2016 Programs

The Lecture Series

Principal Sponsor: The St. Regis San Francisco

Supporting Sponsors: Coupar and Luxe Interior + 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. We are pleased to continue this tradition with a series that looks at these areas from varied viewpoints. Please join us.

Thursday - Saturday at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., Sunday at 2:30

In the Lecture Theater

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


Peter Pennoyer and Katie Ridder

Pillow Talk: A Designer Wife and Architect Husband Make Their Own House

Designer Katie Ridder and architect Peter Pennoyer will speak about how they have found unexpected inspiration in their differing design sensibilities. In the making of their own vacation house, the couple found a coherent, rich design with some surprising results. Peter is driven by classicism, while Katie, with a background in magazines and international design projects, has a more intuitive hold on design. Book signing to follow

Thursday, October 27 at 11:00am


James Reginato

Minding Their Manors

James Reginato, Writer-at-Large for Vanity Fair, has profiled some of the world’s most elusive and fascinating individuals in their extraordinary habitats. Reginato will provide a uniquely intimate and lively look at some of Great Britain’s most majestic houses and the remarkable families who live inside them: from Blenheim Palace, the 187-room home of the Duke of Marlborough, to Houghton Hall, the treasure-filled Palladian masterpiece that is home to the Marquess of Cholmondeley, and more. Book signing to follow

Thursday, October 27 at 2:30pm

Cultural Partner: The Royal Oak Foundation


David Netto

In Pursuit of Francois Catroux: The Greatest Design Story Almost Never Told

David Netto, author and designer of interiors and furniture, will discuss the life and work of celebrated designer, François Catroux. An innovator and explorer in interior design, Catroux has always been a master of contemporary style. His hallmark sensibility combines the majesty and grandeur with elements that suggest comfort and tasteful, restrained opulence. Book signing to follow

Friday, October 28 at 11:00am

Cultural Partner: French Heritage Society


Chara Schreyer and Gary Hutton

The Modern Eye: Cultivating a 21st-Century Private Collection

Chara Schreyer, one of the world’s leading art collectors, and iconic interior designer Gary Hutton, will explore how personal vision shapes and drives contemporary private collections. Schreyer and Hutton will discuss how they create a dialogue between design and the over 600 significant artworks, including masterpieces by Duchamp, Stella and Man Ray that are on display in her five homes along with visuals that provide a sneak peek into the spectacular spaces they’ve created. Book signing to follow

Friday, October 28 at 2:30pm


Suzanne Rheinstein, Madeline Stuart, and Steven Volpe; moderated by Carl J. Dellatore

Point and Counterpoint

Designer and author Carl Dellatore will moderate a lively conversation on the importance of art and antiques in 21st-century design. Suzanne Rheinstein, interior designer, author and owner of Hollyhock, is known for her signature style described as elegant civility: “fewer things but better things.”  The distinguished Los Angeles designer, Madeline Stuart works on projects that reflect a collaborative relationship between architecture and furniture, function and form, client and designer. Steven Volpe, owner of Hedge, immersed himself in European techniques, history and theory at an early age, developing a fine-tuned eye and allowing him to orchestrate design projects worldwide. Book signing to follow

Designer Saturday, October 29 at 11:00am


Alexa Hampton

Decorating with Art, Antiques and People

Alexa Hampton, award-winning designer and owner of her father’s world-famous firm, Mark Hampton LLC, is fueled by the collaborative process shared with each client. Alexa aims to refine her clients’ vision and produce a final product that is reflective of their individual aesthetic and lifestyle needs. In every project, she enlists the use of art and antiques to augment their unique design vision. This talk will walk through a variety of settings to illustrate the different approaches and perspectives. Book signing to follow

Designer Saturday, October 29 at 2:30pm


Janice Lyle

Sunnylands and Its Surprising Menagerie

The mid-century modern estate Sunnylands, the winter home of Walter and Leonore Annenberg, has been preserved for its new life as a high-level retreat center and historic site open for public tours. Janice Lyle, Ph.D and Director of Sunnylands, will explore the history of the property, its changes over time, and the current practices used to preserve the fragile fabrics, interior furnishings, art collection, and the cultural landscape. This talk will provide insight into the Annenbergs’ love of nature and the current commitment to environmental responsibility at the property. Book signing to follow

Sunday, October 30 at 2:30pm


Book Signings

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

Meet the author and get a personally signed copy of top selling books on art, antiques, design and architecture.

