Schedule

Opening Night Preview Gala

  • October 2, 2019
  • 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

  • Show Floor, Festival Pavilion
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The Opening Night Preview Gala has been called “the highlight of the San Francisco Social Season” and attracts nearly 2,000 patrons of the arts who come to shop, see friends, old and new, and enjoy an evening of great food, drink, art, antiques, and design. Stunning Designer Vignettes flank the Grand Entry Hall and the Pavilion shines for one of the best parties in town. The Preview Gala is known for its live music, caviar and vodka bars, and sumptuous dinner buffets and dessert stations. It is an evening not to be missed!

Sponsored by Sotheby’s International Realty

Patrons at 2018 Preview Gala

2019 Lecture Series

  • 11:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

  • Lecture Theatre

Each year the Fall Show presents some of the most prominent names in the worlds of art, antiques, design, architecture, and history who share their knowledge and insight into their areas of expertise. Lectures take place on Thursday, Friday and Saturday of the Show at 11:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Presenting Sponsor: HEWN
Principal Sponsor: The St. Regis San Francisco

Authors’ Alcove: Book Signings

Prominent authors and lecturers of the Show sign their books in the Authors’ Alcove at scheduled times throughout show days, most of them following a lecture. Past authors include Nina Campbell, Jay Jeffers, Grant Gibson, Charlotte Moss, and Hutton Wilkinson.

Sponsored by The Harold & Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation / Arlene Schnitzer & Jordan Schnitzer

Madeline’s World of Wonder: Searching Far and Wide for the Beautiful and the Marvelous

  • October 3, 2019
  • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

  • Lecture Theater
  • Tickets $10

Madeline Stuart is hailed as an icon for her exceptional design work, fabulous shoes, take-no-prisoners honesty, and wicked sense of humor. Learn how this pro spots and scores the pieces that bring joie and vivre to an otherwise “perfectly nice room.”

Book signing to follow the lecture

Madeline Stuart Headshot

A Slice of England

  • October 3, 2019
  • 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

  • Lecture Theater
  • Tickets $10

Designer, entrepreneur, best-selling author, and mother of five, India Hicks, will explore her British heritage and how she has expressed it in her newly finished English country house in Oxfordshire.

Book signing to follow the lecture

India Hicks headshot

The Continental Divide: Curating Collections from Around the Globe

  • October 4, 2019
  • 11:00 a.m.

  • Lecture Theater, Festival Pavilion
  • Tickets $10

Design expert Rush Jenkins and designer Veere Grenney in coversation with author Wendy Moonan

Book signings to follow the lecture

My Love Affairs with Houses, My Passion for Collecting

  • October 4, 2019
  • 2:30 p.m.

  • Lecture Theatre, Festival Pavilion
  • Tickets $10

Bunny Williams, a world-renowned interior designer, takes us on a journey through houses she has decorated and loved.

Book signing to follow the lecture

Bunny Williams Portrait

The Collectors Quorum: The How-To of Developing an Eye for Furniture, Art, and Design

  • October 5, 2019
  • 11:00 a.m.

  • Lecture Theatre, Festival Pavilion
  • Tickets $10

Join Show Chair Suzanne Tucker as she moderates an inspiring discussion with George Brazil, Bay Area designer and co-owner of SagreraBrazil Design, Meaghan Roddy, Senior International Specialist and Senior VP of the Design Department at Phillips Auction House, and Hutton Wilkinson, famed interior designer, master jeweler, author and owner/creative director/president of Tony Duquette Inc.

Learn from this panel of experts how to hone in on that special find – whether it is art, antiques or jewelry – and how to develop a collection that is personal, unique and meaningful. Aimed at both novices and seasoned collectors, don’t miss the opportunity to learn behind-the-scene tips and tricks from the experts!

Living Elegantly Today: Around the World with Timothy Corrigan

  • October 5, 2019
  • 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

  • Lecture Theater, Festival Pavilion
  • Tickets $10

Leading interior designer, Timothy Corrigan will transport you to a royal residence in Paris, a beach villa in the Middle East, to a glamorous Hollywood home, each unique residence full of vibrant colors, textures, and styles.

Book signing to follow the lecture

Tim Corrigan headshot