The Washington Winter Show, Jan. 9 to 12 at American University’s Katzen Arts Center, is the first highlight of the new year. Ambassador of Barbados Noel Lynch was this year’s honorary diplomatic chair. The theme was “Iconic George!,” which featured selections from the Winterthur Collection. Events included a Jan. 9 preview night, lecture and luncheon with British architect and interior designer Ben Pentreath, a design panel, dealer talks, lecture on Winterthur, jazz night and sundaes on Sunday for future collectors in training. The show benefits the Bishop John T. Walker School for Boys, THEARC and the Founders Board of St. John’s Community Services.