About Dolphin Promotions

Dolphin Promotions shows are among the leading venues for antiques and 20th century decorative and fine arts in North America.

Established over 35 years ago by Bob Smith, Dolphin Promotions is currently owned and operated by Rosemary Krieger. With over 30 years of industry experience, Rosemary is assisted by her media director, Gordon Merkle and her executive assistant, Charlie Walter, both with 22 years of experience. The combined expertise of this team is instrumental in the success of the company and the shows they produce.

Dolphin currently produces 12 shows annually across the country. All of these events are distinguished by the solid reputation of the participating dealers, and the diversity of the high quality merchandise. Major antiques shows in Fort Lauderdale, Houston, and Los Angeles rank among the finest quality events in their region and attract many local, national and international exhibitors and collectors. A new antiques show in Sarasota will be introduced in January 2015. All of these shows offer a wide range of antiques and are very well attended.


Beginning in 2000, Dolphin introduced its first 20th century show, Palm Springs Modernism. Since then, Dolphin has expanded its modernism schedule to include Los Angeles Modernism and is introducing a fall version of the Palm Springs Modernism Show in October 2014. A solid reputation and creative and innovative shows continue to make Dolphin Promotions antiques and modernism shows successful both with exhibitors, collectors and the design community worldwide.

About the Show

The Chicago Antiques + Art + Design Show will debut at the recently renovated and historic Merchandise Mart in the heart of downtown Chicago on the 7th Floor over the weekend of May 18-21, 2017. The show will feature 100 premier national and international exhibitors presenting fine antiques, decorative and fine arts reflecting all design periods from ancient to 20th century modern.

The Chicago Antiques + Art + Design Show An early-buying preview party benefiting the Illinois Executive Mansion Association will be held Thursday evening, May 18, from 6 to 9 p.m. Hosted by Honorary Chair Governor James R. Thompson, the opening night party will offer cocktails, hors d'ouevres, live music, and an opportunity for serious collectors to shop the show before it opens to the general public on Friday through Sunday. Preview tickets are $500 per person for the Collectors Circle with entry at 6pm and $150 per person with 7pm entry. Tickets include a show catalog and return entry all weekend. Click Here for opening night tickets. The Illinois Executive Mansion Association is a private, charitable corporation created in 1972. Its non-profit board aims to preserve and oversee the restoration of the People's House in Springfield. That mission has never been more urgent and important than it is today. The Illinois Executive Mansion Association has begun a major restoration project to preserve the People's House for future generations. It is critical the building be repaired so all Illinoisans have a chance to learn from it now and in the future.

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