Lecturers include: Tim Corfield, Kim Heirston, John Loring, Sally Rosen, Diane Warga-Arias, Carole Pinto, Gordon Lewis
Saturday, February 16 at 1:00 pm
Tim Corfield, Antiques Expert and Advisor
The world of fine art and antiques collaborates with interior design at the 10th Anniversary of the Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show with the return of the HOPE Designer Showcase. For those who want to make the most of their collections, this lecture will discuss “collectorating” – a new word for the antiques and interior design world. Time Corfield explains why he has invented this word, and what it means.
Is a second-generation antiques expert and has accrued a lifetime’s knowledge of fine furniture having been a member of The British Antique Dealers Association before setting up as an independent consultant some 20 years ago. As owner of Corfield Morris - one of the leading providers of expert, independent, impartial, professional advice to buyers of all manner of Art, Antiques and other desirable objects – Corfield has helped to create and maintain a number of private collections in Britain and the U.S.
Saturday, February 16 at 3:00 pm
Kim Heirston, Modern & Contemporary Art Advisor
Kim M. Heirston
Is a contemporary art advisor who specializes in Modern and Contemporary art, with an emphasis on "cutting-edge" and emerging talent. After earning her B.A. in Art History at Yale University, Ms. Heirston worked in many prominent New York galleries before she became the Director of the Stux Gallery, where she coordinated international exhibitions of the gallery's artists in cities from Tokyo to Madrid. In 1992, she left Stux to pursue her own business as a contemporary art advisor. For the past twelve years she has filled private residences, corporate headquarters and foundations with a wide range of modern and contemporary art.
Sunday, February 17 at 1:00 pm
John Loring, Design Director Emeritus, Tiffany & Co.
Explore the adventures and trace the history of a number of famous colored gems such as the Black Prince's Ruby, "The Three Brothers", and the now lost "Tiffany II" diamond.
Is design director emeritus of Tiffany & Co., where he was design director from 1979 to 2009. As an author, Loring has written more than 20 books about Tiffany's and Fine Art. He is a lifetime contributing editor to Architectural Digest, and was the New York bureau chief of the publication prior to joining Tiffany & Co. Loring's work is part of the permanent collections of numerous museums, including the Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Art Institute of Chicago, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Yale University Art Gallery.
Sunday, February 17 at 3:00 pm
"Sculptural Expressions: Jewelry by Artists, Architects and Artisans"
Sally Rosen, Owner of nexxt20
Join Sally Rosen of nexxt20 for an illuminating presentation as she discusses artist jewelry, studio jewelry, and the bench artisans that worked in precious metals. The life and work of American studio artist, Ed Wiener, and the jewelry of Italian sculptor, Arnaldo Pomdoro will be highlighted. Artist jewelry is an attractive area for exploration and investment, challenging our concepts of art, sculpture and design.
nexxt20 specializes in rare 20th century sculpture featuring artist jewelry, art objects, ceramics, and Modernist furniture. Owner Sally Rosen combines the joy of discovery, a desire to learn and educate others, and a discerning eye to choose sculptural objects designed and created by pre-eminent European and American artists and craftsmen. Her exquisite collection includes well-known, historically important masters, as well as works by lesser-known artists with comparable talent and innovative vision.
Monday, February 18 at 1:00 pm
"Buying & Investing in Antique or Vintage Jewelry"
True luxury is best found and experienced with a skilled curator, and Jewelry Activist, Diane Warga-Arias offers her expertise and experience for those who love Historical Jewelry…to wear, to collect or to preserve. Join Diane and learn how to ensure your next experience with Antique or Vintage Jewelry is knowledgeable and memorable.
Diane Warga-Arias Has gained international prominence as a public speaker and a business consultant in the consumer luxury market. She has an extensive client portfolio in the diamond and fine jewelry industry including De Beers Group for over a decade, known as the "Jewelry Activist" for her vigorous attention to detail. Her contribution to this industry has created an impressive and proven track record for changing the way brands sell and consumers buy.
Monday, February 18 at 3:00 pm
"Building an Affordable Art Collection"
Carole Pinto of Carole Pinto Fine Arts, LLC
The premise that one has to be rich in order to purchase art is put to rest thanks to a lively presentation covering topics ranging from the underlying factors that constitutes value in a work of art to the concept of art as an investment vehicle. The lecture will be illustrated by a selection of Pinto's collection of 19th and 20th century master paintings that are technically and artistically outstanding and yet are highly affordable.
Received an MBA from Columbia University and a BA in Architecture and Fine Arts from the University of Pennsylvania. She worked in Corporate Finance at Salomon Brothers, and did curatorial work at the Metropolitan and Brooklyn Museums in New York. She collaborated with the Art Investment Department at Sotheby's, and was a regular contributor to Art + Auction magazine, specializing in the legal and financial aspects of the art market. She currently is an art advisor and private dealer specializing in 20th century European paintings.
Tuesday, February 19 at 1:00 pm
"War Stories From the Back Vaults of the Art World"
Gordon Lewis, Sr. Director and Vice President, Fine Arts Conservancy
War Stories from the Back Vaults of the Art World is a heavily illustrated tour through some of the most exciting and dynamic developments in art conservation and restoration today, including the use of lasers in restoration of world famous art works to detecting fakes with thermoluminescence and advanced MRI technology and dating art works with an atomic accelerator.
Working internationally for private clients, major dealers and twenty-eight museums, Gordon Lewis' firm is a consortium of specialist conservators of paintings, works of art on paper, sculpture, decorative arts, furniture and conservation framing. Mr. Lewis is a well-known lecturer and symposia chairman on art and art conservation for museums and institutions. Author and columnist, Lewis is the primary author of The Fine Arts Collectors Guide (1996), and he has been featured in several national publications. He also served as one of CNN's experts in their documentary of the restoration of the Sistine Chapel.