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Art San Diego fair announces record attendance, strong sales

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Thursday, 20 November 2014 13:28

Artist Iris Scott painting at the show. Art San Diego image.

SAN DIEGO – Art San Diego Contemporary Art Show today announced record attendance and strong sales from its sixth annual show, which took place Nov. 6–9 at historic Balboa Park Activities Center. The contemporary art show welcomed 15,000 attendees, including more than 3,000 guests at the show’s opening night party.

ASD featured the works of more than 50 established and up-and-coming artists and galleries from the region and around the globe. The art show announced sales of more than $1 million, with several artists and galleries still finalizing pending sales and commissions.

Art Show San Diego, the city's only contemporary fine art show, has become one of the leading cultural events in Southern California. Since its inception in 2009, ASD has enriched the city with site-specific art projects; art talks and panel discussions; and a curated selection of emerging artists. This year’s show included works from Spotlight Artists, 2014 Art Prize recipients, a Launch Pad artist, and new to this year’s show, ArtSpot International – a show within a show focused on Latin American masters and contemporary works.

Adelman Fine Art of San Diego sold nine pieces during the show, including a 36-by-36 original oil finger painting by Iris Scott, The Discussion for $6,000. During the show Iris Scott painted on site and the gallery was excited to sell one of the works finger painted during the show.

Aldo Castillo’s ArtSpot International featuring Conde Contemporary, Miami, sold eight canvas works from various Latin American artists exhibited, including a piece by Andres Conde, Tank Girl, for $4,500.

Next year’s ASD will be Nov. 5-8. For more information about Art San Diego, visit http://art-sandiego.com/.



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Artist Iris Scott painting at the show. Art San Diego image. 

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 November 2014 13:44
 

Metro Show, now known as Metro Curates, announces 2015 exhibitors

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Monday, 10 November 2014 10:11

NEW YORK - The Art Fair Company has announced that it has changed the name of the Metro Show to Metro Curates. "We believe that the new name best reflects the curatorial aims of the fair," said Fair Director Caroline Kerrigan. "Last year, we asked each of the participating galleries to create a booth based on a single artist or themed exhibit of works. From their enthusiastic response, as well as from fair-attendees, we believe that Metro Curates best exemplifies the mission of the fair - to present singular viewpoints among exhibitions that cross genres in unexpected ways."

Along with its new name, comes an exciting roster of new galleries. Among them are:

Forum Gallery (New York), American Garage (Los Angeles), Joshua Lowenfels Works of Art (New York), Aaron Galleries (Chicago), Leatherwood Antiques (Sandwich, Mass.), Marion Harris (New York), and Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery (New York, London).

Returning to the fold are: American Primitive (New York), The Ames Gallery (Berkeley, Calif.), Carl Hammer Gallery (Chicago), Cavin-Morris Gallery (New York), David Richard Gallery (Santa Fe, N.M.), Douglas Dawson Gallery (Santa Fe, N.M.), Gail Martin Gallery (New York), Gemini Antiques (New York), Hill Gallery (Birmingham, Mich.), Jeff R. Bridgman American Antiques (York, Pa.), Just Folk (Los Angeles), Kathryn Markel Fine Arts (New York), M. Finkel & Daughter (Philadelphia), Mindy Solomon Gallery (St. Petersburg, Fla.), Ricco Maresca Gallery (New York), Steven S. Powers (New York), Stephen Romano Gallery (New York), William Siegal Gallery (Santa Fe, N.M.) and Clifford A. Wallach (Manalapan, N.J.).

In keeping with its celebration of living with art in all its forms, Jack Lenor Larsen will present the LongHouse Award for Design Excellence for best booth design. "We are honored to have Jack Lenor Larsen select the best- designed booth among the participating dealers," Ms. Kerrigan said in announcing the award.

Metro Curates embraces a wide range of offerings that include ethnographic material, applied and decorative arts, and historic to contemporary textiles, combined with modern and contemporary fine art and design. "From the outset our aim has been to illustrate the intellect, beauty, and vision in American arts and design, while placing it in a context that is both more contemporary and international," said Kerrigan.

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The Opening Night Preview is Wednesday, January 21, from 6:00 to 9:00 PM. The show opens to the public on Thursday, January 22. Hours are Thursday, January 22: 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM; Friday, January 23: 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM; Saturday, January 24: 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM; Sunday, January 25: 12 noon - 5:30 pm. General admission is $20 per person; a multi-day pass is $35 per person.

For general information visit metroshownyc.com .

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Last Updated on Monday, 10 November 2014 10:23
 

Asia Week New York announces gallery roster for March 13-21, 2015 series

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Monday, 03 November 2014 15:11
NEW YORK - The Asia Week New York Association announces that 43 international galleries will participate in Asia Week New York 2015, the nine-day celebration of Asian art and culture that spans the metropolitan region from March 13 through 21, 2015.

Carol Conover, Chairman of Asia Week New York, SAID: "We look forward to another successful edition of Asia Week New York especially during the Metropolitan Museum's banner year when it is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its renowned Asian Art Department."

Joining Asia Week New York for the first time is Shalini Ganendra Fine Art from Malaysia and, after a brief hiatus, Dr. Robert Bigler from Zurich and Wei Asian Arts from Brussels return to the fold.

