A Journey Across the Globe at The 2019 Show

As all trips must, the 38th annual San Francisco Fall Show has come and gone. With the theme Wanderlust: Around the World with Art, Antiques & Design, this year’s Show paid homage to an insatiable travel bug and our world’s rich and diverse visual heritage. The Show is the major fundraiser for Enterprise for Youth, the 50 year old nonprofit that has helped secure over 25,000 first jobs for San Francisco youth. Enterprise continues to champion young people through extensive training and internship experiences. 

Forty-six of the world’s finest art and antique dealers converged on the Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture and lined their booths with treasures spanning from antiquity to the present. The Show was pleased to welcome the below international roster of Exhibitors:

American Furniture & Decorative Arts 
Jeff R. Bridgman American Antiques 
Roberto Freitas American Antiques & Decorative Arts 

Ceramics 
Janice Paull 
Jesse Davis Antiques 

English & Continental Furniture & Decorative Arts 
Aedicule
Antonio’s Bella Casa
Carlton Hobbs, LLC 
Daniel Stein Antiques, Inc. 
De Angelis 
Earle D. Vandekar of Knightsbridge, Inc. 
epoca
Finnegan Gallery 
Foster Gwin Gallery 
Guy Regal 
Il Segno del Tempo Srl 
James Sansum Fine & Decorative Art 
Jayne Thompson Antiques 
Milord Antiques
Steinitz Gallery 
Yew Tree House Antiques 

Ethnographic Art 
Galen Lowe Art & Antiques 
Joel Cooner Gallery 
Lotus Gallery

The Orange Chicken
Rainforest Baskets 
Rodrigo Rivero Lake
The Zentner Collection 

Jewelry & Precious Metals
DKF Estate Jewelry
Gallery 925
Greg Pepin Silver
Jogani
Lawrence Jeffrey 
S.J. Shrubsole 

Paintings & Fine Art 
Charles Plante Fine Arts
David Brooker Fine Art 
Dinan & Chighine
Haynes Fine Art 
Henry Saywell 
Los Angeles Fine Art Gallery 
MODERNISM Inc. 
Montgomery Gallery 
Trinity House Paintings

Photography, Works on Paper, & Books 
Arader Galleries
Hayden & Fandetta Books 
Peter Fetterman Gallery 

Textiles & Rugs 
Mansour


Designer Vignettes: “A Compass Rose: North, South, East & West” 

Tasked with transporting us to the far reaches of the globe, five talented interior designers rose to the challenge and created mini worlds to astonish guests. Each designer collaborated with de Gournay to create a custom, hand-painted wallpaper to adorn his/her vignette, and worked with Show Exhibitor’s to curate a collection of exceptional art and antiques to adorn the space. With creative direction from Suzanne Tucker, designers Alessandra Branca, George Brazil and Cecilia Sagrera-Hill, Veere Grenney, and Hutton Wilkinson took inspiration from their personal travels and histories to bring a part of the world to life.

North, Alessandra Branca
South, Veere Grenney
East, Hutton Wilkinson 
West, George Brazil and Cecilia Sagrera-Hill 

Our gracious sponsors, Haute Living and De Sousa Hughes, ensured that the Grand Entry Hall was nothing short of transportive with decor by J. Riccardo Benavides, and his team at Ideas Event Styling. The hot air balloon in the entry drew crowds in with the allure of discovery and enjoyment.

