folk Art Society office.
Payment by PayPal, Visa or MasterCard is accepted, as well as by personal check. Charge orders may be sent by telephone or by utilizing the FASA secure Website order form HERE.
Space for all events is limited, especially for the bus trips and house tours, and reservations will be made in the order received. If you are placed on a waiting list and do not get a place on a tour, your money will be refunded after the conference. If sufficient reservations are not made for a tour, it may be canceled.
Until August 1, full refunds will be given for all cancellations. From August 1 to September 15, refunds will be given less a processing fee of $100 per person. After September 15, no refunds will be given for any reason. This rule is necessary because the society is financially and contractually obligated for the buses, hotel and catered events.
For additional information or additional copies of the brochure, contact the Folk Art Society office by telephone (804-285-4532 or 1-800-527-3655), or by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org.) Information and a registration blank can also be viewed and printed out from the Folk Art Society’s Website, www.folkart.org.