SMU’s Meadows Division of Art to host visiting artist lecture series

Image courtesy of SMU, Algur H. Meadows School of the Arts

DALLAS – The SMU Meadows Division of Art announces its 2018-19 Visiting Artist Lecture Series, which will feature public talks by five national and international artists this fall and spring. The annual lecture series brings diverse artists to the SMU campus to provide perspective on current ideas and practices in the contemporary art world.

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Experts, scholars, connoisseurs to speak at FAE seminar, Sept. 7-8

Dr. Oscar Fitzgerald, author of American Furniture: 1650 to the Present, and professor at the Smithsonian/George Washington University Masters Program in the History of Decorative Arts and Design, will give a talk on detecting furniture fakes.

FALLS CHURCH, Va. – The 7th annual educational seminar of the Foundation for Appraisal Education (FAE) will be held Friday and Saturday, September 7-8 at Quinn’s Auction Galleries, located at 360 South Washington Street in Falls Church, Virginia. The International Society of Appraisers (ISA) will give professional development credits for those who fully participate.

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Leading watercolorists to unveil new show Aug. 3

A watercolor from Sarah Yeoman’s ‘Crows and Ravens’ series. Image courtesy Lake Placid Center for the Arts

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. – Lake Placid Center for the Arts will present an original showing of some of the best watercolorists’ work in the world, created in partnership with award-winning American watercolorist Sarah Yeoman.

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Appraisal Institute of America studies program to start in September

NEW YORK – The Appraisal Institute of America’s Fall/Spring Comprehensive Appraisal Studies Program will be offered online September 2018 through May of 2019.

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Packard to celebrate 90th anniversary with auto show

1912 Packard Model 1-48 Custom Runabout, sold for $370,000 + buyer’s premium at RM Auctions’ March 12, 2011 sale. Image courtesy of RM Auctions and LiveAuctioneers

SHELBY TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) – An array of classic cars will be flocking to the historic Packard proving grounds in suburban Detroit for a car show and gala celebrating the facility’s 90th anniversary.

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Five Points Festival returns June 2-3 at new Brooklyn location

Image courtesy of Five Points Festival

NEW YORK – The East Coast designer toy, street, and alternative art festival Five Points will take place on June 2-3 at its new location: the Brooklyn Expo Center. The festival will bring together the shining stars of the designer toy, kaiju, sofubi and alternative art worlds with the Lagunitas Brewing Company craft beer, and food.

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Shenandoah Valley pottery subject of June 16 seminar

Shenandoah Valley of Virginia earthenware bowl attributed to Andrew or John Coffman, New Market, Shenandoah Co., VA (private collection). Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image

CRAWFORD, Va. – Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates will host the eighth annual Virginia Decorative Arts Seminar on June 16. The title is “Shenandoah Valley Pottery – New Discoveries and Demonstrations.”
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French cultural center to host April 9 conversation with art philanthropists

Philanthropists John and Dominique de Menil. Image provided by FIAF

NEW YORK —On April 9, the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), New York’s premier French cultural center, will welcome journalist and editor William Middleton for a conversation with Dominique and John de Menil. The de Menils are two of the most important philanthropists of the 20th century.

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Painted 8ft. tall barber pole with vivid original paint, $8,900, Michael and Sally Whittemore, Washington, Ill. Photo copyright Catherine Saunders-Watson.

Dates announced for Annual New Hampshire Antiques Show

A room-size booth filled with American antiques, signs and primitives as seen at the 2017 edition of the Annual New Hampshire Antique Show. NHADA image

MANCHESTER, N.H. – Some things never get old. Back for its 61st celebration, this year’s Annual New Hampshire Antiques Show promises 67 exhibitors from all over the country showcasing some of the finest displays of furniture, fine and decorative arts, antique jewelry, folk art and more. Held at The Manchester Downtown Hotel (formerly The Radisson) from August 9-11, highly reputable dealers will join together with thousands of buyers and enthusiasts in search of high-quality antiques while enjoying NH’s no sales tax.

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Astronaut John Glenn’s estate sale draws hundreds

John Glenn in a NASA photo for his second space flight on Oct. 29, 1998, on Space Shuttle Discovery’s STS-95. Image courtesy Wikimedia Commons

POTOMAC, Md. (AP) – People have lined up for the chance to buy mementos of the late astronaut John Glenn at his estate sale in Maryland.

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