by Kate Nixon There’s plenty in store for enthusiasts, supporters, and collectors of all things Stickley – and next month, supporters from all over the country can once again learn, connect and support virtually from anywhere with an internet connection. October of 2021 will kickoff another month of Stickley appreciation with virtual celebrations and another series of classes offering new experiences that the community can explore together. This Fall season, The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms will offer many opportunities for supporters from all over the country to connect via Zoom through online classes and celebrations; notably during the …
A funny thing happened at an auction last Friday. Nothing. We are all familiar with what antique auctions used to be: a combination of an educational experience and an enjoyable social event subtly disguising a range of hidden emotions — from anticipation and nervousness to competitiveness and greed. Those auctions often began with a live preview, which amounted to a leisurely stroll around the gallery, chatting with friends, but always wondering if they were after the same thing as you. After casually walking past the item which drew you there, pretending not to have even noticed it, you circle …
by Kate Nixon An essential part of what gives a city a rich sense of community and character is the city’s own history, including the look of its buildings and houses. The economic, aesthetic and even environmental benefits of preserving a city’s historic buildings cannot be understated. At a time when historic architecture is at risk and the economic health of cities nationwide are struggling to recover, the topic of historic preservation is becoming more relevant than ever. Take the Gustav Stickley house in Syracuse, New York; the recent recipient of the Save America’s Treasures Grant will officially unveil …
Discussion with author Ken Bernstein
Hosted by the Gamble House
Wednesday, September 29, 2021
6:00 p.m. (Pacific Daylight) on Zoom
October 2nd - The Cocktail Hour
Free to the public with RSVP
4:00 PM Eastern Via Zoom
To RSVP, click here: https://www.stickleymuseum.org/gala-pre-party/
October 2nd - The Annual Craftsman Gala
6:30 PM Eastern Via Zoom
To purchase tickets or to inquire about becoming an advertiser or a sponsor, https://www.stickleymuseum.org/support/gala/
New Series of Classes – “CIRCA 1917: REDISCOVERING CRAFTSMAN FARMS”
Saturdays, starting October 9th through November 6th at 1:00 PM Eastern Hosted by The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farmshttps://www.stickleymuseum.org/circa-1917-rediscovering-craftsman-farms-2/
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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