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

great modernism is just a click away...

Until we meet again in 2022, you can still shop with our show dealers for great vintage modern art, furnishings, and fashion both virtually and at many brick and mortar locations. We hope you'll connect with the dealers and businesses who participated in our 2020 show below.

20th Century Cincinnati Media Sponsors

20th Century Cincinnati Show Information

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.

After 25 consecutive years of annual shows, 20th Century Cincinnati will be taking a pass in 2021 as we join in the effort to combat Covid-19.  Please mark your calendar for the return of great modernism to the Sharonville Convention Center on the weekend of February 26 and 27, 2022 Join us once again as over 70 dealers 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.  An $8 adult admission is good for both days.

20th Century Cincinnati Special Exhibits

 

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

Enjoy browsing the Dealer list and links and make plans to join us on the weekend of February 26 & 27, 2022 for a Modernist weekend in Cincinnati!

29 Palms – The Collector’s Oasis- Rockford, IL

29 Palms – The Collector’s Oasis

Rockford, IL

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

521 Vintage Elements- Appleton, WI

521 Vintage Elements

Appleton, WI

MCM lighting and decorative accessories

Charles H Alexander- Indianapolis, IN

Charles H Alexander

Indianapolis, IN

Art Deco – MCM decorative arts

A Look Back- Akron, OH

A Look Back

Akron, OH

vintage jewelry, art, lighting, and memorabilia

AOK Antiques/Atomic Blonde- West Des Moines, IA

AOK Antiques/Atomic Blonde

West Des Moines, IA

Mid-century furniture, lighting, art, and jewelry

Architectural Anarchy- Chicago, IL

Architectural Anarchy

Chicago, IL

furnishings, lighting, decor, and advertising memorabilia

Atomic Scott- Chicago, IL

Atomic Scott

Chicago, IL

modern decorative objects

Bel-Air Jewelry- North Liberty, IN

Bel-Air Jewelry

North Liberty, IN

antique & vintage jewelry

Bopfish Vintage- Marion, OH

 Bopfish Vintage

Marion, OH

MCM furnishings, lighting, & accessories

Broadway Antique Market- Chicago, IL

Broadway Antique Market

Chicago, Illinois

MCM furniture, lighting, art, and decorative accessories

Mary Browning- Walton, IN

Walton, IN

Antique and vintage costume jewelry

Clyde Burt Family

Clyde Burt Family

Contributor: 2020 Special Exhibit

Jim Caffrey- Boone, IA

Jim Caffrey

Boone, IA

Heywood Wakefield furniture; lighting

cf3- Cincinnati, OH

cf3

Cincinnati, OH

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

cincinnatimodern- Cincinnati, OH

cincinnatimodern

Keller Williams Advisors Real Estate

Cincinnati, OH

MCM real estate

Cincinnati Public Radio- Cincinnati & Oxford, OH

Cincinnati Public Radio

Media Partner - WVXU, WMUB & WGUC

Cincinnati & Oxford, OH

Circa Modern- Chicago, IL

Circa Modern

Chicago, IL

MCM furniture, lighting, and art

City Beat- Cincinnati, OH

City Beat

Media partner - Cincinnati’s alternative weekly

John Crawford- Ft Thomas, KY

John Crawford

Ft Thomas, KY

famous illustrators and ephemera

Rachel Davis Fine Arts- Cleveland, OH

Rachel Davis Fine Arts

Cleveland, OH

Contributor: 2020 Special Exhibit

Dawn of Retro- Columbus, OH

Dawn of Retro

Columbus, OH

MCM furnishings, lighting, decorative arts

The Deco Dazzle- Leesburg, VA

The Deco Dazzle

Leesburg, VA

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

Decorama Vintage Modern- Louisville, KY

Decorama Vintage Modern

Louisville, KY

Vintage modern dinnerware and decorative accessories; bakelite

Deco-Rations- Chantilly, VA

Deco-Rations

Chantilly, VA

Art Deco clocks, barware, lighting, and giftware

Diverse Ayres Fine Art- Holmen, WI

Diverse Ayres Fine Art

Holmen, WI

20th century paintings & fine art prints

The Domestic- Lexington, KY

The Domestic

Lexington, KY

vintage furnishings, lighting, and decorative accessories

Eisele Fine Art, LLC- Cincinnati, OH

 Eisele Fine Art, LLC

Cincinnati, OH

Traditional and contemporary fine art

Feathers Vintage- Dayton, OH

Feathers Vintage

Dayton, OH

Vintage fashion, furniture, & decorative accessories

Fine Art Concepts- Lincolnshire, IL

Fine Art Concepts

Lincolnshire, IL

20th century fine and contemporary art

Flower Child- Columbus & Cleveland, OH

Flower Child

Columbus & Cleveland, OH

MCM furnishings & decorative arts; vintage clothing

Rose Foster- Columbus, OH

Rose Foster

Columbus, OH

modernist jewelry, studio pottery, and collectibles

Frank’s Specialties- Saint Stephen, MN

Frank’s Specialties

Saint Stephen, MN

eclectic and unusual from A to Z

Anita Frayser - Louisville, KY

Anita Frayser

Louisville, KY

vintage modern decorative arts

The Gallery Kathlyn- Fairborn, OH

