Monday, October 16, 2017

Flower Power at the Fall Arts and Antiques show in SF

Shades of Spring. Marcel Dyf, courtesy of Haynes Fine Art of Broadway
The Summer of Love theme has proved inspiring for any number of events. Of course, there was the exhibit at the de Young musem - a rather commercial and prettied up version of that important year. But this year, “Floral Imagery in Art, Antiques & Design” will be the theme of of the SF Fall Arts and Antiques fair. Inspired by  floral imagery which has long been part of a visual symbolism in art, every item that can be linked to flower power will be on display. 

From Watteau to Warhol, Flower Power is fertile ground for cultivating a uniquely curated assortment of art and antiques that will appeal to a wide audience, from the contemporary collector to the antiquities aficionado.

The 2017 San Francisco Fall Art & Antiques Show, now in it's 36th year,  will take place Thursday, October 26 through Sunday, October 29 at Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture’s Festival Pavilion. The always fabulous (and expensive) Opening Night Preview Gala, benefiting Enterprise for Youth will open the Show on October 25.

This edition of the Show will feature fifty dealers from around the world, offering for sale an extraordinary range of fine and decorative arts representing all styles and periods including American, English, Continental and Asian furniture and decorative objects, paintings, prints, photographs, books, gold, silver and precious metals, jewelry, rugs, textiles and ceramics. Dealers are invited to bring pieces from antiquity to present day. The Show also features a popular Lecture Series, Cocktail Hour Talks and other programming.

ENTERPRISE FOR YOUTH As always, 100% of net proceeds benefit Enterprise for Youth (, the San Francisco nonprofit that has, since 1969, prepared and empowered a diverse group of Bay Area youth to pursue life after school with passion and purpose. Enterprise offers students everything they need to get and keep their first job, including intensive workshops, pragmatic skills and career exploration training, a network of advisors and peers, a broad database of paid internships, and college and career counseling.

DESIGNER VIGNETTES The Grand Entry Hall will feature four Designer Vignettes created by prominent designers and members of our Designer Circle, each incorporating pieces borrowed from exhibitors on the Show floor as well as a custom designed wall covering exclusively developed in collaboration with de Gournay ( and the designers. The 2017 Vignette Designers: Pamela Babey/BAMO (, Jay Jeffers ( Edward Lobrano ( Kendall Wilkinson (

All activities are held at the Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason Center, 2 Marina Blvd. Hours: 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 26-28, noon-5 p.m. Oct. 29. Tickets: $20 at the door, $15 in advance. Lectures: $10. The preview gala is Oct. 25. Details: 415-989-9019, or Proceeds benefit Enterprise for High School Students.

TICKETS: On sale now for the Preview Gala and Show days at

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