Tuesday, January 19, 2010


The Blue Heron Gallery will be exhibiting rain or shine at the Del Mar Antiques Show this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The show, as always, is held at the Del Mar Fair. The Calendar Antiques folks have always been at the forefront of some very novel approaches to show promotion and this show is no different. They are partnering with several cutting edge companies to stress environmentally friendly methods of consumption. As ace promoter Michael Grimes explains in the following blurb from his website, antiques are the ultimate recyclable. Check out his show website, here. I applaud them in their effort and hope that the rain doesn't keep too many of you away. Probably get a lot of great deals, so come on out.

The concept of the Green Meets Green Expo was inspired by a movement in the United Kingdom. The antiques industry in Britain, one of the largest centers for this type of commerce in the world, is petitioning Parliament to be designated as green. It’s obvious — antiques are completely recycled products and should be recognized as such. As producers of one of the largest antiques shows in America, The Del Mar Antiques Show, Calendar Shows was perfectly positioned to spearhead this movement in the United States. And on Friday, January 22nd, 2010, the Green Meets Green Expo will unveil this meeting of the new green and the old green to the world.

The Old Green: The Del Mar Antiques Show — Over 300 antique exhibitors will fill the O’Brien Exhibition Hall with everything from the finest quality furniture, clothing, and home decorative accessories that don’t hurt the earth. They’ve all been recycled and some from over 300 years ago! The Del Mar Antiques Show will offer conscious consumers the opportunity to see antiques in a whole new planet-friendly light.

The New Green: 21st Century Friends of the Planet Market — The Bing Crosby Exhibition Hall will be filled with exhibitors featuring new-age environmentally conscious products and technology. From building products to baby clothes, from high-style fashions to transportation alternatives, from solar energy to green cuisine, The Friends of the Planet Expo will offer the latest developments and products in this cutting edge technology.

And so this is how finally, green will meet green. “We are so honored and excited to be able to bring an event of this caliber and combination not only to San Diego but to this country,” said Michael Grimes, President of Calendars Shows, LLC. Taking care of this planet is so important to everyone world-wide and of all ages.

Show Hours:  Friday-Saturday 11am-7pm,  Sunday 11am-5pm

For more information, contact us or call  (626) 791-8310

I hope that you people who are interested in seeing great examples of early california and San Diego paintings will stop by my booth, the Blue Heron Gallery. Conveniently located at the front of the building. Walk on over or take a bicycle...