Bringing people together to share their love for art pottery since 1983, the American Art Pottery Association continues its grand tradition for holding their annual convention and show starting Wednesday, April 25th in Ames, Iowa. It will feature a walking tour of the Iowa State University campus, educational seminars, a benefit auction, and culminates with its spotlight art pottery show and sale. The 2018 Convention, Show, and Sale will be held at the Gateway Hotel and Convention Center in Ames, Iowa, from Wednesday, April 25 through Saturday, April 28, featuring a tour of the famed Iowa State University campus art …
As you may have noticed, in recent weeks we have featured articles about the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, universally celebrated as the most influential architect of the 20th century. Coincidentally, I was recently in Davenport, Iowa, where I stopped by the Figge Art Museum, located on the banks of the Mississippi River. While not a Frank Lloyd Wright design, the Figge may well have the most extensive collection of art by Iowan Grant Wood, one of my favorites. This time, however, much of it was either in storage or had been sent to New York for the current Grant …
The Roycroft Campus at East Aurora, NY is pleased to welcome potter Mary Pratt, a Master Roycroft Artisan in Ceramics, to The Neil and Barbara Chur Family Gallery for an art exhibit opening on April 27th, featuring a collection of her nature-inspired pottery. Entering its fourth year of operation, The Chur Family Gallery is located in the Roycroft Power House and offers a venue for artists to showcase their work that is steeped in the tradition of head, heart and hand craftsmanship. Mary Pratt’s inspiration originates from the natural world of her everyday surroundings in her hometown of Fort Atkinson, …
April 20th, 2018 - May 26th, 2018 - CJ Hurley show “Houses, Landscapes, Flowers & Dreams” - paintings inspired by the natural and architectural beauty of Western Pennsylvania and New York. Opening reception: April 20th, 5-8pm, Graffiti Gallery; National Transit Building; 210 Seneca Street, Oil City PA. cjhurley.com
April 21st, 2018 - Crab Tree Farm Tour, 10 AM, Lake Bluff, IL. Pleasant Home Foundation is offering a tour of the stunning Crab Tree Farm, a working farm with Arts and Crafts Collection, including a special exhibit on the pottery of Newcomb College. Tickets are limited. www.pleasanthome.org for details.
April 25th - 28th, 2018 - American Art Pottery Association Convention and Show. Ames, IA. aapa.info
April 27th - June 29th, 2018 - Roycroft Campus Exhibit: Roycroft Power House, 4pm - 9pm, free to the public. Mary Pratt Pottery - Roycroft Artisan in Clay. www.roycroft-campuscorp.com
April 27th, 2018 - Frank Lloyd Wright Trust -Robie House Restoration Hard Hat Tour, in-depth evening tour of the museum as it undergoes restoration. 6:30 - 8:30pm, additional dates available. Robie House, Chicago, IL. $50-$60. flwright.org/hardhattours for more info.
April 29th, 2018 - Gathering of the Guilds. Colorado A&C Society, Boettcher Mansion, Denver. Coloarts-crafts.org
April 30th, 2018 - Skinner Auctions: Fine Oriental Rugs and Carpets. 12:00 pm, 63 Park Plaza, Boston, MA. www.skinnerinc.com
Whether it be a museum with an Arts & Crafts collection, a nearby Prairie School home, a bungalow neighborhood, an Arts & Crafts gallery or a Frederick Law Olmstead park, just being able to add an Arts & Crafts side trip to our journey would add to our enjoyment and our education.
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If a picture is worth a thousand words, then how valuable is a video?
Here at ArtsandCraftsCollector.com we have been busy making brief, informative videos to educate and instruct viewers in a variety of aspects of Arts & Crafts collecting.
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We are currently in the process of collecting, organizing, identifying and displaying on this website as many Arts & Crafts shopmarks as possible. And like our Reference Library, we need your help. While we have documented the shopmarks of the major Arts & Crafts firms, we need for you to email us a photograph of any shopmarks you have from lesser known firms, along with a brief description of the piece.
As both a collector and a researcher, I have often wished there was one site where every book ever written on the Arts & Crafts movement was listed. Now that place exists. Together we can compile on this website a list of every book of interest to Arts & Crafts collectors. All you have to do is pull some of the books off your bookshelf (go for the less obvious ones – and check below for duplicate entries) and email me the title, author, publisher and most recent copyright date. I will sort them by category and list them here so that anytime you or anyone else wants to research anything relating to the Arts & Crafts movement, you will start your search here.
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