We at ArtsandCraftsCollector.com recognize that due to the changing landscape, collectors have grown confident and comfortable by buying pieces online that in the past they might have only bought in person at a gallery or shows. The transition into online purchase has surpassed its rare status into the norm; in the spring of 2019, a US Department of Commerce report showed the total market share of online U.S. retail sales was higher than general in-store sales for the first time in history, aided by the ease and usability of the online shopping environment and a growing number of financially-empowered tech-savvy buyers. A year later, due to orders to stay home to avoid the spread of COVID-19, sales are increasing online more than ever.
Towards that end, we are listing below some of the exhibitors and advertisers at the National Arts and Crafts Conference and Shows and we encourage you not only to visit their online salesroom, but to establish a relationship with them, which will carry over into next year’s National Arts and Crafts Shows at the Grove Park Inn. We are publishing a series of these articles in the oncoming weeks and will continue to highlight small businesses, non-profit organizations, and historic sites in this time of need.
Paint by Threads
Owner: Natalie Richards
Paint By Threads creates hand embroidered pillows, table linens, curtains and bedspreads. We also offer embroidery kits complete with linen marked with design, thread, needle and instructions.
Owner: Susan Hebert
Beautifully crafted, hand-hammered, copper gifts, home accents and decorative accessories, sustainably produced with reclaimed copper and fairly traded since 1994.
Steven Thomas, Inc. – Fine Arts and Antiques
Owners: Steven Thomas and Deborah Bassett
We have been in business since 1980, dealing in antiques and fine art. Woodblock prints have always been an attraction, and in 1986 we acquired a large selection of works by Margaret Jordan Patterson (Amer. 1867- 1950) and later that year held the first catalogued retrospective of her work. We have issued fine print and painting catalogs yearly since then, with an emphasis on the woodblock medium. In 1987 we were fortunate enough to acquire a large collections of original Provincetown printing blocks and prints by then forgotten artist Ora Inge Maxim.
Japanese Woodblock Prints Gallery
Owner: Patti Bourgeois
JapaneseWoodblockPrints.Gallery…’Fall in love with woodblock prints…’ Frank Lloyd Wright was among the first to be smitten by the beauty of Japanese Woodblock prints…he said “it is no secret that the prints choose whom they love and there is then no salvation but surrender.” I invite you to browse my selection of woodblock prints…..fall in love today!
Arts and Crafts Press
Owners: Yoshiko Yamamoto and Bruce Smith
In the tradition of Japanese ukiyo-e masters, melding the design and philosophy of the historic Arts and Crafts movements of both Japan and America, Yoshiko Yamamoto carves woodblocks and prints limited-edition prints by hand and by using antique letterpress press.