The Artist Behind the Collection — Bill Bomar and the Old Jail Art Center

The Old Jail Art Center, Albany, TX

Albany is one of those small towns of Texas- by the time you read its name from a road sign, it's almost behind you. Its museum has an unassuming name – the Old Jail Art Center. You would expect to be surrounded by bluebonnets or longhorns paintings, and be ready to associate with it the … Continue reading The Artist Behind the Collection — Bill Bomar and the Old Jail Art Center

No More Boundaries: New York’s Latest “Antiques” Show Refuses to be Boxed In

Following a decision by the Philadelphia Antiques Show to allow items in the show created as recently as 1970, comes a press release from New York's Metro Show about a new mantra for collectors and designers: no more boundaries. According to the release "collectors, design aficionados, and art-insiders will be treated to an astonishing array … Continue reading No More Boundaries: New York’s Latest “Antiques” Show Refuses to be Boxed In

Dealers Look to Vintage Markets to Reach New Customers

While the antiques industry seems to be in a contraction mode with fewer shows and lower gate numbers, you wouldn't know it from a popular market in Chicago. Vintage Markets like the Randolph Street Market Festival have been able to repeatedly attract a young, educated and affluent customer who is knowledgeable about the products and … Continue reading Dealers Look to Vintage Markets to Reach New Customers