NORTH – Alessandra Branca
SOUTH – Veere Grenney
EAST – Hutton Wilkinson
WEST – George Brazil and Cecilia Sagrera-Hill

Opening Night Preview Gala 
Enterprise for Youth welcomed nearly 2,000 guests to the Opening Night Preview Gala, with the support of Sotheby’s International Realty, a long time sponsor. The Cosmo Alleycats delighted patrons in the foyer with their signature, vintage sound and kept them enthralled later in the evening with a performance in the cafe. As guests continued through the Grand Entry Hall, they were greeted by the youth servers, the board of Enterprise for Youth, and an assortment of foods capable of making any foodie blush. With eighteen bars adorning the Show floor, guests had their fill of handcrafted cocktails, Napa Ridge Winery’s Chardonnay, Villa Sandi Prosecco, and the ever-popular caviar stations sponsored by The Caviar Co.. We were pleased to welcome back The Macallan to Fort Mason for a special tasting of their world-renowned scotch. To round out the bar, Edrington donated Noble Oak Bourbon, Partida Tequila, and Snow Leopard Vodka. At the north end of the Show floor, guests could venture to sweeter parts of the globe with churros and an array of  confections. As the night came to a close, Marin Country Mart bestowed upon the Gala a Miette candy bar that any adult could be giddy over. Guests filled goody bags with sweet treats and grabbed hint water bottles for the ride home. As guests got in their cars after a night to remember, they were presented with a final parting gift from Gold Collective.

Show Chair, Suzanne Tucker, moves the world for us each year, and we are constantly awed by her dedication, talent, and passion. We also offer gratitude to our wonderful Preview Gala Committee: Riccardo Benavides, Susan Boeing and Christopher Redlich, Barbara Brown, Claud Cecil Gurney, Kathy and Rick Hilton, Lindsay and Peter Joost, Laura King Pfaff, Alison Pincus, OJ and Gary Shansby, Sarah and Stephen Sherrill, Allison Speer, and Diane Wilsey, and the many volunteers who dedicate their time and energy to ensure our Show is as successful as it can be. 

Spread in the Cafe

Special Events 
In the weeks leading up to the Show, patrons were invited to take part in a number of events made possible by our wonderful sponsors and partners. The Battery hosted a panel discussion, sponsored by Heritage Auctions, for the Show’s Young Collectors, where leading professionals in art and design discussed Wander & Lust: The Pleasures and Pitfalls of Buying Art on Vacation. California Home + Design honored Enterprise for Youth and the Show at their fall kick-off event at Spruce. The first week in September also boasted the 2019 Launch Party at DZINE where guests were treated to performances by Margaret Jenkins Dance Company and Paul Drescher. Designers and Artisans Circle Chair, Ken Fulk and St. Joseph’s Arts Society hosted a party for the Show’s Benefactors and Designers and Artisans Circle that allowed friends, old and new, to gather in a stunning setting with delectable bites and finely crafted cocktails.

The morning of the Preview Gala, Designers and Artisans Circle members, along with select members of the press,  were invited to take a sneak peak at the collections brought for the 38th iteration of the Show. The Designers and Artisans Circle Preview, sponsored by Cosentino and Luxe Interiors + Design, was a brunch event brimming with croissants and conversation.

The time-honored, Thursday tradition of the Chairman’s Luncheon was hosted by Suzanne Tucker and sponsored by Geographic Expeditions and Sue Fisher King this year. Guests arrived at The Room with a View to honor India Hicks, who graced the audience with a laugh-tinged talk about changing in the airport bathroom and sharing a ride to the Show with long time volunteer and friend of the Show, Matthew Maccaul Turner. Balleto Vineyards wine was generously provided by Micahel Franzia, Board President. Nob Hill Gazette joined the event as media sponsors and lunch was catered by McCalls Catering & Events.

The excitement did not subside as the week continued with an impressive array of lecturers that graced us with their expertise. The Lecture Series, generously sponsored by HEWN and The St. Regis San Francisco, welcomed Madeline Stuart, India Hicks, Veere Grenney, Rush Jenkins, Wendy Moonan, Bunny Williams, George Brazil, Meaghan Roddy, Hutton Wilkinson, and Suzanne Tucker. Arlene Schnitzer and Jordan Schnitzer, Directors of The Arlene & Harold Schnitzer CARE Foundation sponsored the Authors’ Alcove and made possible a number of book signings by the above mentioned people as well as Fawn Galli, Estee Stanley, and Fred Lyon.