The Gallery Kathlyn

Fairborn, OH

MCM barware, home decor, and jewelry

Generation Modern- Cincinnati, OH

Generation Modern

Cincinnati, OH

MCM furniture, lighting, & home décor

Tom Gibbs Studio- Ferndale, MI

Tom Gibbs Studio

Ferndale, MI

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

The Gilded Lily- Minerva, OH

The Gilded Lily

Minerva, OH

20th century jewelry & fashion accessories

Gin-For's Odditiques- Evansville, IN

Gin-For's Odditiques

Evansville, IN

mid-century West German pottery

Matthew Gosch Antiques- North Tonawanda, NY

Matthew Gosch Antiques

North Tonawanda, NY

MCM furniture and lighting

Gotham Cruisers- Dayton, OH

Gotham Cruisers

Dayton, OH

Lost in Space B9 robot replicas

Libby Gower- Dayton, OH

Libby Gower

Dayton, OH

vintage textiles, clothing, jewelry, and fashion accessories

Charley Harper Art Studio- Cincinnati, OH

Charley Harper Art Studio

Cincinnati, OH

Charley Harper prints & etc

Mike Ilhardt- Cincinnati, OH

Mike Ilhardt

Cincinnati, OH

Arts & Crafts – MCM decorative arts

Jaxdeco- Silver Lake, OH

Jaxdeco

Silver Lake, OH

20th century decorative arts

Just Lookin’- Lockport, NY

Just Lookin’

Lockport, NY

eclectic 20th century furnishings, lighting, and objects

Fern Larking Kao- Bowling Green, OH

Fern Larking Kao

Bowling Green, OH

20th century fine jewelry and fashion accessories

Kappy's- Cincinnati, OH

Kappy's

Cincinnati, OH

MCM decor, lighting, clocks, and memorabilia

Russell King-Terre Haute, IN

Russell King

Terre Haute, IN

Art Deco and Streamline decorative accessories

Mad4Mod Vintage- McConnelsville, OH

Mad4Mod Vintage

McConnelsville, OH

vintage fashion and home accessories

Main Auction Galleries- Cincinnati, OH

Main Auction Galleries

Cincinnati, OH

MCM furniture, lighting, and art

Mainly Art Vintage Modern- Cincinnati, OH

Mainly Art Vintage Modern

Cincinnati, OH

vintage modern home furnishings

Main Street Mercantile- Lafayette, IN

Main Street Mercantile

Lafayette, IN

20th century Industrial Arts and MCM furnishings

Main Street Modern- Canton, OH

Main Street Modern

Canton, OH

designer MCM furnishings and decorative arts

Make It Mid-Century- St Louis, MO

Make It Mid-Century

St Louis, MO

MCM style home building materials

Malabar Enterprises- Ithaca, NY

Malabar Enterprises

Ithaca, NY

bakelite objects & jewelry

Mid Mod Collective- Knoxville, TN

Mid Mod Collective

Knoxville, TN

MCM furnishings, lighting, and home decor

Todd M. Miller- West Alexandria, OH

Todd M. Miller

West Alexandria, OH

Art Deco – MCM furnishings and decorative objects

Mode Moderne- Philadelphia, PA

 Mode Moderne

Philadelphia, PA

MCM furnishings, lighting, and decorative accessories

Moody Interiors- Indianapolis, IN

Moody Interiors

Indianapolis, IN

modern & industrial furnishings, art, and lighting

Mr. Modern- Chicago, IL

Mr. Modern

Chicago, IL

vintage eyeware, art, and LP's

Niederkorn Silver- Philadelphia, PA

 Niederkorn Silver

Philadelphia, PA

MCM silver

Red Lion Antiques- Dayton, OH

Red Lion Antiques

Dayton, OH

 jewelry, vintage modern furnishings, lighting, and decorative accessories

Rick Risser- Indianapolis, IN

Rick Risser

Indianapolis, IN

vintage modern art pottery & art glass

Louis Rub- Cincinnati, OH

Louis Rub

Cincinnati, OH

Art Deco – MCM furniture, lighting, and art

Sam 17- Kokomo, IN

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- Oxford, OH

Sales by Sollmann

Oxford, OH

20th century art, furniture, and decorative accessories

Scout Antiques & Modern- Lexington, KY

Scout Antiques & Modern

Lexington, KY

MCM & Industrial furniture, art and lighting

Somewhere in Time- Lagrange Park, IL

Somewhere in Time

Lagrange Park, IL

Art Deco decorative objects and costume jewelry

Stevie Sputnik- Indianapolis, IN

Stevie Sputnik

Indianapolis, IN

modern objects, decorative arts

Stout’s Great Stuff- West Newton, PA

Stout’s Great Stuff

West Newton, PA

20th century furnishings & art

Subscape- Knoxville, TN

Subscape

Knoxville, TN

mid-century decorative objects

Try to Remember- Bethesda, MD

Try to Remember

Bethesda, MD

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

John Wanat- Indianapolis, IN

John Wanat

Indianapolis, IN

Art Deco - MCM decorative accessories

Whonu- Chicago, IL

Whonu

Chicago, IL

MCM dinnerware, glass, accessories

Worthwhile Estate Sales- Springboro, OH

Worthwhile Estate Sales

Springboro, OH

MCM furnishings and art

 

2020 Show Program Partners

Denver Modernism Week
August 14 – 23, 2020
Denver, CO

Columbus Area Visitors Center
Miller House and Garden
Columbus, IN

Ohio Valley Antique Mall
7285 Dixie Highway
Fairfield, OH 45014

Art Deco Society of Washington
Washington DC Modernism Show & Sale
May 2 – 3, 2020

Grand Antique Mall
9701 Reading, Road
Cincinnati 45215

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