The dealers returning to Asia Week New York with museum-quality works of art from across the Asian continent include:

Indian, Himalayan, and Southeast Asian Art:

Art Passages (United States), Buddhist Art (Germany), Galerie Hioco (France), Nayef Homsi (United States), Prahlad Bubbar Ltd. (England), Walter Arader Himalayan Art (United States), Carlo Cristi (Italy), Francesca Galloway (England), Oliver Forge and Brendan Lynch Ltd (England), Kapoor Galleries (United States), Susan Ollemans (England), Carlton Rochell Asian Art (United States), Dalton Somare (Italy), Jonathan Tucker Antonia Tozer (England), and Nancy Wiener Gallery (United States).

Ancient and/or Contemporary Chinese Art:

U.S. galleries include Andrew Kahane, Ltd., Asian Art Studio, Ralph M. Chait Galleries, Inc., China 2000 Fine Art, The Chinese Porcelain Company, Gisèle Croës (Belgium), Michael C. Hughes LLC, Jadestone, Kaikodo LLC, J.J. Lally & Co., M. Sutherland Fine Arts, Ltd., Nicholas Grindley Works of Art Ltd, and Zetterquist Galleries.

Ancient and/or Contemporary Japanese Art:

Carole Davenport, Dai Ichi Arts, Ltd., Gallery FW, Joan B. Mirviss, Ltd., Onishi Gallery, Scholten Japanese Art, Erik Thomsen (all from the United States), Hiroshi Yanagi Oriental Art (Japan), BachmannEckenstein (Switzerland), and Giuseppe Piva Japanese Art (Italy).

Ancient and contemporary Korean specialists:

Kang Collection Korean Art and KooNewYork, both from the United States, round out the contributors to the extraordinary array of Asian art treasures on view.

To celebrate the 2015 edition of Asia Week New York, which offers a non-stop schedule of gallery open houses, auctions, exhibitions, lectures, symposia and special events, a private, invitation-only reception will be held at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on March 16.

A comprehensive guide with maps will be available at participating galleries, auction houses and cultural institutions, starting February 2015 and online at www.asiaweekny.com. Emphasizing the strength of interest from Chinese-speaking buyers, a Chinese version of the website is available at cn.asiaweekny.com.

About the presenting sponsor - Aman:

Aman was founded in 1988 with the vision of building a collection of intimate retreats with the unassuming, warm hospitality of a gracious private residence. The first, Amanpuri (place of peace) in Phuket, Thailand, introduced the concept, and since then, Amanresorts has grown to encompass 26 resorts located in Bhutan, Cambodia, China, France, Greece, Indonesia, India, Laos, Montenegro, Morocco, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Turkey, the Turks & Caicos Islands, the USA and Vietnam.

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Last Updated on Monday, 03 November 2014 15:48
 

Museum of Arts and Design to present awards at gala Nov. 11

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Thursday, 30 October 2014 14:43
MAD Ball 2014, sponsored by the Museum of Arts and Design

NEW YORK – On Nov, 11, the Museum of Arts and Design will host the 2014 MAD Ball, celebrating four influential creators and leaders in the art, craft and design industries, whose work personifies the museum’s mission to explore and celebrate contemporary making and skilled craftsmanship across all media:

  • Michael Aram, artist and founder of Michael Aram Inc., which is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2014.
  • Artist Richard Dupont, in recognition of his remarkable innovations in the arts and the field of digital design.
  • Barry Friedman, who for the last 50 years as gallerist and collector has dealt with art and artists from the late 19th century to the present.
  • Ligne Roset in honor of the more than 150 years of the company’s rich design heritage and dedication to craftsmanship.

This year’s Visionaries Awards will celebrate a year of exciting leadership with new Director Glenn Adamson. Reflecting MAD’s mission to celebrate innovation and excellence across all creative disciplines, MAD is honoring a range of artists, designers and artisans, as well as the enterprises and patrons who support them.

“It’s an honor for the museum to award such leaders and creators, who epitomize MAD’s commitment to contemporary craftsmanship, innovation and creativity,” said Lewis Kruger, chairman of the board of the museum. “The outstanding achievements of this year's honorees have influenced the creative world at large and will continue to reverberate in our everyday lives.”

The museum commissioned artist Miriam Ellner to create the awards this year. Ellner, one of the foremost designers working in the ancient technique of Verre Eglomisé, the process of gilding precious metals on the reverse side of glass, was featured in the recent exhibition “NYC Makers: The MAD Biennial,” which spotlighted the wildly diverse creative communities thriving across the five boroughs today. Ellner has created a special series of sculptures, Light Catchers, which are elegant gilded glass seed-like forms, set in a bronze structure that moves to capture the changing light where they are installed.

To highlight the museum’s mission of championing contemporary creativity across all disciplines, this year’s MAD Ball will inaugurate the Makers Showcase: an engaging platform where a selection of artists will present live demonstrations. Artists-Makers this year include photographer Benjamin Fredrickson; ceramicist Zack Davis, and pastry chef Olivier Dessyn of Mille-Feuille Bakery.

The MAD Ball is the museum’s most important annual fundraiser, supporting MAD’s exhibitions and educational programs. Every year, the gala honors leaders and innovators in the fields of art, design, philanthropy and business. Proceeds are directed to the support of MAD’s arts education programs. This year, MAD expects to serve nearly 10,000 children, grades K-12, from underserved communities. Each year, more than 500 guests, including arts patrons, artists, designers and noted corporate and civic leaders, attend the event.

About the Honorees

Michael Aram

Michael Aram, artist and founder of Michael Aram Inc., will be honored for his enduring contributions to the world of home décor, as well as his legacy of over two and a half decades of fine craftsmanship, sculpture and innovation; in particular through his work inspired by traditional Indian craft. In celebration of the 25th anniversary year of Michael Aram Inc., Aram has revisited his roots artistically with his Atelier sculptures, lighting, furniture and, most recently, fine jewelry.

