John Bobbitt spearheading interior design efforts at Dallas show

DALLAS – The Dallas International Art, Antique & Jewelry Show will return to the heart of Dallas’ retail and design center, transforming the Dallas Market Hall into the most luxurious event in the area Nov. 7-11, 2013. This highly anticipated event, produced by the Palm Beach Show Group, will feature more than 60 international exhibitors showcasing an extraordinary variety of items including furniture, American and European silver, major works of art, Asian antiquities, porcelain, rare manuscripts and books, Americana, antique and estate jewelry, glass, textiles and more.

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Brenner Valdez Antiques of Tampa, Fla., specializes in fine 18th to 19th century antiques. Photo courtesy Brenner Valdez Antiques/Dallas International Art, Antique & Jewelry Show

A highlight of this year’s show is the Designer Showcase featuring room vignettes created by five leading local interior designers. The Dallas International Art, Antique & Jewelry Show called upon local interior designer John Bobbitt to curate the 2013 Designer Showcase.

“I’ve been involved with prestigious art and antiques shows as a merchant, collector and interior designer at various times over the course of my career, and I am thrilled to be involved in what has become an annual event at the Dallas International Art, Antique & Jewelry Show,” stated John Bobbitt, founder of Bobbitt & Company Interior Design. “This show is an important component of the fine arts industries and collectors community in our city.”

The Designer Showcase will feature the room stylings of Bobbitt and four other leading designers who have carefully selected art and antiques from the 60 international exhibitors at the show, spanning from a vast range of antiquities to the mid-20th century modern. Each designer’s goal: Create individual room settings that that will show guests how the products of creativity can enhance their environment and their life.

Designers in the 2013 Dallas International Art, Antique & Jewelry Show Designer Showcase include: Cathy Kincaid, Ike Isehour, Joe Minton, John Marrs and John Bobbitt.

“We are honored to once again bring such an extraordinary group of designers and galleries together in Dallas,” stated Scott Diament, president and CEO of the Palm Beach Show Group. “The inclusion of the Designer Showcase allows the opportunity for guests to visualize pieces in home-like settings and allows for a greater appreciation of the merchandise available from each of our esteemed exhibitors.”

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The Dallas International Art, Antique and Jewelry Show continues to be one of the largest and most anticipated events of its kind in the Southwest and is a must-see for both the fine art connoisseur and the antique collector. With significant paintings, sculptures, estate jewelry and antiquities spanning centuries and available for purchase, the Dallas International Art, Antique and Jewelry Show brings together the dealer, collector and interior decorator communities in an internationally attended experience that is not to be missed.

Admission is $20 for general show hours Friday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., and Monday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. An opening night preview event will be held from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7 ($75). Tickets can be purchased at

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