by Kate Nixon Folks in the New York and New Jersey area will certainly have their pick of holiday themed events to attend this first December weekend. The holiday season is now officially in full swing and historic organizations are celebrating with shows and one organization in particular is getting into the “Crafts-mas” season! Next weekend, collectors on the west coast – and across the country – can celebrate in the comfort of their own homes with an annual lecture and an Arts & Crafts auction. Crafts-Mas at The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms Saturday, December 4th and …
There have been times in my life when I have been more focused than a laboratory microscope on my collecting. So focused, in fact, that I have literally stood blindly by as something even more important crossed my line of vision. The first time was in 1962, when my grandmother picked me up one Saturday morning in her new Chrysler Imperial to accompany her to a select list of yard sales she had clipped from the classified ads. Each had been scrutinized, analyzed, selected, and Scotch-taped to notecards, organized in order of most promising to least promising, based not …
by Kate Nixon Editor’s note: this article has been changed to reflect updated information. The sale will be closed to the public, bidding will take place online, absentee and over the phone. Please see the end of the article for bidding notes. Art & Design Thursday, December 2nd, 10:00 AM CST Hosted by Toomey & Co Auctioneers This Thursday, Toomey & Co Auctioneers will host their quarterly Art & Design auction, starting at 10:00 AM CST online. The sale also includes nearly 350 items of fine art, decorative arts, furniture, lighting, and more spanning the 19th to 21st …
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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