Richard Dupont

An innovator throughout his career, artist Richard Dupont has opened up new avenues of expression in a variety of media including sculpture, drawing, installation, painting and printmaking. His work with digital technologies and fabrication methods, was recently highlighted in MAD’s exhibition “Out of Hand: Materializing the Postdigital.” One of the first to incorporate the advanced technologies so widespread today in the fields of Art and Design, Dupont’s work has always maintained a critical position in relation to our rapidly changing digital culture.

Barry Friedman

After almost 50 years of representing art and artists, an era has come to an end with the closing of Barry Friedman Ltd, a long-established presence in the international art world. Recognized as a visionary dealer with a collector’s eye, Friedman has continually forged new paths in the decorative arts field. MAD is pleased to honor Friedman’s lifetime devotion to introducing American audiences to great objects, ranging from 19th century decorative art to important contemporary fine art works.

Ligne Roset

Ligne Roset will be honored by MAD in celebration of the company’s rich design heritage and dedication to craftsmanship. The museum recognizes Ligne Roset’s ongoing commitment to technical innovation and its tradition of artful designer collaborations with both established and up-and-coming talents to create award-winning designs for the contemporary interior, epitomizing a bold, beautiful and design-forward lifestyle since their inception in 1860.

The MAD Ball will be held at Pier Sixty in New York City on Tuesday, Nov. 11. The festive evening will begin at 6:30 p.m. with cocktails, the Makers Showcase and a silent auction, followed by dinner, the awards presentation and live entertainment at 7:30 pm. Tickets to the MAD Ball 2014 may be purchased http://thestore.madmuseum.org/collections/mad-ball-2014 or by contacting Stephanie Lang at 212-299-7729 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .



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Last Updated on Thursday, 30 October 2014 15:09
 

Schnitzer Foundation lecture at Print Fair taps artist Mel Bochner

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Thursday, 23 October 2014 12:17

Jordan D. Schnitzer. Photo provided.

NEW YORK – Mel Bochner, the renowned conceptual artist, will be the first guest artist to speak at the inaugural Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation Lecture Program on Nov. 8 at the IFPDA Print Fair at the Park Avenue Armory, as announced by Michele Senecal, executive director of IFPDA. Jordan D. Schnitzer, the Portland, Oregon-based art collector and philanthropist, is funding the lecture through his foundation.

"We are extremely grateful to Mr. Schnitzer for his generosity in underwriting our inaugural lecture program and are privileged to feature Mel Bochner as our first guest artist," said Senecal, who is also executive director of the IFPDA Print Fair. "The lecture program is our the lead programming initiative during the fair, and aims to honor and raise public consciousness about the unique ways in which contemporary artists use print-making in their artistic practice."

Sparked by a keen interest in the inventiveness of printmaking and carrying on a family legacy of collecting art, Jordan Schnitzer began collecting prints in 1988. Today, the family's collection exceeds 8,000 works and its foundation manages an active lending program aimed at making fine art easily available to qualified institutions, especially those in less-served communities.

"Art makes us feel alive," said Schnitzer. "I love prints, and getting to know the print artists, publishers, galleries and print curators has been a highlight of my art life. I am honored to sponsor the IFPDA Print Fair artist lecture."

Schnitzer aims to create a long and lasting impact through the arts with the significant funding he has provided for the renovation and construction of two university museums that now bear his name; the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Ore., and the Museum of Art at Washington State University in Pullman, Wash., planned for completion in 2016.

Mel Bochner, a founding figure of the conceptual art movement of the 1960s and whose critically acclaimed exhibition at The Jewish Museum recently concluded, has taken an unusual turn toward painterly expressiveness during the past two decades. The use of words as sources for painting stems from Bochner's interest in philosophy, on the one hand, and humor and popular culture on the other. Using a variety of techniques, including printmaking, Bochner riffs on words in countless permutations.

Free and open to the public with limited seating, reservations for the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation Lecture, which takes place in the historic Board of Officer's Room at the Park Avenue Armory, at 11 a.m. must be made online: www.printfair.com

The IFPDA's Print Fair opens with a benefit preview for the IFPDA Foundation at the Park Avenue Armory, Park Avenue and 67th Street, on Wednesday, Nov. 5, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $85 and include a one-day pass.

The four-day Print Fair opens to the public on Thursday, Nov 6. Hours are Thursday to Saturday, noon to 8 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 6 p.m. Daily admission is $20.



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Last Updated on Thursday, 23 October 2014 12:31
 

New York Ceramics Fair adds ‘Glass’ to its title

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Wednesday, 22 October 2014 08:56
19th-century emerald green, acorn-shape sugar bowl cut with eight flutes. Attributed to New England Glass Co., Cambridge, Mass. Image courtesy Ian Simmonds NEW YORK – Liz Lees and Meg Wendy have jointly announced that they have changed the name of the New York Ceramics Fair to the New York Ceramics and Glass Fair.

“With glass being recognized as an established art form, we are excited to give it more emphasis,” said founding director Liz Lees, “and because this category has attracted a new wave of collectors, Meg and I are very excited about these new additions.” Lees and Wendy also said that an additional floor would be added to the show for contemporary ceramics.

The only fair of its kind in the United States featuring ceramics, pottery and glass from the 17th to 21st centuries, the New York Ceramics and Glass Fair will be open to the public January 21-25, 2015, at the historic Bohemian National Hall, 321 East 73rd Street. The opening night preview will be held on Tuesday, January 20, marking the start of winter’s numerous art and design fairs.

