HONESDALE—Antiques aficionados will be pleased to know the Women's Club of Honesdale will host its 56th Art and Antique Show and Sale this weekend, July 14 and 15 at the Wayne Highlands Middle School.
Open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, the show will feature myriad artists and dealers displaying their timeless creations reminiscent of another age.
Women's Club spokesperson Nancy Derman noted attendees “... enjoy seeing the variety we have in vendors and the quality of items the are selling.”
Noting the show is frequently well-attended by vendors, artists and shoppers alike, Durman stated, “We feel very fortunate that we continue to draw a crowd every year.”
In addition to the show and sale being a font of talented artists and antique dealers, Derman explained the Women's Club offer many unique extras which help draw both crowds and sellers.
Refreshments are available at the show, consisting of pies, sandwiches and other goods handmade by the club members.
Each of the vender stalls is also decorated with a colorful flower assortment put together by members of the Women's Club.
Admission to the premises is $6 per person, though attendees who present a news story or other advertisement for the show and sale can save a dollar on the entrance fee.
Proceeds from the event are returned to the community in the form of grant funding and scholarships.
“The more we make, the more we can give back,” said Derman.
New this year
Joining the scores of returning vendors are 14 new artists and dealers eager to share their works and wares with show attendees.
These include coin collector, Walter “Archie” Archambo; book binders, Hillary and Barry Anthony, who will be giving a live demonstration; New Jersey wood carver, Mark Bair, also demonstrating his abilities at the fair; Helene Santeramo, owner of Brightne Corners Antiques in Pleasant Mount; antique dealers from The Interior Works Gallery; artists Elizabeth Castellano and Stephanie Reiter; Christine Bachtel, a fiber art virtuoso from Spirit of Gentleness Farm; jewelers Agnes Lippi, Stephanie Marquette and Valarie Lewis; dealers from Duck Harbor Shops and Time Machine Antiques; and glass restoration specialist, Robert Lehmann from New Hope.
Lehmann uses turn-of-the-century techniques from the 1900s to restore numerous types of glass including Tiffany, pottery and porcelain.
“This year, we've got a lot more artists than we've ever had before,” said Derman.
In addition to these new faces, there will also be an informational table set up for Ladore.
2018 returning artists and dealers
Returning dealers this year include: Carol Alfred of Antiquated Curiosities in Saylorsburg, PA, Cookie Astringer of Ann Street Antiques, CJ Brown with vintage linens, Sue Brown with antique jewelry, Maryann Corey, Portable Playhouse, Marilyn Costa of Glenverly Antiques in Waverly, PA, Paul Daugevelo of Ros-Al Antiques and Floral, John Eagle of Stuff & Things Antiques in Warrensburg, NY, Joanna Feinberg of Jolene’s Attic Treasures in Easton PA, Rosemarie Fritz of Fritz-Dakey in Scott Twp, PA, Paula Gantar of PG Vintage, Donna Hatch of Donna’s Things in Henrietta, NY, David Hoffman of David’s Fine Antique Glass and Porcelain in Factoryville, PA, William Kelishek of Kelishek’s Yester Toys in Greentown, PA, Pat Kern of Pat Kern Antiques, Factoryville, PA, Nancy Kintner with antique and estate jewelry in Factoryville, Pa, Sandy Kobovitch from the Glass Hat in Hamlin, PA, Pat Konzman of Gypsy Girl Trinkets in Forest City, PA, Susan Marcero of The Jeweler’s Corner in Hazleton, PA, Alison Menotti of Time’s Eye in Waymart, PA, Kurt Reed of Kurt Reed Antiques in Waymart, PA, Nancy Reifinger of Peddler’s Antiques, Stroudsburg, PA, Kimberly Shafer of Kimberly Shafer Antiques, Clarks Summit, PA, Joyce Shapiro of Whimsical You in Hawley, PA, Cindy Trumbull of C. Trumbull Antiques, Honesdale, PA, Anne Visoky of Anne’s Treasures, Plains, PA, Teresa Wilkinson of Terry’s Treasures, Freeland, PA and Katherine Wynne of Wake Robin Antiques, Starrucca, PA.
This year's returning artists include: Linda Krause from Pleasant Mount, PA, Ron Orlando from Hawley, PA, Joy Warner, Creatively Yours Art Studio from East Stroudsburg, PA, Tanner Simon of Honesdale, PA, and Greg Pelly.
Attendees can experience several live demonstrations wile wandering the show and sale floor.
Lyle Turner will demonstrate one of his converted player pianos on Saturday.
Additionally, Harry DeVries will be showing his chair caning to passersby.
Attendees can also bring along their own antiques to be appraised by Maggie Winchester.
Attendees can have up to five items appraised at a cost of $5 per item.
The Wayne Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will also be selling items at the Attic Treasures.
Some of the proceeds from these sales go to support the hospital auxiliary in their operations.