Book signings take place in the Authors' Alcove unless otherwise noted


Peter Pennoyer and Katie Ridder

A House in the Country

Thursday, October 27 at 12 noon


James Reginato

Great Houses, Modern Aristocrats
Thursday, October 27 at 3:30pm


Barbara Sallick

The Perfect Bath

Thursday, October 27, 5:00pm


Ken Fulk Book Launch

Mr. Ken Fulk's Magical World

Thursday, October 27, 5:30pm in Cafe Girandole. RSVP required


David Netto

François Catroux
Friday, October 28, 3:30pm


Gary Hutton & Chara Schreyer

Art House
Friday, October 28 at 3:30pm


Carl J Dellatore

Interior Design Master Class: 100 Lessons from America’s Finest Interior Designers on the Art of Decoration
Friday, October 28 at 12 noon


Alexa Hampton

Decorating in Detail
Saturday, October 29 at 3:30pm


Janice Lyle

Sunnylands: America's Midcentury Masterpiece
Sunday, October 30 at 3:30pm


Cocktail Hour Panel Series

Learn how to incorporate art and antiques in your home from those in the know while enjoying complimentary wine from Napa Ridge Winery.

Room by Room: Designing with Art and Antiques

Supporting Sponsor: CAPTURE Magazine

Designing each space of the home calls for a perfect marriage of style and functionality. From the living room to the kitchen, to the bathroom and the yard, every space has its own special character to be celebrated. In this lively panel discussion you will learn from designers and experts who specialize in decorating various rooms and spaces in and around the home.

Barbara Sallick, co-founder of Waterworks, describes how to design the perfect bath, Jarrod Baumann of Zeterre Landscape discusses how to create stunning and inviting landscapes, and Jeff Schlarb, Principal at Jeff Schlarb Interior Design, explains how to a create stylish and comfortable living room. Book signing to follow with Barbara Sallick

Thursday, October 27 at 4:00 p.m. in the Lecture Theatre

Complimentary for all Show attendees


It’s a Jungle Out There: Identifying Fakes and Forgeries

Supporting Sponsor: Heritage Auctions

Have you ever made an impulse buy, only to wonder if you made the right choice? Before investing in art, antiques, or jewelry, learn about connoisseurship and authentication from experts Holly Sherratt, Director of Modern & Contemporary Art and Gina Onofrio, Director of Fine Jewelry at Heritage Auctions, as well as, Frances Zeman, one of the country’s top fine arts, antiques, and decorative arts appraisers.

Saturday, October 29 at 4:00 p.m. in the Lecture Theatre

Complimentary for all Show attendees


Loan Exhibition Breakfast & Talk
Animalia: Animal Imagery in Art & Antiques

Principal Sponsor: Shreve & Co.


Join us for a continental breakfast and talk with curators Philip Bewley and Justin Evershed-Martin who will discuss the 2016 Show theme and Loan Exhibition, Animalia: Animal Imagery in Art & Antiques. The exhibition explores our fascination with the beauty and mystery of the animal kingdom, as well as its symbolism throughout the ages. The Latin word Animalis literally means “Having Soul,” and at the heart of all art, antiques and decorative objects is a boundless, collective soul—that of the artist, the collector, the observer and the history of the piece.

Saturday, October 29 at 9:30 a.m. in the Lecture Theatre

Complimentary for all Show attendees. RSVP required