Early pioneers of the Arts & Crafts movement come to the Oklahoma City Museum of Art in an exhibit entitled “Victorian Radicals: From the Pre-Raphaelites to the Arts & Crafts Movement” slated to debut October 13th 2018 and run through January 6th, 2019. Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s “Proserpine” will be included in the exhibit “Victorian Radicals: From the Pre-Raphaelites to the Arts & Crafts Movement” Oct. 13-Jan. 6 at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art In an exhibition that will debut for the first time in the United States in Oklahoma City, 145 works of art will represent all avant-garde practices …
Being an eternal optimist, in 2002 I bought a 1972 split-level ranch house atop a wooded knoll with panoramic, sunset views of towering Mt. Pisgah and the misty Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance. “I can improve the house,” I told Sandy, my realtor, “but I can’t improve those views.” Leigh Ann and I began making some badly needed improvements to the upstairs, first adding Arts and Crafts paint colors and stenciling, and then remodeling the kitchen and the master bathroom. The lower level, however, kept slipping further and further down our To-Do List. To its defense, it gave …
When people think about stained glass from the Arts & Crafts era, they invariably envision a Frank Lloyd Wright geometric window designed for one of his Prairie School commissions or one of Louis Comfort Tiffany’s famous lamps or rare spectacular windows. Odds are none of us are ever going to have either in our modest homes. Stained Glass work done by Dianne Lee of Stained Glass Bungalow But stained glass windows give Arts & Crafts collectors a wonderful opportunity to bring splashes of color into rooms often dominated by shades of brown. While they don’t provide the privacy you …
July 13th, 2018 - Bricks & Brews: Outdoor Brewfest at the Martin House, 6 - 9pm, Martin House Plaza. $55 - $65 per ticket. For tickets, go to www.martinhouse.org
July 15th, 2018 - Fine Art & Antique Auction, 9:30 AM PST. Clars Auction Gallery, 5644 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609. www.clars.com for more info
July 18th, 2018 - Roycroft Garden Tour - 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 18, at the Roycroft Campus Corporation, 31 S. Grove St., East Aurora, NY. 655-0261, www.roycroftcampuscorporation.com
July 20th - 22nd, 2018 - Summer Craft Fair, hosted by the Southern Highland Craft Guild - 10 AM to 5 PM, U.S. Cellular Center, Asheville, NC. For more info on tickets, go to southernhighlandguild.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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