Thirty-five top-tier, vetted galleries and private dealers from the United States, China, Great Britain, Holland and Turkey will participate. Among the new exhibitors are: Red Royalty Gallery (New York), Galerie Dumonteil (New York, Paris, Shanghai), Iliad (New York), Martin Chasin Fine Arts (Fairfield, CT), Polka Dot Antiques (Waccabuc, NY) and Chen Yan (China), making his U.S. debut.

Those returning to the fold are: Anavian Gallery (New York), Van Geenen Antiques (Delft, Holland), Garry Atkins (London), Martin Cohen (New York), Martyn Edgell Antiques Ltd. (London), Michelle Erickson (Hampton, VA), Ferrin Contemporary (Cummington, Mass.), Iznik Classics (Istanbul, Turkey), Haggerty Ceramics (Santa Barbara, Calif.), Jeffrey S. Evans (Harrison, Va.), Katherine Houston Porcelain (Boston), Roderick Jellicoe (London), Leo Kaplan Ltd. (New York), Kinghams Art Pottery (London), Lee Gallery (Stevens, Pa.), Moylan/Smelkinson (Baltimore), Polly Latham Asian Art (Boston), Sylvia Powell Decorative Arts (London), Santos (London), Ian Simmonds (Carlisle, Pa.), The Stradlings (New York), Philip Suval Inc. (Virginia), TOJ Gallery (Annapolis, Md.), Earle D. Vandekar of Knightsbridge (New York), Warren

Antiques (Wilton, Ct.), Mark J. West (Redhill, England), and Lynda Willauer Antiques (Nantucket, Mass.).

The New York Ceramics and Glass Fair’s hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, and on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets, including catalog, are $20 per person and can be used throughout the duration of the fair.

As always, the New York Ceramics and Glass Fair will present a series of informative lectures by prominent experts.

The New York Ceramics and Glass Fair is produced by MCG Events LLC and Caskey Lees Inc.

For more information visit, www.newyorkceramicsandglassfair.com .

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19th-century emerald green, acorn-shape sugar bowl cut with eight flutes. Attributed to New England Glass Co., Cambridge, Mass. Image courtesy Ian Simmonds Chen Yan, 'Golden Years,' image courtesy Chen Yan Arts Andrea Zemel, 'The Three Mothers,' 2013, image courtesy Iliad Wheel-thrown and crackle celadon-glazed porcelain lidded vase, 2014. Image courtesy Cliff Lee
Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 October 2014 09:05
 

Annual Miami International Map Fair on course for Feb. 6-8

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Monday, 29 September 2014 10:57
Map of Trinidad from government and other surveys, circa 1865. Drawn and engraved by John Bartholomew. HistoryMiami, 2004-236-1.

MIAMI – The Miami International Map Fair, the longest continuously running map fair in the world, will return to HistoryMiami museum Feb. 6-8. Visitors are invited to peruse and purchase antique maps from some of the finest map dealers in the world and discover the history and future trends of cartography.

Held annually during the first weekend in February, the Miami International Map Fair provides both the serious collector and casual buyer with a weekend to browse antique maps, rare books, panoramas and atlases from around the world, as well as provide expert opinions and attend a series of special topical lectures. Visitors are also encouraged to bring in a map from their own collections for an expert opinion.

The 2015 lecturers include:

  • Jacqueline V. Nolan – Cartographer and GIS specialist with the Library of Congress’ Geography and Map Division, Nolan has worked for several federal agencies including the Defense Mapping Agency, the National Park Service, and the U.S. Geological Survey, where she received recognition for her contribution in GIS on a national hydrologic regression model. Her maps have appeared in research journal publications, and in numerous reports issued by the Congressional Research Service.
  • Richard H. Brown - A collector of maps, atlases and views relating to the French and Indian and Revolutionary Wars (1755-1783), Brown is involved with a number of public and private libraries, and maintains a particular interest in the conservation and digitization of rare maps. He is a vice chairman of the Norman Leventhal Map Center and currently chairs a committee responsible for a Revolutionary War exhibition. Brown is a councilor of the American Antiquarian Society and serves on the Madison Council of the Library of Congress and the Library Committee of the New York Historical Society.
  • William B. Ginsberg – A published and acclaimed scholar, known for writing three major cartographic works: Sea Charts of Norway, 1585-1812 (2012), Maps and Mapping of Norway, 1602—1855 (2009), and Printed Maps of Scandinavia and the Arctic, 1482—1601 (2006).

Additionally, The Florida International University GIS Center has partnered with the Miami International Map Fair and will present interactive GIS presentations throughout the weekend.

Daily admission to the fair is $20 for adults and children, $15 for HistoryMiami members and $10 for university students with ID. Weekend registration is $70 per person for HistoryMiami members and $80 for nonmembers and includes a VIP private preview, a cocktail reception with the map dealers, optional tours and complimentary lunch on Saturday and Sunday. Online Weekend Registration is open until Feb. 3. Fair hours are Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 12 to 5 p.m. at 101 W. Flagler St. in downtown Miami. Parking is available at the Cultural Center Parking Garage, 50 NW 2 Ave.

To register for the Miami International Map Fair or event information, please call 305-375-1618 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .



