Queen City Shows

Dealers, Buyers, and Fabulous Finds...We Bring It All Together

Queen City Shows

Dealers, Buyers, and Fabulous Finds...We Bring It All Together

 

 

2020 Media Sponsors

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Sharonville Convention Center

11355 Chester Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45246 (513) 771-7744

Modernism

The broad movement in Western art, architecture and design which self-consciously rejected the past as a model for the arts of the present.

20th Century Cincinnati is the Queen City’s annual retrospective of vintage modern design: the avant-garde art, architecture, furnishings, decor and fashions that emerged between WW I and the Information Age.  Fueled by new technologies, materials and popular culture, Modernist trends included Arts & Crafts, Art Deco, Machine Age, Streamline, Mid-Century Modern and Op/Pop styles.  Many of these innovative designs were so far ahead of their times that they seem to have anticipated 21st-century lifestyles.

Now in its third decade of annual shows, 20th Century Cincinnati will return to the Sharonville Convention Center on the weekend of February 22 and 23, 2020 Over 70 dealers will fill the 20,000 square feet Exhibit Hall & adjoining conference rooms with classic modernist forms – many from the century’s signature designers and architects.

Best known for its fantastic selection of furniture and lighting, 20th Century Cincinnati also features period decorative objects, housewares, pop culture memorabilia, and an important fashion element.  From investment quality to fun & funky, 20th Century Cincinnati offers something for every collector’s budget.  Shop with confidence: this knowledgeable group of dealers pledges that all merchandise is “guaranteed as represented.”

Weekend activities kick-off with a two-hour Java Preview beginning at 9:00 a.m. Saturday.  Preview tickets admit patrons to the exclusive shopping period (complete with a complimentary coffee, tea and juice bar) and include a full-weekend pass.  Preview ticket ordering information is available on the Java Preview page of this website.

Regular show hours on Saturday and Sunday are from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  A $8 adult admission is good for both days.

Furniture and other large purchases can be taken away in your own vehicle with assistance from our experienced porters. Cincinnati’s Express Deliveries will also be on hand again in 2020 to provide professional delivery service in the Greater Cincinnati metro area.

Modernist Mud – Ohio Formed and Fired

 

Dating as far back as the last quarter of the 19th century, Ohio (and Cincinnati in particular) has played a central role in the evolution of American ceramic art. Our 2020 Special Exhibit will focus on some of the superb Modernist ceramics created in the state between the Art Deco and Postmodern eras.

The display will include examples from Ohio art pottery firms Rookwood Pottery (Cincinnati), Roseville Pottery (Zanesville), Cowan Pottery (Rocky River), Sebring Pottery (Alliance) and others.

The handmade category called “studio pottery” will be represented with works from master Ohio potters Clyde Burt (Paulding County), Charles Lakofsky (Bowling Green), and Luke and Rolland Lietzke (Akron).

Modernist Mud – Ohio Formed and Fired is presented in collaboration with collector, dealer, and author Mark Bassett (Cleveland Institute of Art) with cooperation from Rachel Davis Fine Arts, the Clyde Burt family, and several private collectors. Only select examples of Lakofsky’s work – all purchased directly from the artist’s estate – will be offered for sale.

20th Century Cincinnati Dealers

The following group of exhibitors and supporting organizations will rock the Sharonville Convention Center once again at our 2020 show. Enjoy browsing the list and links and make plans to join us on the weekend of February 22 & 23, 2020 for a 26th annual Modernist weekend in Cincinnati!

