Extraordinary pink kunizite bracelet accented with diamonds by Rene Boivin, Paris, circa 1937 displayed at ArBaltimore Summer Antiques Show . Image courtesy of BSAS.
BALTIMORE — Art auction houses, art collectors, antique dealers, estate jewelers, antiquarian book dealers and art lovers are set to converge at the Baltimore Convention Center for the annual Baltimore Summer Antiques Show. The show which runs from August 21-24, 2014, is Maryland’s largest antiques event and the largest indoor summer fine art, antiques and jewelry show in the country. In its 34th year, the art event features Art Baltimore 2014 –a concept that brings together a spectacular selection of international fine art galleries from across the country.
The Baltimore Summer Antiques Show is a unique summer art event that brings art aficionados from across the globe to Baltimore. A major attraction of the show is the diverse array of artworks and galleries that have been carefully selected and strategically integrated into the show. Guests get the rare opportunity to interact with and have unrivalled art experience of a variety of high quality fine art.
The objective of Art Baltimore 2014, according to Palm Beach Show Group organizers of the event, is to “highlight leading galleries showcasing fine art and sculpture spanning time, from old European masters to contemporary works.” Like other years, the Palm Beach Show Group has assembled a long list of national and international art galleries. Some of the participating galleries include: A.B. Levy, Alexander Galleries, Arader Galleries, Art Link International, Colm Rowan Fine Art, David Brooker Fine Art, David David Gallery, Guarisco Gallery, Jay Chatellier, Kelleher Fine Art, M.S. Rau Antiques, Onessimo Fine Art, Ophir Gallery, RDM Fine Art, Rehs Galleries, Saddle River Gallery, and The Englishman Fine Art & Antiques, among many others.
Held annually in the conducive atmosphere of the Baltimore Convention Center, with full- service restaurants, coffee bars, and lounge areas, the art event has something for treasure hunters and everyone interested in art. From art collectors, to antique buyers and Antiquarian book bargain hunters, there is something for everyone. Every year, fine art, antique and jewelry aficionados from across the globe converge at the Baltimore Convention Center to explore the show’s exquisite array of rare treasures from the last several thousand years, including furniture, American and European silver, major works of art, Asian antiquities, porcelain, rare manuscripts and books, Americana, antique and estate jewelry, glass, textiles, and more.
The Baltimore Summer Antiques Show incorporates several “Shows-within-a-Show” that provides collectors the opportunity to view and purchase fine art in Art Baltimore, fine books and manuscripts in the Antiquarian Book Fair and the widest variety of international antiquities available anywhere in the country. Scott Diament, President and CEO of the Pam Beach Show Group is delighted about the prospect of the show and the fact that the art event continues to meet the need of art lovers. He state that ‘We truly believe that there is something for every collector at the Baltimore Show’. He notes proudly:
The number of dealers currently participating in the show that deal in paintings and sculpture rival all shows in the Mid-Atlantic region and the addition of Art Baltimore will continue to grow this category into the future. Our goal for Art Baltimore is to create an Art Show that will be considered by collectors as one of the best in the country.
Since inception, the annual Baltimore Summer Antiques Show has continued to grow, bringing more art lovers and aficionados from across the globe to Baltimore. “Every year this show gets bigger and better,” said Diament. The mission of the Baltimore Summer Antiques Show Diament notes is to create an environment where everyone who attends is able to shop the best of the best. But more importantly, afford attendees a global experience in a space. He remarks:
Just think about it –you can come here and hold idol made for a Russian Tsar, wear a necklace once worn by a great, great relative, or sit in a chair once owned by European royalty –the possibilities are endless. The difference between the show and a museum is that at our show, you can actually purchase and own your own pieces of history!
Art lovers are no doubt in for a great time at this year’s Baltimore Summer Antiques Show. With nearly 80 participating fine art dealers, art auction houses and thousands of works of art on view, Art Baltimore 2014 is set bring new life to the art world and become a destination for serious art collectors.