One of the most anticipated annual events, the SF20/21 San Francisco Art and Design Show and Sale, now in its 4th year, will return on September 15-18, 2011, to the Festival Pavilion at Fort Mason Center.
SF20/21 features 40 of the most prominent 20th century decorative and fine arts dealers from across the United States and Europe, including returning exhibitors R 20th Century and Hostler-Burrows from New York, Hedge, Fraenkel Gallery, Silverman Gallery, and March from San Francisco, The Silver Fund from London, Dragonette Ltd. and Reform Gallery from Los Angeles, among many others.
New to the show this year are several highly respected art and design dealers including Anthony Meier Fine Arts, Almond Hartzog, and Amarcord Fine Decorative Arts of San Francisco, Gray Gallery of Los Angeles and Paris, Marilyn Garrow Fine Textile Art of London, and Daniel Blau of London and Munich.
Daniel Blau of London and Munich will be showing this stunning NASA photograph of Gemini
Furniture, fine art, and objects, representing all design movements of the past century, will be presented in dramatic room settings creating the effect of a decorator show house tribute to iconic 20th century design.
Additionally, more contemporary, cutting-edge art and design will be highlighted in the show this year, reflecting the name modification from SF20 to SF20/21 to more accurately reflect the range of material shown.
SF20/21 exhibitor Monument of San Francisco showing a pair of Fabio Lenci lounge chairs, c. 1970
Also, the return of Stanlee Gatti‘s widely acclaimed 21 POP exhibition will showcase a collection of six ateliers featuring artisans and craftsments. 21 POP is presented by ARTIS Capital Management, Gucci, Bradley James and Chris James, Elaine McKeon, Gina Peterson and Stuart Peterson, Kelley Roberts and Mark Roberts, and Helen Schwab and Chuck Schwab.
SF20/21 will open with a Preview Gala from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, September 15, benefiting the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Co-chaired by Katie Schwab Paige, Allison Speer and Stanlee Gatti, with Honorary Co-chairs Gina Peterson and Stuart Peterson, Designer’s Forum Chair Douglas Durkin, and SFMOMA Trustee Advisor Elaine Mckeon, proceeds from the Preview Gala help underwrite the museum’s education and exhibition programs that engage residents of the Bay Area, including over 55,000 children, teachers, and families, each year.
Gala tickets include catered hors d’oeuvres, open full bar, music, complimentary valet parking, and a show catalog. The preview gala tickets are tiered in price to encourage a large number of guests to attend on opening night at staggered entrance times.
SF20/21 exhibitor Monument of San Francisco showing a pair of Henry Glass lounge chairs c. 1950s
Corporate sponsorship for SF20/21 is provided by ARTIS Capital Management, 1stdibs, Christie’s, Grey Goose Vodka, Gucci, and Ma(i)sonry Napa Valley. Antiques and Fine Art, California Home & Design, California Homes, Modern, 7X7 magazines are media sponsors of The event. SF20/21 is organized by Dolphin Promotions, inc., which also produces modernism shows in Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, and Palm Springs.
For more information, visit www.sf20.net
Exhibition Date: September 16-18, 2011
Preview Gala Date: September 15, 2011
Location: Festival Pavilion at Fort Mason Center
With Sloan and Roger Barnett, Sabrina Buell and Yves Behar, Jean-Pierre Conte, and Alison and Mark Pincus, Gucci recently hosted a private cocktail party at the San Francisco store to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the loafer, and the new 1953 collection for men and women.
Catherine Kwong’s living room, inspired by Mick Jagger and Bianca Jagger, is one of the highlights of the 2013 San Francisco Decorator Showcase, taking place at 2800 Pacific Avenue.
Michael S. Smith was recently honored at Hedge Gallery in San Francisco at a party hosted by Alison Pincus, Vanessa Getty and Allison Speer. His design work for a Palladian Villa in Malibu is being put up for auction at Christie’s in New York. Nicolas Berggruen, Princess Tatiana Galitzine, Dede Wilsey, and Sabrina Buell were among the guests.
Deepa Pakianathan and Phil Pemberton recently hosted a reception for the San Francisco Conservatory of Music in anticipation of its upcoming Gala on April 20, 2013, which pays tribute to legendary opera baritone and Conservatory Advisory Board member Thomas Hampson.
