MARGARET BROWNE has a M.A. in Public Affairs and Regional Planning from Princeton University and a certificate in Appraisal Studies from Pratt Institute. Her gallery, Chivaree Southern Art and Design (www.chivarts.com) is scheduled to open in Cashiers, N. C., in May.
The Folk Art Society of America, founded in 1987, is a nonprofit organization that advocates the documentation, preservation and exhibition of folk art, folk artists and folk art environments, with an emphasis on the contemporary. We publish The Folk Art Messenger free to members, and produce an annual Conference with symposia, special exhibitions and an auction. Our online Calendar lists current, upcoming and ongoing folk-art-related events and exhibitions.