2017 Programs

The Lecture Series

Principal Sponsor: The St. Regis San Francisco

Supporting Sponsors: Cambria and Luxe Interiors + Design


Each year the Fall Art & Antiques 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.


Thursday, October 26 - Saturday, October 28, 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.,

In the Lecture Theatre at the north end of the Show

Tickets are $10 and available on Eventbrite and at the Show Box Office (Show admission is an additional $15 in advance or $20 at the door)


Thursday, October 26, 11 a.m.

Steven Stolman

The Serial Entertainer

Designer and author Steven Stolman will speak candidly about his experiences as an accomplished host and accidental party planner. From his own home-style cocktail parties and dinners to grand galas and celebrations in glamorous places like Newport, Palm Beach, and the Hamptons, Stolman's self-deprecating humor and common sense good taste will delight and inspire all, from experienced hosts and sophisticated gourmands to those of us who can't boil water.

Book signing to follow the lecture


Thursday, October 26, 2:30 p.m.

Miles Redd

Inspiration and Influence in Interior Design

Miles Redd discusses inspiration and influence in interior design, giving insight into the decorator's eye and process. A Russian painting may serve as a palette for a room scheme, a ruffle on a couture ball gown becomes a detail on a curtain, and even other decorators' rooms may serve as a leaping-off point for his schemes. Redd firmly believes that all ideas are just a juxtaposition of another idea and that if you borrow from many it is merely research. In his lecture, he examines many of the 18th, 19th and 20th-century tastemakers who have influenced him, and how he has reinterpreted ideas to make them current and exciting for today's modern needs.

Book signing to follow the lecture


Friday, October 27, 11 a.m.

Susan Lowry, Nancy Berner, and Marion Brenner in conversation

An Inside Look at Bay Area Gardens

Cultural Partner: Conservatory of Flowers

Northern California has an unrivaled beauty, which has beckoned landscape designers and gardeners for generations. Authors Nancy Berner and Susan Lowry, with the renowned Berkeley-based photographer Marion Brenner, will explore the multiple California garden styles that reflect a wide diversity of approaches and voices impacted by the geography of the region and its myriad microclimates as featured in their new book, Private Gardens of the Bay Area.

Book signing to follow the lecture


Friday, October 27, 2:30 p.m.

Miguel Flores-Vianna

Haute Bohemians: At Home with Important Interior Design Trendsetters

Miguel Flores-Vianna journeyed through four continents to capture an extraordinary group of writers and editors, landscape designers, artists and artisans, art and antiques dealers and collectors, and interior designers where they live — country cottages, beach houses, city apartments, and a ranch, as well as assorted châteaux and palazzi. Some of the spaces are grand, others are modest, but all are original, stylish, charming, and above all authentic in the sense that they reveal their owners' care and taste.

Book signing to follow the lecture


Saturday, October 28, 11 a.m.

Mix Masters Designer Panel: Ellie Cullman, David Phoenix, Beth Webb

Moderated by Suzanne Tucker

Today’s world of design is all about the mix, combining different styles, finishes, and periods from classicism to modernism, and bringing it all together to make your interiors sing with style and soul. Design world luminaries Ellie Cullman, David Phoenix, and Beth Webb join Show Chair Suzanne Tucker to discuss how they create a room with multiple personalities and prove how opposites can attract beautifully.

Book signings to follow the lecture


Saturday, October 28, 2:30 p.m.

Gil Schafer

Creating Places to Call Home: How Tradition, Style, and Memory Can Inspire Ways of Living

Cultural Partner: Institute of Classical Architecture & Art

Award-winning architect and author of the new book, A Place to Call Home, Gil Schafer, believes the most successful houses are the ones that celebrate living — houses with timeless charm that are imbued with memory and a distinct sense of place. Schafer opens the doors to his world of comfortable classicism, sharing some of the firm’s most recent and exciting projects from around the country and walking through the inner workings of his distinctive approach — from concrete techniques to the more emotional and intuitive aspects of his process — showing how he brings his projects to life and fills them with soul.

