Folk Art News


33rd Annual Folk Art Society of America Conference
is coming to Charleston, South Carolina
October 20-23, 2022

Co-chairs Terri Johnson and Alex Patrick have designed a spectacular program:

A Symposium featuring:
Sweetgrass Baskets, Edgefield Pottery, Southern Folk Art,
& Basket-making Demonstration.

Welcome Reception at High Wire Distilling
Visits to Museums, Galleries and Private Collections
Gullah Activities at the Penn Center
Annual Art Auction and Banquet
Sunday Brunch at a Waterside Cafe

Conference Hotel
The Francis Marion, 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403
Reservations are limited; call 843-722-0600.
Request the Folk Art Society Group Rate.

The 2020 Virginia Professional Communicators Awards were announced March 26 via Zoom meeting. The Folk Art Messenger competes in the “Magazine and Social Media, non-profit and educational categories,” and six entries resulted in six awards.

First Place was won by:
1. Columns, personal opinion, by-lined (“Message from the Executive Director,” #99 and #101),
2. News Story (“Exciting Events at Christie’s Outsider Art Auction”) and
3. Specialty Article, Obituary (“Jim Clark 1938-2020”).

Second Place awards were given to:
1. Folk Art Messenger, #100,
2. Folk Art Society Facebook Page, and
3. Folk Art Society Website.

The First Place winners will progress to the National Federation of Press Women contest, which will be held virtually at the national conference in Little Rock, Ark., June 11-12, 2021.