Walter Crane, Daffodil tile, Pilkington’s Royal Lancastrian, 1900 – 1901. Press molded and hand painted, back molded mark ‘P’. Courtesy Polka Dot Antiques and NY Ceramics & Glass Fair.

New York Ceramics & Glass Fair

January 18-21; preview January 17, 2018

National Bohemian Hall, 321 East 73rd Street, NYC

The New York Ceramics and Glass Fair celebrates its 19th anniversary with a carefully selected and distinguished international group of 30 galleries offering all things "fired” in a setting perfect for the exhibition and sale of important small objects. The only fair of its kind in the United States specializing in ceramics, pottery, and glass from the 17th-21st centuries, year after year the fair draws a celebrated roster of devoted collectors, curators, and interior designers.

Loan exhibits include slipware from the Museum of the American Revolution and the work of contemporary ceramic artists. Nine speakers fill the lecture series with topics ranging from Josiah Wedgwood, Kangxi-era porcelain, and British Ceramics at The Mint Museum.

The Winter Antiques Show

January 19-28; preview January 18, 2018

Park Avenue Armory at 67th Street, NYC

Left: Courtesy Elle Shushan; Right: Courtesy Hirschl & Adler Galleries.

The Winter Antiques Show is the leading art, antiques, and design fair in America, featuring 70 of the world’s top experts in the fine and decorative arts. Held at the historic Park Avenue Armory in New York City, the Show highlights a dynamic mix of works dating from ancient times through the present day, and maintains the highest standards of quality in the art market. Each object at the fair is vetted for authenticity, date, and condition by a committee of 150 experts from the United States and Europe.

Design co-chairs are Thomas Jayne, Wendy Goodman, and Gil Schafer. This year’s loan exhibition, “Collecting for the Commonwealth/Preserving for the Nation: Celebrating a Century of Art Patronage, 1919-2018,” features the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

2018 marks the retirement of longtime show chairman Arie Kopelman, who has passed the reigns to Lucinda Ballard and Michael Lynch. The Winter Antiques Show is an annual benefit for East Side House Settlement, a community-based organization serving the Bronx and Northern Manhattan with programs that focus on education and technology as gateways out of poverty and as the keys to economic opportunity.


Hans Wegner/Fritz Hansen and Frederick Sieck designed set of six dining/office chairs, Denmark, 1961. Chrome, lacquer, Naugahyde, wood. Courtesy Glen Leroux Antiques.

The Art, Design & Antiques Show

January 19-21, 2018

Wallace Hall

Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, 980 Park Ave, NYC

Returning for a third year as part of New York’s Americana Week, The Art, Design & Antiques Show at Wallace Hall will once again feature exhibitors showcasing an array of material ranging from fine estate jewelry, Native American and African art, wicker, modern design and Americana. Says show co-manager Brad Reh, “Having exhibited at shows for so many years, Vandy and I felt we had a formula for success. An eclectic group of quality dealers that understand today's market and what the customers want."

Among the more than thirty dealers exhibiting in the historic Gothic-designed hall are Glen Leroux Antiques, Clinton Howell, Gary Sergeant Antiques, Earle D. Vandekar of Knightsbridge, Marcy Burns American Indian Arts, Judith Milne Antiques, Imperial Fine Books, and others.


If you’re in town on January 16th, the Outsider Art Fair is sponsoring a lecture at the Ace Hotel, “The Raw and The Cooked: Outside Art Environments and Installation Art,” and a reception for “Ike Morgan: History Lesson” (shown) and “Shear Joy: Scissors from the 
Collection of Harley J. Spiller.”

The Outsider Art Fair

January 19-21, 2018; preview January 18, 2018

Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W. 18th Street, NYC

The Outsider Art Fair, the premier event for self-taught, art brut, and outsider art, will continue to highlight the global reach of its artists and 63 galleries. Among the featured works are ex-voto sculptures unique to Brazil’s Afro-Indigenous-European culture; a collection of works by self-taught artists from Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean; and material from Jamaican and New Zealand artists. Material will also be shown from Plains Indians, including 19th/20th-century Ledger drawings and woven baskets.

This year’s show sponsor is the High Museum of Art, dedicated to supporting and collecting works by Southern artists. The High is the first museum in North America to have a full-time curator devoted to folk and self-taught art. The Outsider Art Fair is pleased to present Onward, an open call booth. On the one year anniversary of The Women's March, artists, professional and non-professional, will share their vision for the future of women.


Anna Gillespie, One to Another, 2017. Bronze, 44 x 48 x 32 cm. Courtesy the artist and London Art Fair.

London Art Fair: 30th Anniversary

January 17-21, 2018

Business Design Centre, London

For the last thirty years, London Art Fair has given access to exceptional modern and contemporary art, as well as expert insight into the changing market. Presenting leading British and international galleries alongside curated spaces, Art Projects and Photo50, the Fair invites collectors and visitors to discover works by renowned artists from the 20th century to today.


Visitors can gain access to cutting edge programs, including Dialogues, part of Art Projects (a curated showcase for the freshest contemporary art from across the world), which consists of five pairs of UK-based and international galleries presenting selected works by women artists; a Talks Programme on topics current in the art world; lens-based media in Photo50; and learn about London Art Fair’s 2018 Museum Partner, Art UK – the digital platform for the UK’s publicly funded art collections. The registered charity’s mission statement of transforming public access to the nation’s art collection is achieved through digitizing artworks and creating exciting opportunities for public interaction with art both online and offline.

Maison & Objet

January 19-23, 2018

Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre

Keys to prepare for attending Maison & Objet. Courtesy Maison & Objet.

Keep on top of evolving consumer trends, inspiring experiences, and brand offers, with the show that takes you into three major segments of the design world, including two new spaces dedicated to textiles. MAISON is interior decoration; OBJET is concept and retail; and the third section, INFLUENCES, encompasses luxury, design and architecture.

Maison & Objet is the major event for professionals working in the art of living in all its rich and varied expressions. The lifestyle show brings together a 360° product offering in decoration, design, furniture, accessories, textiles, fragrances, the world of children, tableware, etc. The styles coexist in a multifaceted way throughout the inventive show design. This extraordinary diversity is in line with the varied expectations of global markets. With each session the lifestyle platform at the intersection of business and creativity reveals solutions to visitors from around the world.



IDS exhibitor By Nature Design. Courtesy By Nature Design and IDS.

Interior Design Show

January 18-21, 2018

Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, Canada

The Interior Design Show is Canada’s design fair. Since the doors first opened in 1999, IDS has been visited by over 700,000 design professionals, design-savvy consumers, and media. The show serves as a design industry hub providing a unique and unrivaled opportunity for thousands of design-driven businesses, with world-renowned designers and architects participating each year.

Located in the city of Toronto, Canada’s economic engine, IDS has positioned Toronto as a front runner in the global design scene. Attendees start with an opening night party on Thursday, January 18, followed by a Professional Trade Day on Friday, with the weekend filled with Globe Style Saturday and House & Home Sunday.