The San Francisco Fall Show

The San Francisco Fall Show

  • Jack Ryder
  • 09/12/22

Do you have your tickets for the annual San Francisco Fall Show? 

The San Francisco Fall Show is the leading international art, antiques, and design fair on the West Coast. Founded in 1982, the Show features over 50 of the top dealers from around the world, offering for sale an extraordinary range of fine and decorative arts representing all styles and periods, including paintings, furniture, precious metals, ceramics, jewelry, rugs, works on paper, books, ethnographic art, and objets d’art. 

My dear friend, Suzanne Tucker chairs the Fall Show, and I have been volunteering and attending regularly for the last two decades. It is a timeless event with something to interest everyone. The Opening Night Gala is the event of the year in San Francisco for the international set. Surrounded by stunning beauty, we circulate amongst our friends from around the world while feasting on McCall's famous lamb chops, caviar, and other treats.

While I was still decorating full-time, one of my South African clients purchased a $40,000 17th-century trumeau mirror from me for her New York flat on East 63rd. It had hung proudly in antique dealer, Ed Hardy's grand entrance in San Francisco for four decades. I shipped it via crate to New York and had to hire the hangers of art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art to set up scaffolding in my client's living room in order to hang the mirror above her main fireplace.  

One of the best parts of the show is the lecture series. More information on this year's program here:

The San Francisco Fall Show and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (FAMSF) are thrilled to announce an exciting affiliation. FAMSF will be the new beneficiary of the legendary Opening Night Gala, which will be held in person in 2022 at Fort Mason. This will also mark the 40th anniversary of the San Francisco Fall Show, the longest-running art, antiques and design fair on the West Coast, renowned and respected across the globe and an integral part of the San Francisco Bay Area’s art and design communities.

FAMSF oversees two unique museums—the de Young in Golden Gate Park, showcasing priceless collections of American art from the 17th through the 20th centuries, textile arts, and art of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas, and the Legion of Honor in Lincoln Park, whose collections include European decorative arts and paintings, ancient art, and one of the largest collections of prints and drawings in the country. The FAMSF mission is to connect visitors with local and global art in order to promote their knowledge of and curiosity about the past, deepen their engagement with the art and ideas of today, and stimulate their creative agency in their own futures.

San Francisco Fall Show Chair Suzanne Tucker, the driving force behind this partnership, declares: “I am delighted the show gala will be supporting our beloved museums and honored to be working with the extraordinary FAMSF team. This new relationship is written in the stars – a natural synergy between the pre-eminent antiques and art fair on the West Coast and the FAMSF world-class museums. This collaboration will elevate and enhance the outreach of both organizations, resulting in an unparalleled celebration of art, antiques and design.”

“We are pleased to partner with the San Francisco Fall Show and thank them for their commitment to the arts and our mission” states Thomas P. Campbell, Director and CEO of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. “With their support, we invite the Bay Area community to engage with the art and ideas of our time through a multitude of inspiring exhibitions, public programming, and education initiatives presented at the de Young and Legion of Honor in 2022.”

The 2022 San Francisco Fall Show will take place at Fort Mason October 13-16, 2022 – the Opening Night Gala will be on October 12, 2022.

The San Francisco Fall Show