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2018 San Francisco Fall Art & Antiques Show: The Sun, The Moon, & The Stars: Celestial Imagery in Art, Antiques, & Design

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2018 San Francisco Fall Art & Antiques Show: The Sun, The Moon, & The Stars: Celestial Imagery in Art, Antiques, & Design

2 Marina Boulevard
San Francisco, CA 94123
October 11th - October 14th

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WEBSITE:  
http://sffas.org/

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THE SAN FRANCISCO FALL ART & ANTIQUES SHOW, OCTOBER 11-14, 2018

The 2018 San Francisco Fall Art & Antiques Show (http://www.sffas.org/) will take place from Thursday, October 11 through Sunday, October 14 at Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture’s Festival Pavilion. The always fabulous Opening Night

Preview Gala, the annual benefit for Enterprise for Youth, will open the Show on October 10.

This year’s show theme is The Sun, The Moon, & The Stars: Celestial Imagery in Art, Antiques, & Design.

Depicted by nearly every culture throughout time, celestial bodies hold mystery, splendor, and symbolism. Glittering, glowing, and geometrically powerful, celestial objects have been popular motifs in art, antiques, design, and literature for centuries. Stars and constellations were named in ancient times for gods and animals they resembled. The sun is regarded as a symbol of life, power, and rebirth; the phases of the moon symbolize immortality, eternity, and purity; stars may represent the knowledge of good and truth, inspiration, imagination, dreams, and divine guidance. The sky humbles us and the celestial elements we see from earth have long been inspiration to artists and artisans.

The 37th 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.

Show Chair, Suzanne Tucker put it this way: “For anyone interested in art and design, furniture and the decorative arts - buying, collecting, or simply learning about art and antiques - this show is not to be missed. It’s a Bay Area ‘Must Do!’ of the fall social season with four wonderful, vibrant days filled with terrific dealers, fascinating lectures, and gobs of eye candy. “

ENTERPRISE FOR YOUTH

Enterprise for Youth (http://www.enterpriseforyouth.org) is pleased to present the 37th Show, their major annual fund­raiser. As always, 100% of net proceeds benefit this 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 intensive workshops, prag­matic skills and career exploration training, a network of advisors and peers, and paid internships in the fields of government, retail, health, tech, design, legal, and more.

DESIGNER VIGNETTES

The Grand Entry Hall will feature four Designer Vignettes created by prominent designers and members of our Designers Circle, each incorporating pieces borrowed from Show Exhibitors as well as a custom designed wall covering exclusively developed in collaboration with de Gournay (http://www.degournay.com/) and the designers.

The 2018 Vignette Designers:

Charlotte Moss (https://charlottemoss.com/)

Ken Fulk (http://kenfulk.com/)

Madeline Stuart (http://www.madelinestuart.com/)

The Wiseman Group (https://www.wisemangroup.com/)

COMMITTEE & CHAIRS:

Show Chair: Suzanne Tucker

Honorary Chair: Carolyne Roehm

Designers Circle Chair: Geoffrey De Sousa

Preview Gala Committee: J. Riccardo Benavides, Susan Boeing and Christopher Redlich, Claud Cecil Gurney,

Kathryn and Bo Lasater, Laura King Pfaff, OJ and Gary Shansby, Allison Speer,

Hillary Thomas, and Diane B. Wilsey

Show Director: Ariane Trimuschat

Presenting Sponsors: de Gournay, Farrow & Ball, Kohler, and Sotheby’s International Realty

Principal Sponsors: GeoEx, and The Shade Store

TICKETS:

On sale now for the Preview Gala and Show days at http://www.sffas.org