This conference is focused on highlighting the under appreciated decorative works of non-traditional artists. The conservation of these works is vital to preserving the life story of those artists outside the main stream art community. Artists come from all walks of life and every ethnic background, Folk and Outsider art is many times strongly patriotic, intensely spiritual, but always deeply personal. If not preserved we lose the window into the lives of the artists and their folk traditions.
The Conference will be held February 24-26, 2015 at the High Museum, Atlanta, GA. The program will feature two days of contributed papers and a third day of hands-on as part of a visit to Paradise Gardens. We are soliciting oral presentations that discuss topics which center on Folk and Outsider art conservation and preservation. These include treatments, applications, future development directions, and research.
Cost of the conference is:
$199 Early Bird Registration (Until January 1, 2015)
$299 Registration (After January 1, 2015)
$99 Student Registration (limited student seats are available. Student must provide photocopy of current student ID and a letter of interest. Student applications should be emailed to email@example.com before January 1, 2015).