by Kate Nixon
This weekend holds plenty of excitement: another annual tradition returns in-person in East Aurora this weekend, a popular online course returns, and an Arts and Crafts Auction will start this Saturday!
45th Annual Roycroft Summer Festival to be held at the Classic Rink on June 26 & 27, 2021
The Roycrofters-At-Large Association is excited to announce that it will be back again live and in person for the 45th annual Roycroft Summer Arts & Crafts Festival at the Classic Rink on Saturday, June 26th and Sunday June 27th!
The festival runs from 10 a.m until 5 p.m both days at the Classic Rink, located at 41 Riley Street in East Aurora. This will be the third year that the Classic Rink has hosted the annual festival; its outdoor venue with a roof will provide protection from the sun.
Attendees can expect to find fine art in wood, metal, fabric, jewelry, clay, glass, book arts, prints, drawing, painting, and photography. The work is created by juried fine artists and craftspeople, several of them members of the Roycrofters-at-Large Association (RALA) Artisans.
Raffle tickets for the RALA “Goodie Box” will also be available. The Goodie Box contains items created by Roycroft Artisans and Master Artisans and is valued at over $5,000. The drawing will be held on February 20, 2022, at the 35th National Arts and Crafts Conference, at the Grove Park Inn in Ashville, NC. The winner need not be present.
There will be a $5.00 admission charge for adults, free for children 16 and under. The event will follow all CDC guidelines and recommendations. Festival posters and memberships will be available at the event. Please see the RALA website or follow their social media pages for more information.
Online Design & History Class to Return for the Finale in July PLUS A Special Online Offer
The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms just opened up outdoor tours of the grounds of Craftsman Farms this past weekend. Those interested in grounds tours must make reservations online in advance! Tours are held rain or shine on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The tour is entirely outdoors and stays on paved surfaces, but there is a steep grade. Those interested can buy tickets here.
Meanwhile, for those who cannot make it to the grounds tours, Jonathan Clancy’s Design & History class will return for a finale in July. Beginning on July 10, the Stickley Museum will host 8 more sessions on Saturdays at 1:00 to wrap up the course, which began in January. Executive Director Vonda Givens says this course can be enjoyed by Arts and Crafts Collectors as the class picks back up with the first half of the 20th century.
“This 8-session series will pick up with the birth of modern design. It will explore the major movements and figures of the first half of the 20th century, while, as always, keeping an eye on the legacy of Stickley and the Arts and Crafts movement,” Givens says. “We invite Arts and Crafts fans to join us for this final “whirlwind” tour through the history of design. We’re also offering a special: if you sign up now for all 8 sessions, the last session is free!”
For more information, click here: https://www.stickleymuseum.org/design-history-part-3/
The Stickley Museum’s shop is now online! Until the rebuilding of the Annex is complete, the shop will exist exclusively online! And to celebrate the opening of The Craftsman Shop online, supporters can get 20% off an entire online purchase with the PROMO CODE: welcome20 to receive the 20% discount.
AcStickley holds Arts & Crafts Auction June 26th
Saturday, June 26th 10-5PM PST
Arts & Crafts Furniture by Gustav Stickley, L&JG Stickley, Stickley Brothers, Charles Stickley, Limbert, Roycroft, Lifetime, Lakeside, JM Young, Mathews Furniture Shop, Bernard Maybeck, Karpen, Harden, Michigan Chair Co, McHugh and more. Ceramic works from Marblehead, Arequipa, and more offered.
Lot 131: Arequipa Pottery Frederick Rhead Vase, Lot 220: Largest Batchelder – Los Angeles Viking Ship Tile, Lot 356: Limbert Two-Door Bookcase, and Lot 12: Large Marblehead Pottery vase.
Here are a few items we’ll be keeping our eyes on:
All descriptions and photos from AcStickley
Lot 12: Large Marblehead Pottery Grapevine Decorated Vase c1910
Large Marblehead Pottery Grapevine Decorated Vase c1910. Signed.
Description: “Invisible professional restoration to small interior rim chip, otherwise perfect condition.”
Measured 9.25″h x 5″d.
Lot 131: Arequipa Pottery Frederick Rhead Squeeze-Bag Vase 1912
Arequipa Pottery – Frederick Rhead Squeeze-Bag Decorated Vase 1912. Signed.
Description: “Perfect condition. This is one of the absolutely best examples of Arequipa Pottery to come on the market in years.”
Measured 5″h x 3.5″d.
Lot 220: Largest Batchelder – Los Angeles Viking Ship Tile
Largest Batchelder – Los Angeles Viking Ship Tile c1920.
Description: “This is the largest known example of this tile. Signed. Perfect condition.”
Measures 16″ x 16″. Tim Holton custom oak frame 25″ x 25″.
Lot 356: Limbert #356 Two-Door Open Bookcase c1905
Limbert #356 Two-Door Open Bookcase c1905. Signed with early paper label.
Description: “From the Collection of Don Marek. Originally sold with doors. Excellent original finish.”
Measured 51″w x 48″h x 12″d.