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The prestigious Philadelphia Antiques Show announced that they have appointed Catherine Sweeney Singer as Director of the event. She will be the first person to fulfill the newly implemented position. As the Director, Singer will work with exhibitors, the Show Board, and the Advisory Committee to help all branches meet their short- and long-term goals. The Kentucky-based art and antiques show management company, Keeling Waingwright Associates, previously oversaw the Philadelphia Antiques Show.

Singer is well known in the art and antiques world and beyond as she has served as Executive Director of the seminal Winter Antiques Show in New York for the past 20 years. In addition, Singer is the Director of the American Art Fair and has consulted on the recent iteration of Asia Week in New York and The New York Botanical Garden’s annual garden antiques show. Prior to her event planning, marketing and exhibition development endeavors, Singer was the first Associate Publisher and Advertising Director of Art & Auction and for the re-launch of Art & Antiques.

The Philadelphia Antiques Show, which is in its 53rd year, is one of the finest Americana shows in the world. It will be held from April 26, 2014 through April 29, 2014 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.  

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After only eight years, the Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show has quickly established itself as the most anticipated event of the season in South Florida, both for dealers and collectors. Tens of thousands of savvy collectors, industry experts, and serious collectors flocked to the annual event, which saw active buying and an enthusiasm that was electric. Antiques industry icon Ronald Bourgeault commented, “I’ve never seen such crowds at an antique show—it was packed.” With the collections of more than 180 world-renowned dealers on display, the show featured a broad spectrum of items available for purchase, including fine art, antique and estate jewelry, furniture, porcelain, Asian art, American and European silver, glass, textiles, sculpture, contemporary art and more, ranging from the antiquities to the twentieth century. In addition to the strong paintings and jewelry sales, decorative arts and furniture faired extremely well. Buying energy was high and showed no sign of a slow economy. Says Phil Tyler of Sallea Antiques, “This was probably our best show of the year. It’s the best far and away and consistent from year to year.”

“We’ve done a considerable amount of business,” said Graham Arader of Arader Galleries, who sold several Audubon prints of birds, Gould prints of hummingbirds, and Thornton prints of flowers. Jim Alterman, of Jim’s of Lambertville and Ashley John Gallery, stated “The sales this year were the best we’ve ever had at a Palm Beach Show Group fair, and sales have continued after the show from clients who attended.” He adds, “Buyers came from across the country and bought a range of materials, from our jewelry to Pennsylvania impressionist and contemporary paintings.” Among his sales was a seven-figure Edward Redfield painting to a new collector that he met at the show. Howard Rehs echoed the point about this year’s attendance and continued, “We met a lot of new clients this year, and the people who come to this show are educated about the material and understand what they are looking at.” Alan Granby of Hyland Granby Antiques added, “There was a higher level of energy and enthusiasm this year, which resulted in more sales. It was a terrific show.” Among his sales was a rare, carved and gilded eagle, asking price of $250,000, paintings, and scrimshaw. Gavin Spanierman, who sold, among other things, an Ernest Lawson painting, noted, “I am very pleased with the attendance and quality of the collectors present.”
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