Images of autumn: On Friday, the Freer Gallery opens an exhibition of 25 screens, scrolls and ceramics from Japan's Kamakura and Edo periods, depicting the change of seasons . . . Artist Alan Feltus has organized an art sale to benefit the Democratic Victory Fund. Artists scheduled to donate new work for sale -- below gallery prices -- include Feltus, William Christenberry, Leon Berkowitz, Sheila Harrington, Lou Stovall and Robin Rose. The sale will take place Tuesday, 4-8 p.m., at 4439 Cathedral Ave. NW . . . The American Symphony Orchestra League is sponsoring its first Orchestra Management Seminar. The week-long event begins next Wednesday at the Ramada Renaissance Hotel and features managers of some of the country's top orchestras. Call 628-0099 . . . The Art Deco Society of Washington is planning its second annual Art Deco Ball, Saturday, Oct. 27, at 9 p.m. at the Shoreham Hotel. The group holds its monthly meeting Tuesday at 8 p.m. at the Shoreham's Forum Room. Call 231-3793 for details . . . And speaking of Art Deco, the Smithsonian Institution Press has published a new book called "Washington Deco: Art Deco Design in the Nation's Capital," written by urban planner/architect Hans Wirz . . . "All is Vanity and Nothing is Fair" -- that's the theme of the revamped Vanity Fair. An exhibit of vintage and contemporary photographs from the magazine's history will open Monday at Woodward & Lothrop's downtown store . . .