Friday April 26   8:00 PM

The 2019 Honoree
Laura R. Beach

Laura Beach spent her formative years steeped in the rich, tri-cultural heritage of northern New Mexico. She is journalist specializing in antiques, art and design. Currently Editor at Large at Antiques and The Arts Weekly, she is the former Deputy Editor of The Magazine Antiques. She served, respectively, as publicist, exhibition coordinator and curatorial intern for the Hudson River Museum, American Folk Art Museum and Museum of International Folk Art, a division of the Museum of New Mexico. She has contributed to the New York Times, Architectural Digest, Connoisseurs Quarterly, The Magazine Antiques, Antiques and Fine Art, Art + Auction, Country Home, Country Gardens, Millionaire and Sky magazines, among other publications. She is the author of The Art of Stephen Huneck (Abrams) and ‘Til Death Do Us Part: Design Sources of Eighteenth Century New England Gravestone, the catalogue accompanying an exhibition at Yale University Art Gallery in 1978. Her research interests encompass the history of buying, selling and collecting antiques.

EVENT DETAILS: Held at the Philadelphia Antiques and Art Show, tickets are available and open to the public. Seating is limited. The evening will feature a dinner catered by 12th Street Catering, with remarks from guest speakers. Ticket purchases will also include access to the Show prior to the dinner.

The Antiques Dealers’ Association of America, Inc. (ADA) was established in May 1984 as a non-profit trade association. Its major objective is to make more professional the business of buying and selling antiques. This year, the association celebrates thirty-three  years of excellence in the antiques trade.

For tickets to the Award of Merit dinner:

For more information or questions, contact ADA Executive Director, Judith Livingston Loto at 603-942-6498 or email