InCollect – The Baltimore Art, Antique & Jewelry Show To Debut A New Craft Component
The Baltimore Art, Antique & Jewelry Show may be celebrating its thirty-sixth year, but that doesn’t mean innovation has fallen by the wayside. Held August 25-28, 2016, at the Baltimore Convention Center, this year’s fair will feature an exciting new fine craft component. The Baltimore Fine Craft Show, collocated with the Baltimore Art, Antique & Jewelry Show, will feature spectacular, one-of-a-kind objects, including jewelry, ceramics, and sculpture, from a juried exhibition of artists.
Scott Diament, CEO of the Palm Beach Show Group, which produces both events, says, “If you read about what’s going on in the industry today, fine craft and design are at the cutting-edge and will remain so through 2017, 2018, 2019, and beyond. [Producing a craft show] seemed like a no brainer. . . and the fact that it’s a juried show will ensure that the work being shown is of the highest quality.” Jurors include Lloyd Herman, Founding Director of the Renwick Gallery in Washington, D.C., Jane Milosch Director of the Smithsonian Provenance Initiative, and Michael Monroe, Director Emeritus of the Bellevue Arts Museum in Washington.
The Baltimore Art, Antique & Jewelry Show will continue to present an exquisite selection of furniture, fine art, Americana, dazzling antique and estate jewelry, and more, from over 400 leading dealers. Among this year’s exhibitors are Spencer Marks, Jacob’s Diamond & Estate Jewelry, and Camilla Dietz Bergeron. Highlights include a stunning harbor scene by the British maritime artist, John Stobart, from Rehs Galleries, an 18k yellow gold and white enamel bangle by David Webb from Benchmark of Palm Beach, and a sleek, sculptural Georg Jensen sterling silver pitcher designed by Johan Rohde in the 1920s, which is being offered by Drucker Antiques.
This year’s Baltimore Show will also include a brand new series of booth talks that will touch on a range of subjects. The program will begin on Friday, August 26, with a discussion about the Danish silversmith, Georg Jensen, in Drucker Antiques’ booth. Dealers William and Janet Drucker will explore Jensen’s various cutlery patterns, which were the result of the work of Jensen himself in collaboration with other outstanding artists of the time. Janet Drucker will also host a signing of her book, Georg Jensen: A Tradition of Splendid Silver, 2nd Edition.
This Highlight was originally published in the Autumn 2016 issue of Antiques & Fine Art magazine, a digitized version of which is available at afamag.com. AFA is affiliated with Incollect.