Dallas Art, Antique & Jewelry Show
Recognized as one of the finest antique shows in the world, the Dallas International Art, Antique & Jewelry Show will be held November 2–6, 2011 at the new, state-of-the-art Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas and will feature more than 80 of the world’s most acclaimed exhibitors, including TEFAF Maastricht exhibitors Antiquariaat FORUM BV, Daniel Crouch Rare Books, Dr. Joern Guenther Rare Books AG and Inlibris, who will each showcase their impressive collections of rare books, manuscripts and autographs. Also highlighted at the show will be fine art, antique and estate jewelry, furniture, porcelain, Asian antiquities, American and European silver, glass, textiles, sculpture, contemporary art and more.
Notable guests at last year’s show included Laura Bush, who charmed exhibitors with a surprise visit during the last day of the show. The former First Lady was accompanied by Debbie Francis and interior designer Ken Blasingame who helped the Bushes with the décor in the White House residence. Also seen shopping the show were Margot Perot, Catherine Perot, Betty Blake, Alan May, Joanne Stroud, Lynn and Alan McBee, Steve and Anne Stoghill, Phil Lacerte, Larry and Joyce Lacerte, Frank Bonilla and Minnie Carruth.
Adding to the show’s cultural experience, the Dallas International Art, Antique & Jewelry Show will present an educational lecture series that is free to the public as well as show attendees. †The lecture series will include presentations on a wide array of captivating topics by respected dealers and industry experts, including Alan C. Lowe, Director of the George W. Bush Presidential Library; Dr. Joern Guenther of Dr. Joern Guenther Rare Books; and Miller Gaffney of Miller Gaffney Art Advisory.
“What makes this show so unique is that it brings together more than 80 world-renowned galleries in a location that couldn’t be more fitting for an event of this nature,” said Scott Diament, President and CEO of the Palm Beach Show Group. “With its iconic design and high-end finishes, the Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas is the perfect setting for the Dallas International Art, Antique & Jewelry Show.”
The Palm Beach Show Group is pleased to announce that TACA (The Arts Community Alliance), Dallas’s premier umbrella arts organization, has once again been selected as the charity partner for the prestigious opening night preview party of the Dallas International Art, Antique & Jewelry Show. Since 1966, TACA has promoted a diverse and vibrant North Texas arts scene by providing financial support, building public awareness and increasing participation for performing arts organizations. TACA began as an auction to benefit the Dallas Theater Center, and has grown into a year-round organization that has donated millions of dollars to approximately 75 arts organizations.
The Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas is located at 500 West Las Colinas Boulevard in Irving, Texas. Las Colinas, a 12,000-acre master planned community known worldwide for its quality as a major business center, is home to 2,000-plus corporations and the global headquarters of five Fortune 500 companies, with a taxable base of more than $7 billion. The community’s central location between Dallas and Fort Worth as well as the DFW International Airport makes it an attractive location for business and commerce.
This area of Irving boasts several luxury resorts, including the only 5 Diamond resort in Texas, The Four Seasons Las Colinas Resort. In addition, the area is home to the world’s largest equestrian sculpture, the bronze Mustangs of Las Colinas, which gallop across the granite stream in Williams Square. Lake Carolyn and the Mandalay Canal wind through the urban center while the Las Colinas APT rides high overhead connecting the various office towers. Las Colinas also features three private country clubs and four championship golf courses surrounded by gated communities.
For more information, please call (561) 822‑5440 or visit www.dallasfallshow.com.