Thomasville Scene December 2018 - January 2019 - Page 46

| antiques show | Award-winning speakers headline at Antiques Show by Caroline Flowers W hen the 30th annual Thomasville Antiques Show comes to town in February, visitors will have the chance to learn from award-winning design authorities with international reputations. Set to speak this year are interior designer and industry icon Charlotte Moss, architect and designer Ray Booth and event designer DeJuan Stroud. In addition, architect C. Brandon Ingram and designer Mallory Mathison will team up to discuss their collaborative work on proper- ties with multi-generational appeal. The Thomasville Antiques Show Foun- dation (TASF) raises funds annually for non- profit organizations focused on children’s programs in Thomasville, Thomas County and the surrounding areas. Second to that mission is to provide the community access to design leaders in an intimate setting and to shop with purveyors of the country’s fin- est collections of art and antiques. The Show has become a destination event, partially due to the nationally known speakers who attend each year. These ex- perts — often interior designers, florists and scholars of antiques — have become a key part of the success of the show. Past speakers have included Bill Stahl, vice chairman at Sotheby’s; Gil Schafer, ar- chitect; William Secord, a pre-eminent sport- ing art dealer; and India Hicks, Carolyne Roehm, Miles Redd, Tom Scheerer, Bunny Williams and Nina Campbell, all celebrated interior designers. 46 December 2018 - January 2019 Thomasville Scene