2022 PALM BEACH SHOW RETURNED WITH A SOLD-OUT SHOW FOR ITS 19th EDITION

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  • February 24, 2022

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(Palm Beach, FL – February 24, 2022) – The 19th annual Palm Beach Show, presented by the Palm Beach Show Group, drew to a close on Tuesday, February 22nd after six days of impressive attendance and remarkable sales. The fair hosted over 140+ of the finest and most diverse group of international exhibitors returning as one of the only events to take place at full scale. It was clear that the Palm Beach Show once again solidified its status as THE premier event for patrons to connect, collect and celebrate together.

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Aisle after aisle of extraordinary collections were presented to attendees from impeccable booths detailing each exhibitors’ personal style and expertise. The Show returned with a perfect mix of Asian antiquities, estate jewelry, silver, prints, contemporary and classical art, and much more.

 

The VIP Opening Night Preview kicked-off the Show on Thursday, February 17th welcoming enthusiastic collectors to the opening of the highly anticipated in-person art, antique & jewelry event. Prominent collectors and well-known Palm Beach social pillars were in attendance at the Opening Night Preview of the Palm Beach Show including:

  • Gary and Terri Schottenstein
  • Harry and Gigi Benson
  • Michelle Worth and Audrey Gruss
  • Lauri Welteroth and Janet Levy
  • Leo and Kathryn Vecellio
  • Gail Worth and Frank Orenstein
  • Arnie Rosenshein and Paola Bacchini
  • Christopher and Farrah Scott with Leah Logue and Alan Jadeleza
  • Cynthia Dillon, Jenny Garrigues, Dora Frost, and Christine Bell
  • Thomas Peterffy
  • Kyle Lucks and Rick Ross

 

CLICK HERE TO VIEW SHOW IMAGES FROM OPENING NIGHT

 

South Florida has a deeply rooted collector base at the heart of the art, antiques, and jewelry market, and we are privileged to be at the very epicenter of the marketplace. Over the weekend, show producers had the honor to host two prominent celebrities including Sylvester Stallone and Martha Stewart. Attendees who missed Stallone in-person at the Show had the opportunity to view and purchase featured works by Sylvester Stallone on exhibit by Galerie Gmurzynska’s for the first time at the Palm Beach Show.

 

The Palm Beach Show celebrated a "Day of Design" on Saturday, February 19, 2022. Some of the area’s leading interior designers shopped the show bringing their knowledge and expertise to clients and attendees throughout the weekend. The Show presented a dedicated day honoring interior designers and decorators with special curated programing, book signings and panel discussions.

 

Saturday’s Day of Design welcomed Author and Designer Janie Molster for a lecture seminar followed by a book signing as well as a Designer Panel Discussion moderated by Jennifer Pfaff Smith of Luxe Interiors + Design featuring the follow designers:

  • Chris Goddard of Goddard Design Group
  • Anelle Gandelman of A-List Interiors
  • Phyllis Taylor of Taylor & Taylor
  • Juliette Calaf of Juliette Calaf Interiors

  

Collectors, museum curators, art connoisseurs, designers and exhibitors expressed gratitude for the opportunity to once again be in a show setting. A confirmation that in-person fairs provide an atmosphere that cannot be recreated or replaced by online platforms– proving the vital importance of these events for the industry.  

“Out of the gate, this show has exceeded our expectations of excellence. We are thrilled, but not surprised by the heavy volume of attendee traffic, sales, and major interest in this Show,” stated Scott Diament, Palm Beach Show Group President, and CEO. “The Palm Beach Show by all accounts was deemed a success. The show was just so alive. There is an energy here that unparalleled in any other show of this kind.”

The show, which is held each year at the Palm Beach County Convention Center over Presidents’ Day Weekend, featured more exhibitors than it has hosted in the last 5 years welcoming over 140+ international and domestic based exhibitors showcasing extraordinary collections of fine art, jewelry, silver, objects, furniture, furnishings, porcelain, rugs and more, ranging in date from the antiquities to the 21st century.