De Sousa Hughes’ founders Erik Hughes and Geoffrey De Sousa hosted a lively cocktail hour panel discussion in celebration of launching their new book with author Alisa Carroll. The talk was a wonderful gathering of minds, sipping wine and discussing a shared passion for crafting and design.

On closing day, the Show honored Enterprise for Youth’s founder, Glady Thacher, with a brunch sponsored by First Republic. The event celebrated the truly remarkable work she has done and gave voice to a lovely young lady in Enterprise’s program. At the podium, Skye Goette explained her challenges growing up in a single-parent household and having to come to terms with her diagnosis of dyscalculia. She articulated beautifully and authentically how the Enterprise for Youth programs cemented her vision of herself and provided clarity about her future as a professional educator. 

Each day the Show floor was packed and full of lively energy with those shopping, dining, and attending the exciting array of events at the Show. At the center of the Show floor, guest dined at the Academy of Art Cafe with a new look mastermined by Interim Show Director, Kay Evans, and executed by Ideas Event Styling. 

Thank you to everyone whose support of The San Francisco Fall Show and Enterprise for Youth helped make 2019 a success. All proceeds from the Gala, Show and lecture ticket sales, catalogue ads, sponsorships, and dealer booth rent directly support Enterprise for Youth. Your support makes a difference in the lives of many San Francisco youth. 

We look forward to seeing you all at Festival Pavilion September 23-27, 2020 to celebrate. In the meantime, don’t forget to wander!

A Shining 2018 Show

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Atmosphere at The San Francisco Fall Art & Antiques Show Opening Nigh Preview Gala on October 10th 2018 at Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture in SAN FRANCISCO, CA (Photo – Devlin Shand for Drew Altizer Photography)

Like the fleeting majesty of a shooting star, the 37th annual San Francisco Fall Art & Antiques Show has passed. This year’s Show paid homage to the mighty figures in the sky with its theme,The Sun, The Moon & The Stars: Celestial Imagery in Art, Antiques & Design. The Show is Enterprise for Youth’s major fundraiser. With half-a-century of youth development experience, Enterprise continues to champion the young people of this city through training and internship experiences.

Fifty of the world’s finest Exhibitors converged on the Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture and lined their booths with treasures spanning from antiquity to modernity against a backdrop of brilliant Farrow & Ball paint colors.

American Furniture & Decorative Arts

American Garage
Antique American Wicker
Jeff R. Bridgman American Antiques
Roberto Freitas American Antiques & Decorative Arts

Antique Weapons & Arms

Patrick & Ondine Mestdagh
Peter Finer

Ceramics

Janice Paull
Jesse Davis Antiques

English & Continental Furniture & Decorative Arts

Aedicule
Carlton Hobbs LLC
Clinton Howell Antiques
Daniel Stein Antiques, Inc.
De Angelis
Earle D. Vandekar of Knightsbridge, Inc.
epoca
Finnegan Gallery
Foster Gwin Gallery
Guy Regal
Il Segno Del Tempo Srl
James Sansum Fine & Decorative Art
Jayne Thompson Antiques
Milord Antiques
Steinitz Gallery
Yew Tree House Antiques

Ethnographic Art

Galen Lowe Art & Antiques
Joel Cooner Gallery
Lotus Gallery
The Orange Chicken
Rainforest Baskets
Sue Ollemans Oriental Works of Art
The Zentner Collection
Rainforest Baskets
Sue Ollemans Oriental Works of Art
The Zentner Collection

Jewelry & Precious Metals

Gallery 925
Kentshire
Lawrence Jeffrey
S.J. Shrubsole

Paintings & Fine Art

Charles Plante Fine Arts
Daphne Alazraki Fine Art
David Brooker Fine Art
Dinan & Chighine
Haynes Fine Art
Henry Saywell
Los Angeles Fine Art Gallery
MODERNISM Inc.
Montgomery Gallery
Trinity House Paintings

Photography, Works on Paper, & Books

Arader Galleries
Hayden & Fandetta Books
Peter Fetterman Gallery
Philadelphia Print Shop West

