Wednesday, February 5, 2014

The San Francisco Fall Antiques Show Preview Gala

The San Francisco Fall Antiques Show presented its 32nd Annual fair, opening with the Preview Gala on October 23 at Fort Mason Center in San Francisco.  Show Chairs, Michele Goss and Adrianna Pope Sullivan welcomed over 2,000 guests including Ann and Bob Fisher, Dede Wilsey, Summer Tompkins Walker, Trevor Traina, Kathryn Lasater, Kendall Wilkinson, John and Cynthia Gunn and Ken Fulk.

The Preview Gala opened the 4-day show, presenting 63 international exhibitors from 9 countries in a broad range of high end art and antiques collecting areas. The Gala channeled the jazz age in honor of its theme “Jazz Moderne: Art Deco & the Avant Garde”.  Guests entered through a larger than life entrance display of four 20-foot French Art Deco-inspired urns designed and created by famed architect, Andrew Skurman, constructed by Moroso Construction and painted by decorative painter, Willem Rack√©.  

The Gala is well known for its live music, numerous caviar and vodka bars, flowing Champagne, sumptuous dinner buffets and over the top dessert stations.  The Pacific Chamber Orchestra played jazz throughout the 50,000 square feet of the show.

Todd Traina, Dede Wilsey and Ken Fulk, Designers Circle Member

Andrew Skurman, FAS Creative Director, Michele Goss, FAS Co-chair, and Ariane Trimuschat, FAS Director

Phoebe Cowles and Robert Girard


Kathryn and Bo Lasater

Summer Tompkins Walker, Victoria Raiser and Leslie Podell

Norman and Norah Stone

Randi Fisher, Bob Fisher, Lexie George, and Mark George

Neill Bassi, Kristin Gherardi, and Trevor Traina

Dr. Elisa Stephens, Peter Mueller, EHSS Board President and O.J. Shansby

Ann and Bob Fisher

Allison Speer and Alison Pincus

Will Harbin and Stephanie Southerland

Patrick and Melissa Barber

Cynthia and John Gunn

Robert Federighi and Toni Wolfson, FAS Committee Member

Dr. Elisa Stephens, Robert and Adrianna Pope Sullivan, FAS Committee Member and Kitty Margolis, Honorary Chair

Michael Cole, Shannon Varunok, Kari de Arantes Oliveira and Martim de Arantes Oliveira

Since 1969, Enterprise for High School Students has worked with youth to prepare them for their next steps after high school. The ratio of students to counselors in the San Francisco Unified School District is 1,151 : 1. Enterprise supports these youth through programs that provide students with the ability and opportunity to find and retain jobs, explore career opportunities and develop life skills crucial for their transition from high school to adult life.

More than 20,000 youth have learned the skills and values essential to workplace success at Enterprise. 100% of the proceeds of the show go directly to Enterprise for High School Students.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013


Looking for guided tour of the show this year?  Check out this great schedule this week and weekend.
We hope to see you!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Cocktail Hour

Make sure not to miss the FAS TALKS:   A Series of Informational Talks and Workshops
Thursday- Saturday at 4.30pm- Cafe Girandole:

Friday, October 18, 2013

Brooks Brothers

Brooks Brothers, a presenting sponsor of the 32nd Annual Fall Antiques Show hosted a fabulous and fashionable launch event for all patrons of the show: Connoisseurs, Collections, Aficionados, Enthusiasts, Young Collectors and The Collective.  Over 400 guests attended at the beautiful and spacious new store in Union Square.  Signature drinks and wonderful hors d'oeuvres were passed throughout the top floors of the store, as guests mingled through the dapper suits and gorgeous dresses in the ladies and mens departments. Cigar rolling and Scotch tasting were big hit with guests. As the clothing company that dressed the jazz age, Brooks Brothers could not be a more perfect fit for the show's Jazz Moderne theme this year. 

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Cocktails at Cavalier by Jay Jeffers For Members of The Collective and Designers Circle

Cocktails at Cavalier by Jay Jeffers
For Members of The Collective and Designers Circle

September 10, 2013
The San Francisco Fall Antiques Show kicked off with an exclusive party for The Collective and Designers Circle members, hosted by Cavalier by Jay Jeffers, the San Francisco shop for seekers of all that is uncommon and collected.  The party brought together San Francisco collectors and designers who are supporters of the show, as well as board members from Enterprise for High School Students, the show beneficiary for warm evening of wine donated by Laurier Vineyards, cocktails and a beautiful spread of hors d’oeuvres. 

Patrick Barber, FAS Creative Director, Andrew Skurman, FAS Committee Member & Party Host, Jay Jeffers, Melissa Barber

                                       Christine Woodward, Maureen O'Sullivan, Kristi Will
FAS Show Chair, Michele Goss, Phoebe Cowles

                                            Amy Kelly, Jonathan Rachman, Helga Horner
Lecture Series Chair, Katherine Jacobus enjoying a glass of wine from sponsor, Laurier Vineyards   

Young Collectors Co-Chair, Colby Hallen, Dr. Jim Connor

Jay Jeffers, Enterprise for High School Students Board President, Peter Mueller

Dara Rosenfeld, Designers Circle Chair, Suzanne Tucker, and Kevin Peters

Enterprise for High School Students Board Members, Victoria Penfield, Dr. Edward Diao

Connoisseurs Circle Chair Lucy Louise Lewis and Kevin Monaghan

                   Ted DiStefano, Ty Humpert and EHSS Executive Director, Tony DiStefano

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Jackson Square Walkabout

This year, the Jackson Square Walkabout was held on June 19th for the Enthusiasts and Young Collectors.   It was a great evening touring seven beautiful locations.
This years Enthusiasts chairs are Michelle C. Harris and Wheeler S. Griffin and Young Collectors chairs are Colby Hallen, Caitlin Fisher and Victoria Stenmark.
Thanks to Arader Galleries for hosting the post wine-reception.