Book signing to follow the lecture


Book Signings

Principal Sponsor: Arlene Schnitzer and Jordan Schnitzer, Directors of The Arlene & Harold Schnitzer CARE Foundation

Meet the authors and get personally signed copies of top-selling books on art, antiques, design, and architecture.

In the Authors’ Alcove on the aisle west of booth #D15. Books must first be purchased from Hayden & Fandetta Booksellers, booth #D14


Thursday, October 26

12:00 p.m. - Steven Stolman,  40 Years of Fabulous: The Kips Bay Decorator Show House, Confessions of a Serial Entertainer, and The Serial Entertainer’s Passion for Parties (Gibbs Smith)

2:00 p.m. - Alexis Swanson Traina, From Napa with Love: Who to Know, Where to Go, and What Not to Miss

3:30 p.m. - Miles Redd, The Big Book of Chic (Assouline Publishing, 2012)


Friday, October 27

12:00 p.m. - Nancy Berner, Susan Lowry, Marion Brenner,  Private Gardens of the Bay Area (Monacelli Press, 2017)

1:30 p.m. - Janice Parker, Designing a Vision: Janice Parker Landscape Architects (ACC Publishing Group, 2017) 

3:30 p.m. - Miguel Flores-Vianna, Haute Bohemians (Vendome Press, 2017)


Designers Saturday, October 28

12:00 p.m. - Ellie Cullman, From Classic to Contemporary: Decorating with Cullman & Kravis (Monacelli Press, 2017)

12:00 p.m. - Beth Webb, An Eye for Beauty: Rooms that Speak to the Senses (Rizzoli, 2017)

3:30 p.m. - Gil Schafer, A Place to Call Home (Rizzoli, 2017)


Cocktail Hours

Learn something new, hear something new and taste something new while sipping wine. Complimentary for all Show attendees

Thursday, October 26

4:00 p.m. - FLORAL DEMONSTRATION in the Lecture Theatre

Designing with Flowers

Supporting Sponsor: California Homes and Shortlist San Francisco

A perfect centerpiece, a colorful entryway arrangement, or a bouquet for a loved one - flower arranging is an art form. Top florists, Judy Bloom of Filoli and Laurel Ann Winzler of Laurel Designs will demonstrate the tricks of the trade when creating an arrangement. Learn how florists think about color, negative space, the unexpected, and environment when sculpting with flowers.

5:30 p.m.  in the Grand Entry Hall Lounge

Enjoy complimentary wine from Napa Ridge Winery


Friday, October 27

5:00 p.m. - PERFORMANCE in Café Girandole

A sneak preview from the new concert Lautrec et La Belle Nuit
Rare and rediscovered songs from the Belle Époque take center stage in a performance inspired by the kaleidoscopic spirit of Montmartre and the vibrant art of Toulouse-Lautrec. Emmy Award-winning conductor/producer George Daugherty is bringing us this new theatrical concert that premiers in 2018. Two brilliant singers from San Francisco Opera, accompanied by a vivacious instrumental ensemble, transport you to Paris, while the Lautrec art that inspires this new show will be on view nearby in Aedicule's booth, ravishingly framed by Peter Werkhoven. Please join us for complimentary show admission.


Saturday, October 28

4:00 p.m. - TALK & TASTING in the Lecture Theatre

A Taste of California

Supporting Sponsor: Heritage Auctions

California’s inspiring scenery, diverse people, and unique climate have inspired a rich tradition of innovation expressed in art, wine, and culture. Please join us for a cocktail-hour discussion about the Golden State with Heritage Auctions experts Amanda Crawford (Director, Fine and Rare Wines); Holly Sherratt (Director, Modern & Contemporary Art); and Alissa Ford (Director, California and Western Art).  Celebrate the life and legacies of California’s most important artists while sipping California wine.

5:30 p.m. in the Grand Entry Hall Lounge

Enjoy complimentary wine from Napa Ridge Winery