*This week, we’re bringing a special message from the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms for those of you in attendance at the National Arts & Crafts Conference at the Grove Park Inn. A celebration will happen on Valentine’s Day at the Grove Park Inn celebrating the Stickley Museum’s 30th year and you’re invited to join the party! by Vonda Givens, Executive Director of Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms Spend your Valentine’s Day with the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms! We are turning 30 and we want you to be at our party! The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms …
by Bruce Johnson I made my first little journey to the 1913 Grove Park Inn more than 32 years ago, having decided to trade those cruel Midwestern winters for the more moderate climate of Asheville, North Carolina. I had already read about the Roycrofters’ involvement in the furnishing of this Arts and Crafts resort hotel, so as soon as I realized it would be an ideal site for an Arts and Crafts conference and show, I embarked on what has now become a 32-year relationship. Since we will be meeting at the GPI in a few weeks, where …
by Bruce Johnson Arts & Crafts auctions have grown in popularity, as you may have seen in our Calendar of Events here at Arts and Crafts Collector.com. Auctions have always been a primary source of great material for collectors, for in addition to assembling a large and varied selection of antiques they also offer us the possibility of getting a piece for less than its market value. But with this opportunity comes some risk. Most often the risk takes the form of undetected damage to the piece. Naturally the best way to minimize your risk is to do a …
November 9th - 11th, 2018 - Craftsman Weekend, Pasadena Heritage. www.pasadenaheritage.org
November 17th, 2018 - February 1st, 2019 - Roycroft Exhibit: Arts and Craftsmen Guild. www.roycroftcampuscorporation.com
November 17th, 2018 - March 29th, 2020 - "Boston Made: Arts and Crafts Jewelry and Metalwork" Rita J. and Stanley H. Kaplan Family Foundation Gallery, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, MA. www.mfa.org
November 18th, 2018 - Art & Design Auction. Treadway Gallery, 2029 Madison Road, Cincinatti, OH. For more information, visit www.treadwaygallery.com
Whether it be a museum with an Arts & Crafts collection, a nearby Prairie School home, a bungalow neighborhood, an Arts & Crafts gallery or a Frederick Law Olmstead park, just being able to add an Arts & Crafts side trip to our journey would add to our enjoyment and our education.
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If a picture is worth a thousand words, then how valuable is a video?
Here at ArtsandCraftsCollector.com we have been busy making brief, informative videos to educate and instruct viewers in a variety of aspects of Arts & Crafts collecting.
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We are currently in the process of collecting, organizing, identifying and displaying on this website as many Arts & Crafts shopmarks as possible. And like our Reference Library, we need your help. While we have documented the shopmarks of the major Arts & Crafts firms, we need for you to email us a photograph of any shopmarks you have from lesser known firms, along with a brief description of the piece.
As both a collector and a researcher, I have often wished there was one site where every book ever written on the Arts & Crafts movement was listed. Now that place exists. Together we can compile on this website a list of every book of interest to Arts & Crafts collectors. All you have to do is pull some of the books off your bookshelf (go for the less obvious ones – and check below for duplicate entries) and email me the title, author, publisher and most recent copyright date. I will sort them by category and list them here so that anytime you or anyone else wants to research anything relating to the Arts & Crafts movement, you will start your search here.
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