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Wishing Kitty Well from the West Coast

Wishing Kitty Well from the West Coast On Saturday, April 18th, friends and family of Edythe "Kitty" Turgeon will gather at the Architectural Heritage Center in Portland, Oregon to celebrate Kitty's wonderfully rich life. Kitty's connection to the Pacific Northwest was just as strong as her deep roots in East Aurora, New York -- a true testament to her far-reaching impact on the Arts and Crafts community. Three friends in particular, Barbara Pierce, CJ Hurley and Craig Kuhns, felt it only appropriate to...
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$695Mission Light Fixture #607

Beautiful Mission lighting handmade in America with white quartersawn oak and hand cut stain glass. Hanging distance 17" from the ceiling. Stain color on the wood is a typical mission brown color. Maximum watts 300 and requires 4 bulbs.

Maker: Mission Studio
Location: San Diego
Date made: June 2 2014
Dimensions: 21" x 17"

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Confessions of a Seminar Junkie

Confessions of a Seminar Junkie

After being gone two weeks ago, I stayed pretty close to home these past seven days, catching up on emails, finishing up loose ends from this past February's National Arts and Crafts Conference, and continuing to make plans for the February 19-21, 2016 conference at the Grove Park Inn.

One of the first items on my agenda is selecting your seven seminar speakers. While doing so eleven months in advance may seem a little eager, I do it for two reasons. First, it enables...

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Treadway/Toomey Auctions(708) 383-5234

Founded in Oak Park, Illinois in 1982, the John Toomey Gallery has become a leading resource for 20th century design, with special interest in Prairie School works.

818 North Blvd.
Oak Park, IL

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Passionate Design Now On View

Passionate Design Now On View

This past weekend the Henry B. Plant Museum at Tampa University in Tampa, Florida, was pleased to open a new exhibit, Passionate Design: The American Arts & Crafts Movement. This exhibit brings together furniture, metalwork, block prints, pottery, and tiles made during the first two decades of the 20th century, a period of significant design reform throughout America -- what those of you that follow us here at know intimately as the Arts &...

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Curtis, Edward "Homeward" Print

Curtis, Edward "Homeward" Print Edward Sheriff Curtis (American, 1868-1952) "Homeward," c. 1898, gelatin silver print, 5.75" x 7.5", signed lower right, unframed Provenance: Andrew Smith Gallery, Inc., Santa Fe, New Mexico Acquired from the above by Robert E. Beck, August 13, 1991. Property from the Estate of Robert E. Beck, Murphysboro, Illinois. Estimate $2,000 - $3,000 (Toomey-Treadway Auction, June 1st, 2014) Sold for $2,196.
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