2023 Conference Schedule

Thursday, October 26

1:00-4:00 p.m.– Luncheon Meeting of the National Advisory Board and Board of Directors, Omni Hotel, Roanoke Room. [By invitation only]
2:00-5:00 p.m. – Registration, Omni Hotel, Lobby
6:00 p.m. – Bus Departs Hotel for FASA Welcome Reception.
6:30-8:00pm p.m. – Welcome Reception at Home of John & Mary Helen Willett, 7708 Dartmoor Road, 23229
8:00 & 8:15 – Bus returns to Hotel

Ticket, including Bus and Refreshments……………………….$50

Dinner on your own. Restaurant list will be provided.

Friday, October 27

7:30-8:00 a.m. – Late Registration, Omni Hotel, Lobby
9:00 a.m. – Buses depart Hotel for Richmond City Tours
Studio of Reid Pierce, see his collection of 1,000 Heads, 1607 W. Broad Street.
Virginia Union University Gallery, 1500 N. Lombardy St. Thornton Dial, African Art, Folk Art
12:00 – 1:30 p.m. – Luncheon, Country Club of Virginia
2:00 p.m. – Visits to Collectors’ Homes
Allison & Jim Vogler’s home, 301 Sleepy Hollow Rd. – Finster, Highwaymen
David Whaley’s home, 375 Lexington Rd. — folk and contemporary art, quilts
William & Ann Oppenhimer’s Home, 4108 Cambridge Rd., Refreshments
5:00pm – Board buses for trip back to Hotel
Dinner on your own. Advance reservations recommended.

Ticket, including Museum, Lunch, Tours & Bus……………………………$75

Saturday, October 28

8:30 a.m. – Board Bus for Trip to Museums
9:00-noon – SYMPOSIUM at Virginia Museum of History & Culture, 428 Arthur Ashe Blvd., Reynold’s Leadership Center, 2nd Floor
9:00-9:30 a.m. – Folk Art Society Welcome & Awards, Jim Sellman & Ann Oppenhimer
9:30-10:00 a.m. – Jamie Bosket, CEO, Virginia Museum of History & Culture
10:00-10:30 a.m. – Curator Karen Sherry — VMHC, The Folk Artists of Virginia
10:30-10:40 a.m. – Break
10:45-11:15 a.m. – Curator Valerie Cassel Oliver — VMFA, Souls Grown Deep
11:15-11:45 a.m. – Alex Nyerges — CEO, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
12:00pm -1:00 p.m. – LUNCHEON at Virginia Museum of History & Culture, Halsey Family Hall, First Floor
1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. – Visit to VMHC Galleries, 2nd Floor, Apollo, Our Commonwealth, and Visionary Virginians.
2:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m. – Visit Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 200 N. Arthur Ashe Blvd. (Walking)
4:00 p.m. – Board Bus to return to Omni Hotel
Ticket, including Symposium, Museum Visits & Lunch…………….$60.

6:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception at Omni Hotel, Shenandoah Room, Silent Auction begins.
7:00 –10:00 p.m. Dinner with Silent & Live Auction Omni Hotel, Shenandoah Room

Ticket, including Reception, Dinner & Auction…………………………$125

Sunday October 23

9:30 a.m. – Bus departs Omni Hotel
10:30 – 12:30 – Visit Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. – Luncheon at Abby Aldrich
1:30-3:00 p.m. – Visit DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum
3:00-4:00 p.m. – Bus returns to Hotel.
Ticket, including Museums, Lunch Ticket, Bus……………$75

Dinner on your own. Advance reservations recommended

Please Note: For those driving their own cars and not riding the buses, the price of the events remains the same. No admission to events without ticket and FASA conference badge.

****All events are subject to change****

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