Friday, February 17

12pm Lecture

Speaker: Sameer Lilani, CEO of Amrapali London

Topic: The Origins of Adornment.

Synopsis:
Brief history of jewelry wearing in different cultures, what it meant & its significance through the ages.

1pm Lecture

Speaker: Robert Rienzo, Expert at Bernard Buffet and Member of Art & Antiques Dealers League of America

Topic: The Artist Bernard Buffet

Synopsis:
Gallery owner Robert Rienzo will educate guest about the artist Bernard Buffet presenting a video of the artists’ life with a brief Q&A portion followed by a showcase of works at booth 832.

2pm Lecture

Speaker: Tony Khawam, Artist & Curator of Khawam Gallery

Topic: Storytelling in Art

Synopsis:
Works of art often tell stories. Artists can present narrative in many ways–by using a series of images representing moments in a story, or by selecting a central moment to stand for the whole story. Narrative works often illustrate well-known historical, religious, legendary, or mythic stories. We will examine past and present stories in contemporary art.

3pm Lecture

Speaker: Jennifer McCurdy, Ceramic Artist

Topic:A Journey with Porcelain

Synopsis:
The Evolution of an Artform, by Jennifer McCurdy. With images and stories, Jennifer will trace her path from young student to internationally known ceramicist.

Saturday, February 18

“Day of Design” at the Palm Beach Show.

 Presenting A Day Dedicated to Honoring Interior Designers & Decorators Featuring Curated Programming Including:

11am Booth Presentation

Speaker: Ben Macklowe, President & Owner of Macklowe Gallery

Topic:The Art of Tiffany

Booth: 400/501

Synopsis:

Join Ben Macklowe, second-generation owner of Macklowe Gallery, to discover the art of Louis Comfort Tiffany. These rare and exceptional hand-made glass lamps and objects were produced for only a short time in New York City, making them highly collectible and ideal as the centerpiece of an elegant room. Enjoy champagne, light bites, and an exclusive glimpse into the collection at our booth 400/501.

RSVP to email@macklowegallery.com

12pm Style Spotters

SPOTTED by Florida Design! Florida Design Magazine’s Editor in Chief Luis Rigual and Editorial Director, Daphne Nikolopoulos will shop the show and choose their selection of top 30 highlighted items at the 20th Annual Palm Beach Show. The Style Spotter spotlight items will be chosen based on outstanding style and form and will be announced on the Day of Design and recognized throughout the show floor with honors.

1pm Florida Design Panel Discussion

Moderated by:
Daphne Nikolopoulos, Florida Design Magazine Editorial Director

Featuring Designers:
Gil Walsh, Gil Walsh Interiors
Susan Lachance, Susan Lachance Interior Design
Allison Paladino, Paladino Rudd & Collections

Topic: The Artful Interior: Acquiring, Curating, and Designing with Art

Synopsis:
What comes first—the art, or the interior design? Whether working with an existing art collection or curating a new one to enhance interiors, art is central to good design. A panel of design and art professionals share their strategies for curating collections and designing artful interiors for the world’s most discriminating clients.

Gil Walsh, Gil Walsh Interiors
Susan Lachance, Susan Lachance Interior Design
Allison Paladino, Paladino Rudd & Collections

2pm Lecture

Speaker: Alessandra Branca, Branca and Casa Branca

Topic: The Mix

Synopsis:
Alessandra’s designs are anchored by classical details, rich colors, patterns and textures, paired with antique and custom furnishings, modern and European art, and distinctive accessories. In this lecture, Alessandra will speak on finding unique vintage and antiques to bring modern interiors to life.

4pm Designer Panel Discussion

Moderated by:
Jayne Chase, Creator & Host of Perfectly Palm Beach

Featuring Designers:
Chris Goddard, Goddard Design Group
Phyllis and Bill Taylor, Taylor & Taylor Architecture & Interior Design
Helen Bergin, Helen Bergin Interiors

Topic: Timeless Elegance: Architecture and Design in the Tropics

Synopsis:
Architecture and Design experts share the intricacies of designing in tropical climates. Our A-list panelists will talk about what it takes to create livable luxury along the Florida Coast.

Chris Goddard, Goddard Design Group
Phyllis and Bill Taylor, Taylor & Taylor Architecture & Interior Design
Helen Bergin, Helen Bergin Interiors

Sunday, February 19

1pm Lecture

Speaker: Scott D. West – Vice President / Designer of Scott West Natural Color Diamonds

Topic: Natural Color Diamonds – Than, Now and Future

Synopsis:
Current market of Natural Color Diamonds at auction, supply, and demand. We will discuss education on Natural Color Diamonds and where they come from, how they get their color and why collectors are after them in the world today. Famous diamonds and recent Auction record breakers.

2pm Lecture

Speaker: Anna Paola Cibin, Artist

Topic: The Magic of Venice

Synopsis:
The magic of the lagoon comes to life and blends into the magic of silk velvet. Colors that vibrate with light and recall the atmosphere of Venice. The artist will tell how the study of the history of fabric and ancient Venetian

3pm Lecture

Speaker: Dr. Rocky Ruggiero, PH.D., Art History Professor and Italian Renaissance Expert

Topic: Michelangelo, Raphael and the Medici Collection

Synopsis:
The Medici family owned one of Europe’s most important art collections. In addition to an extraordinary amount of first-rate antiquities, they also invested heavily in the works of then-contemporary Renaissance masters. In this presentation, Dr. Rocky will explore the Medici collection when the family was at its height of royal power, with a particular emphasis on those masterpieces produced by Michelangelo and Raphael for the Medici.

2pm and 4pm Booth Presentation

Booth: 428 / 529

Speaker: Louise Irvine, Executive Director & Curator of the Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts

Topic: The Art of African Ceramics

Synopsis:
The ceramic art studios in the Kwa Zulu Natal Province of South Africa are creating unique, hand sculpted works of art. The best examples of these talented artists are featured in the Pascoe Gallery booth. Louise Irvine will do a booth talk about the highlights of the collection.

Monday, February 20

12pm Lecture

Speaker: Paul Vandekar, President, Earle D. Vandekar of Knightsbridge, Inc.

Topic: Woolworks- The Art and Meaning of Woolies.

Synopsis:
In the mid-19th century for fifty years there was an outburst of artistic creativity by British and American sailors who created extraordinary pictures using a new technology to create images of the cutting edge ships they sailed in and the exotic locations they visited. This talk explores the who, what and why of sailors woolworks.

 

1pm Panel Discussion

Speaker 1: Barbara Chamberlain, Director Art Collection Management, AIG Private Client Group

Speaker 2: Virginia Utley, Independent Certified Gemologist Appraiser, Palm Beach Jewelry Appraisals

Speaker 3: Laney Lewis, Fine Art Appraiser, Fine Arts Conservancy Appraisals, LLC

Title of Lecture: What’s my collection worth and how can I find out?

Synopsis:
Whether your collection is your biggest asset or your smallest, you started collecting years ago or just recently, you have just a few items or thousands of them, it’s important to understand their worth. Learn about the role of valuation in good collection care, plus resources and tools to help ensure your values keep up with market conditions.

Barbara Chamberlain
Virginia Utley
Laney Lewis