Textiles & Rugs

Tony Kitz

Designer Vignettes: “The Sun, The Moon, The Stars, & The Zodiac”

With the illuminating task of capturing the sky within three walls, the incredibly talented interior designers that rose to the challenge created a truly stellar experience for guests attending the Gala and Show days. Each designer worked with de Gournay to create a custom, hand-painted wallpaper to adorn his/her vignette, as well as with Show Exhibitor’s to curate a collection of exceptional art and antiques to adorn the space. Under the stewardship of Suzanne Tucker, acting as creative director, Ken Fulk, Charlotte Moss, Madeline Stuart, and Paul Wiseman sought to recreate the celestial bodies we have been in awe of for centuries.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Vignette by Charlotte Moss with custom wallpaper by de Gournay (Photo – Drew Altizer)

The Sun, Charlotte Moss

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Vignette by Madeline Stuart with custom wallpaper by de Gournay (Photo – Drew Altizer)

The Moon, Madeline Stuart

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Vignette by The Wiseman Group with custom wallpaper by de Gournay (Photo – Drew Altizer)

The Stars, The Wiseman Group

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Vignette by Ken Fulk with custom wallpaper by de Gournay (Photo – Drew Altizer)

The Zodiac, Ken Fulk
 

Our gracious sponsor, Kohler, ensured that the Grand Entry Hall was nothing short of transportive with decor by J. Riccardo Benavides, and his team at Ideas Event Styling, the stars in the entry danced along the ceiling and glittered with a luminescence that could rival the night sky.

Just past the Grand Entry Hall was the Celestial Lounge sponsored by Shreve & Co.where guests could relax and admire exquisite jewelry from Shreve that brought to light celestial motifs and heavenly stones that have long been the muse of jewelers.

Opening Night Preview Gala

This year Enterprise for Youth welcomed nearly 2,000 guests to the Opening Night Preview Gala, with the support of Sotheby’s International Realty, a long time sponsor. The Cosmo Alleycats delighted patrons in the foyer with their signature vintage sound. As guests continued through the Grand Entry Hall, they were greeted by the youth servers, the board of Enterprise for Youth, and a melange of truly decadent foods. With twenty-six bars adorning the Show floor, guests had their fill of handcrafted cocktails, Napa Ridge Winery’s Chardonnay and the crowd pleasing vodka and caviar stations. We were also pleased to welcome back The Macallan to Fort Mason for a special tasting of their world-renowned scotch. Tucked away in The Lecture Theater, guests were invited to indulge in a sweet tooth’s paradise. As the night came to a close, Candytopia and Shortlist wrapped the Show with a candy bar that any adult could be giddy over. Guests were welcomed to fill goody bags with sweet treats for the ride home.

Show Chair, Suzanne Tucker, moves the world for us each year, and we are constantly awed by her dedication, talent, and passion. We offer gratitude also to our wonderful Preview Gala Committee, Diane Wilsey, Riccardo Benavides, Susan Boeing and Christopher Redlich, Claud Cecil Gurney, Kathryn and Bo Lasater, Laura King Pfaff, OJ and Gary Shansby, Sarah and Stephen Sherrill, Allison Speer, and Hillary Thomas, and the many volunteers who dedicate their time and energy to ensure our Show is as successful as it can be.

Friends Hugging SF Fall Art & Antiques Show
Food
Macallan Scotch
Caviar Bar

Special Events

In the weeks leading up to the Show, patrons were invited to take part in a number of events made possible by our wonderful sponsors and partners. The Battery hosted a panel discussion, which was sponsored by Bonhams, for the Show’s Young Collectors, where leading professionals in art and design discussed the Do’s and Don’ts of Collecting. Susan Boeing and Christopher Redlich graciously opened their gorgeous home to the Show’s Benefactors and hosted a beautiful evening. The Gold Collectivehosted a reception for our Designers and Artisans Circle members at The Museum of Craft and Design that celebrated craft and talent in the most fitting of locations.  

