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Ellsworth Antiques Show marks its 8th year at Woodlawn – The nation’s longest running antiques show has raised over $130,000 for Woodlawn’s programs

Posted Aug. 01, 2013, at 9:28 a.m.
Last modified Sept. 28, 2013, at 1:52 p.m.

ELLSWORTH, Maine — Preparations are well underway for the 2013 Ellsworth Antiques Show held on the grounds of the Woodlawn Museum from August 15-17, 2013. An Opening Night Cocktail Party and Dinner will launch the show on Wednesday, August 14th, and it will continue on the 15th from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and on the 16th and 17th from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission to the show and for a Woodlawn tour is $15 or $10 for the show only. Boston Private Bank & Trust Company is the lead corporate sponsor for this year’s show with additional support from Skinner, Inc. and Eaton Peabody. Originating at Ellsworth City Hall in 1937, the show moved to Woodlawn in 2006 and has since grossed over $130,000 for school programs.

The Ellsworth Antiques Show at Woodlawn is more than just a summer antiques show. It is an exciting summer experience. Staged under a gigantic tent on Woodlawn’s grounds, guests can peruse museum quality antiques, priced within a wide range, which the dealers beautifully present in booth settings. The show features twenty-seven top dealers, some of whom regularly appear on the PBS series The Antiques Roadshow. They are experts in their respective fields and are always eager to share their knowledge. A luncheon café, catered by Chippers Restaurant, will offer an assortment of items during the show including lobster rolls, salads, sandwiches as well as beer and wine.

“The show not only brings together beautiful artifacts of American and Native American history, it also helps to raise funds to continue important programs for students at Woodlawn and has a significant economic impact that directly benefits our local communities,” noted Joshua Torrance, Executive Director of Woodlawn Museum.

“We are truly honored to support Woodlawn and the remarkable Ellsworth Antique Show,” said Mark Thompson, CEO and President, Boston Private Bank & Trust. “We share the Museum’s deep commitment to Maine’s cultural heritage,the arts, and to providing future generations with the opportunity to be part of Woodlawn’s colorful New England history.”

Skinner President & CEO Karen M. Keane added, “Skinner is pleased to assume a sponsorship role for this impressive show, and is delighted to support the Woodlawn Museum and its educational programs.”

After visiting the show, guests can stroll through the Woodlawn gardens, tour the famous Black House, walk on the trails, or enjoy a game of croquet. Guests can also view a contemporary art show and competition, Woodlawn in Art, installed throughout the Black House and featuring works based on a Downeast Maine theme from artists in Hancock County. An expert panel of judges, including Carl Little, Roger Moss, Sandra Blake Leonard, and George Kinghorn will judge the art and award a $500 prize to the winning artist.

On Wednesday, August 14th guests can experience the excitement of the Opening Night during a Cocktail Party and Dinner catered by Chippers Restaurant and underwritten by Skinner, Inc. Starting with the cocktail party at 4:00 p.m., guests can be the first to preview the fabulous antiques and decorative fine art while enjoying Latin hors d’oeuvres and a South American wine tasting with wines courtesy of Eaton Peabody. T.W. Zeptet will provide live jazz as guests enjoy a wide selection of items priced for every budget. Tickets to the cocktail party are $50 per person, or $90 per couple. Following the cocktail party, guests can stay and join show dealers and local artists for a sumptuous dinner featuring fresh, local ingredients served Latin grill-style paired with delectable South American wines. Cocktail Party and Dinner tickets are $135 per person or $250 per couple. A table for six can be reserved for $650.

The 2013 Ellsworth Antiques Show features twelve Maine dealers including: W. M. Schwind, Jr, Martin J. Ferrick, Scott Smith, DeWolfe & Wood Rare Books, James and Nancy Glazer, David White, Nancy Prince & James LeFurgy, Robert T. Foley, Clark Point Gallery, Pioneer Folk Art, The Boathouse, and A. E. Runge Jr. Oriental Rugs. They are joined by Michael Hingston from New Hampshire; Hilary and Paulette Nolan, Suzanne Courcier and Robert W. Wilkins, John Hunt Marshall, and Collette Donovan from Massachusetts; Connecticut dealers George Subkoff Antiques, Hanes & Ruskin, and Sears & Tither; White & White Antiques and Earle Vandekar of Knightsbridge from New York; Pennsylvania dealers Sally Good, Diana H. Bittel Antiques, and The Philadelphia Print Shop; Malcolm Magruder from Virginia and Douglas L. Solliday Antiques from Missouri.

In its 8th year at Woodlawn, the Ellsworth Antiques Show, presented by Boston Private Bank & Trust , is a not to be missed summer experience that helps raise funds for Woodlawn. Woodlawn is located at 19 Black House Drive on Rt. 172 (Surry Road) and is ¼ of mile from Ellsworth, Maine’s beautiful downtown. For more information or to make reservations, visit www.woodlawnmuseum.org or call: 207/667-8671.

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