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Map of Trinidad from government and other surveys, circa 1865. Drawn and engraved by John Bartholomew. HistoryMiami, 2004-236-1.
Last Updated on Monday, 29 September 2014 11:15
 

19th-century Trenton ceramics on view Mon./Tues. in Princeton, NJ

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Monday, 22 September 2014 13:53
Circa-1893 hand-painted Princeton Football tankard made by Ceramic Art Co./Lenox, Trenton, N.J. Ex collection of The Silver Shop, Princeton, N.J. Est. $3,000-$5,000. Material Culture image

PRINCETON, N.J. - A pre-auction exhibition of important china and porcelain pieces created by Trenton, New Jersey ceramics manufacturers of the 19th century is being held Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 22 and 23 in Princeton. The items are on display both days from 11 am. to 5 p.m. at Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart, 1128 Great Road, Princeton, NJ 08540. A “farewell to Princeton” reception is planned from 5 to 8 p.m. on Monday evening. Refreshments will be served.

The antique ceramic wares were made by such fabled Trenton companies as Lenox, Ceramic Art Co. (CAC), and Willets Belleek. All are part of a larger selection of antique decorative art, silver, jewelry and watches from the private collections and remaining inventory of The Silver Shop. The prestigious retail establishment closed in July after 77 years of continuous operation on Princeton’s Palmer Square. All goods will be auctioned on Sept. 27-28 and Oct. 11-12 at the Material Culture gallery in Philadelphia.

Among the special highlights on display are pieces with a Princeton theme, including a large, circa-1893 Princeton Tigers Football Team tankard hand-painted by W.H. Clayton for Ceramic Art company Lenox of Trenton. Other auction lots of Trenton manufacture include full sets of china, a set of plates with an orchid motif, a CAC candleholder, and a large porcelain vase on which the artist Hans Nosek painted an elegant portrait of his wife.

Also having a Princeton connection are two very rare sets of Wedgwood (England) plates painted with images of all the major buildings on the Princeton University campus. These particular sets will be sold during the October 11-12 auction sessions.

A Princeton “institution,” The Silver Shop was frequented by three generations of Princetonians, virtually every New Jersey governor since 1937, and scores of celebrities – from Einstein to Springsteen.

The public is cordially invited to view the exhibition and attend the reception.

For additional information about the exhibition, reception or any item in the auction, call Nic Holland at 215-438-4700.

View the fully illustrated catalog and sign up to bid absentee or live via the Internet at www.LiveAuctioneers.com .

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Circa-1893 hand-painted Princeton Football tankard made by Ceramic Art Co./Lenox, Trenton, N.J. Ex collection of The Silver Shop, Princeton, N.J. Est. $3,000-$5,000. Material Culture image Hans Nosek (Bohemian, 1876-1966), monumental porcelain vase with hand-painted portrait of the artist’s wife, 18in high, signed and dated 1907, Willets Belleek of Trenton, N.J. Ex collection of The Silver Shop, Princeton, N.J. Est. $4,000-$6,000. Material Culture image Willets Belleek, Trenton, N.J., flared column vase with hand-painted poppies, circa 1900, unsigned, 12in high. Ex collection of The Silver Shop, Princeton, N.J. Est. $500-$1,000. Material Culture image This impressive lineup shows the diversity and exceptional quality of wares produced by Trenton, N.J.,  ceramics and porcelain companies of the late 19th century. All ex collection of The Silver Shop, Princeton, N.J., and to be auctioned by Material Culture of Philadelphia. Material Culture image
Last Updated on Monday, 22 September 2014 14:48
 

Winter Olympia Art & Antiques Fair sets program of events

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Thursday, 18 September 2014 12:36

Image courtesy of Winter Olympia Art & Antiques Fair, London

LONDON - The 24th Winter Olympia Art & Antiques Fair, Nov. 3-9, 2014, is the only high-caliber art and antiques fair between October and March and a highlight of the winter art season. One hundred and twenty of the UK’s top dealers will be selling exceptional examples of fine art and antiques from all periods. Popular with collectors, interior designers and those looking for something different, the stock on sale ranges from dining tables to diamond rings. For the second year running, it coincides with Asian Art in London.

An expected 22,000 visitors will find over 30,000 pieces across 32 disciplines including: furniture, 20th century design, jewelry, art, Asian pieces, ceramics, sculpture, silver, mirrors, lighting, fossils, clocks, textiles and glass.

Fair Director Mary Clare Boyd says of the event, "Be prepared for a truly eclectic mix of pieces for sale, beyond what you might imagine an antique fair could sell. There are fashion drawings, 1950s Cartier earrings, Asprey Cocktail shakers, Warhol prints, Lalique glass, 18th-century oak dressers, enormous chrome binoculars and 17th-century marriage portraits. It is a wonderful source of one-off Christmas presents at different prices and the experience is one of pre-Christmas luxury and sparkle with a host of experts on hand to learn from."

The fair is organized in association with the UK’s top trade associations, BADA and LAPADA. Every piece on sale is strictly checked by experts before the fair opens to ensure it is authentic so visitors can buy with confidence.

New for the 2014 edition is an enhanced events program which includes: "A Victorian Obsession Bringing the Pérez Simón collection to Leighton House Museum," a talk by Daniel Robbins, Senior Curator at Leighton House. This is a preview taster to the much anticipated exhibition at Leighton House in mid-November. There are two Asian lectures at the fair, one by the British Museum (Ming: Beyond Porcelain) and one by specialist Arthur Millner (Asiatic themes in Mamluk and Ottoman Tiles from Damascus (1400-1800). The annual BADA talk is "Over the Top? The Image of War" by Andrew Sim. For the first time at the November fair, independent art consultant Vanessa Curry will be conducting specialist daily tours.

