Events | July 10, 2012

San Francisco Fall Antiques Show Presents a Nautical Theme

San Francisco, CA - Ahoy!  The 2012 San Francisco Fall Antiques Show (SFFAS) will dock Thursday, October 25 ? Sunday, October 28, at the Fort Mason Center’s Festival Pavilion.  With its nautical theme inspired by the iconic America’s Cup, which will be hosted in San Francisco in October 2013, the show features decorative and fine arts relating to the ocean, boating, and travel.  San Francisco resident, Olympic gold medalist skier and avid sailor Jonny Moseley serves as Honorary Chair with an elite crew steering this time-honored expedition.  From ship to shore, come explore!

This year’s focus ties in with the America’s Cup World Series event taking place during San Francisco’s Fleet Week this October, and continuing in the Bay with the Louis Vuitton Cup and America’s Cup Finals next year.  This is the first time the America’s Cup has been hosted in the United States since 1995.  Given the excitement about sailing already in the air, the SFFAS’s nautical direction keeps the maritime momentum flowing.

“With the preliminary races at the start of the month and our show at the end, October will be filled with excitement about sailing,” says Lisa Podos, Strategic and Creative Consultant for the show.   “This enthusiasm is captured in our Sea Worthy theme.  Inspired by the world’s most prestigious sailing race and our venue’s stunning location on the Bay, the show will feature the very best of nautical art and antiques.”

The SFFAS launches with a benefit gala Preview Party on Wednesday, October 24, with all proceeds going to Enterprise for High School Students, an organization that engages and empowers Bay Area high school students to develop skills for their future through job readiness training, employment, and career exploration.  Greeting guests will be Jonny Moseley and his wife, Malia.  Sailing since the age of six, and spending his childhood racing dinghies around the Bay with his brothers, Moseley has always had an affinity for the sea.  While Moseley is most famous for skiing, he has been passionate about sailboat racing since childhood.  He helped announce that San Francisco would host the America’s Cup, and had his boat-racing aspirations on a box of Raisin Bran: “Moseley dreams of one day crewing with his brothers, Rick and Jeff, on the Olympic sailing team.”  Moseley now takes every opportunity he finds to get out on the Bay with his two sons.

Moseley and his wife are committed to youth causes in the Bay Area, with Jonny commenting, “Growing up, I was fortunate to have amazing mentors that helped me achieve my goals and navigate the challenges that every young person faces on their way to adulthood.  For me most of these mentors were coaches, but every child needs someone to encourage, teach, and empower them to find their passion and realize their potential."

On Thursday, October 25, the show sets sail for the next four days.  Upon boarding the SFFAS, visitors will be welcomed by a captivating installation, designed by renowned San Francisco-based architect Andrew Skurman.  Guests will be invited to discover maritime marvels: from detailed ship models to stunning seashell jewelry designs, from historic brass telescopes and treasures discovered at shipwreck sites, to iconic Impressionist boating paintings and Art Deco silver used on luxury liners.

A Sea Worthy adventure beckons at The 2012 San Francisco Fall Antiques Show; for more information and to purchase your boarding pass, call (415) 989-9019 or visit
Preview Party Benefit Gala: Wednesday, October 24, 2012, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Show: Thursday, October 25, through Saturday, October 27, 10:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.; Sunday, October 28, noon to 5:00 p.m.
Fort Mason Center, Festival Pavilion, Marina Boulevard at Buchanan Street,
San Francisco, CA
BNY Mellon Wealth Management, Bonhams, 1stdibs, Fisker Automotive, Graff, Gump’s, One King’s Lane, Sotheby’s, Sotheby’s International Realty
The San Francisco Fall Antiques Show Benefitting Enterprise for High School Students is the oldest and most prestigious international antiques fair on the West Coast.  Each year, the fair features an extraordinary range of fine and decorative arts, representing all styles and periods including American, English, Continental, and Asian furniture, silver, ceramics, glass, jewelry, rugs, textiles, paintings, prints, and photographs.  This year’s Sea Worthy event will be held on Thursday, October 25- Saturday, October 27, 10:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.; Sunday, October 28, noon to 5:00 p.m.  For more information, and to purchase tickets, please visit