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San Francisco Fall Antiques Show Celebrates 30 Years!
October 9, 2011  | 
Beginning October 27th, THE SAN FRANCISCO FALL ANTIQUES SHOW Benefiting Enterprise for High School Students, celebrates its 30th anniversary at the Festival Pavilion of Fort Mason Center. Over 60 carefully-vetted new and returning dealers will present a superb array of thousands of best-in-class decorative and fine art objects. This year’s theme, Hidden Treasures, is inspired by the pearl, the treasure hidden within an oyster shell that is the traditional 30th anniversary gift.

THE SAN FRANCISCO FALL ANTIQUES SHOW Benefiting Enterprise for High School Students is the oldest and most prestigious international antiques fair on the West Coast. Each year, the fair features an extraordinary range of fine and decorative arts, representing all styles and periods including American, English, Continental, and Asian furniture, silver, ceramics, glass, jewelry, rugs, textiles, paintings, prints, and photographs.

On Wednesday, October 26, the fair kicks off with its glittering opening night Preview Party, with all proceeds going to Enterprise for High School Students. This year’s benefit will be hosted by internationally renowned chef, Tyler Florence, who has delighted the culinary cognoscenti with his contemporary take on classic cuisine. In keeping with the theme, the Preview Party gala will feature an Oyster Bar, sponsored by 1stdibs, along with a special amuse bouche recipe by Chef Florence.

“I am delighted to be Honorary Chair of this special event, which joins my love of good design with my passion for youth education,” said Chef Florence. “I am inspired by Enterprise for High School Students’ mission of empowering teens to invest in their futures and pursue their goals and passions from a young age.”

“We are thrilled to have Chef Florence serve as this year’s Honorary Chair,” said Lisa Podos, Strategic and Creative Consultant for the show. “His creativity in marrying the contemporary with the classic, bringing new flavor to timeless cuisine, is a perfect metaphor for this year’s theme.” Honorary Chair Chef Tyler Florence and Show Chair Michele Goss are joined by a roster of outstanding Chairs, including: O.J. and Gary Shansby, Elizabeth and Paul Touw, Laura King Pfaff, Lisa and John Grotts, Jenna Hunt, Jennifer Raiser, Suzanne Tucker and
Premier Sponsor Chair, Amanda Wallis, Northern California and Nevada Regional Head of U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management.

Visitors will be welcomed by an eye-catching installation, designed by renowned San Francisco based architect Andrew Skurman. The special Loan Exhibition, guest curated by Maria Santangelo of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and historian Holland Lynch, will
showcase intriguing works of art that have an element of surprise.

From October 27th–30th, THE SAN FRANCISCO FALL ANTIQUES SHOW, presents TREASURES TALES – a six-part Lecture Series. In keeping with the theme of this year’s show, Hidden Treasures, the lecture series will explore a range of treasures with renowned experts in their fields, including: Archduke Dr. Géza von Habsburg, who will discuss princely treasures from Kunstkammern, and former FBI Agent Robert Wittman, who will share tales of art heists and masterpieces that remain hidden. Designer Saturday will focus on ‘30s movie set design and contemporary interior design. All lectures take place at the Festival Pavilion of Fort Mason Center.  For lecture times please check www.sffas.org

Preview Party: Wednesday, October 26th:
4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Show Hours: Thursday, October 27–Saturday, October 29:
10:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 30th:
Noon to 5:00 p.m.

Fort Mason Center, Festival Pavilion, Marina Boulevard at Buchanan Street, San Francisco, CA

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