About Roadside America
Sandy Raulston and Ted Birbilis are longtime antiques show exhibitors as well as former producers of The Golden California Antiques Show.
Among the many shows that they have participated in over a 30 year period:
Sandy was an early dealer at Emma Lee Turney's Round Top, Texas Antiques Fair when there were 27 dealers; Years later, Sandy and Ted were among the original handful of dealers that established The Marburger Farm Antique Show, showing in the old farmhouse with the promoters. For many years they set up 3 times a year in Brimfield, Massachusetts at Sturdevant's and at May's Antiques Shows. It was there that they were approached by the legendary promoter, Norm Schaut, to sign up for the first Atlantique City Show - they did, becoming one of the "Charter Members" of that show
Also on The East Coast, Sandy and Ted were regular exhibitors twice yearly at Irene Stella's Triple Pier Show In Manhattan.
They have shown at The Whitehawk Antique Shows in Santa Fe, NM with all 3 of the different owners for over 20 years - both at The Ethnographic and Indian
Sandy and Ted are regular exhibitors at The High Noon Western Americana Show in Mesa, AZ.
They participated in The Los Angeles Modernism Show for a number of years.
Additionally, Sandy and Ted have done shows with The UVS Hillsborough (San Mateo, CA), Chicago O'Hare, Coconut Grove and The Radisson in Miami, FL, The Star of The North in Minneapolis, MN, Worldwide Shows in Denver, CO and numerous other antiques shows - both large and small.
Sandy Raulston and Ted Birbilis presently operate Roadside America • Gallery of the West located at #18 in the courtyard shops at the Pasadena Antiques Center Complex, 480 S. Fair Oaks Ave. in Pasadena, CA. Prior to moving back to Pasadena, Sandy and Ted operated Roadside America at The Americana Trading Co., Santa Fe, New Mexico in the the historic Guadalupe/Railyard District.
They are both Full Members of The Antique Tribal Art Dealers Association. Along with having a gallery and producing 2 antiques shows, Sandy and Ted also specialize in the complete liquidation of estates - from collections of antiques to residential contents. They also offer on-site appraisal services and are always happy to give their opinions as to how to maximize a client's results when dispersing accumulations.
Among Sandy and Ted's areas of specialty are: American Indian, American Arts & Crafts, fine art - paintings and works on paper, California Rancho, Spanish Revival, The Popular Arts of Mexico, folk art, American Modernist Studio Pottery and more. They are both dealers and avid collectors in these diverse fields - which gives them a unique perspective into the merging and melding of styles and periods.