Monday, September 24, 2012

FYI New Blog Name for Fort Worth Show of Antiques & Art

Hello, followers of the blog of the Dolly Johnson Antique & Art Show--- As part of our 50th anniversary show on March 8-9, 2013, we are changing the name of the show and the name of the blog as of today. The new show name is the "Fort Worth Show of Antiques & Art" --or, for short, the Fort Worth Show. Please note the new blog name, as the old Dolly Johnson Show blog will no longer be available. The blog is now
We will be up and running soon. Stay tuned! best, Jan Orr-Harter, Show Director

Monday, March 5, 2012

Uncommon Objects of Austin to Exhibit at the March 9-10 Antique & Art Show DFW

Uncommon Comes to Cowtown
Booth Talk with Steve Wiman, Proprietor of Uncommon Objects, at the March 9-10 Dolly Johnson Antique & Art Show in Fort Worth.
Topic: "Simplify with Color"
Times: Fri. at 5 pm & Sat. at 1pm. Booth F3

The Austin store Uncommon Objects will come to life this Friday and Saturday at the Dolly Johnson Antique & Art Show, filling a premiere booth with the spirited, affordable vintage and antique items that have landed the store on “the best” lists of The New York Times, Elle D├ęcor, Texas Monthly and others since 1991.

Proprietor Steve Wiman and Manager Van Harrison will select the objects coming to Fort Worth from among the 20 dealer exhibits at the South Congress-Austin store. Harrison is the nephew of Fort Worth mayor Betsy Price.  

In addition to founding Uncommon Objects, Steve Wiman is an artist “whose medium,” according to Tribeza magazine, “is found-object assemblage (think Robert Rauschenberg by way of Joseph Cornell) and his aesthetic is what makes Uncommon uncommon.”

As Wiman himself puts it, “Uncommon Objects is a junk mecca full of quirky stuff: oddities, urban artifacts, antiques, collectibles and ‘raw’ materials for creative living.... My antique business, my art-making and my life are bound together by a common goal--- find beauty where you can and make the most of it.”

For 20 years, Uncommon Objects has been a vibrant and affordable port-of-entry into antique and vintage living for a generation of American young people---- ‘Antiques 101’ at its best.

But Uncommon Objects is also a not-so-secret source for those long-besotted with antiques.

For me, as director of the oldest Antique Show in the American West, it's exciting to welcome the best antique store in Texas to the Dolly Johnson Antique & Art Show. I always emerge from their mix with both an object and an objective for living life with more passion and joy.

 I went last summer to the Uncommon Objects 20th Anniversary 20 hour sale on June 20. The giant "20" in the store window and the streamers were all made out of the saved price tags of 20 years worth of sales. Now that's thinking ahead re-purposing!  

Shop with Uncommon Objects this week at the 49th Annual Dolly Johnson Antique & Art Show in Fort Worth. Free Booth talks with Steve Wiman will last about 15 minutes on Friday at 5pm and again on Sat. at 1pm in Booth F3. Topic: "Simplify with Color."

When in Austin, Visit Uncommon Objects at 1512 S. Congress, Austin, TX 78704 Open Daily.

See more on Uncommon Objects and the March 9-10 Dolly Johnson Antique & Art Show in the hot-off-the-press March 2012 issue of our fabulous 360West Magazine in Fort Worth at:

Sunday, February 26, 2012

What's Coming March 9-10 to the Dolly Johnson Antique & Art Show?

The bluebonnet leaves are up and at 'em and so are 75 exhibitors for the March 9-10 Dolly Johnson Antique & Art Show. From coast to coast, they are packing their best finds for Fort Worth. What's coming to the show?

Quality always comes ---and it comes in wide mix of styles, classic to modern. This Eames Surfboard table was bought at last year's show.  
A French-Primitive-Modern mix will arrive with Vickie Kienast Antiques.
Then we look for style-setters who created the looks that you see in home decor magazines, such as Indiana's Lisa McQueen of Queenie Tin Mirror Co. Look at these fabulous mirrors and frames, some tin, some 19th c. gilt.
Then we whip into the mix a couple of brand new dealers, such as Remnants & Revival, doing their first show ever.

Then we top it all off with something wacky like the vintage life-size Barbie and Ken coming with Pinkie's, a new shop in the Fort Worth Stock Yards.

So from far and near, here they come. Put it on your calendar for Friday March 9, 9 am-7 pm and Saturday March 10, 9 am-5 pm at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in the Fort Worth Cultural District. Stay tuned for more sneak peeks of the 49th Annual Dolly Johnson Antique and Art Show, which will soon be here!  Please share with a friend.  

Friday, February 3, 2012

The Inside Scoop

 On Friday March 9 and Saturday March 10, 2012 the Dolly Johnson Antique & Art Show will throw open its doors at Fort Worth’s Will Rogers Memorial Center for the 49th year. Look for 75 top exhibitors from California to Idaho to Florida, unpacking antique and vintage finds including Americana, French, English, Art, Jewelry, Garden, Industrial, Primitive, Western and Mid-Century Modern.
     "So far," says Show Director Jan Orr-Harter, "I know that furniture will range from a 1750s primitive to a 1970s Milo Baughman table. I look for the hardest-working, most creative dealers in each category of merchandise, from all over the nation. And then I push them to bring their very best finds at their very best prices."

2012 Special Exhibit:
Re-Imagined, Re-Made

---100 Antiques Re-Purposed

2012 Benefit Booth:
---Filled with donated antique & vintage bargains, styled by Fort Worth designer Allen Jancik, the 2012 Benefit Booth supports the Tarrant Area Food Bank, Fighting Hunger in 13 North Texas Counties
To make antique or vintage tax-deductible donations, contact   

Booth Talks ---with Exhibitor Leslie Pritchard of Again & Again, Dallas, TX ....Exhibitor Steve Wiman, of Uncommon Objects, Austin, TX.... Interior Designer Allen Jancik, Fort Worth, TX ---Watch for schedule TBA for these short Booth Talk times.
Best-Kept Secret ---Identity of the exhibitor who has hoarded Mid-Century Modern masterpieces in a private warehouse for 3 decades. Yes, the tip of the trove is coming to Cowtown. 
75 Top Exhibitors
Will Rogers Memorial Center, 3400 Burnett-Tandy
Fort Worth Cultural District 76107

Friday March 9, 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
(Happy Hour Party 4-7 pm with Coburn's BBQ, Cash Bar and Clear Fork Jazz)
Saturday March 10, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

      (No Sunday Show)
Admission $7, Good Both Days, Discount Coupon at Website, Free for Children 15 & Under

Parking Rebate Plan: Spend $50 or more, and our generous dealers will REBATE your $3 or $5 parking fee. Thank you, Exhibitors!

Stay Tuned to this Blog
for sneak peeks into merchandise coming to the show and reflections on living with antiques.
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