by Kate Nixon The Roycroft Campus will be holding their Art Lottery Fundraiser on Thursday, May 6th at 7pm via Zoom. Tickets are $250 and include one lottery ticket for a piece of art valued at or above the ticket price, a signed print from the featured artist, and a gift bag with various items from the Roycroft Copper Shop. Tickets are currently available but will need to be purchased as soon as possible in order to receive information on how to participate in the lottery. The event program, which will feature information on all donations and the bios …
Growing up in a small Illinois town meant that most of our time, regardless of the season, was spent outdoors. Our house and those of our neighbors were set on large, level lots, often with just four houses on a single block. While as kids we complained about the amount of grass we had to mow, the sizeable vegetable garden we had to hoe, and the sidewalks we had to clear of snow, the yards were our daily playgrounds. Rather than raised decks, most of these early twentieth-century homes featured an original covered porch across the front and …
by Kate Nixon Editor’s note: the image has been changed. Roycroft hand-tooled leather hand purse. Image courtesy of AcStickley.com. Elbert Hubbard was truly a Renaissance man, evidenced as the development of the Roycroft campus’ reputation grew. While he is known today for Roycroft furniture and copper, Hubbard’s increasing interest in book publishing – and the development of the Roycroft Print Shop – brought about the start of using leather while making the Roycroft a household name. His interest in book publishing – inspired by a tour of William Morris’ Kelmscott Press in Hammersmith – led to Hubbard exploring …
April 20th – (virtual) Emil Bach House Virtual Tour and Book talk (FLW). https://savewright.org/events/conservancy-events/
April 21st – Toomey & Co Auctioneers, Interiors: Day 1 – Fine Art, Furniture, & Decorative Arts. 10:00 AM CDT. https://toomeyco.com/auctions/upcoming-auctions/
April 22nd – 28th – (virtual) Bungalow Heaven Home tour. https://www.bungalowheaven.org/
April 24th – (virtual) A prelude to “Inspiring Women Artists at Marchmont” a celebration of the female mural painters of the late 19th century (Phoebe Anna Traquair, Mary Seton Watts and the women artists of the Pre-Raphaelite Sisterhood and looking at the collections of Marchmont. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/inspiring-women-artists-marchmont-2022-tickets-74263152087?aff=FromIntro
April 24th – Design & History: The Past is Always Present Greek Pugin and the 1851 Crystal Palace Exposition, online class hosted by the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms. https://www.stickleymuseum.org/design-history-part-2/
April 24th – 25th – (onsite) Two day workshop on making a Roycroft Inn Tulip Window Panel with Roycroft Campus Artist-in-Residence, Yvonne Stoklosa, 10:00am – 4:00pm Eastern on both days. https://www.roycroftcampuscorporation.com/learn/upcoming-classes/
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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