Virtual Discussions for Collectors
Our daily Small Group Discussions at the National Arts and Crafts Conference evolved from our seminar presentations, which have always been held in the spacious Heritage Ballroom at the Omni Grove Park Inn Resort. Almost from our 1988 beginning, however, the seminar audiences became too large to be able to have a following question-and-answer session. Instead, we assigned various topics and leaders to meeting rooms at the resort hotel, making it possible for collectors with similar interests to meet, discuss, and share opinions and experiences with each other.
This year’s virtual 34th National Arts and Crafts Conference will continue that tradition, but utilizing Zoom technology to enable registered conference participants from the comfort and safety of your homes scattered across the country to meet each other. Here, then, are the topics we have selected for this year’s conference. Each discussion will be recorded and made available should you have to miss one of your favorites. All discussions will start at 1:00pm EST.
Monday, February 1st
“Advice for New Pottery Collectors” with Christine Boone and Patti Bourgeois.
Tuesday, February 2nd
“What is the ‘Art’ in Arts and Crafts?” with Steven Thomas.
“Discussing Furniture: A Four Part Conversation (Part One: Construction)” with David Rudd at 7:00 PM EST
Wednesday, February 3rd
“The Arts and Crafts Philosophy: A Lifestyle – Or Now Just a Style?” with Pat Bartinique.
Thursday, February 4th
“Block Printing: The Agony and The Ecstasy” with Laura Wilder – a part demonstration, part discussion.
Friday, February 5th
“Virtual Tour of Gustav Stickley’s Syracuse House: Restoring the Interior” with David Rudd, Elizabeth Crawford, and Amy Shook.
Monday, February 8th
“Collecting Arts and Crafts Tiles” with Sandie Fowler.
“A LIVE tour of the Log House at Craftsman Farms” with Vonda Givens and Jonathan Clancy
Tuesday, February 9th
“The Stickleys – Was Gus Really the Best?” with Michael McCracken.
Wednesday, February 10th
“Collecting Vintage Textiles” with Paul Freeman.
“Discussing Furniture: A Four Part Conversation (Part Two: Finishes)” with David Rudd at 3:00 PM EST
Thursday, February 11th
“Native Plants and the Landscape” with Rick Taylor.
Friday, February 12th
“Collecting Roycroft” with Robert Rust.
Monday, February 15th
“Window Treatment Ideas: Have Nothing On your Windows That is not Useful and Beautiful” with Dianne Ayres.
“Discussing Furniture: A Four Part Conversation (Part Three: Upholstery)” with David Rudd at 5:00 PM EST
Tuesday, February 16th
“Arts and Crafts From the Home” with Jean Oberkirsch.
Wednesday, February 17th
“Behind the Scenes at Craftsman Farms” with Vonda Givens, Executive Director.
Thursday, February 18th
“Documentary Craft to Artistic Medium: Photography in the Golden Era of Arts and Crafts” with Peter Potter.
Friday, February 19th
“Building Arts and Crafts Furniture” with Stewart Crick.
Monday, February 22nd
“Collecting Arts and Crafts Metalware” with Bryan Mead.
Tuesday, February 23rd
“Collecting Japanese Woodblock Prints” with Patti Bourgeois.
Wednesday, February 24th
“Spotting Furniture Fakes, Forgeries, and Repairs” with N. Gordon Gray.
Thursday, February 25th
“The Sound of Music – Arts and Crafts Style” with Pat Bartinique.
“Discussing Furniture: A Four Part Conversation (Part Four: Hardware and More)” with David Rudd at 7:00 PM EST
Friday, February 26th
“A Final Chat with Stickley Documentary Director Herb Stratford”
These Small Group Discussions are all available to registered conference participants. For information on how to register, along with a schedule of seminars, tours, and demonstrations, please go to www.Arts-CraftsConference.com.