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Destinations: New York City Antiques Shows and Fairs
Antiques Shows and Fairs

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The New York Ceramics Fair
When: January 17-21, preview January 16
Where: The National Academy Museum and School of Fine Arts, 1083 Fifth Ave., NYC
Contact: 310.455.2886. www.caskeylees.com

The eighth annual New York Ceramics Fair is the premier ceramics fair in the country. Featuring at least 40 leading international exhibitors who will offer exquisite examples of antique ceramics, glass, and enamels from the earliest Classical periods, and the finest contemporary Studio Pottery. The annual lecture series includes eight talks by ceramicists, scholars and authors. The fair's loan exhibit will be Another Man's Treasure, a display of objects from a previously unknown trash tip in Burslem, England.

The American Antiques Show (TAAS)
When: January 18-21, preview party January 17
Where: Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street, NYC
Destinations: New York City Antiques Shows and Fairs
Unique Reindeer Masthead/Weathervane. Heavy sheet brass and iron. Clayton, New York. Circa 1860. Measures 24"L x 17"H (28" on iron bar). Made for Captain David Rees of the Schooner Monterey of the Reindeer Fleet. Courtesy of Allen Katz Americana exthibiting at The American Antiques Show (TAAS).

Contact: 212.977.7170. www.folkartmuseum.org
Benefits: American Folk Art Museum

The American Antiques Show returns to the Metropolitan Pavilion and celebrates its 6th anniversary. Featuring 45 of the nation's leading dealers, TAAS is recognized as one of the most important Americana and folk art shows in the country. Exhibitors will offer a diversity of quality folk art and folk portraits, finely crafted furniture, sculpture, textiles, and American Indian art. Special events include an appraisal day, a young collectors evening, and guided tours which include the Folk Art Museum, a private collection, and the TAAS show.

Winter Antiques Show
When: January 19-28, preview party January 18
Where: 7th Regiment Armory, Park Avenue at 67th Street, NYC
Contact: 718.292.7392. www.winterantiquesshow.com
Benefit: A Benefit for The East Side House Settlement in New York

Celebrating its 53nd year as America's most prestigious antiques show, attendees have access to American, English, European, and Asian furniture, decorative arts, and paintings offered by over 70 leading exhibitors. Stylish events start with the gala preview party and continue with exclusive receptions, and corporate and young collectors' nights.

Antiques at the (Other) Armory
When: January 19-21
Where: The 69th Regiment Armory, Lexington Avenue at 26th Street, NY
Contact: 212.255.0020. www.stellashows.com

Now in it's 12th year, Antiques at the (Other) Armory features 100 select exhibitors of fine and affordable American and European antiques, period furniture, Americana, folk art, garden & architectural artifacts, and more. And continuing the tradition, shuttle transportation will be provided to and from the Winter Antiques Show.

Americana at the Piers
When: January 20-21, 2007
Where: Passenger Ship Terminal Pier 90, 12th Ave., 50th-55th St., NY
Contact: 212.255.0020. www.stellashows.com

The largest show taking place during Americana Week in New York, Americana at the Piers offers 200 dealers presenting a wide verity of material ranging from fine American antiques to more edgy offerings. Included in the selection is folk art, fine art, outsider art, quilts, silver, art glass, paintings, porcelains and fine linens, along with art deco furnishings and mid-20th century furniture.

Outsider Art Fair
When: January 26-28, preview party January 25
Where: The Puck Building, Houston and Lafayette Street, Soho
Contact: 212.777.5218. www.sanfordsmith.com
Benefit: American Folk Art Museum.

Hailed as "one of New York's hippest and best contemporary art fairs," the outsider fair is the only fine art fair devoted exclusively to outsider, art brut, primitive, visionary, and intuitive art. Creating a great venue of diverse quality, the Outsider Art Fair is a fabulous reflection of the range of material available in the marketplace. Visitors may take part in special events including a field trip, lectures, exhibitions, and the symposium Uncommon Artists XV.

The National Black Fine Art Show
When: February 1-4, preview party January 31
Where: The Puck Building, Houston and Lafayette Street, Soho
Contact: 212.925.5257. www.blackfineartshow.com
Benefit: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

The only fine art fair in the world showcasing original artwork by African, African American, and Caribbean artists, The National Black Fine Art Show features work in a wide range of age and media offered by 38 of the finest international exhibitors. Guided tours of the show are offered as are panel discussions and lectures.

The New York Design Fair
When: February 8-11, preview party February 7
Where: 7th Regiment Armory, Park Avenue at 67th Street, New York City
Contact: 212.420.7382 www.wendyshows.com
Benefit: Project A.L.S.

This unique show presents antiques dealers alongside renowned interior designers. The combination results in an approach that offers the mixing and matching of periods, styles, and objects. Contemporary decor, garden statuary, art, and historic furnishings and decorative arts are presented together, providing inspiration for furnishing the home.

The Art Show
When: February 22-26, preview party February 21
Where: 7th Regiment Armory, Park Avenue at 67th Street, New York City
Contact: Art Dealers Association of America, www.artdealers.org
Benefit: Henry Street Settlement

The Art Show celebrates its 19th year with 70 of America's leading art galleries participating. Organized by the Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA) and managed by Sanford L. Smith, the show will feature museum-quality works in diverse genres, including paintings, sculpture, drawings, prints, photographs, and ceramics from the 19th through 21st centuries.

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