The Antique Dealers Association of Californiaís Los Angeles Antiques Show 2007, a four-day annual show, will include new exhibitors added to the roster, a curated exhibition entrance and a new charity beneficiary for this yearís event ó P.S. Arts.
The Los Angeles Antiques Show is planned for 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 26th to 29th, at the Santa Monica Airport Barker Hangar, 3021 Airport Ave., Santa Monica. Tickets are $15 per day.
An opening night collectorís preview is scheduled for 5 p.m. with a preview party at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 25th, benefitting P.S. Arts. The preview party will be hosted by stars connected to the art world including Diane Keaton, Ed Rushca, Marc Appleton, Maria Bell, Kimberly Brooks, Lisa Eisner, Waldo Fernandez, Joe Nye, Michael Smith, Julia Sorkin and Kelly Wearstler. Tickets to the preview are $150 to $500.
The mission of P.S. Arts is to restore and further arts education programs to public elementary and middle schools in disadvantaged areas, predominantly serving children who live at or below the federal poverty level. This nonprofit organization accomplishes this by providing comprehensive, sequential and grade-level-appropriate programs in dance, music, theater and visual arts to every child at its 24 partner schools throughout the school year from September to June. Since its founding by Paul Cummins in 1991 at Crossroads School, P.S. Arts has impacted the education of tens of thousands of children. Currently, the organization serves 14,000 pre-kindergarten-through-eighth-grade students throughout Los Angeles County and California’s Central Valley.
The preview event will raise funds for P.S. Arts to further its work and will honor ìeliteî members of the art, design, architecture and entertainment worlds, according to organizers.
Now in its 12th year, the Los Angeles Antique Show will bring in about 65 antique and fine art dealers from around the world including Il Segno del Tempo (Milan), Hedge (San Francisco) and Kentshire (New York) to the show.
Some highlights at this years show include new additions Marcie Carsey and Susan Baerwald launching their Americana collection called ìJust Folkî prior to their gallery opening in May.
Jay Penske will be on-site with over 24,000 first edition books available through his company Dragon Books as well as the photography dealer Peter Fetterman.
Michael Rosenís new company, Degree, will feature vintage Mercedes-Benzes, Porsches, early wristwatches and early car photography.
Dealers will feature furniture, objects, paintings and decorative arts from antiquity through the 20th century at the show. Each antique allowed into the show is authenticated and vetted, according to organizers.
The festival is attended by design professionals and clients, collectors and representatives from the design and lifestyle media.
The antiques are displayed in a museum-like setting throughout the Barker Hangar, according to show producers Caskey-Lees. Last year, about 7,500 people attended the show.
The Antique Dealers Association of California, founded in 1924, is a group of dealers pledged to integrity and fair dealing in the buying and selling of antiques. To be a member of the association, a dealer must be an expert in their individual field with an inventory ranging from 17th century baroque or Americana, 18th century items including ceramics, fine rugs or textiles, fine art, Asian antiquities or items related to 20th century photography and design.
Information, (310) 455-2886 or www.losangelesantiqueshow .com/.