Click Here to View a Full List of Participating Exhibitors

Numerous new first-time exhibitors showcased at the 2022 Palm Beach Show, presenting a true cross-selection of items spanning many genres and eras putting collectors directly in front of the most special and unique items. Some notable new exhibitors included:

  • Galerie Gmurzynska
  • Koopman Rare Art
  • Bernard Goldberg Fine Arts
  • Lorraine Schwartz Fine Jewelry
  • Maison Rapin
  • Maison Lorence
  • Neha Dani
  • Spectra Fine Jewelry

"We have been overwhelmed by the response at The Palm Beach Show. It was so exciting to see collectors' enthusiasm surrounding each piece. I am thrilled that my creative work was appreciated for its artistry, the intricate craftsmanship and the exceptional gemstones,” stated Neha Dani. “Overall, the show was a great platform for an artist like me to connect with the collector community of Florida."

 

For those who were unable to visit the fair in-person, producers supplemented the traditional fair with an online 3D virtual exploration of the Show.

 

Click Here to View the Virtual Tour of the 2022 Palm Beach Show

 

Highlights of the Palm Beach Show included a special exhibition entrance which showcased an Instagram-able Whimsical Forest installation on display by Gallery Biba.

The positive energy was reflected in the sales that were consistently generating on the show floor, with exhibitors reporting excellent quality of visitors and constant activity and sales.

 

  • Rehs Galleries sold over 25 different works of art. Among them were paintings by Hiroshi Furuyoshi, Stefano Bolcato, Lucia Heffernan, Stuart Dunkel, Todd Casey, and Richard Hall.

 

  • Vendome reported a “fabulous show” with sales of mostly signed pieces by: Cartier, Bulgari, VCA, Cipullo, Cooperman, Boucheron. Two stand out sales included an award-winning Opal Cuff by Vincent Ferrini and an Art Deco Aqua Pendant.

 

  • Waterhouse & Dodd concluded their show doing quite well with sales of both Contemporary and historical works of art.
    • Contemporary Art: 3 paintings by Martyn Brewster, 2 paintings by Edward Povey, 1 Hyperphoto by Jean-François Rauzier as well as a watercolor by Graham Dean.
    • Historical Art: a 19thcent painting by Martin John Heade, a Cubist work by Severini, and an Impressionist painting by Louis Valtat.

 

  • Greg Pepin Silver from Denmark sold a remarkable Georg Jensen Pyramid Tea & Coffee Set 600 with Tray.

 

  • S. Fearnley sold several stunning luxury brand jewelry pieces. Reporting Buccellati as their strongest seller for the brands but names like David Webb, Van Cleef & Arpels, Tiffany & Co, Oscar Heyman, Cartier, Bulgari and a few other names managed to make an impact.

  • Eckert Fine Art (booth 123) had brisk sales, including a large, colorful bird painting by Hunt Slonem, a trompe l’oeil painting of money by Eric Forstmann and a beautiful watercolor by Chizuru Morii Kaplan. 

 

  • Glen Leroux Gallery sold well across the board. Items included a pair of Donghia Chairs designed by Michael Taylor, painting by Yannis Gaitis, Murano sconces, a postmodern metal mirror and estate jewelry.

 

CONTEMPORARY FOCUS returned another year with an expanded special section located within the Palm Beach Show devoted to exhibitors specializing in contemporary and modern art, objects, and design. FOCUS presented internationally known galleries showcasing their offerings spanning across a wide variety of genres including paintings, photography, prints, ceramics and glass, sculpture, and art jewelry. Participating galleries included Frederic Got Gallery, Art Unified, Evan Lurie Gallery, Galerie Fledermaus, Steidel Fine Art, and many others.

 

  • Elizabeth Clement Fine Art & Contemporary sold works by their Boston based artist Nygel Jones and a New York based artist Bruce Dorfman.
    • Nygel's wall piece titled “Breakfast Shape” was placed with a Palm Beach collector.
    • Bruce Dorfman's mixed media assemblage titled “Dedalus” sold to a Miami collector.

