2018 Theta Charity Antiques Show Highlights Fine Furniture and Décor
2018 THETA CHARITY ANTIQUES SHOW TO BE HELD AT GEORGE R. BROWN CONVENTION CENTER
The Theta Charity Antiques Show is of the top charity antique shows in the country, exhibiting fine furniture and décor from a wide variety of design styles and time periods with proceeds benefiting deserving local charities.
The 2018 Show takes place November 16 – November 18 in Houston’s George R. Brown Convention Center bringing together top exhibitors, designers, collectors and admirers of ancient to contemporary art and design.
The Show celebrated its 65th anniversary with a Design Weekend event, honoring design in home décor, apparel and other goods in 2017.
In 2018, the Show will return to its roots as the Theta Charity Antiques Show planning to embrace its heritage as an antiques event and evolving the Show’s appeal for a new generation of designers and buyers.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
All events take place in the George R. Brown Convention Center, Hall A at 1001 Avenida de las Americas. Exhibits are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday & Saturday and on Noon on Sunday.
THURS, NOV. 15: 7-10 PM Preview Party; Cocktails, light bites, and entertainment FRI, NOV.16:
- 9:00 AM Designer Walk & Book Signing Feat. Paloma Contreras
- 10:00 AM Exhibits Open to the Public
- 10:30 AM Conversation & Book Signing with Miles Redd
- 1:00 PM Designer Walk Feat. J. Randall Powers
- 1:00 PM Art Walk Feat. Melissa Kepke Grobmyer
- 2:00 PM Conversation & Book Signing with Suzanne Kasler
SAT., NOV. 17:
- 10:30 AM Conversation & Book Signing with Carolyne Roehm
- 1:00 PM Designer Walk Feat. Courtnay Tartt Elias
- 1:00 PM Art Walk Feat. Sarah Foltz
- 2:00 PM Conversation with Ashley Woodson Bailey
- 4:00 PM Designer Walk Feat. Courtney Hill Fertitta
SUN., NOV. 18:
- 11:00 AM Designer Walk & Book Signing Feat. James Farmer
- 1:00 PM Conversation & Book Signing with James Farmer
- 3:00 PM Designer Walk Feat. Hallie Henley Sims
THE BOBBY SUE SMITH COHN SPEAKER SERIES BIOS
ASHLEY WOODSON BAILEY: Saturday, November 17, at 2:00 p.m.
A self-taught photographer, Ashley’s signature “florography” art prints launched in 2014. Her eponymous brand naturally expanded to include wallpaper, fabrics, and limited-edition products as her desire to live among flowers grew. Each of Ashley’s patterns begins with inspiration from fresh flowers. She forages, visits her floral market and partners with floral farmers to hand-select an array of blooms before studying and arranging them in her signature, wildly organic style. As inspiration strikes, she transforms the final image into patterns, prints, and limited-edition products. She creates her “forever flowers” in Atlanta, GA, where she resides with her husband, Brad, three children, and her furry sidekicks, Goerge and Rose. When she is not in the Southeast, you can find her frequently daydreaming about her next trip to her beloved Texas and Australia. Visit www.ashleywoodsonbailey.com for more information.
JAMES FARMER: Sunday, November 18, at 1:00 p.m.
James Farmer is a professional garden, floral and interior designer, and Wall Street Journal best-selling author of A Time to Plant; Sip & Savor; Porch Living; Wreaths for All Seasons; A Time to Cook; Dinner on the Grounds; and A Time to Celebrate. His most recent publication, A Place to Call Home, is his first book on interior design, featuring 11 homes from Sea Island, GA, to St. Louis, MO. Whether he is offering advice on how to plan the perfect summer picnic, using everyday items to create exquisite tabletops, creating gorgeous flower arrangements, or making his grandmother’s skillet peach pie, Farmer masterfully guides his audiences through the art of elegant garden living. His work has been published in various magazines including Southern Living, Traditional Home, Southern Home, Southern Lady, Country Living, and Flower, among others. Visit www.jamesfarmer.com for more information. Book signing to follow.
SUZANNE KASLER: Friday, November 16, at 2:00 p.m.
Inspired by art, architecture, fashion, and travel, Atlanta-based designer Suzanne Kasler creates spaces and products that are luminous, distinctive, and timeless. Mixing traditional with contemporary, high with low, and new with old, Kasler creates signature interiors that convey a sophisticated simplicity. Her work has been published in design magazines across the country, including Architectural Digest, ELLE Décor, House Beautiful, Traditional Home, and Veranda. She has been named to Architectural Digest’s AD100 and ELLE Décor’s A-List. Her award-winning interiors have been the subject of two Rizzoli publications, Inspired Interiors (2009) and Timeless Style (2013). Her third Rizzoli publication, Sophisticated Simplicity, was released in Fall 2018. Visit www.suzannekasler.com for more information. Book signing to follow.
MILES REDD: Friday, November 16, at 10:30 a.m.
Known for his unique aesthetic vision, which is characterized by a mélange of high and low, a strong sense of color, and a traditional approach with modern gestures, Miles Redd finds inspiration in a wide array of venues. His trademark approach to design has brought to life rooms infused with boldness, wit, fantasy, and sophistication. Redd served as the creative director of Oscar de la Renta Home from 2003 to 2013. In 2012, he published The Big Book of Chic. In 2015, he launched a line of fabrics and wallcoverings and in 2016, a line of carpets with Patterson, Flynn, and Martin. His work has been featured in VOGUE, W, House Beautiful, ELLE Décor, Veranda, and Architectural Digest, and he has been named to Architectural Digest‘s AD100 list. Visit www.milesredd.com for more information. Book signing to follow.
CAROLYNE ROEHM: Saturday, November 17, at 10:30 a.m.
Style icon and lifestyle maven Carolyne Roehm has been a part of American design culture for over four decades. Carolyne worked alongside couturier Oscar de la Renta for 10 years before launching her own fashion house in 1985. Since then, her passion for beauty has led to a career spanning the fashion, gardening, entertaining, publishing, and decorative arts industries. A former President of the Council of Fashion Designers of America with appearances on the Who’s Who of Women in America list and the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame, Roehm’s mission is to teach others how to capture and create beauty in their lives. Her thirteenth publication, Design & Style: A Constant Thread was published in June 2018. Visit www.carolyneroehm.com for more information. Book signing to follow.
EVENT AND TICKET INFORMATION
Photos courtesy of Theta Antiques Show