Annual Convention and Auction

Each year between mid-April and early May, the Club holds a four-day Annual Convention. This entertaining and informative event moves around the country each year providing members an opportunity to see collections throughout the nation.

Activities. In conventions past we have seen hands-on decorating by china painters, heard presentations on the history of Pickard and other Chicago studios, learned about the life and work of artists and their descendents, and learned porcelain painting techniques, insurance and other helpful information.

Tours. Often included are chartered bus tours of the host city, visits to historic sites, and in-home exhibitions of private collections.

Auction and Sale. The Annual Banquet and Auction is always a highlight and a rare opportunity to see a wide range of china available for appreciation or purchase. Another convention event is the Sunday Sale by dealers and individuals, an opportunity to take home that treasure you have long been searching for. Most importantly, you will take home the friendships made with those who share your passion for all things Pickard.

St. Louis, MO — April 20-23, 2017!

The luxury Clayton Plaza Hotel in suburban Clayton, MO, is our Convention headquarters and the location of most of our convention activities: receptions, exhibits, sessions, auction, and banquet, with other special events. The club discount rate is available until March 24.

  • Visit the St. Louis Arch
  • Antiquing Trip
  • View collection at member's home
  • Botannical Garden and the Cupples House mansion

Past Conventions