The Show Starts Today!

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After months of planning and preparation, The 40th Anniversary Art & Antiques Show is finally here! We are bursting with excitement and groovy feelings, and hope you will visit us today through Sunday at the Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center in downtown Jacksonville. We have a weekend full of wonderful events in addition to fabulous art and antiques dealers from around the country. Below is a behind-the-scenes look with Show Co-Chairs Heather Moseley, Anna Neal and Dearing Thoburn, as well as a schedule of events and how to purchase tickets.

What is your first memory of the Art & Antiques Show? Did that inspire you to join The Women’s Board? 
Dearing Thoburn: My first memory was of stuffing envelopes for the Show when my mom was on the invitations committee back in the late ’70s. And yes, The Women’s Board was something I always wanted to be a part of.

How early do the Show Chairs wake up the morning of the Show? 
Heather Moseley: So early! Really we wake at the normal alarm and spend time with our children and husbands. Soon after they are out the door we are at the Prime Osborn Convention Center cranking the day’s needs out. The better question is what time do we go to bed!

What is the longest standing tradition of the Show?
Heather Moseley: I would have to say the relationship we have with our dealers. Whitehall Antiques (David Linquist) has been a mainstay at the Show for the past 37 years!  We are grateful for all of our dealers who continue to make our cause and the Show relevant for all in our community.
What might surprise visitors about the Show this year?
Anna Neal: This year’s Show will have many new elements. I think patrons will be pleasantly surprised by the decor which has been thoughtfully planned—we have worked really hard to highlight the 1970s as well as the wonderful children of Wolfson whom we serve. The Children’s Fashion Show Portrait Gallery is not to be missed! This year it will be a walk through space designed by Ballard Designs along with a video produced by Krista Lee Weller. We will also have an interactive patient portal at Opening Night Party where patrons can “chat” with the sweet children currently being treated at WCH.

Lastly, we have a beautiful mural orchestrated by Annie Pajcic/Thou Art Exalted. It is comprised of small pieces of art completed by WCH patients which will be combined to make a large, beautiful piece. Clearly, we could not do all of this without our amazing volunteers and devoted donors.


What do you hope the Show will look like 40 years from now?

Heather Moseley: Wow. I would hope that our mission spreads far beyond the obvious network we have already established. I believe there are many outlets left for us to approach and spread the word about the amazing things that are happening at Wolfson on a daily basis. We as volunteers see these children’s stories firsthand and are aware of what is possible when we all work together. Keeping these children first in our thoughts will bring the Hospital much success in the future. 

Anna Neal: Wow! I hope to be at the 80th Anniversary Art & Antiques Show! I believe that with our ever-growing group of dedicated volunteers, the Show will continue to be purposeful and beneficial for Wolfson Children’s Hospital. This is a wonderful event that so many attend each and every year. It is both nostalgic and meaningful for our community.  As a mother of two young boys, I hope that my daughters-in-law (whomever they may be) will see the value in The Art & Antiques Show and The Women’s Board.  Forty years from now I will be proud to have co-chaired this amazing event with such wonderful women.

SHOW SCHEDULE:

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2
10am—3pm: Show Hours
Ticket required. Purchase here.

10am: Lecture with Melanie Turner, Interior Designer
Ticket required ($30, includes Show admission). Purchase here.
Melanie Turner Interiors features edited yet collected interiors in luxury residences, maintaining an emphasis on simplicity and understated elegance. Headquartered in Atlanta, Melanie was named Southeastern Designer of the Year by Veranda magazine, Top 10 Designer by Traditional Home and awarded Kitchen of the Year by Architectural Digest.

11:30am: Lecture with Juliana Catlin, Interior Designer & William Nash, Antiques Expert
Free with Show admission ticket
“American Style: From Deco to Jackie O”
Catlin Design has guided many clients through the design process in both commercial and residential design. The firm has been featured in Interior Design Magazine, Southern Living and Florida Design, as well as HGTV. Juli Catlin is not only a highly respected designer, but also a beloved member and long-time volunteer of The Women’s Board. One of the Southeast’s up-and-coming experts on antiques and decorative arts, and among the nation’s youngest in his field, William Nash has a passion for history and tradition and is revitalizing the world of antiques for the next generation.

6:30—7:30pm: Benefactor Reception
Benefactor ticket required (purchase here), Black Tie

7:30pm—midnight: Opening Night Party
Ticket required (purchase here), Black Tie (or at least a groovy leisure suit)

 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3

10am—4pm: Show Hours
Ticket required ($15). Purchase here.

11am:  Moderated Conversation with Goldie Hawn
Ticket required ($50, includes Show admission). Purchase here.
Academy Award-winning actress and founder of The Hawn Foundation and MindUP program for children, Goldie Hawn is simply an icon. Older generations remember well her introduction to America through the 1970s show “Laugh In,” and even younger generations are familiar with her lovely face and work. Academy Award-winning actress, producer and director, she also is a bestselling author and child advocate. Goldie is the founder of the Hawn Foundation, a public charity with a mission to equip children with the social and emotional skills they need to lead smarter, healthier and happier lives. She is the creator of MindUP, a program that fosters a classroom learning environment where a child’s ability to academically succeed and personally thrive is maximized and directly linked to his or her overall well being.

2pm:  Floral Demonstration with Margot Shaw, Editor-in-Chief, flower magazine
Ticket required ($30, includes Show admission). Purchase here.
Margot Shaw has loved flowers since she could “pick a pocketful of posies.” Her vision for flower is to provide a publication that will delight and enrich the lives of readers through the knowledge and beauty of fresh flowers, and to expose as many people as possible to the joys of flowering by providing a source of inspiration and education. Her floral perspectives and techniques are amazing, and you will not want to miss her demonstration.


SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4

11am—5pm: Show Hours
Ticket required ($15). Purchase here.

2pm: “Keep Reaching for the Stars” – Children’s Fashion Show
Ticket required ($10 adults, $5 children. Includes Show admission). Purchase here.
Featuring current and former patients of Wolfson Children’s Hospital, the Children’s Fashion Show is the heart of what The Women’s Board does! This year’s theme brings back Casey Kasem’s American Top 40! Past Wolfson Children’s Hospital patient and Nashville recording artist RION PAIGE will once again perform at this very special Show. Come celebrate the children with us! Family friendly reception to follow.

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