One of the most anticipated events of the season, the Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show will return to the Palm Beach County Convention Center for its eighth year on Presidents’ Day weekend, February 18-22, 2011. With the works of over 180 international dealers to choose from, the 2011 show will boast an enviable selection of art, antiques and jewelry and will draw tens of thousands of private collectors, museum curators, investors and interior designers who are eager to view and purchase some of the most unique and coveted treasures in the world.
Items at the show will span every genre, including fine art, antique and estate jewelry, furniture, porcelain, Asian art, American and European silver, glass, textiles, sculpture and more, ranging from the antiquities to the 20th century. Guests will have access to aisle after aisle of extraordinary collections offered by returning exhibitors such as Arader Galleries, Betteridge Jewelers, Camilla Dietz Bergeron, Danish Silver, Erik Thomsen Asian Art, French Country UK, Gavin Spanierman, Hancocks, Hyland Granby Antiques, Lillian Nassau, M.S. Rau Antiques, Macklowe Gallery, Mark J. West, Michael Pashby Antiques, T.K. Asian Antiquities and Vallejo Gallery, and new exhibitors such as Brock & Co., Drucker Antiques, Fred Leighton and Jerald Melberg Gallery.
“What makes this year’s Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show so unique is the amount of high-caliber exhibiting dealers and the diversity of the art, antiques and jewelry that they bring,” said Kris Charamonde, managing partner of the Palm Beach Show Group.
A “must-see” for guests at this year’s event will be the impressive selection of estate, period and vintage jewelry that will be on display.
“We have assembled a group of the world’s most prominent estate jewelers, including Betteridge Jewelers, Camilla Dietz Bergeron, Fred Leighton, Hancocks, Pierre/Famille, Primavera Gallery, Macklowe Gallery, Neil Marrs, Nelson Rarities, Richters Jewels, Sandra Cronan, Symbolic & Chase, Vendome and Veronique Bamps,” adds Charamonde.
Further enhancing the show, a daily educational lecture series will feature industry experts offering their extensive knowledge on a variety of captivating topics. Free and open to the public, the lectures will be headlined by industry experts such as Gloria Lieberman, director of Skinner Inc.’s Fine Jewelry Department; Tom Gregersen, cultural director of the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens; Anthony Peter Senecal, historian at The Mar-a-Lago Club; and Gordon Lewis, senior director and vice-president of The Fine Arts Conservancy. Also lecturing will be exhibiting dealers, including Janet Drucker of Drucker Antiques, Robert Lloyd of Robert Lloyd, Inc. and Elias Martin of Floating World Gallery.
An exclusive Opening Night Preview Evening benefiting the Historical Society of Palm Beach County will kick off the show on Friday, February 18 from 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. A special 6:00 p.m. early preview ticket can be purchased for $100 per person by contacting the Historical Society of Palm Beach County at 561.832.4164, ext. 0.
The 8th Annual Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show will take place February 18-22, 2011 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center located at 650 Okeechobee Boulevard. Hours are Saturday, February 19, Sunday, February 20 and Monday, February 21 from 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., and Tuesday, February 22 from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Tickets are $15 daily and $25 for a 4-day pass. For more information, please visit www.palmbeachshow.com or contact the Palm Beach Show Group’s director of public relations, Chrissy Lambert, at (561) 822-5440.
Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show 2011 Lecture Series
Saturday, February 19
Title: Dining in Style with Georg Jensen Silver
Director of Fine Jewelry, Skinner, Inc.
Title: Signed Jewelry: How it Drives the Market and When Does it Add Value
Sunday, February 20
Senior Director and Vice-President, The Fine Arts Conservancy
Title: The Uffizi: Against All Odds. World War II and the Florence Flood
Robert Lloyd, Inc.
Title: The Hallmarks of Great Britain and America
Monday, February 21
Anthony Peter Senecal
Historian, The Mar-a-Lago Club
Title: Mar-a-Lago: The Rich History and Jewels of the Marjorie Merriweather Post Era
Cultural Director, Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens
Title: Paintings and Calligraphy by 20th Century Zen Masters
Tuesday, February 22
Scott Diament G.G. G.I.A.
COO, Palm Beach Show Group
Title: CollectorsArtnet.com: The Exciting New International Marketplace for Fine Art, Antiques and Jewelry
Floating World Gallery
Title: Roots and New Blooms: The Modern Japanese Print as Avant Garde