SOURCE: The San Francisco Fall Antiques Show
SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Oct 10, 2012) - THE 2012 SAN FRANCISCO FALL ANTIQUES SHOW (SFFAS) will dock Thursday, October 25 - Sunday, October 28, at the Fort Mason Center's Festival Pavilion. With its nautical theme inspired by the iconic America's Cup races, being hosted in San Francisco in October 2012 and 2013, the show features decorative and fine arts relating to the ocean, boating, and travel. San Francisco resident, Olympic gold medalist skier and avid sailor Jonny Moseley serves as Honorary Chair, with an elite crew steering this time-honored expedition.
The SFFAS launches with a benefit gala Preview Party on Wednesday, October 24. All proceeds from the show go to Enterprise for High School Students, an organization that engages and empowers Bay Area high school students to develop skills for their future through job readiness training, employment, and career exploration.
On Thursday, October 25, the show sets sail for the next four days. Visitors will be welcomed by a captivating nautical installation, designed by renowned San Francisco-based architect Andrew Skurman. At the entrance, guests will discover maritime marvels on display in the special Exhibition, Sea Worthy: The Best of Nautical Art and Antiques, curated by Holland Lynch and consulting curator Maria Santangelo, ranging from detailed ship models to stunning seashell jewelry designs, historic brass telescopes and treasures discovered at shipwreck sites to iconic Impressionist boating paintings and Art Deco silver used on luxury liners.
The SFFAS features 60 leading decorative and fine arts galleries from across the United States and Europe, including longtime participants Kentshire from New York, Susan Ollemans Oriental Art from London, Steinitz from Paris, American Garage and Therien from Los Angeles, epoca from San Francisco, and many others.
THE SAN FRANCISCO FALL ANTIQUES SHOW 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. This year's Sea Worthy event will be on Thursday, October 25 - Saturday, October 27, 10:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.; Sunday, October 28, noon to 5:00 p.m. For more information, and to purchase tickets, please visit www.sffas.org.