Prestigious Sarasota International Antiques & Fine Arts Exposition

JMK Shows announced that they will launch a major antiques show in Sarasota, Fla., Jan. 25-27, 2008. The Sarasota International Antiques and Fine Arts Exposition will kick off with a Gala Cocktail Preview Party to benefit a local charity on Thursday evening, Jan. 24, prior to the show’s scheduled Friday opening to the general public.

Approximately 300 display booths are expected to fill the exhibit hall in the Sarasota-Bradenton International Convention Center, directly across from the eastern side of the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport.

galle-elephant15in-vase.jpgExhibitors participating in the show will be coming from all parts of the U.S., Canada, Europe and South America. They will be selected to exhibit based on the quality and variety of their merchandise. The layout of the show will include a mix of room setting booths, furniture and art gallery booths, showcase booths and table-top display booths.

There will be special exhibits containing restoration services, appraisal clinics, decorator services, delivery services, and more, designed to build confidence and communications between exhibitors and the visiting public.

The attractive 100,000 square foot exhibit hall has easy drive-in capabilities, as well as loading docks for the convenience of large vehicles, assuring exhibitors of an easy, enjoyable set-up and break-down experience. Free exhibitor parking will be provided and free parking for show attendees is available.

JMK Shows was founded more than 35 years ago by Rona and Jesse Kohler. In recent years, they have been joined by daughter Allison, who has taken over the management of several of the JMK antiques shows. She will be the manager of record for this event. Antiques dealers and art gallery owners interested in participating in this International show, or any of the other JMK antiques show, should contact Allison Kohler at 973-927-2794, or by e-mail at The Web site is