29 Palms – The Collector’s Oasis

29 Palms – The Collector’s Oasis

Rockford, IL

MCM furniture, lighting, art glass, ceramics, and other home decor

521 Vintage Elements

521 Vintage Elements

Appleton, WI

MCM lighting and decorative accessories

Charles H Alexander

Charles H Alexander

Indianapolis, IN

Art Deco – MCM decorative arts

A Look Back

A Look Back

Akron, OH

vintage jewelry, art, lighting, and memorabilia

AOK Antiques/Atomic Blonde

AOK Antiques/Atomic Blonde

West Des Moines, IA

Mid-century furniture, lighting, art, and jewelry

Architectural Anarchy

Architectural Anarchy

Chicago, IL

furnishings, lighting, decor, and advertising memorabilia

Atomic Scott

Atomic Scott

Chicago, IL

modern decorative objects

Atomic Style Home

Atomic Style Home

Hamilton, OH

MCM and Pop era art, furniture, and lighting

Mark Bassett

Mark Bassett

Lakewood, OH

Contributor and Presenter: 2020 Special Exhibit

Bel-Air Jewelry

Bel-Air Jewelry

North Liberty, IN

antique & vintage jewelry

Bopfish Vintage

 Bopfish Vintage

Marion, OH

MCM furnishings, lighting, & accessories

Broadway Antique Market

Broadway Antique Market

Chicago, Illinois

MCM furniture, lighting, art, and decorative accessories

Mary Browning

 Walton, IN

Antique and vintage costume jewelry

Clyde Burt Family

Clyde Burt Family

Contributor: 2020 Special Exhibit

Jim Caffrey

Jim Caffrey

Boone, IA

Heywood Wakefield furniture; lighting

cf3

cf3

Cincinnati, OH

non-profit dedicated to the awareness, preservation and education of modern design

cincinnatimodern

cincinnatimodern

Keller Williams Advisors Real Estate

Cincinnati, OH

MCM real estate

Cincinnati Public Radio

Cincinnati Public Radio

Media Partner – WVXU, WMUB & WGUC

Cincinnati & Oxford, OH

Circa Modern

Circa Modern

Chicago, IL

MCM furniture, lighting, and art

City Beat

City Beat

Media partner – Cincinnati’s alternative weekly

John Crawford

John Crawford

Ft Thomas, KY

famous illustrators and ephemera

Rachel Davis Fine Arts

Rachel Davis Fine Arts

Cleveland, OH

Contributor: 2020 Special Exhibit

Dawn of Retro

Dawn of Retro

Columbus, OH

MCM furnishings, lighting, decorative arts

The Deco Dazzle

The Deco Dazzle

Leesburg, VA

Frankart & Markel lamps, Ronson lighters, Art Deco bookends, sculptures, and lighting

Decorama Vintage Modern

Decorama Vintage Modern

Louisville, KY

Vintage modern dinnerware and decorative accessories; bakelite

Deco-Rations

Deco-Rations

Chantilly, VA

Art Deco clocks, barware, lighting, and giftware

Diverse Ayres Fine Art

Diverse Ayres Fine Art

Bloomsburg, PA

20th century paintings & fine art prints

The Domestic

 The Domestic

Lexington, KY

vintage furnishings, lighting, and decorative accessories

Eisele Fine Art, LLC

 Eisele Fine Art, LLC

Cincinnati, OH

Traditional and contemporary fine art

Feathers Vintage

Feathers Vintage

Dayton, OH

Vintage fashion, furniture, & decorative accessories

Fine Art Concepts

Fine Art Concepts

Lincolnshire, IL

20th century fine and contemporary art

Flower Child

Flower Child

Columbus & Cleveland, OH

MCM furnishings & decorative arts; vintage clothing

Rose Foster

Rose Foster

Columbus, OH

modernist jewelry, studio pottery, and collectibles

Frank’s Specialties

Frank’s Specialties

Saint Stephen, MN

eclectic and unusual from A to Z

Anita Frayser

Anita Frayser

Louisville, KY

vintage modern decorative arts

The Gallery Kathlyn

The Gallery Kathlyn

Fairborn, Ohio

MCM barware, home decor, and jewelry

Generation Modern

Generation Modern

Cincinnati, OH

MCM furniture, lighting, & home décor

Tom Gibbs Studio

Tom Gibbs Studio

Ferndale, MI

MCM furniture, lighting, and accessories;
also featuring select books at the 2020 show.

The Gilded Lily

The Gilded Lily

Minerva, OH

20th century jewelry & fashion accessories

Gin-For's Odditiques

 Gin-For’s Odditiques

Evansville, IN

mid-century West German pottery

Matthew Gosch Antiques

Matthew Gosch Antiques

North Tonawanda, NY

MCM furniture and lighting

Gotham Cruisers

Gotham Cruisers

Dayton, OH

Lost in Space B9 robot replicas

Libby Gower

Libby Gower

Dayton, OH

vintage textiles, clothing, jewelry, and fashion accessories

Charley Harper Art Studio

Charley Harper Art Studio

Cincinnati, OH

Charley Harper prints & etc

Mike Ilhardt

Mike Ilhardt

Cincinnati, OH

Arts & Crafts – MCM decorative arts

Jaxdeco

Jaxdeco

Silver Lake, OH

20th century decorative arts

Just Lookin’

Just Lookin’

