VICENTE WOLF FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2012, 10AM

A world-renowned interior designer, Vicente Wolf has been named one of the ten most influential designers in the United States by House Beautiful and has been inducted into the Designer Hall of Fame by Interior Design Magazine. Wolf has been at the top of the Manhattan design industry for over 35 years. From the spacious, light-filled loft in New York City where his company is headquartered, Wolf and his team build on his passion for design that’s guided by integrity and simplicity.

Wolf has published four design books and is a sought-after public speaker, having lectured in South Africa, Japan, Canada, Dubai and Australia. He also teaches an annual course through Parsons School of Design in the Dominican Republic. Wolf’s portfolio offers the ultimate global aesthetic, from multinational conglomerates to private homes, from hotels and restaurants to product design.

 

MILLER GAFFNEY SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2012, 10AM

Miller Gaffney has a wide-ranging background in the art world, having worked with leading auction houses, commercial galleries, artists, museums, and information-providers for art collectors. She began her career with L’Antiquaire & The Connoisseur on New York’s East 73rd Street, where her responsibilities included assisting in the purchase of artworks and antiques on behalf of collector clients from international auction houses. In 2004, she joined Art + Auction magazine. She was later called by its parent company, LTB Holding, to work as a Business Development Officer. While in these positions, she also worked as a private consultant for clients in New York and Europe.

Miller Gaffney is a graduate of the Sotheby’s Institute of Art, certified member of the Appraisers Association of America, licensed auctioneer, as well as a member of ArtTable. She founded Miller Gaffney Art Advisory in 2006 and lectures and writes on all aspects of art. Miller can be seen on the new series Market Warriors on PBS, Monday evenings at 9pm.

 

JAMES FARMER SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2012, 1PM

James Farmer is a Southern author, gardener, floral and interior designer, cook and garden-to-table lifestyle expert. He is a young, fresh voice for his generation on how to incorporate elegant seasonal garden living into one’s life either on a grand scale or modest budget. Farmer is Editor-At-Large for Southern Living Magazine and has appeared on NBC’s “Today.”

Hailing from the pecan and peach laden fields of Middle Georgia, James was taught as a young man how to pull vegetables, herbs and flowers from the family farm and kitchen garden to provide much of the food, decor and flavor of his family’s everyday life. He learned how to be a “hyper-seasonal” cook at the side of his grandmother, whose Southern heirloom recipes he revitalized for contemporary tastes. With a passion for the land and Southern culture, he earned a degree in gardening design and then opened a landscape design company in 2005. Farmer’s work has been featured in The Atlanta Journal and Constitution, Southern Living Magazine, Traditional Homes, and more.

 

MARTIN DAVIS SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2012, 10AM

Martin Davis is a golf historian, publisher and editor of The American Golfer and regular contributor on the Golf Channel. He is best known in golf for creating Sports Marketing Group (SMG), which he founded in 1979. SMG grew to become the largest publisher of specialty golf publications in the country, publishing 23 separate titles, including The U.S. Open Magazine, The Westchester Classic Spectator Guide, The Memorial Tournament Magazine, the Television Viewers Guide to the Grand Slam, The Pebble Beach National Pro-Am Magazine, The USGA Guide to the National Championships, The Met Golfer and The Masters TV Viewers Guide. Davis is a past president of the Metropolitan Golf Writers Association and a member of the Golf Collectors’ Society.