About the Fair

Now in its 26th year, the fair brings together dealers nationwide and Twin Cities browsers and buyers. Feel free to drop by dealer booths, ask questions, and marvel at the superb collections.

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Benefactors and Guarantors of the Design & Antiques Fair will have the opportunity to visit with curators and dealers during special tours and dealer talks throughout the weekend, including the Preview Party on Thursday, September 23.

Objects in the slideshow above are representative. All objects may not be available at the fair.


  • Presenting Sponsor:
    Northern Trust logo
  • Major Sponsors:
    JE Dunn logo   General Mills logo
  • Private Guarantor Pre-Fair Reception
    is generously hosted by Blu Dot.

Preview Party

See it first! Preview the fair for best selection. Mix and mingle with dealers, local collectors, and MIA Trustees and Patrons.

Preview Party
Thursday, September 23, 7 to 10 p.m.

Amuse-bouches & cash bar
Entertainment with DJ Jake Rudh
Free valet parking

Benefactor Reception: special access at 6 p.m.
Private opening of dealer booths
Generous hors d'oeuvres and hosted bar (6 to 7 p.m.)
Entertainment and free valet parking

Guarantor Reception: special access at 5 p.m.
Private opening of dealer booths
Champagne toast
Generous hors d'oeuvres and hosted bar (6 to 7 p.m.)
Entertainment and free valet parking
An exclusive pre-fair reception hosted by Blu Dot at their design studio on September 9.

For reservations, call (612) 870-3033.

For more information, download the Reservation Form (.pdf) »

New Location
Now at the St. Paul Armory , 600 Cedar Street, St. Paul

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Booth Camp Talks

Friday, September 24

1 p.m., Debora Begner, Turkey Mountain Traders
"Southwest Modernism: Indian Jewelry of the 1940s"

1:30 p.m., David Weiss, Weiss Antiques Gallery
"LaVerne Furniture in the Post-war Period"

2 p.m., Liz Armstrong, MIA curator of contemporary art
"Curator's Choice"

2:30 p.m., Michael Hodyesh, Vintage Poster Bank
"Collecting Posters: What's It All About?"

3 p.m., Lin Nelson-Mayson, director, Goldstein Museum of Design
"Director's Choice: Collecting Design"

3:30 p.m., Jan-Lodewijk Grootaers, MIA curator of African art
"Collecting African Art"

Saturday, September 25

12:30 p.m., Allan Austin, J. Austin Jeweler
"Egyptian Revival Jewelry"

1 p.m., David Rudd, Dalton's
"The Development of Gustave Stickley's Style"

1:30 p.m., Jennifer Komar Olivarez, MIA associate curator of decorative arts, textiles, and sculpture
"Scandinavian Design"

2 p.m., Cori Wegener, MIA associate curator of decorative arts, textiles, and sculpture
"Collecting American Folk Art"

2:30 p.m., Eike Schmidt, MIA's James Ford Bell curator of decorative arts and sculpture
"Five Favorites"

3 p.m., Melanie Johns-Secreto, Room with a View
"Collecting Photography"

3:30 p.m., Michael Birdsall, Birdsall Haase
"Changing Fashions in Jewelry: from Nouveau to Deco"


Participants as of August 9, 2010
American Spirit Antiques
Shawnee Mission, KS

18th- and early 19th-century American furniture and decorative arts. Specializing in figured maple, weathervanes, New England painting

Antique Cupboard
Waukesha, WI

Sterling flatware and holloware with an emphasis on Tiffany material

Arader Galleries
Philadelphia, PA

16th–19th-century works on paper, rare maps, and American paintings

Winter Park, FL

Fine antiques and art of Asia

J. Austin Jeweler
Amherst, MA

Antique and estate jewelry

A Bird in Hand
Florham Park, NJ

American antiques specializing in decorated stoneware, waterfowl decoys, folk art, painted grain surface furniture with the accent on quality and condition. Established in 1977

St. Paul, MN

Antique jewelry and decorative arts of the neo-classical period

Bridges over Time
Newbergh, NY
Terry and Angela Brinton
Racine, WI

19th-century furniture, pottery and porcelain, tools, and accessories from primitives to Victorian

Nancy and Craig Cheney
Newark, OH

Specializing in folk art and things that make you smile

Dalton's American Decorative Arts LLC
Syracuse, NY

Original Arts and Crafts furnishings and decorative accessories

Danish Teak Classics
Minneapolis, MN

Specializing in finding, restoring, and selling Danish modern furniture—that is, furniture and accessories mainly designed and produced during the mid-20th century in Denmark

Elliott & Elliott
Harbor Springs, MI

An unusual cross section of the American design experience including antique jewelry, early boat models, early Native American art, textiles, carvings, pottery, quill and beadwork, folk art, paintings, furniture, and decorative items from the 18th century to the 1970s