Conservatory mezzo-soprano Catherine Cook directs and stars in a program featuring special performances by Hampson with Conservatory students, faculty and guest artists. Teresa Medearis and Barbara Walkowski co-chair the event, with catering by McCall’s Catering and Events and decor by Blueprint Studios.
Tickets for this very special occasion can be purchased at www.sfcm.edu
UCSF Partners in Care recently held its 2013 kick-off membership event at Reed & Greenough. Membership co-Chairs Schuyler Hudak and Libby Leffler hosted the launch party and kicked off the well-attended evening with brief remarks, followed by UCSF Partners in Care President Katie Budge, who spoke about the services that the auxiliary organization provides to the hospital.
UCSF Partners in Care works with UCSF hospital staff to fund programs that provide comfort and well-being to patients and their families while visiting the UCSF medical center.
Guests enjoyed spirited greyhounds nicknamed “Doctor’s Orders,” and a “Members Only” wine special while noshing on sweet treats from Kara’s Cupakes, and savory sliders and arancini from Cedar Hill Kitchen and Smokehouse.
Please visit www.ucsfpartnersincare.org for more information about this important organization.
Renowned European designer Ms. Madeline Pauw recently made an appearance at a delightful luncheon at Saks Fifth Avenue in San Francisco, where her Spring 2013 collection was presented.
The Pauw collection is designed by Madeleine Pauw, daughter of the original founders. Pauw is known for its luxurious fabrics and soft touches of femininity while integrating just a splash of masculine undertones, but always keeping the fit and style in mind for the female physique. The company has been in business for over 50 years, and originally was created in the Netherlands where it currently has 29 stores.
You can purchase pieces from Pauw at Saks Fifth Avenue at 384 Post Street, San Francisco, or online at Saks Fifth Avenue
Neiman Marcus and Vanity Fair, with writer Amy Fine Collins, recently hosted a luncheon in celebration of Vanity Fair’s 2013 International Best Dressed List. Guests included some of the West Coast’s best dressed women, such as Vanessa Getty, Pamela Joyner, and Sobia Shaikh. It also provided an opportunity to meet Alan Morell, the new general manager for Neiman Marcus’s Union Square store, following the move of our beloved John Capizzi to Bergdorf Goodman in New York.
HBO recently presented the premiere of Game of Thrones Season 3 with a VIP screening at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, attended by cast and creators, and VIP guests.
After the screening there was an on-stage discussion with Executive Producers D.B. Weiss, David Benioff and Co-Executive Producer George R.R. Martin, moderated by Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg, Co-Executive Editor’s at All Things D.
The Mid Winter Gala for 2013 honored the exhibit, “Girl with a Pearl Earring: Dutch Paintings from the Mauritshuis” with a chic winter wonderland that raised over $400k. Marissa Mayer, Jonathan Ive, Alison Pincus, Vanessa Getty, Dick Costolo, Stephan Jenkins, Connie Nielsen, Lori Levine, Evgenia Peretz, Jeremy Stoppelman, Trevor Traina, Allison Speer and Kathryn Lasater were among the 380 who attended.
Stephanie Phair, the managing director of Outnet.com, recently visited from London to host a luncheon previewing Oscar de la Renta’s new limited edition collection designed exclusively for The Outnet.
The Italian artist, Paolo Troilo, recently debuted his first U.S. exhibit at Coup d’Etat, the most exceptional designer space in San Francisco.
Sponsored by Testa Vineyards, the event brought together San Francisco tastemakers such as Jack Calhoun, Stephen Brady, Gary Friedman, Joy Bianchi, Anna Weinberg, Ken Fulk, and Jamie Finegold, among others.
The exhibit will run at Coup d’Etat until May 2013.
Visit Coup d’Etat at 111 Rhode Island, or online at coupdetatsf.com
Larkin Street Youth Services’ eleventh annual fund-raising gala benefit, Paving the Way, hosted over nearly 400 community leaders and philanthropists at the Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco on March 8, 2013. Hosted by special guests, Mark Buell, Chair of the America’s Cup Organizing Committee and Jimmy Spithill, Skipper and Helmsman for ORACLE Team USA, the benefit event raised over $725,000 in support of Larkin Street’s programs for homeless, runaway and at-risk youth in San Francisco. Over eighty percent of all funds raised by Larkin Street go directly to supporting the organization’s programs.