William Wendt, Arcadian Hills, 1910. 40 x 55 inches. Courtesy Irvine Museum. From the exhibition, Moods of California at the Irvine Museum Collection.

This Week’s Events: Boston Design Market, DDB Fall Market in NYC, 
Moods of California, Fitz Henry Lane & More



DDB Fall Market 2017

October 11-12, 2017

Decoration & Design Building

979 Third Avenue, NYC


Jane Shelton will speak at DDB Fall Market about "Building a Fabric House." Courtesy DDB, NY.

This year’s DDB Fall Market presents two jam-packed days featuring six keynote events, twenty showroom programs, special events, cocktail receptions, and 114 open houses within the DDB showrooms.  The theme, “The Power of Storytelling: People, Product, Process,” celebrates the narratives that every brand, person, and product has to tell and how, by incorporating the stories of each client’s individuality, designers can create thoughtful interiors. “Storytelling is an art. Design is a story.”


Keynote speakers include luminaries in the world of design paired up and discussing topics such as incorporating the senses into interiors; designing for celebrities; and creating a home, replete with landscaping and renovation. Programming topics features designer panels focusing on storytelling through Instagram; color choices; insider tips to creating fabric collections; the legendary Scalamandré archives; curating exterior spaces; smart lighting; inspirational kitchens; global interiors; and a series of interior designers, including Victoria Hagen, Tom Stringer, and Laura Bohn, discussing the topics of their books; and Iris Dankner of Holiday House is joined by Robert Passal, Eric Cohler, and Rio Hamilton in a conversation about the more than 75 rooms by top designers featured in “Holiday House: Ten Years of Decorating for a Cure.”

Boston Design Market

October 11-12, 2017

One Design Center Place, Boston, MA


Boasting its most engaging programming to date, the 2017 Boston Design Market will center around innovation and the future of Boston’s Design Center. Keynotes and panels will feature leading figures in the interior design field covering topics ranging from embracing technology, trends forecasting, and advancing the design industry. The Center’s showrooms will host concurrent events including artisan pop-up shows, a young designer competition, and sessions on colors and fabrics; new lines of furnishings, from furniture to upholstery to wall art, will also be unveiled.


Award-winning architect and author of the new book, “A Place to Call Home,” Gil Schafer will open the doors to his world of comfortable classicism, sharing recent projects and taking attendees through the process behind his distinctive approach to how he brings interiors to life. A book signing will follow his talk. The two days wrap up with Boston’s first design and dine event, Heading Home to Dinner, featuring table-top designs and the New England Design Hall of Fame inductee announcement.


High Point Fall Market

October 14-18, 2017

High Point, NC


The largest furnishings industry trade show in the world, High Point Market brings more than 75,000 people to North Carolina every six months. This is the major southern destination for interior designers, architects, home furnishings buyers, manufacturers, consultants, and others; High Point is open to the trade only. The more than 180 buildings include 2,000+ exhibitors from over 100 countries offering tens of thousands of new products.

Courtesy High Point Fall Market.


Fitz Henry Lane, View of the Town of Gloucester, Mass., 1836. Published by Pendleton’s Lithography, Boston. Lithograph on tinted paper. Collection of the Cape Ann Museum; Gift of E. Hyde Cox (1998).

Drawn from Nature & On Stone: The Lithographs of Fitz Henry Lane

Through March 4, 2018

Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant Street, Gloucester, MA


Drawn from Nature is the first comprehensive exhibition focusing on artist Fitz Henry Lane (1804-1865) as a printmaker. Long recognized as one of America’s most important marine painters, his success as a printmaker is not widely known. The exhibition will explore the intersection of his work in oil and in print and his success at creating illustrations for books, advertising, stationary, and sheet music. Thought to have created approximately 65 lithographs, it was a medium in which he worked throughout his career, from his apprenticeship to the end of his life when his lithographs mirrored his work in oils. The exhibition, exhibition catalogue, and related programming are organized in connection with Fitz Henry Lane Online, a catalogue raisonné and resource tool created by the museum.


William Wendt, Arcadian Hills, 1910. 40 x 55 inches. Courtesy Irvine Museum.

Moods of California

Through February 8, 2017

Irvine Museum Collection, University of California

18881 Von Karman Ave., Irvine, CA



The Moods of California explores the diversity of the California landscape with its seven unique ecological regions, each with distinctive flora, fauna, and climate. The exhibition features scenes of Arroyo Seco, San Diego County, Monterey, the Mojave Desert, and Yosemite Valley through the eyes of some of California’s most distinctive landscape painters such as J. Bond Francisco, Edgar Payne, Paul Lauritz, and William Wendt.





Ferdinand Deppe, San Gabriel Mission, ca. 1832. Oil on canvas, 27 x 37 inches. Laguna Art Museum Collection; Gift of Nancy Dustin Wall Moure.

California Mexicana: Missions to Murals, 1820-1930

October 15, 2017-January 14, 2018

Laguna Art Museum

307 Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach, CA



Since the time when California was part of the United States of Mexico, artistic and cultural exchange between California and Mexico has flourished. California Mexicana highlights former’s history through a panorama or works by artists on both sides of the border. Images include scenes of mission and ranch life to the modern art scene.


Part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, an exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles, taking place through January 2018 at more than 70 cultural institutions across Southern California, the exhibition is the latest collaborative effort designed to celebrate the region’s vibrant cultural history.