DESIGNER BRETT BELDOCK INJECTS STYLE TO THE THIRD EDITION OF THE ART & ANTIQUES FAIR

. April 23, 2013

Art enthusiasts, antiques collectors and taste-makers can all look forward to feasting their winter-weary orbs on a vibrant room-setting that features the Spring Show NYC Collection. Ochestrated by Brett Beldock, and in tribute to the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals), the Spring Show NYC opening-night beneficiary, the special installation incorporates numerous works of art and decorative objects with animal-motifs that the renowned designer gathered from the participating dealers. A donation of $25 will be made to the ASPCA® for any item purchased from Ms. Beldock’s installation.

“I am very excited to collaborate with the Spring Show NYC dealers in order to raise additional funds for the ASPCA,” says Ms. Beldock. Her room blends modern and traditional objects. Among them are gilt-gesso armchairs, circa 1790, from Clinton Howell, and a pair of Regency satin-wood spoon chairs from Hyde Park Antiques. Among the others contributing to the eclectic decor are Milord Antiques, Lillian Nassau, Yew Tree Antiques, Phoenix Ancient Art, Leo Kaplan, L’Antiquaire & The Connoisseur, Alexander’s Antiques, Linda Bernell Gallery, Jeffrey Tillou Antiques, Bernard Goldberg, and Jeff Bridgman American Antiques.

To infuse her signature contemporary look into the room, Ms. Beldock will also use wallpapers she designed: One features crocodiles and the other wood grain. Both motifs are over etched silver. “The introduction of these wallpapers and a few pieces of contemporary furniture of my own design for Profiles really make the glorious antiques sing,” says Beldock.

Over the years, Brett Beldock has also whipped up memorable rooms for the Kips Bay Decorator Showcase, Design on a Dime for Housing Works, and Holiday House for Cancer Research, as well as several other decorator showcases.

An adjunct professor of design at NYU, a one-time fashion designer, and a color forecaster for products developed by Samsung of Korea, Beldock and her company, Brett Design Inc. have won notable coverage in The New York Times, New York Post, House Beautiful, Interior Design, Forbes, Elle Décor, New York, and Hamptons and Connecticut Cottages & Gardens, as well as in many other shelter books and publications.

Ms. Beldock’s specially designed room for Spring Show NYC Collection will be on public view from May 2 to May 5 at the Park Avenue Armory, Park Avenue and 67th Street.

ABOUT THE SPRING SHOW NYC
The Spring Show NYC spotlights the very best in English, Continental and American furniture, paintings, drawings, sculpture, ceramics, glass and decorative arts; Asian works of art; folk art; 20th-century decorative arts; aesthetic movement and Arts & Crafts furniture; prints, photographs, maps, posters and wallpaper; antiquities and ancient objects; silver and metalwork; nautical art and objects; jewelry; garden ornaments; books, manuscripts and autographs; Chinese export porcelain and decorative arts; Native American and tribal art; carpets and rugs; tapestries; textiles and needlework; and clocks.

ABOUT ARTS’ NIGHT OUT
On Friday, May 3, Arts Night Out, co-chaired by Emily Collins, Abigail Starliper, Maggie Moore, and Lydia Melamed Johnson, will also benefit the ASCPA. Sponsored by Apollo Magazine and Broken Shed Vodka, over 30 prominent young patron groups from New York’s top cultural institutions will be in attendance.

The Spring Show NYC is a vetted show—every item in each booth is examined by panels of experts for authenticity. The panels also ensure that comprehensive, accurate labeling is attached to every piece. Vetted shows are the standard for all quality art and antiques fairs.

The AADLA Spring Show Opening Night, by-invitation-only Preview Party will be on Wednesday, May 1. Sponsored by 1stdibs.com, the premier online marketplace for purveyors for luxury goods, and the Manhattan Art and Antique Center, the Preview will benefit the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals).

This year’s Honorary Co-chairs include Amy Fine Collins, Somers and Jonathan Farkas and Carolyne Roehm. The Connoisseur Committee Co-chairs are Brett Beldock, Michael Bruno, Mario Buatta, Dara Caponigro, David Patrick Columbia, Robert Couturier, Celerie Kemble, Edward Lobrano, Brian McCarthy, Miles Redd, Ellen and Chuck Scarborough, Michael Smith, Bunny Williams and Vicente Wolf.

ABOUT AADLA
The Art and Antique Dealers League of America, Inc., is the oldest and principal antiques and fine arts organization in America. The purpose for organizing the league was to bring the various members of the art and antiques trade closer together to promote a greater understanding among themselves and with the public, and generally to devote itself to the best interest of dealers and collectors of antiques and works of art.

ABOUT 1STDIBS
Founded in 2001 by Michael Bruno, 1stdibs is the world’s premier online marketplace presenting a curated selection of coveted items from 1,700 of the most prestigious dealers across the globe. Visitors to the site enjoy instant access to items immediately available for purchase including high-end antiques, 20th and 21st century design, fine art, estate jewelry, vintage couture and fine homes, with the emphasis always on quality. Nearly $650 million in sales were reported by 1stdibs dealers in 2012 with over 9,000 items reported sold by the site’s dealers each month. Over 3,000 rare and beautiful items are catalogued each week. 1stdibs attracts more than two million visits a month and over the past 11 years has become the ultimate destination for collectors and affluent consumers to purchase immediately available rare and desirable objects. www.1stdibs.com

ABOUT THE MANHATTAN ART AND ANTIQUES CENTER
The Manhattan Art & Antiques Center is New York’s oldest established emporium for antiques, housing nearly 100 galleries on three levels with a wide variety of collections from six continents. They offer silver, jewelry, tapestries, furniture, porcelain, clocks, paintings, sculpture and many other objects of art. Linked by elevators and a spiral staircase, The Center has been an important resource for collectors, interior designers and antique buffs for the past thirty-eight years. www.the-maac.com

ABOUT ASPCA®
Founded in 1866, the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) is the first humane organization established in the Americas and serves as the nation’s leading voice for animal welfare. One million supporters strong, the ASPCA’s® mission is to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States. As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, the ASPCA® is a national leader in the areas of anti-cruelty, community outreach and animal health services. The ASPCA®, which is headquartered in New York City, offers a wide range of programs, including a mobile clinic outreach initiative, its own humane law enforcement team, and a groundbreaking veterinary forensics team and mobile animal CSI unit. For more information, please visit www.aspca.org. To become a fan of the ASPCA® on Facebook, go to www.facebook.com/aspca. To follow the ASPCA® on Twitter, go to www.twitter.com/aspca.

For more information about the AADLA Spring Show—taking place May 1-5, 2013 at the Park Avenue Armory at Park Avenue and 67th Street, NYC, please visit www.springshownyc.com. For questions about the VIP program, please email info@springshownyc.com

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