Incorporating a Mosimanns Bistro and champagne bar and with stylish presentation, this is a glamorous annual event with a sparkling preview night.

Online: www.olympia-antiques.com

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Last Updated on Thursday, 18 September 2014 12:49
 

LA Jewelry, Antique & Design Show set for Jan. 14-19 return

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Monday, 08 September 2014 14:09
Image courtesy of LA Jewelry, Antique & Design Show LOS ANGELES - A favorite of celebrities, fashionistas and other discriminating collectors, the Los Angeles Jewelry, Antique & Design Show will return to the Los Angeles Convention Center for its second edition on January 15-18, 2015. The agenda will include a benefit for the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising on Wednesday, January 14th.

The Los Angeles Jewelry, Antique & Design Show debuted in 2014 with 100 galleries and brisk sales generated by more than 50,000 visitors. The show was lauded in the media and its special curated exhibition, Treasures of the Maya Spirit was featured in an extensively in the New York Times.

The debut Los Angeles Jewelry, Antique & Design Show was attended by numerous collectors including: Barbra Streisand, James Brolin, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jerry Bruckheimer, Henry Winkler, Kevan Hall, Patricia Arquette, Lauren Graham, Lily Collins, Michelle Monaghan, Debra Wilson, Princess Anita Theodora of Orange-Nassau, Gabrielle, Duchess of Schoeneberg, Hill Harper, Robert LaSardo, Domingo Zapata, Bria Murphy, James DuMont, Alex Lombard, Sue Wong, Consul General for the U.A.E. Abdulla Ali Saboosi, and more.

The January 2015 show will feature exciting one of a kind gems, designer jewelry and watches, vintage couture purses, cases and decorative arts including: antique and modern silver, Asian art, textiles, books, porcelain, tribal art, furnishings and accessories. A portion of the show will also be dedicated showcasing to rare museum‐quality tribal art and artifacts. The galleries and pieces at the Los Angeles Jewelry, Antique & Design Show have been curated specifically to suit the tastes of collectors and luxury enthusiasts. The show will also feature special exhibits, tours and lectures.

WHEN: Wednesday, January 14th, 8:00pm-11:00pm (Opening Night Premiere Party); Thursday, January 15th, 11:00am-7:00pm; Friday, January 16th, 11:00am-7:00pm; Saturday, January 17th, 11:00am-7:00pm; Sunday, January 18th, 11:00am-5:00pm

WHERE: Los Angeles Convention Center, South Hall J & K

ADDRESS: 1201 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015

General admission is $20. For additional information about the Los Angeles Jewelry, Antique & Design Show, visit www.LAWinterShow.com .

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Last Updated on Monday, 08 September 2014 17:05
 

Vikings to return to England’s Rockingham Castle, Aug. 24-25

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Friday, 22 August 2014 09:29

Viking re-enactors of the type expected to invade Rockingham Castle on Sunday and Monday, Aug. 24 and 25, 2014. Image courtesy of Rockingham Castle

ROCKINGHAM, England – Battles, pageantry and a Viking invasion are on the agenda for Sunday, Aug. 24 and Monday Aug. 25 at historic Rockingham Castle in England. Re-enactors will take on the role of the infamous Scandinavians who pillaged Britain from the late 8th century AD until the Battle of Hastings in 1066.

Visitors to the event can expect to see realistic, entertaining battle displays, as opposing forces meet to the thunderous clash of steel. Additionally, life as it was in olden times will revisited in a tented encampment, where tradesmen will show off their skills making weapons and coins, weaving nets and brewing medicines. Storytellers will entertain, and anyone who wishes to do so can try their hand at archery.

The event will run from noon till 5 p.m. each day. For additional information on admission fees, directions and parking, visit www.rockinghamcastle.com.

About Rockingham Castle:

Located one mile north of Corby, Northamptonshire, England, Rockingham Castle was built on the instruction of William the Conqueror and has been home to the Saunders Watson family for 450 years. Prior to the Watsons’ ownership, the castle was held by The Crown. Very few other homes in England have been continuously occupied for nearly 1,000 years and within that time been owned by just one family since being relinquished as a royal castle.

Rockingham Castle was a popular haunt of writer Charles Dickens, who was a great friend of Richard and Lavinia Watson, ancestors of the current family. The castle is arguably the inspiration for Chesney Wold in one of Dickens’ greatest works, “Bleak House.”

Rockingham Castle was used as the set for the BBC English Civil War epic drama “By the Sword Divided.” It also featured in the Val Kilmer film “Top Secret!” A cricket pitch lies within the grounds of the castle and is home to the Old Eastonians Cricket Club.

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Viking re-enactors of the type expected to invade Rockingham Castle on Sunday and Monday, Aug. 24 and 25, 2014. Image courtesy of Rockingham CastleThe main gateway to Rockingham Castle, formerly a royal castle and hunting lodge, now home to the Saunders Watson family. Photo courtesy of Brian Coleman, geograph.org.uk, CC by SA 2.0 license 

Last Updated on Friday, 22 August 2014 09:43
 

American Quilter’s Society celebrates 30th anniversary

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Friday, 08 August 2014 11:02

Closeup of section from a vibrant Baltimore applique and trapunto album quilt dated 1846. Auctioned Oct. 1, 2011 by Pook & Pook. Image courtesy of LiveAuctioneers Archive and Pook & Pook.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (PRWEB) – American Quilter’s Society, the largest quilting membership organization in the world, will conduct the Grand Rapids AQS QuiltWeek from Aug. 20-23 at the DeVos Place Convention Center, 303 Monroe Ave NW.

