by Kate Nixon Craftsman Heights. Photo by Dennis Hill. The evolution of bungalows, the architect Irving Gill, virtual walking tours, talks with authors on preserving Los Angeles and master architects of Southern California: it’s only a taste of the 10-day virtual “Preservation Pasadena” celebration of Pasadena’s legacy of architecture and Arts and Crafts style. “Preservation Pasadena: Craftsman to Modern” is a 10-day virtual celebration taking place next month. You can join from anywhere with an internet connection. Please visit https://pasadenaheritage.org/preservation-pasadena/ for more information. Pasadena Heritage, Pasadena’s non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of historic neighborhoods in the …
Sometimes there are events in history you just can’t let go of. Mine took place on March 23, 1903. The location was the Craftsman Building in downtown Syracuse, where Gustav Stickley hosted the first of what I like to call his Arts and Crafts Conferences. Actually, he called his an “Arts and Crafts Exhibition,” but since it was more than simply a show, it must have felt like a conference to those 200 converts who assembled in the lecture hall that evening to hear the first of the two week’s seminars. Had you and I been among …
by Kate Nixon In a sale that included ceramics works, lighting, art glass and fine art spanning multiple movements, a large variety of Tiffany Studios works, Stickley furniture, and ceramic works by Newcomb College, Fulper Pottery and other American art pottery firms were highlights in this quarterly auction from Treadway Gallery, Cincinatti, Ohio’s own 20th Century Art and Design auctionhouse. The October Decorative Arts auction took place on the 17th at 11 AM Eastern and while the gallery was closed to the public, the auction bidding took place over the phone, absentee and virtually through LiveAuctioneers.com and Invaluable. Aside …
A new series of virtual 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 Farms https://www.stickleymuseum.org/circa-1917-rediscovering-craftsman-farms-2/
October 13th - Prints & Multiples Auction by Toomey & Co Auctioneers. For more information, visit https://toomeyco.com.
October 14th - Interiors Auction by Toomey & Co Auctioneers. For more information, visit https://toomeyco.com.
October 16th - "The Spirituality Of Charles Greene" A discussion with Travis Culwell and Ted Bosley. Saturday, October 16, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. (Pacific Daylight Time) over Zoom. For more infomation, please visit The Gamble House website.
October 17th - Decorative Arts Auction at Treadway Gallery. A wide selection of Arts and Crafts Era furniture, pottery, metalware, art, art glass and more. For more information, visit Treadway Gallery's website.
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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