Summer Market 2017

July 13, 20, & 27, 2017

Design Center of the Americas

1855 Griffin Road, Dania Beach, FL

For more information, visit: www.dcota.com

Courtesy DCOTA.

For the past 30 years, the Design Center of the Americas has seen some of the biggest names in design and architecture enter its 800,000-square-foot campus to showcase the finest in indoor and outdoor furniture, fabrics, flooring, lighting, kitchen, bath, and antiques for homes, offices, and even yachts. In fact, it’s thanks to major boat shows and tangential institutions like the DCOTA that has helped South Florida develop a reputation as the yachting capital of the world in recent years. 


Kicking off the DCOTA’s “Summer Market” trifecta of events this year will be a design showcase for only the most lavish of collectors: Hit the Deck: Exploring Interior Design Aboard Yachts and the Marine Industry. Featuring a series of in-depth discussions with the likes of Kitty McGowan (President of the U.S. Superyacht Association) and Lauren Currell (Architectural Interiors) alongside a plethora of highlights from the design-minds that cater to these floating palaces, this year’s Summer Market is sure to keep South Florida’s status as “the Venice of America” intact for another year.




New Mexico


Art Santa Fe

July 14-16, 2017

Santa Fe Convention Center

201 W Marcy St., Santa Fe, NM

For more information, visit: www.artsantafe.com

Courtesy Art Santa Fe

The third largest art market in the United States, Santa Fe has long stood as a cultural hub where modern and contemporary artists meet to exhibit their work in an environment overflowing with natural beauty and a deep appreciation of the arts. And at the center of this celebration is Art Santa Fe, a four day contemporary curated show which has elevated the region’s art scene to “one of the best you will find anywhere,” according to Wall Street Journal’s SmartMoney magazine.


Now hosting its 17th edition, Art Santa Fe will once again gather groundbreaking artists from local, national, and international galleries like Contemporary Art Projects USA (Florida), Mecenavie Gallery (France) and moreunder a singular theme   FUSION, symbolizing “the merging of artistic mediums, exhibitors and collectors, and of galleries and artists.” Art Talks, live art demonstrations, interactive Art Labs, and live entertainment will also be featured as part of Art Santa Fe’s recent expansion, making this year’s fair all the more worthy of checking out.



New York


Make-Do’s: Curiously Repaired Antiques

Through October 1st, 2017

Boscobel House and Gardens

1601 Route 9D, Garrison, NY

For  more information, visit: www.boscobel.org

England, Agateware jug, mid 19th century with later alterations. Collection of Andrew Baseman. Image courtesy Boscobel House and Gardens.


Antique collecting can be an obsessive, painstaking pursuit at times  one wherein even the smallest blemish or crack can undo centuries of hard earned preservation. But just as beauty can often be found in imperfection, there is an entirely different realm within the antiquing world centered around those artifacts that were disfigured, but deemed too precious to discard. From porcelain teapots with silver replacement spouts to a repaired tea table purportedly used by George Washington at his Newburgh, New York, headquarters, it’s damaged goods such as these that are on full display as part of the Boscobel House and Gardens’ current exhibition, Make-Do’s: Curiously Repaired Antiques.


Featuring over 250 partially restored, yet wholly remarkable items, Make-Do’s seeks to illustrate the complex relationships between people and the things they choose to save. Beyond that, however, the exhibit serves as something of an homage to the Boscobel House itself, an 1804-08 Neoclassical mansion, which was partly demolished in 1955 and then reassembled and repurposed as a museum thanks to the efforts of some incredibly dedicated preservationists.









Cairns Indigenous Art Fair

July 14-16, 2017

Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal
51 The Esplanade, Cairns QLD 4870

For more information, visit: www.ciaf.com.au

Courtesy CIAF.

Established by the Queensland Government as a strategic initiative of the Backing Indigenous Arts program in 2009, CIAF Ltd. is a non-profit company dedicated solely to supporting the careers of Queensland’s many indigenous artists by providing them with a platform to reach both national and international art connoisseurs and curators, strengthening and celebrating the culture therein. The corporation launched its first art fair in 2014, and according to its site, has seen over 185,000 attendees in the years since, showcasing the work of over 2000 Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, selling more than $5 million in Queensland Indigenous art and injecting approximately $19 million into the Queensland economy in the process.


This Thursday, the city of Cairns will once again be transformed into a vibrant celebration of Islander culture in association with some 13 art centers and galleries, with a program including visual art, dance, music, theatre, fashion, workshops and forums.


“When compared to other Australian Indigenous art fairs and festivals, there is nothing else like CIAF,” says CIAF’s Artistic Director, Janina Harding.


“It is the quintessential celebration of Queensland’s Indigenous art – from the dramatic lino cuts of the Torres Strait to the ghost net weaving in Pormpuraaw, the vibrant majestic colours of Mornington Island, coil pottery from Yarrabah and ceramic bagu from Girringun – CIAF is completely distinct, ever-evolving, inclusive and immersive. Over the years it has been successful in developing its own ‘sense of place’ that in essence, is a truly joyful celebration.”