The annual two-day Gustav Stickley fall extravaganza, called The Stickley Weekend, will be held on Saturday and Sunday, October 13 and 14, at Craftsman Farms, Gustav Stickley’s former home, in Morris Plains, NJ. The weekend will begin with the 8th Annual Scholars Symposium at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 13 at the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms. This program, established to encourage serious and rigorous scholarship related to the Arts and Crafts movement, annually includes a roster of distinguished and emerging scholars. Shelley Cathcast, associate curator at Old Sturbridge Village in Sturbridge, MA, will be a featured speaker on the history and …
My son Eric was home for a week, so we decided to make a return trip to downtown Asheville’s historic house museum honoring Thomas Wolfe, author of Look Homeward, Angel (1929). The late Victorian home had also served as a boarding house run by his mother, so, as the tour guide explained, Wolfe grew up without a room to call his own, having to take whatever bed was available after the boarders settled in for the night. Our first irony occurred as we were leaving the Thomas Wolfe Home and visitors center. I turned on NPR to catch the …
I received this email from a reader and thought it had a wider application, so have included it, her pictures, and my response: “I found this rocker at an auction. At the time it looked like it does in this photo. After removing the grime with mild soap and water, the finish is beautiful. Under the ugly 1970’s reupholster job was the original 100-year-old leather. The seat was totally fried and I had to throw it away because the top was gone and the sides crumbled in my hands. The springs and frame look almost new. “The top cushion leather …
May 15th, 2018 - Documentary Screening "From Dystopia to Utopia: The Artistic Visions of CJ Hurley" cjhurley.com
May 15th - 22nd, 2018 - "American Art Online" online auction, Christie's Auctions, New York, NY. www.christies.com
May 15th, 2018 - May Talks at the GibsonHouse Museum, "Back Bay of Boston Through Time" by Anthony M. Sammarco.
May 16th, 2018 - Contemporary Art Evening Sale. Exhibition times available May 4th - 17th. Sotheby's, New York, NY. www.sothebys.com
May 16th - 17th, 2018 - 20th Century and Contemporary Art Sale. Phillips Auctions, 450 Park Avenue, New York, NY. www.phillips.com
May 16th, 2018 - Heritage Auction "Tiffany, Lalique, & Art Glass including Art Nouveau & Art Deco" Dallas, TX or bid online. www.ha.com to view online listings.
May 18th - 20th, 2018 - Trip to Fallingwater and Pittsburgh. Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House hosts a trip to the Laurel Highlands. www.martinhouse.org for reservations and information.
May 18th - 19th, 2018 - 23rd Annual American Art Conference: Multiple Modernities in American Art. Sotheby's, New York, NY. Link here for registration.
May 19th - 20th, 2018 - Asheville Fine Art Show, Indoors at WNC Ag Center - Davis Event Center, Fletcher, NC. https://hotworks.org/ashevillefineartshow/
May 19th. 2018 - Arts and Crafts Auction. Rago Auction, Lambertville, NJ. RagoArts.com
May 20th, 2018 - Modern Design/Modern Ceramics and Glass Auction. Rago Auction, Lambertville, NJ. www.ragoarts.com
May 23rd - 26th, 2018 - Society of North American Goldsmith’s 47th Annual Conference in Portland, OR. For info, go to the conference website.
May 24th, 2018 - Lecture series, "Pleasant Home's Stained Glass Window Restoration" www.pleasanthome.com
May 25th, 2018 - Frank Lloyd Wright Trust -Robie House Restoration Hard Hat Tour, flwright.org/hardhattours for more info.
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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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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