An Arts and Crafts Conference Contest

by Bruce Johnson


Now that you are all even more familiar with the Arts and Crafts movement and its current revival, we thought we would conclude our month-long 34th National Arts and Crafts Conference and Shows with an Arts & Crafts Contest. The contest is open to anyone who has either registered for the conference or who has shopped our virtual shows.


You’ll find the following graphic on our exhibitors’ websites.


You will have until no later than Sunday, February 28, to either mail or email your completed form to us. Once we have scored each one, we will draw a winning name from all of the correct entrees. The winner will receive a Two-Person, Two-Night, 35th National Arts and Crafts Conference Package for the February 18-20, 2022 event at the Omni Grove Park Inn Resort.

We will then draw five additional winning entry names, each of whom will have your choice of either an inscribed copy of Bruce Johnson’s book “Tales of the Grove Park Inn” or the official poster for the 2021 National Arts and Crafts Conference.


Our conference poster for 2021 (designed by Keith Rust of Keith Rust Illustration) that we handed out back in February 2020 at our 33rd National Arts and Crafts Conference at the Grove Park Inn. To the left is a copy of Bruce’s popular book Tales of the Grove Park Inn.


We have created a list of questions for you to print out and answer. You may use the websites and for research purposes, but congratulate yourself if you don’t have to fall back on Google.




This coming Sunday, February 28, will mark the official close of the 34th National Arts and Crafts Conference, but in response to your enthusiastic response to our virtual event, we will leave all of the recorded seminars, discussions, tours, and chats available to you for your viewing through March 15. Just go to our Video On Demand page at to make your selections from the comfort of your Arts and Crafts rocking chair.


The Possum Trot cottage, one of three houses virtually toured, during the Preservation Society’s virtual home tour video. Tickets can be purchased here.


Also, the Asheville Preservation Society’s fantastic house tour video will also remain available in March, so please go to their website and make your $25 donation today. You can use the link at your leisure to tour these three fabulous Arts and Crafts homes in Asheville and their collections. We will keep you updated on our efforts in the coming days to save 13 historic homes near the Grove Park Inn from an out-of-town developer’s plans to demolish them.

In addition, the two selling shows – the Arts and Crafts Antiques Show and the Contemporary Craftsfirms Show – will also remain open through March 15. Just like the close of any show, you can expect to find a few additional bargains in the final days of the shows, so be sure to browse through all of them again.

Finally, I will be taping a brief, personal thank-you in the coming days, which we will post at on Sunday, February 28. I hope you can take a few minutes to watch it before March 15.


As always, many thanks for your loyal support and ongoing encouragement.


“Correction does much, but encouragement does more.” – von Goethe