Lockport, NY

eclectic 20th century furnishings, lighting, and objects

Fern Larking Kao

Fern Larking Kao

Bowling Green, OH

20th century fine jewelry and fashion accessories

Kappy's

Kappy’s

Cincinnati, OH

MCM decor, lighting, clocks, and memorabilia

Russell King

Russell King

Terre Haute, IN

Art Deco and Streamline decorative accessories

Mad4Mod Vintage

Mad4Mod Vintage

McConnelsville, OH

vintage fashion and home accessories

Main Auction Galleries

Main Auction Galleries

Cincinnati, OH

MCM furniture, lighting, and art

Mainly Art Vintage Modern

Mainly Art Vintage Modern

Cincinnati, OH

vintage modern home furnishings

Main Street Mercantile

Main Street Mercantile

Lafayette, IN

20th century Industrial Arts and MCM furnishings

Main Street Modern

Main Street Modern

Canton, OH

designer MCM furnishings and decorative arts

Make It Mid-Century

Make It Mid-Century

St Louis, MO

MCM style home building materials

Malabar Enterprises

Malabar Enterprises

Ithaca, NY

bakelite objects & jewelry

Mid Mod Collective

Mid Mod Collective

Knoxville, TN

MCM furnishings, lighting, and home decor

Todd M. Miller

Todd M. Miller

West Alexandria, Ohio

Art Deco – MCM furnishings and decorative objects

Mode Moderne

 Mode Moderne

Philadelphia, PA

MCM furnishings, lighting, and decorative accessories

Moody Interiors

Moody Interiors

Indianapolis, IN

modern & industrial furnishings, art, and lighting

Mr. Modern

Mr. Modern

Chicago, IL

vintage eyeware, art, and LP’s

Niederkorn Silver

 Niederkorn Silver

Philadelphia, PA

MCM silver

Red Lion Antiques

Red Lion Antiques

Springboro, OH

 jewelry, vintage modern furnishings, lighting, and decorative accessories

Rick Risser

Rick Risser

Indianapolis, IN

vintage modern art pottery & art glass

Louis Rub

Louis Rub

Cincinnati, OH

Art Deco – MCM furniture, lighting, and art

Sam 17

Sam 17

Kokomo, IN

MCM pottery and ceramics; dinnerware

Sheafer & King Fine Arts & Design

Sheafer & King Fine Art & Design

Indianapolis, IN

modern art & decor

Sales by Sollmann

Sales by Sollmann

Oxford, OH

20th century art, furniture, and decorative accessories

Scout Antiques & Modern

Scout Antiques & Modern

Lexington, KY

MCM & Industrial furniture, art and lighting

Somewhere in Time

Somewhere in Time

Lagrange Park, IL

Art Deco decorative objects and costume jewelry

Stevie Sputnik

Stevie Sputnik

Indianapolis, IN

modern objects, decorative arts

Stout’s Great Stuff

Stout’s Great Stuff

West Newton, PA

20th century furnishings & art

Subscape

Subscape

Knoxville, TN

mid-century decorative objects

Try to Remember

Try to Remember

Bethesda, MD

20th Century decorative accessories, jewelry, lighting, watches, linens, clothing, and books

John Wanat

John Wanat

Indianapolis, IN

Art Deco – MCM decorative accessories

Whonu

Whonu

Chicago, IL

MCM dinnerware, glass, accessories

Worthwhile Estate Sales

Worthwhile Estate Sales

Springboro, OH

MCM furnishings and art

 

2020 Show Program Partners

Columbus (IN) Area Visitors Center
Ohio Valley Antique Mall
Art Deco Society of Washington
Grand Antique Mall

Accommodations

The following suggestions are the most walkable locations near Sharonville Convention Center. For a complete listing of area hotels visit: sharonvilleconventioncenter.com

 

Fairfield Inn and Suites (by Marriott)

11440 Chester Road

513-842-9112

$83 – $95 prepay

 

LivInn

11385 Chester Road (next door to Convention Center)

513-772-7877

$84: continental breakfast (mention SCC or book online)

 

Hyatt Place Cincinnati

11345 Chester Road (attached to Convention Center)

513-771-1718

$80 – $101: book online or ask for SCC rate

 

Queen City Shows accepts no responsibility for rates or room availability. Please call ahead to confirm.

20th Century Cincinnati

Sharonville Convention Center

11355 Chester Rd,

Cincinnati, OH 45246

(513) 771-7744