Wolfson Children’s Hospital
July 7, 2021
Reimagined 45th annual event benefiting Wolfson Children’s Hospital to showcase the best of art & design, natural beauty, and diverse neighborhoods of Florida’s First Coast
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – July 1, 2021 – The Women’s Board of Wolfson Children’s Hospital is proud to announce the 2021 Winter Design Show: Flaunting the First Coast, which takes place Friday, Dec. 3, through Sunday, Dec. 5. The three-day event, a new and reimagined version of The Women’s Board’s beloved Art & Antiques Show, is the 45th of its kind to raise funds for Wolfson Children’s Hospital. As it has for more than four decades, The Show will herald the holiday season.
“The Winter Design Show will bring many of the prized elements from its previous decades as the Art & Antiques Show while broadening and evolving its concept,” said Robin Albaneze, president of The Women’s Board of Wolfson Children’s Hospital. “’Flaunting the First Coast’ is an appropriate theme to showcase all of the talent right here in our community, in one space, for an event benefitting the hospital.”
The Show will feature more than 45 exhibitors, including local and nationally recognized designers, artists, antique dealers, and decor retailers. Returning to the event are timeless favorites such as the black-tie gala, The Children’s Fashion Show featuring Wolfson Children’s patients, and lectures by renowned speakers. This year’s speakers include:
• Ty Pennington, Emmy Award-winning television host, designer, carpenter, and author is proud to call the First Coast home and will focus his presentation on sustainable design and construction while featuring his St. Augustine, Florida home.
• Dr. Jennifer Arnold, neonatologist, and co-star of TLC’s “The Little Couple,” to offer the keynote session about overcoming obstacles with optimism.
• Janie Molster, author of “House Dressing: Interiors for Colorful Living,” and acclaimed Southern designer based in Richmond, Virginia will reveal the secret behind her unique ability to crafty dreamy interiors and share down-to-earth advice for creating your own beautiful and personal spaces.
The designers, artists, antiques dealers, and other exhibitors at The 2021 Winter Design Show will share their work amid a backdrop that celebrates Northeast Florida. Interior designer and Event Creative Director Fitz Pullins is the visionary behind the theme, “Flaunting the First Coast.” Attendees will be able to explore a path through the distinct and diverse personalities of the First Coast’s neighborhoods.
“From my home in Avondale, just outside the heart of Jacksonville’s downtown, to historic Springfield, from Fernandina past American Beach and following the coast of A1A, I’ve run into no shortage of inspiration behind Flaunting the First Coast,” said Pullins. “Creating an experience through the art and design that celebrates my hometown and supports our community and its children alongside The Women’s Board is especially rewarding.”
The Women’s Board aims to raise $1 million from The Show for an endowment supporting the new world-class Neonatal Intensive Care Center in the Wolfson Children’s Critical Care Tower. The endowment will help provide for programs, equipment, and services for the new Neonatal Center, which will open its doors in February 2022. All proceeds will be matched 150% by Baptist Health.
“The Women’s Board of Wolfson Children’s Hospital was the first organization to commit to an endowment for the new Wolfson Children’s Critical Care Tower, and for more than 40 years, this extraordinary event has helped to support and save the lives of many patients,” said Michael Aubin, FACHE, president of Wolfson Children’s Hospital.
The Show, chaired by Kymberly Wolfson, Heather Creel, and Kristina Powell, will take place at The Prime Osborn III Convention Center and continues to welcome exhibitors and sponsors. To get involved as a sponsor and exhibitor, contact (904) 202-2866. For more information, visit womensboardwch.com.
General admission tickets are $15 and include the entire three-day event, individual lecture tickets start at an additional $30. To purchase tickets or learn more about the 2021 Winter Design Show, please visit womensboardwch.com/2021-winter-design-show.
About The Women’s Board of Wolfson Children’s Hospital
Established in 1973 by Ellen Cavert, the ongoing mission of the all-volunteer Women’s Board is to raise community awareness and fund state-of-the-art infrastructure, programming, and services for Wolfson Children’s Hospital—the only dedicated children’s inpatient health care facility in the region. Since its inception, The Women’s Board has raised more than $34 million in support of Wolfson Children’s Hospital to ensure the advancement of first-rate medical care for all children. Two annual fundraisers, the Winter Design Show and Florida Forum speaker series, enable the Board to donate more than $1 million a year to Wolfson Children’s Hospital.
About Wolfson Children’s Hospital of Jacksonville
Wolfson Children’s Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, is a part of Baptist Health, Northeast Florida’s most comprehensive health system serving every stage of life. Wolfson Children’s is the only children’s hospital in Northeast Florida and serves as the pediatric referral center for North Florida, South Georgia and beyond. Staffed 24/7 by pediatric nurses and other healthcare professionals specially trained to work with children, the 216-bed, patient- and family-centered hospital features the latest pediatric medical technology in a welcoming, child-friendly environment. At Wolfson Children’s, nationally recognized pediatric specialists representing nearly every medical and surgical specialty work with pediatricians to provide care for children of all ages with congenital heart conditions, cancer, neurological disorders, diabetes and endocrinology disorders, orthopedic conditions, behavioral health conditions, traumatic injuries, and more. Wolfson Children’s pediatric institutional partners include Nemours
Children’s Specialty Care, Jacksonville, UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, the University of Florida College of Medicine—Jacksonville and Mayo Clinic Florida. A Magnet™-designated hospital since 2010, Wolfson Children’s Hospital has been named among the U.S. News & World Report 50 Best Children’s Hospitals year after year, and in 2019, was selected as one of only 10 children’s hospitals in the country as a Leapfrog Top Children’s Hospital, a recognition of patient quality and safety. For additional information, please visit wolfsonchildrens.com.