by Kate Nixon This Thursday, experience the thrill of an Art Lottery and take home a valuable piece of art – all while helping the Roycroft Campus Corporation. The 2018 Art Lottery, happening this Thursday, October 18th at the historic Roycroft Campus from 6:00 to 9:00pm, will offer guests a cultural experience, complete with beautiful artwork to take home. A $250 ticket will provide admittance for two guest, hors d’oeuvres, and one piece of art valued at $250 or higher – and a print from featured artist Shawn Krueger. The lottery system will draw numbers at random, adding some expense …
by Bruce Johnson If you missed Ellison’s essay “Listening to Pots,” click the links to read Part One and Part Two Leigh Ann and I just returned from the annual Stickley Weekend celebrated at the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms, the home of Gustav Stickley in Morris Plains, New Jersey. The weekend featured a Saturday symposium focused on the recent gift of more than 300 pieces of iconic art pottery by Robert A. Ellison Jr. to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It was followed by a Saturday evening gala at the nearby Mountain Lakes Club and a full day …
by Kate Nixon One of my favorite things to do when writing about an artist is to view their website. I love asking questions and getting to know the story behind the person. But truth be told: I’ve always been a fan of beautiful and well put together websites and an artist website will often send me into a flurry of waves of visual inspiration for my own. Julie Leidel’s website is just lovely and you get an immediate sense of her love of Colorado and her art a few seconds in. The sweet photo of her embracing her son …
September 15th, 2018 - Craftsman Farms: Fall Family Day. www.Stickleymuseum.org
September 16th, 2018 - Art & Design Auction. 10am CDT. Toomey & Company, Oak Park, IL. toomeyco.com
September 20th, 2018 - Art & Culture's 20th Annual Arts & Crafts Conference, National Arts Club, New York City, NY. For more info, www.artinitiatives.com
September 21st - November 25th, 2018 - Roycroft Exhibit: Keith Wiesinger & JuliaRose Triebes. www.roycroftcampuscorporation.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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