The evening before the Preview Gala, Designers and Artisans Circle members were invited to take a sneak peak at the collections brought for the 37th rendition of the Show. The Designers Circle Preview Reception, sponsored by The Shade Store, was an evening of cocktails and conversation. The Shade Store also had a special treat for guests in the form of an interactive window wall, fittingly named “the window to the night sky”, with beautiful drapery and a Giotto-esque starry backdrop by Katherine Jacobus Decorative Art, that could be used as a photobooth and engaging display of their products in a tangible setting. Photos hashtagged #StarryNightSF filtered into the Dessert Room on Gala night, filling the room with the joyous faces of actual Show attendees. The night ended with a raffle that saw amazing prizes from both The Shade Store and Grand Entry Hall sponsor Kohler.

Thursday afternoon was host to the Chairman’s Luncheon, hosted by Suzanne Tuckerand sponsored by Geographic Expeditions. Guests arrived at The Room with a View to honor Carolyne Roehm, taste the delectable wines provided by Knights Bridge Winery, and enjoy the catered lunch by McCalls Catering & Events. As a special treat, Julia B. sent guests home with a beautiful set of celestial-inspired linen cocktail napkins.

The excitement did not subside as the week continued with an impressive array of lecturers that graced us with their expertise. Thanks to The St. Regis San Franciscoand Luxe Interiors + Design, the 2018 Show welcomed lectures and panel discussions by Jay Jeffers, Suzanne Kasler, Stacey Bewkes, Michael Stern, Hutton Wilkinson, Pieter Estersohn, Maureen Footer, Charlotte Moss, Nina Campbell, and Suzanne TuckerArlene Schnitzer and Jordan Schnitzer, Directors of The Arlene & Harold Schnitzer CARE Foundation, sponsored the Authors’ Alcove and made a number of book signings, by the above mentioned people as well as Susanna Salk, Grant Gibson and Joa Studholme, possible.

At the Cocktail Hour Series, guests sipped complimentary wine from Napa Ridge Winery while hearing from experts in a breadth of artistic fields. At the first talk, sponsored by California Home + Design and The Bath + BeyondSuzanne Tucker, Cynthia Spence, Joa Studholme and Alisa Carroll discussed the interplay of decorating a home with art and antiques. Later that evening, Enterprise for Youth’s Young Professionals Group and Board President, Michael Franzia, hosted a Young Collectors Night that invited guests to sample a selection of wine from Bronco Wine Company while mingling amongst the art. The next talk in the Cocktail Hour Series was sponsored by Heritage Auctions and featured a lively conversation about celestial imagery in art and timepieces with Keith Davis, Clementine Chen, Alissa Ford and Holly Sherratt.

On closing day, the Show hosted a brunch in honor of Enterprise for Youth’s founder, Glady Thacher, to celebrate the truly remarkable work she has done and the opportunities that Enterprise continues to give young people in our city. Shortly following the brunch, attendees were welcomed to a world premiere preview of LAUTREC! His Muses & Their Music in the Lecture Theater produced by George Daugherty and the world class singers from the San Francisco Opera. Nearby, in Aedicule’s booth, the art that inspired the musical theatre concert was framed in period splendor by Peter Werkhoven.

Suzanne Tucker moderates discussion with Charlotte Moss and Nina Campbell
Crowd at Lecture

Each day the Show floor was packed and full of lively energy with those shopping, dining, and attending the exciting array of events at the Show. Many new faces, along with those who haven’t missed the Show in its 37 year history, graced us at the Opening Night Preview Gala and during the Show days.

Thank you to everyone whose support of the Show and Enterprise for Youth helped make 2018 a success. All proceeds from the Gala, Show and lecture ticket sales, catalogue ads, sponsorships, and dealer booth rent directly support Enterprise. Your support makes a difference in the lives of many San Francisco youth.

We look forward to seeing you all at Festival Pavilion October 3-6, 2019 when we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Enterprise for Youth.