Harvey Art and Antiques
Evanston, IL

American folk art

Michael Hingston
Etna, NH

18th- through 20th-century furniture, American and European silver, Arts and Crafts silver, pottery, and furniture

James Infante
New York, NY

Specializing in 20th-century decorative art objects

Oumar Keinde
New York, NY

African art

Lotz's Antiques
St. Louis, MO

Antique American and English tall clocks in the Midwest, dealing primarily in traditional grandfather clocks from the early 18th- and 19th-century

Sheridan Loyd
St. Joseph, MO

18th- and 19th-century American country furniture, folk art, and accessories

Master Framers
St. Paul, MN

A full-service studio workshop specializing in the design and creation of fine handcrafted picture and mirror frames and restoration of antique frames

Lisa S. McAllister
Clear Spring, MD

18th- and 19th-century decorative arts, ceramics, folk art in sculptural and textural form

McNaught Fine Art
Santa Cruz, CA

European and American paintings of the 18th through 20th centuries

Elva Needles
Tel. (816)333-6636
Kansas City, MO

18th- and 19th-century American furniture and decorative arts

Philadelphia Print Shop
Philadelphia, PA

Antique prints and maps from the 16th to the early 20th century

Platt Fine Art
Chicago, IL

19th- and 20th-century American paintings, works on paper, and master prints

Raccoon Creek
Oley, PA

Specializing in Americana and folk art with an emphasis on original surface and condition. Distinctive objects for the sophisticated collector

Room with a View
Clarkson, MI
Anthony Scornavacco
Gem Lake, MN

17th–19th-century furniture, silver, vertu, porcelain, paintings, jewelry, and related items

The Silver Vault
Woodstock, IL

Fine silver of the 18th–20th century—English, American, and Continental. Arts and Crafts period holloware and jewelry

Lana Smith Antiques
Louisville, KY

19th-century American country furniture. Hooked rugs and other textiles. Sewing related items, folk art, garden, and architectural items

Douglas L. Solliday
Tel. 573-443-3290
Columbia, MO

American furniture, paintings, and early accessories

Eve Stone
Woodbridge, CT
Turkey Mountain Traders
Scottsdale, AZ

Antique American Indian arts, Navajo and Zuni jewelry, Navajo textiles, Eastern beadwork and American folk art

Vintage Poster Bank
Cincinnati, OH
Weiss Antiques Gallery
Birmingham, MI

Asian antiques, Caucasian rugs, fine jewelry, Steuben art glass, and Philip and Kelvin LaVerne bronze furniture and fine art

Charles Washburne Antiques
Solebury, PA
Wellesley House, Ltd.
Lake Forest, IL

Fine 18th- and 19th-century English furniture and an extensive collection of appropriate accessories

Wells and Company
Binghamton, NY

Purveyor of fine and decorative arts. Specializing in the 20th century

Whitehall Antiques
Chapel Hill, NC

Period formal English and country French furniture with appropriate accessories and art of the 18th and 19th centuries

Guarantors & Benefactors

Gifts received as of August 9, 2010

Honorary Chairs

Eric Dayton
Michael Francis


Barbara Braman Bentson
Kim Cameron
Ruth and Bruce Dayton
Becky and Damon Farber
Gayle Fuguitt and Thomas Veitch
Alan Geiwitz and Mary McMahon
Beverly N. Grossman
Barb and Dave Henderson
George and Mary Dee Hicks
Mary Ingebrand.Pohlad
Barbara A. Jabr
Diane and David Lilly
Patty and Sam McCullough
Mary Agnes and Al McQuinn
Sheila C. Morgan
Stephanie Prem and Tom Owens
Deb Davenport and Stew Stender
Mary and Mark Westra
Muriel Wexler


Mark and Gretchen Banks
Carroll C. Brooks
Ella Crosby
Jennifer H. Gross and Jerry LeFevre
Al and Ingrid Lenz Harrison
Martha and Douglas Head
John and Ruth Huss
Shirley and John Nilsen
Gretchen and Jack Norqual
Mary and Doug Olson
Sandra and Richard Schadegg
Barbara H. Steiner
Nancy and Ted Weyerhaeuser

The Committee

    2010 Design & Antiques Fair Committee

    Honorary Chairs

    Eric Dayton
    Michael Francis


    Kim Cameron
    Stew Stender

    Vice Chair

    Stephanie Prem


    Jeff Denney, Accounting
    Ed Farr, Booth Architectural & Design Services
    Damon Farber
    P. Gayle Fuguitt
    Patty McCullough, Secretary
    Samuel McCullough
    Brenda Pierce, Signage
    Dick Schadegg, Arrangements

    Show Manager

    Karen DiSaia

    MIA Department of Decorative Arts, Textiles & Sculpture

    Eike Schmidt, James Ford Bell Curator of Decorative Arts & Sculpture
    Jennifer Komar Olivarez, Associate Curator
    Cori Wegener, Associate Curator
    Dawn Fahlstrom, Administrative Assistant