More than 15,000 people are expected to converge on the Grand Rapids area to enjoy four days of the best in international quilt and textile artistry. Over 450 quilts will be on display, with more than $50,000 in prizes to be awarded at the event for quilting excellence. In addition, AQS QuiltWeek will be hosting a series of workshops with some of the top talent in the quilt industry and an extensive merchant mart comprised of both local and national vendors.

Included in AQS QuiltWeek’s celebrated exhibits is the SAQA Masters II exhibit featuring 35 quilts from some of today’s top quilting artists. Also on display is the Quilted in Honor traveling exhibit by Island Batik, which supports Operation Homefront, a not-for-profit organization providing financial assistance, food, repairs and help to the families of our United States service members and wounded warriors in need. Some special show highlights include the famous Quilt of Belonging, an immense, Canadian collaborative work of art, and the Quilts of Aileen Stannis.

Evening events feature world-renowned celebrities presenting their unique spin on fabric, quilting, and life, including dynamic sessions with Sue Nickels and Lyric Kinard. AQS certified quilt appraisers will be available at the event to appraise new or antique quilts for insurance replacement or fair market values from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. There is an appraisal fee of $50 per quilt, payable at quilt check-in.

Admission to AQS QuiltWeek includes access to all special exhibits and the Merchant Mall with more than 200 vendor booths. Hours are Wednesday, Aug. 20, through Friday, Aug. 22, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, Aug. 23, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Ticket and additional information can be found at http://www.quiltweek.com/grand-rapids or by calling 1-270-898-7903. American Quilter’s Society has also arranged for steeply discounted hotel rates, which can be booked through the http://www.quiltweek.com/grand-rapids website. The event is open to the public.



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Closeup of section from a vibrant Baltimore applique and trapunto album quilt dated 1846. Auctioned Oct. 1, 2011 by Pook & Pook. Image courtesy of LiveAuctioneers Archive and Pook & Pook. 

Last Updated on Friday, 08 August 2014 12:38
 

One of Europe’s finest classic car collections to be auctioned Sept. 4

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Thursday, 07 August 2014 08:58
From The Stradale Collection, a fantastic selection of high-quality original cars. All will be auctioned Sept. 4 in London at the inaugural Salon Prive Sale conducted by Silverstone Auctions, with Internet live bidding through LiveAuctioneers. LONDON - Silverstone Auctions is set to offer one of Europe's finest collections of road-going classic cars to come to market, at The Sale at Salon Privé on September 4 in London. Internet live bidding will be available worldwide through LiveAuctioneers.

Henry Pearman, the founder and CEO of Eagle – the world's premier Jaguar E-Type specialist – has overseen the creation of this unique collection of high-quality and original cars, known as the Stradale Collection, applying the same energy, passion and attention to detail for which Eagle is world renowned.

The star of the historic road car collection is considered to be one of the all-time “ultimate” Ferraris – a very rare 1971 Ferrari 365GTS/4 Daytona Spyder, estimated at between £1.75 and £2.25 million. One of just 122 ever produced, the car was delivered new in 1971 to US casino owner William F. Harrah and has covered just 3,955 miles from new. As a testament to its supreme original state, the car was granted Ferrari Classiche certification in 2009 and is presented in black with red leather interior.

Other iconic Italian models include one of just 349 Ferrari F50s to be built, this example with just 6,219 miles recorded and estimated at between £600,000 and £750,000, as well as its predecessor, the iconic F40, with only 10,738 miles driven and in exemplary order – also estimated at between £600,000 and £750,000. An example of the original supercar, and regarded by many as the best, is an exceptionally original but mechanically fresh 1968 Lamborghini Miura P400 presented in its original striking yellow. It, too, is estimated at £600,000 and £750,000.

Some special British models also will be featured, most notably a 1931 Bentley 4½ Litre Blower. Regarded as one of the most charismatic cars of all time, this example is number 25, the final car in the first batch of just 50 produced. Estimated at between £2.2 and £2.5 million, the car enjoyed a trouble free 3,000km run in the inaugural Blower Bentley International Rally in 2010, which celebrated the car’s 80th anniversary at Le Mans.

Also within the British models is probably the most famous convertible Aston Martin of all, a sister car to HRH Prince Charles’s DB6 Mk 2 Volante, the model immortalized by His Royal Highness Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, at the Royal Wedding. One of only 38 ever produced, and just 17 to feature the preferred manual gearbox, this is estimated at £820,000 - £920,000. A rare blue example of a Lotus Elan Drophead Sprint carries an estimate of between £35,000 and £45,000.

Commenting on the Stradale Collection, Pearman said: “Having chosen Salon Privé to launch our Eagle E-Type Speedster to the world back in 2009, as well as to celebrate the E-Type’s 50th anniversary in 2011, we knew the new joint venture between the UK’s finest concours event and Silverstone Auctions was the perfect opportunity to release some of the very best road cars from the collection.”

“It is truly a living collection, so is subject to change from time to time, and we’ve been exceptionally fortunate to have recently acquired arguably the very best Audi R8 – the ex-works and 2004 Le Mans winner, to join the growing number of competition cars within the collection.”

The first car for the collection was acquired in 2000 and over the last 14 years has evolved to include some incredibly famous road and racecars, with 14 thoughtfully grouped road-going cars presented under the hammer at Syon House.