 

  • Carousel Fine Art confirmed significant sales including:
    • A 72 x 72 Mixed Media piece titled “Andy Campbell’s Soup”
    • An oil on canvas & plexiglass work titled “La Pause (Hommage à Tom Wesselmann)”
    • Another mixed media on canvas titled “Camélia”

 

  • Steidel Fine Art sold multiple sets of the Color of Water Series and Laguna Azure (Chihuly-esque wall installations) by Debra Steidel as well as numerous contemporary works including:
    • A Convex layered hand-cut wood panels work titled “In Love” by Didem Yagci
    • “Lavender in Flight” by Kevin Champeny which is 8,000 sculpted & hand cast butterflies in 46 color shades.
    • A hand-blown glass marbles, gold leaf on rare costa rican tree pods titled ‘Eden’ by Valerie Rey.

 

Hear what the exhibitors of the 2022 Palm Beach Show had to say about the event:

 

“We were thrilled to be in Palm Beach for what was our 10th consecutive year. We saw many returning clients and met several new collectors. People from around the country and world were thrilled to have the show back in full swing. Having made relationships with designers and their client’s we were pleased to have placed a grouping of exceptional drawings in one home as well and other great 19th century and impressionist pictures into private collections,” stated Zachary Hall of Trinity House Paintings.

 

Guarisco Gallery’s Director Ashley Templeton said, "We were very pleased with the energy level of visitors to see the show back to its normal size and quality. We were able to reconnect with existing clients and all sales were with new clients. We accomplished the exact mission of doing fairs."

 

When asked about their first-time experience at the Palm Beach Show, Thierry Chaunu of BeauGeste Luxury Brands commented. "We at BeauGeste Luxury Brands are thrilled to be in Palm Beach. The sheer quality and number of visitors is world-class. For us who specialize in exquisite bespoke or limited-edition watches and high jewelry, it a distinct pleasure to show and sell what we brought to such an audience of savvy collectors and connoisseurs.“

 

“The Palm Beach show seemed extra special this year with the return of international exhibitors and an influx of notable blue-chip dealers. The Steidel Gallery, exhibiting under both our contemporary and fine art brands this year, welcomed a flurry of strong sales with new and existing collectors throughout the 6 day flagship show of the season.” - Maxwell Chapman, Director of the Steidel Gallery.

 

“Palm Beach 2022 was a fabulous fair for us. Several clients that we have sold to in the past visited us while at the Show and expressed serious interest in purchasing something and I am confident this will happen,” remarked Larry Steigrad of Lawrence Steigrad Fine Arts.

 

“London’s oldest art gallery, Gladwell & Patterson, had a successful show, with many artworks going to wonderful new homes.”

 

"We had a tremendous show this year, we were able to showcase our wide range of highly sought-after artists and top galleries we represent in our Lake Worth space. We sold a handful of sculptures, glass, paintings and commission pieces to collectors from across the globe,” mentioned Palm Beach Art, Antique & Design Showroom Executive Director, Angelica Sua.

 

“This show allows us to meet new clients and see existing clients as well. We noticed a superior number of collectors from the Northeast who’ve moved to South Florida permanently. After a year absence it was wonderful to participate in the 2022 show,” stated Gus Davis of Camilla Dietz Bergeron

 

Jane Eckert of Eckert Fine Art said, “We were very pleased with the show. It has great diversity in artwork and a very knowledgeable crowd.”

 

Lawson Aschenbach from LaMuse Jewelers noted, “This was our first experience showcasing jewelry at The Palm Beach Show and we were thrilled with the results. The show organizers do a fantastic job helping new exhibitors. We felt prepared going into day one and that helped our ability to focus on our customers. The Show gave us the ability to reconnect with old customers while allowing us to make many new connections. It also helped us solidify our establishment on Worth Avenue and allowed us to market to potential local clients.”

 

The Palm Beach Show is scheduled to return to the Palm Beach Convention Center over Presidents’ Day weekend, February 16 - 21, 2023.

 

For more information or to apply to exhibit, please visit www.palmbeachshow.com

Contact:
Kelsi Hartmann
Palm Beach Show Group
5618225440
Kelsi@palmbeachshow.com

Palm Beach Show Group
1900 Australian Ave
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Kelsi@palmbeachshow.com
5618225440
http://www.PalmBeachShowGroup.com

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