Helen Hilton Raiser
The legendary crooner Tony Bennet performed ‘I Left My Heart in San Francisco’ publicly for the first time at the (almost) equally legendary Venetian Room stage at Fairmont San Francisco in 1961.
Norah and Norman Stone recently opened the doors to The Art Cave at their Calistoga estate, Stonescape, exhibiting pieces from their extensive, world-class art collection, during an all-day event for friends, family, and art connoisseurs.
Neiman Marcus, with Barbara Brookins and Gail Glasser, recently hosted a reception and book signing in honor of Gladys Perint Palmer, author of the wonderful new book, “Adam and Yves.”
The book provides a tongue-in-cheek history of fashion. As Valentino Garavani remarked, “her drawings have life.” And the book is indeed a lively thing to read, with every turn of the page showing an unexpected juxtaposition of major moments in world history and fashion.
For more information visit http://www.gladysperintpalmer.com / www.gladysperintpalmer.com
The 2013 showing of artMRKT in San Francisco opened to a staggering 6,000 guests in May, and had to turn away 500, raising approximately $30,000 for artMRKT beneficiary, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco’s New Acquisition Fund.
Following the presentation of the 2013 ArtCare Award for Excellence in Civic Arts Patronage awarded to Mrs. Diane B. Wilsey, on behalf of the San Francisco Arts Commission and San Francisco Art Dealers Association, the Opening Night Preview Benefit provided guests with first access to the artwork, elegant catering (including specialty cocktails courtesy of Diageo), as well as a fantastic performance by the SF Jazz High School All-Stars Combo.
Among numerous Opening Night sales, Brian Gross Fine Art sold a major Robert Arneson self-portrait bronze for $200,000, and Alex Meyerovich Gallery reported the sale of a David Hockney lithograph for $65,000.
For more information, visit http://www.art-mrkt.com/sf / www.art-mrkt.com/sf
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation recently held its eighth annual “Heroes & Hearts” awards luncheon.
On February 7, 2013 guests gathered to celebrate the release of Gavin Newsom’s book “Citizenville” at a reception hosted by lifelong friends Gordon Getty and Ann Getty.
The 2012 Fall Antiques Show in San Francisco was an elegant gala, with exquisite antiques and art, and wonderful learning opportunities for anyone who appreciates the finest, reports Claudia Juestel.
Lisa and Doug Goldman recently hosted a small gathering for San Francisco Symphony patrons in anticipation of the 2012 Symphony opening gala.
Giorgio Armani recently held a cocktail party at their Post Street store in honor of the 2012 Modern Ball Committee. On hand were Modern Ball Chair Dolly Chammas and several SFMOMA trustees and supporters.
The San Francisco Fall Antiques Show celebrated its 30th annual event with a most appropriate theme “Hidden Treasures” inspired by the traditional 30th anniversary gift, the pearl.
Only in its forth year, SF20/21, held at the Festival Pavilion at Fort Mason, has had a big impact on the modern design scene, and it has continued to grow its repertoire. Claudia Juestel attended the recent 2011 show, and reported back on what she found.
Children of Shelters recently hosted its annual holiday event, Jingle & Mingle, at The Presidio Officers’ Club in San Francisco to raise money for children living in shelters.
There are certain things one never gets tired of; and being surrounded by some of the most exquisite antiques is one of those things. The San Francisco Fall Antiques Show is the place for just that.
There are only a few days left to enjoy the San Francisco Ballet’s “New Works…