Speaking on behalf of Silverstone Auctions, Sales Manager Paul Campbell said: “I am delighted that we will be bringing one of the country’s most important classic car collections to auction. The Stradale collection includes a series of iconic cars from the Daytona Spyder to the F50 and F40. Collectively, they are undoubtedly some of the most desirable cars to come to market in recent years, and The Sale at Salon Privé is the perfect venue at which to sell them.”

Watch for the fully illustrated catalog to publish soon at www.LiveAuctioneers.com . For current information, please visit http://www.silverstoneauctions.com/salon-prive or www.salonprivelondon.com/auction/

About Eagle:

Eagle, the world’s Premier E-Type specialist, was established 30 years ago with a sole focus and dedication to this iconic Jaguar. Eagle’s restoration quality and approach set new standards within the industry in the supply and upgrading of the Jaguar E-Type. While this remains at the core of Eagle, the company has applied its unique expertise for the E-Type to design, develop and create the ultimate E-Type, the Eagle Speedster and Low Drag GT variations, described by Jeremy Clarkson as “Absolute Perfection.”

About Silverstone Auctions:

Formed in 2011, Silverstone Auctions is a world-class, specialist auction house for the sale of classic cars, modern supercars, all types of competition cars, modern and historic motorcycles as well as automotive memorabilia.

The company holds the exclusive automotive auction rights for Silverstone circuit and host sales as stand-alone events as well as an integrated element of some of Europe's biggest motorsport events such as the Silverstone Classic Festival.

In addition to sales at the circuit, it also host a number of auctions each year at other major classic car events including the NEC Classic Motor Show, Race Retro and for the first time in 2014, Salon Privé.

About Salon Privé:

Salon Privé is a boutique three day automotive Garden Party which opens on Wednesday September 3rd with the crème de la crème of classic cars from around the world competing in the internationally-renowned Chubb Insurance Concours d’Elégance. Tickets to the event start from just £75 with full hospitality packages which include Pommery champagne, lobster luncheon, complimentary bar, English afternoon tea and full access to all areas, from £195. Please call the Ticket Hotline on 0808 100 2205 or visit www.salonprivelondon.com .

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From The Stradale Collection, a fantastic selection of high-quality original cars. All will be auctioned Sept. 4 in London at the inaugural Salon Prive Sale conducted by Silverstone Auctions, with Internet live bidding through LiveAuctioneers.
Last Updated on Thursday, 07 August 2014 11:35
 

Ky. park marks anniversary of Revolutionary War battle

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Wednesday, 06 August 2014 10:33
Monument at the Blue Licks Battlefield State Park, photographed in 2006 during a memorial service marking the 224th anniversary of the battle. Image by Kevin Myers. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

MOUNT OLIVET, Ky. (AP) – A weekend re-enactment this month will commemorate the anniversary of the Battle of Blue Licks in northern Kentucky.

The Revolutionary War battle re-enactment is set for Aug. 16-17 at Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park. Admission is free.

The park will celebrate the reopening of Pioneer Museum, which will offer free admission for the weekend.

The re-enactment commemorates the 1782 battle that included Daniel Boone and other pioneers along the Licking River. The outnumbered pioneers were defeated by British soldiers and Native Americans. The 70 pioneers who died included Boone's youngest son, Israel.

The weekend will feature pioneer camps, entertainment, historical programs and two battle re-enactments at 3 p.m. EDT Saturday and 1:30 p.m. Sunday. The event is open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 August 2014 10:47
 

10th annual Traverse City film festival boosts attendance

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Wednesday, 06 August 2014 09:05
Michigan native Kristen Bell, at the 2013 San Diego Comic Con International, will have her hand prints on the Hollywood-style 'walk of fame' in front the the State Theatre in Traverse City, Mich. Image by Gage Skidmore. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) – Filmmaker Michael Moore says the 10th annual Traverse City Film Festival was the most popular yet, with 131,000 admissions – an increase of 12,000 over last year.

The six-day festival ended Sunday. It included showings of 128 feature films, 85 shorts, 12 film school classes, 10 “cinema salon” outdoor discussions and five panels with directors and actors. The festival brought 110 filmmakers and guests to discuss their work.

Among new twists were showings of movies on a boat cruising Grand Traverse Bay and free screenings at The Buzz, a theater at InsideOut Gallery.

A festival auction is raising funds for a Hollywood-style “walk of fame” in front of the historic State Theatre. It will feature handprints from Madonna, Susan Sarandon and Kristen Bell, among other luminaries.

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Michigan native Kristen Bell, at the 2013 San Diego Comic Con International, will have her hand prints on the Hollywood-style 'walk of fame' in front the the State Theatre in Traverse City, Mich. Image by Gage Skidmore. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 August 2014 09:22
 

Fossil identification event set at Ashfall park in Neb.

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Wednesday, 06 August 2014 08:45

Fossil of a Teloceras in volcanic ash at the Ashfall State Historic Park. This file is licensed under the Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic License.

ROYAL, Neb. (AP) - Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park has scheduled Aug. 9 as its Fossil and Artifact Identification Day.

The event is set to run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the park near Royal in northeast Nebraska.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln paleontologist Mike Voorhies and Rob Bozell, highway archaeology program manager at the State Historical Society, will help identify items. Visitors may bring a single item or a whole collection to be identified. Past discoveries include bones from camels, mastodons and mammoths; stone points; pottery; and a petrified tree trunk.

Ashfall Fossil Beds is a national natural landmark with complete fossilized skeletons left in place for viewing. Visitors may watch paleontologists unearth rhinos and other animals entombed by ash from a supervolcano eruption 12 million years ago.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 August 2014 08:56
 
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