Eclec­tic Col­lec­tions

The sum­mer show ex­hibits an­tiques, jew­elry, mid­cen­tury art and other works from more than 40 unique deal­ers

American Fine Art Magazine - - Event Preview: Newport, Ri -

July 28-29

The New­port Show St. Ge­orge’s School

375 Pur­ga­tory Road Mid­dle­town, RI 02842 t: (401) 846-2669 www.the­new­

Orig­i­nally dubbed the New­port An­tiques Show, The New­port Show has opted for a new name to bet­ter re­flect its vast reper­toire of art com­ing from more than 40 di­verse deal­ the 2018 show, which runs July 28 and 29, at­ten­dees can still ad­mire and browse fine art, an­tique fur­ni­ture, jew­elry and other vintage ac­ces­sories while also ex­plor­ing pho­tog­ra­phy, de­sign and mid­cen­tury art.

“We’ve changed our stan­dards.

This gen­er­a­tion is very in­ter­ested in con­tem­po­rary,” says The New­port Show man­ager Diana Bit­tel of Diana Bit­tel An­tiques, which deals in marine art and Amer­i­can fur­ni­ture. Bit­tel ex­plains that paint­ing deal­ers are in high de­mand, in­clud­ing ex­hibitors like Ca­role Pinto Fine Arts and Louis Dianni in the 2018 ros­ter. Other deal­ers in­clude Arader Gal­leries,the Coo­ley Gallery, Port ’N Star­board Gallery, Rehs Gal­leries, Inc. and William Vareika Fine Arts, Ltd., one of The New­port Show’s orig­i­nal spon­sors for years, Bit­tel says.

Set up on the in­door ice skat­ing rink at St. Ge­orge’s School in Mid­dle­town, Rhode Is­land, this is

The New­port Show’s 12th year run­ning. “In this day and age, to have a show of this cal­iber—for a sum­mer show it’s re­ally im­pres­sive,” Bit­tel says.this year, the show will in­clude a brass dealer,whit­man An­tiques, which is a medium they haven’t fea­tured in years, Bit­tel ex­plains. She adds that they will also show­case gar­den deal­ers like Vil­lage Braider An­tiques and Schorr & Dobin­sky, items of which in­clude “won­der­ful foun­tains, stat­ues, urns,

19th-cen­tury benches, gaze­bos and other out­door metal things.”

“As with any show or fair, meet­ing new col­lec­tors is al­ways very im­por­tant. How­ever, one of the nicest as­pects of this show is how well they treat their deal­ers,” says Howard L. Rehs, pres­i­dent of Rehs Gal­leries.“it is a real plea­sure to ex­hibit in New­port and we look for­ward to be­ing there for years to come.”at the Rehs Gal­leries booth, vis­i­tors will find paint­ings span­ning from the 19th cen­tury to to­day, with some of its his­toric of­fer­ings from Emilio Sanchezper­rier and John F. Her­ring Jr.

Port ’N Star­board Gallery owner Michael Les­lie says The New­port Show is the ideal setting for his gallery, which spe­cial­izes in mar­itime paint­ings and folk art.“i will be bring­ing seascape, yacht­ing, ship por­trait and beach paint­ings along with nau­ti­cal weath­er­vanes, whirligigs, dio­ra­mas and sculp­tures,” Les­lie ex­plains. “I look for­ward to New­port every sum­mer.”

The New­port Show chair Anne Hamilton, right, and New­port His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor Ruth Tay­lor, cen­ter, chat with a guest.

Guests browse the booth of William Vareika Fine Arts.

John F. Her­ring Jr. (ca. 1820-1907), Horses, Goat, Cow, Pigs and Poul­try in a Farm­yard. Oil on can­vas, 30 x 40 in., signed. Courtesy Rehs Gal­leries.

Dun­can Mc­far­lane (ca. 1818-1866), The Ship William Penn. Oil, 26 x 36 in. Courtesy Diana H. Bit­tel An­tiques.

Wil­lard Met­calf (1858-1925), Nan­tucket Reverie, July 1875. Oil on panel, 11 x 9 in. Courtesy Port ’N Star­board Gallery.

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