When

Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 11:00 AM EDT
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Sunday, April 25, 2021 at 11:55 PM EDT

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Where

This is an online event. 
 

 
 

Contact

Jim Linz 
Art Deco Society of Washington 
703-568-3745 
jlinz@adsw.org 
 

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2021 Washington DC Modernism Show Program 

 

The Art Deco Society of Washington (ADSW) invites you to join us as a sponsor/advertiser of the 38th annual Washington DC Modernism Show. ADSW has again joined forces with RubyLane.com to hold the Modernism Show online during the pandemic. The show will be open from 6 AM PDT (9 AM EDT), Friday, April 23 through midnight PDT, Sunday, April 25th (3AM EDT, April 26). Admission is free. Early buyers will have access to the sale beginning at 8AM PDT (11 AM EDT) Thursday, April 22nd. Early Buyer admission is $20. We hope to return to a live show at the landmark George Washington Masonic National Memorial in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, in 2022.

About the Show

Started in 1983 as the Exposition of Decorative Arts, primarily an Art Deco show, the Washington DC Modernism Show gradually expanded to include other design movements of the 20th Century. It now includes the sale of items from all 20th Century design movements, including Art Nouveau, Arts & Crafts, Art Deco, Art Moderne, Mid-Century Modern, Scandinavian Modern, and Atomic. The sale will include jewelry, barware, graphic arts, art pottery, glass, World’s Fair memorabilia, furniture, radios, clocks and watches, lamps, vintage fashion, bronzes, and much more.

The online Washington DC Modernism Show expands the reach of the show beyond its mid-Atlantic roots to welcome dealers and customers from around the country and around the world. The show last Fall included dealers from England and Australia. Participating dealers will sell and ship items from their home locations, eliminating the need to transport stock to Washington. Dealers also avoid the travel and hotel expenses associated with a live show. And they will stay safe at home.

While online shows are becoming increasingly popular, the Washington DC Modernism Show is the first to focus exclusively on 20th century collectibles.

About Ruby Lane

In addition to partnering with ADSW, Ruby Lane sponsors online shows with Barn Star Productions, the Brimfield Antique Shows, Luxe Events, and others. Ruby Lane’s online platform offers a huge customer base as home to roughly 2,000 online antique shops. Its website draws over 2 million unique visitors every month, offering show participants broad exposure. Ruby Lane’s customer base extends well beyond the United States, with a significant presence in Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, and Australia. 

In ADSW’s inaugural online show on Ruby Lane last Fall, thousands of customers searched through more than 5,000 product listings. The show was extensively promoted on social and print media, including Atomic Ranch, Antique TraderAntiques & the ArtsMid Mod Treasures, and the Journal of Antiques. Similar efforts are planned for the April 2021 show. The show has been expanded from 2 to 3 days.

About the Show Program

ADSW prepares a program, distributed both in print and digital form, to accompany each Modernism show. The program is distributed digitally to thousands of customers through ADSW’s Streamlines digital newsletter, posted on ADSW’s Facebook and Instagram pages, and posted on the ADSW and Washington Modernism show websites. The program, and your ad, will remain on the websites indefinitely.

Become a Show Advertiser/Sponsor

The advertising revenue generated from the show program supports ADSW’s education and preservation missions. There are several levels of support:

  • Diamond -- $1000 – Includes centerfold ad in the show program and special recognition in the show program and website (1 available)
  • Platinum -- $500 – Includes full page ad on the back cover of the show program and special recognition in the show program and website (1 available)
  • Nickel Silver -- $250 – Includes full page ad on the inside front or rear cover of the show program and special recognition in the show program and website (2 available)
  • Chromium --$150 – Includes full page ad in the show program and special recognition in the show program and website
  • Aluminum -- $85 – Includes a page ad in the show program and special recognition in the show program and website
  • Bakelite -- $70 – Includes a 1/3  page ad in the show program and listing in the show program and website
  • Supporter – $50 -- Includes business card ad in the show program and listing in the show program and website.

 

Thanks for your support.

Jim Linz
Modernism Show Chair

Art Deco Society of Washington 

modernism@adsw.org

703-568-3745