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at The Grove Park Inn since 1988

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A Night At The Museum

A Night At The Museum

Attendees of the 29th National Arts & Crafts Conference, February 19-21st, are in for a real treat. They have first pick of the limited number of seats available for a special evening with the Asheville Art Museum as they welcome speaker Martha R. Severens who will be presenting, Artists Make a Difference: The Creative Spark that Transformed Old Charleston. This long-time Saturday evening Conference weekend staple is always a treat for those attendees that wish to explore...

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$85Roycroft Copper Catalogs

Original Roycroft Copper Catalogs, lamps, vases, Karl Kipp, modeled leather, more. Sold individually.

Maker: Roycroft, Roycrofters
Date made: 1910-1929

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Asheville's "Other" Attraction

Asheville's "Other" Attraction

I received a phone call last week from a couple who will be attending the Arts and Crafts Conference at the Grove Park Inn for the first time this coming February.

“We’ve known about it for years,” she explained, “but we had to wait until the kids were older. So, this is our year.”

Naturally they had a few questions about the conference, which I was able to answer, but then the conversation shifted to another popular Asheville destination.


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Roger Edwards at BriwaxWoodCare.com800-274-9299

Briwax products, including the Briwax wax, Sheradale, Liming Wax Shellac Sealer, Teak and Danish Oil, steel wool, and Lustersheen Oil Free Steel wool.

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Collector's Guide

Of Cottages and Castles

Of Cottages and Castles

The Pasadena Museum of California Art has the Arts & Crafts Community in mind once again as they masterfully present, Of Cottages and Castles: The Art of California Faience. It is open through April 3rd, 2016.

One of the longest enduring art potteries in California, the distinctive works of California Faience, established in Berkeley in 1913 (briefly called The Tile Shop), were born out of a partnership between two former college classmates, William Bragdon and...

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Dow, Arthur Wesley 'Flowering Orchard or Newbury Willows' Woodblock Print

Dow, Arthur Wesley 'Flowering Orchard or Newbury Willows' Woodblock Print Arthur Wesley Dow, (American, 1857-1922), Flowering Orchard or Newbury Willows, color woodblock print, signed in block, framed, 4.25" x 7", $3,000-5,000, Provenance: David Judd, Grove Park Inn Conference, February 2010; The Collection of Robert and Elaine Dillof, Croton Falls, NY. Estimate $3,000 - $5,000 (Toomey-Treadway Auction, December 6th, 2014) Sold for $4,687.50.
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