Auction 2023

FASA Benefit Auction

The annual Folk Art Society auction will benefit the Herbert W. Hemphill Jr. Memorial Art Fund, which purchases or conserves an artwork each year for donation to a museum or university. Proceeds from the auction also support the publication of the Folk Art Messenger, as the $35 membership fee does not cover the cost. This is the Folk Art Society’s only fund-raising event each year, and its success depends on your generous contributions and participation.

The 10th annual online auction will be held for four weeks prior to the live auction event, which will take place October 28, during the conference at the Omni Hotel. The online auction will commence at midnight EDT on September 23, closing at midnight EDT on October 22. High bids from the online auction become opening bids for the live event. The online auction can be accessed at A Bidding-For-Good User ID and password are required before you can donate items to the auction or bid on those items that have been donated.

Auction Donations

Donating items to the auction could not be easier. Once you are logged into the FASA online auction site, click the Donate Items link and follow the step-by-step instructions for registering your item donation. You will need digital photos as well as the pertinent information (artist, title, dimensions, medium and estimated value) for each item prior to starting the process. Once registered, your donation will appear in the online auction site. You then either ship the items as noted below or bring the items with you to the conference and turn them in at registration.

Questions: contact Randall Lott, by email:

The Folk Art Society will not accept donated objects with a reserve or minimum bid, and all donated objects will be sold regardless of price achieved. The Folk Art Society does not guarantee that the auction sale price will meet donor expectations or suggested price range. The list of donors will appear in a subsequent issue of the Folk Art Messenger. Each donor will receive a receipt for the auction item’s selling price.


If you are planning to mail your items, regardless of size, please send them
by UPS, FedEx, or US Postal Service to the attention of Ann Oppenhimer.
4108 Cambridge Road. Richmond, VA 23221, between August 20–30, 2023.
Please call: 804.355.6709, or email: if you have any
questions about the shipping.


A UPS packer and shipper will be available at the hotel to handle your purchases immediately following the auction. All auction items must be picked up at the conclusion of the auction, and the Folk Art Society assumes no responsibility for them. Online successful bidders’ items will be shipped by UPS within two weeks after the auction is complete.


For those attending only the auction/dinner and no other conference event, the registration fee will be waived.


Cards and brochures for FASA member-dealers may be displayed at the registration tables by request. Such information received before October 10 will be placed in the conference packets. Brochures from other non-profit organizations and museums also are welcomed. Please send at least 100 copies to Ann Oppenhimer, 4108 Cambridge Road, Richmond, VA 23221.

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