ELLSWORTH, Maine — Preparations are well underway for the 2013 Ellsworth Antiques Show held on the grounds of the Woodlawn Museum, August 15-17. A cocktail party and dinner will launch the show Wednesday, August 14th and conclude at 5pm Aug. 17.
The Ellsworth Antiques Show at Woodlawn is more than just a summer antiques show. It is an exciting summer experience. Staged under a gigantic tent on Woodlawn’s grounds, guests can peruse museum quality antiques, priced within a wide range, and displayed by 27 vetted antiques dealers, some of whom regularly appear on the PBS series “Antiques Roadshow.” They are experts in their respective fields and are always eager to share their knowledge.
The 2013 Ellsworth Antiques Show features twelve Maine dealers including: W. M. Schwind, Jr., Martin J. Ferrick, Scott Smith, DeWolfe & Wood Rare Books, James and Nancy Glazer, David White, Nancy Prince & James LeFurgy, Robert T. Foley, Clark Point Gallery, Pioneer Folk Art, The Boathouse, and A. E. Runge Jr. Oriental Rugs. They are joined by Michael Hingston from New Hampshire; Hilary and Paulette Nolan, Suzanne Courcier and Robert W. Wilkins, John Hunt Marshall, and Collette Donovan from Massachusetts; Connecticut dealers George Subkoff Antiques, Hanes & Ruskin, and Sears & Tither; White & White Antiques and Earle Vandekar of Knightsbridge from New York; Pennsylvania dealers Sally Good, Diana H. Bittel Antiques, and The Philadelphia Print Shop; Malcolm Magruder from Virginia and Douglas L. Solliday Antiques from Missouri.
“The show not only brings together beautiful artifacts of American and Native American history, it also helps to raise funds to continue important programs for students at Woodlawn and has a significant economic impact that directly benefits our local communities,” noted Joshua Torrance, Executive Director of Woodlawn Museum.
Admission to the show and for a Woodlawn tour is $15, or $10 for the show only. Boston Private Bank & Trust Company is the lead corporate sponsor for this year’s show with additional support from Skinner, Inc. and Eaton Peabody. The marks the 77th anniversary of the show.
Skinner President & CEO Karen M. Keane added, “Skinner is pleased to assume a sponsorship role for this impressive show, and is delighted to support the Woodlawn Museum and its educational programs.”
After visiting the show, guests can stroll through the Woodlawn gardens, tour the famous Black House, walk on the trails, or enjoy a game of croquet. Guests can also view a contemporary art show and competition, Woodlawn in Art, installed throughout the Black House and featuring works based on a Downeast Maine theme from artists in Hancock County. An expert panel of judges, including Carl Little, Roger Moss, Sandra Blake Leonard, and George Kinghorn will judge the art and award a $500 prize to the winning artist.
For more information or to make reservations, visit www.woodlawnmuseum.org or call: 207/667-8671.