from the desk of Stickley Museum Executive Director Vonda Givens
- A special-access package for the 33nd National Arts & Crafts Conference, that includes early entry to the Antiques and contemporary Craftsfirms Shows
- A Marblehead Pottery vase by Maude Milner and Sara Tutt
- A “Dirty Dancing Weekend” at Bruce and Leigh Ann Johnson’s Arts & Crafts cottage on Lake Lure in North Carolina
- “Summer Woods III,” the new limited edition block print by Laura Wilder https://laurawilder.com/making-the-summer-woods-iii-block-print/
- A “Head, Hand, & Heart” Copper Plaque by Frank Glapa of FMG Design
- A Grueby Faience Company Tile
What does the above list of extraordinary Arts and Crafts objects and opportunities have in common? They are all featured in the 2019 Craftsman Gala auctions to benefit the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms. And you can bid on them! The Gala Auction Guide is now available for viewing: https://www.stickleymuseum.org/support/the-craftsman-gala/2019-auction-guide.html
The Craftsman Gala, the museum’s most important annual fundraiser, is set for this Saturday, October 12, during Stickley Weekend. Not able to attend? The Gala’s silent and live auctions are open to anyone. Both absentee and phone bidding is available by prior arrangement (please review all auction terms and conditions. Have questions or need further information? Call the administrative office 973-540-0311 or email [email protected]).
The Gala auction guide (Click here to access the auction guide: https://www.stickleymuseum.org/support/the-craftsman-gala/2019-auction-guide.html) shows items up for bid in both the live and silent auctions. The live auction will include the following lots:
1. A special-access package for the 33nd National Arts & Crafts Conference, that includes early entry to the Antiques and contemporary Craftsfirms Shows
2. A Marblehead Pottery vase by Irwin Hennessey and Sara Tutt
3. A japanese seed pearl rope necklace
4. A Marblehead Pottery vase by Maude Milner and Sara Tutt
5. A “Dirty Dancing Weekend” at Bruce and Leigh Ann Johnson’s Arts & Crafts cottage on Lake Lure in North Carolina
6. A tour of Winterthur museum, garden and library
With your winning bid you’ll be giving a gift to yourself and to the museum—a gift which supports the mission and daily operations of the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms, aiding its efforts to preserve, protect and share Gustav Stickley’s cherished New Jersey home with its worldwide audience.
This year’s Craftsman Gala at the Mountain Lakes Club in Mountain Lakes, New Jersey, celebrating the museum’s 30th Anniversary, is Co-Chaired by Leigh Ann and Bruce Johnson. It is the pinnacle of the museum’s annual Stickley Weekend, which includes a Symposium and a free Open House, and has the feel of a family reunion, conference and party all wrapped into one!
The 9th annual Scholars Symposium on Saturday will feature the keynote Amy Stahl Memorial lecture by distinguished Stickley scholar, David Cathers, as well as lectures by Meghan Melvin, of the MFA, Boston, and Jessica Douglas-Home, and Hard Hat Tours of the museum’s new Education Center.
During the annual free Open House on Sunday, from 12 to 4 p.m., visitors will be able to tour Gustav Stickley’s home, the Log House, at their own pace and see the museum’s current exhibition, curated by David Cathers, exploring the American Arts and Crafts Chair. The museum also will welcome Nawal Motawi, of Motawi Tileworks, into its Artisan Spotlight. Motawi, who founded Motawi Tileworks, in 1992, will speak about the Motawi tradition and process throughout the day.
For tickets to the Craftsman Gala:
visit StickleyMuseum.org or call 973-540-0311.
The Scholars Symposium is sold out. To add your name to the waiting list, call 973-540-0311.
The Open House is free. No reservation is required.