Our lecturers are second to none! We always bring the best designers, architects, event planners, and more to our Art & Antiques Show, and this year is no different. This year’s lineup is epic!
“The Cocktail Chameleon,” Design and Entertaining Expert
Cocktail Demonstration: Thursday, December 1, 5:30—7:30pm
Sneak Peek – Benefactor ticket required
Mark Addison has had an insatiable curiosity about design and entertaining since he was very young. His purposeful design and passion for entertaining has made him a sought-after expert on home design, event design, signature cocktails and cooking. Mark has been graced with a big personality and a wildly creative imagination, and is frequently featured as a designer and entertaining expert on TV segments.
Melanie Turner Interiors
Lecture: Friday, December 2, 10am
Maintaining an emphasis on simplicity and understated elegance, Melanie Turner Interiors features edited yet collected interiors in luxury residences. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, this renowned Interior Design Firm is well versed in construction and interior project management. Melanie was named Southeastern Designer of the Year by Veranda magazine twice, Top 10 Designer by Traditional Home and awarded Kitchen of the Year by Architectural Digest. In addition to these publications, Melanie Turner Interiors has also been featured in Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles and House Beautiful. Melanie’s passion for designing beautiful interiors translates into a sophisticated yet unassuming refuge that changes the way people live. www.melanieturnerinteriors.com
Juli Catlin, FASID, and William Nash, Antiques Expert
American Style: From Deco to Jackie O
Lecture: Friday, December 2, 11:30am
As principal of Catlin Design in Jacksonville, Juli Catlin has led her firm to more than 30 years of design excellence, and has been featured in many national publications. She is also a long-time member of The Women’s Board. William Nash is one of the Southeast’s up-and-coming experts in antiques and decorative arts and, in partnership with his father, runs E.W. Nash & Son, an antiques restoration and appraisal firm located in Jacksonville.
(ASID credit, 3.0 CEU Florida State Approved – free with Show admission)
Moderated Conversation: Saturday, December 3, 11am
Goldie Hawn is an Academy Award winning actress, producer and director, bestselling author and children’s advocate. She is the founder of The Hawn Foundation, a public charity with a mission to equip children with the social and emotional skills they need to lead smarter, healthier and happier lives. Goldie is also the creator of MindUP, a program that fosters a classroom-learning environment where a child’s ability to academically succeed and personally thrive is maximized and directly linked to their overall state of well-being. The MindUP Program has been proven to reduce stress, improve academic performance, strengthen abilities for concentration and help children and educators thrive in a setting that becomes a community of learners. Goldie rose to stardom on television’s Laugh In (c. 1970). She has been in a relationship with actor Kurt Russell since 1983 and has three children, Oliver Hudson, Kate Hudson and Wyatt Russell. Learn more about the Goldie Hawn Foundation here.
A man of many talents, Nick can sing, dance, and act. His charismatic persona as host of the NBC entertainment show “First Coast Living” earned him an Emmy nomination as On Camera Talent. For the last two decades, he has served as personal stunt double to renowned actor John Travolta in films including “Face/Off,”, “Hairspray” and “Killing Season.” Nick was also acting in roles of his own in films like “Swordfish”, “Criminal Activities”, as well as the not yet released “The Life and Death of John Gotti,” and numerous other films. Nick’s career in film and television has been a non-stop learning experience, and he has worked with some of the most respected names in the industry, including directors Tony Scott and John Woo and actors Samuel L. Jackson and Robin Williams. Nick’s musical talent earned him a Top 10 radio hit in 2009 and he has just recently released his first children’s book which has received praise from Mrs. Dr. Seuss herself.
Editor-in-chief, flower magazine
Lecture and Floral Demonstration: Saturday, December 3, 2pm
Margot Shaw has loved flowers since she could “pick a pocketful of posies” but didn’t realize her true passion for them until just a few years ago. Margot’s vision for flower is to provide a publication that will delight and enrich the lives of readers through the knowledge and beauty of fresh flowers — and to expose as many people as possible to the joys of flowering by providing a source of inspiration and education for all “flower people.”
Demonstration: “A Swell Noël”— Flowering Your World for Christmas and Beyond
A powerpoint with some of my favorite wintry stories from flower, followed by a demonstration of a quick, simple and chic winter centerpiece