Looking Ahead

This week I find myself not looking back at any journey I have recently taken, but forward to the coming weeks when we have a flurry of Arts and Crafts events on the schedule. While we have (or will have) provided in-depth information on each of them here at Arts And Crafts Collector, I thought a quick recap would be helpful as you plan your coming schedule.

September 16:  The Treadway-Toomey Auction

Treadway Toomey Auctions will hold their fall 20th Century Art & Design auction with a  selection of over 700 prominent and decorative artworks including furniture, paintings, pottery, sculpture and lighting. The sale and preview will be held at John Toomey Gallery located at 818 North Boulevard, Oak Park, Illinois.


September 23: The Stickley House Foundation

The Gustav Stickley House Foundation in Syracuse will be hosting their one-day fund raiser and seminars to support the restoration of Gustav Stickley’s first Arts and Crafts home. Entitled Gustav Stickley: Reflections on a Legacy; Preservation for the Future, the seminar events will be held on Saturday, September 23 from 10:00am-3:00pm at the Onondaga Historical Association, 321 Montgomery Street in downtown Syracuse, New York.

Speakers at the seminar will include author and Gustav Stickley expert, David Cathers, as well as Vonda Givens, the Executive Director of The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms.


September 22 – 23:  Rago Auction

Rago Auctions will be holding their Early 20th Century Design auctions on September 22nd and 23rd at 333 North Main St. in Lambertville, NJ, encompassing over 500 lots of property. The sale will include continue the Danziger Collection of Early 20th Century Design at 9:00am (EST). Richard and Peggy Danziger assembled this collection for their Armonk, NY home in the early heyday of Arts & Crafts, when treasures were coming to market through dealers such as Michael Carey and Don Magner. Many of the works featured in this session are seldom-seen examples by the best craftspeople of their age including Charles Rohlfs, Greene & Greene, Gustav Stickley, Dirk Van Erp, Tiffany Studios, Arthur Wesley Dow, Teco and Grueby.


September 23 – 24:  The 18th Annual Twin Cities Arts & Crafts 20th Century Design Show and Sale

This Arts and Crafts show will be held at the Progress Center Building on the grounds of the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. It is all under one roof and for one weekend only. It runs from 9:00am – 5:00pm on Saturday, September 23rd, and from 11:00am – 4:00pm on Sunday, September 24th. You’ll find furniture, metalwork, pottery, textiles, art and lighting, including everything from Stickley, Limbert, Roycroft, and Rookwood to the esteemed Minneapolis Handicraft Guild.


October 7 – 8:  The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms Gala

This annual two-day event serves as a major fund raiser for the continued restoration and operation of the Stickley Museum on the grounds of Craftsman Farms in Morris Pains, NJ. Saturday morning seminars will be followed by an evening gala, then an open house at the c. 1910 home of Gustav Stickley on Sunday afternoon.


October 20 – 22:  The Buffalo School Conference

“Frank Lloyd Wright and the Buffalo School of Arts and Crafts.”

This international conference will zero in on how and why the Buffalo region became the national capital for design, production and innovation in American Arts and Crafts. With the region’s wealth of Frank Lloyd Wright buildings, The Roycroft Campus, Charles Rohlfs, The Larkin Company, Buffalo Pottery, The Arts and Crafts Shop, Stickley, Heintz Art Metal, Adelaide Robineau, Karl Kipp, Walrath Pottery and so many others, no other region of the country can claim the density of local production. This conference will examine how and why.