By Vonda Givens, Executive Director. For the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms, autumn means it’s time for our biggest fundraiser of the year: The Craftsman Gala. Set for Saturday, October 7 at the beautiful Mountain Lakes Club in Mountain Lakes, NJ, this year’s Gala is co-chaired by Eliane Talec of the Rago Arts & Auction Center and John P. Walcher of the John Toomey Gallery. For this special evening, we’re working on not-to-be-missed live and silent auctions, which will include a VIP package for the 31st National Arts & Crafts Conference at the Grove Park Inn (pictured below), Grueby and …
Entitled “Frank Lloyd Wright and the Buffalo School of Arts and Crafts,” this international conference will zero in on how and why the Buffalo region became the national capital for design, production and innovation in American Arts and Crafts. It will be held October 20-22 at the Edmund B. Hayes Hall on the campus of the University at Buffalo (NY). With the region’s wealth of Frank Lloyd Wright buildings, The Roycroft Campus (coppersmiths seen above), Charles Rohlfs, The Larkin Company, Buffalo Pottery, The Arts and Crafts Shop, Stickley, Heintz Art Metal, Adelaide Robineau, Karl Kipp, Walrath Pottery and so many …
I had a long conversation with my CPA recently, in which we discussed exactly what the Internal Revenue Service requires if you want to take a tax deduction for an item you plan to donate to a museum. Before going any further, however, let me declare that I am not a tax expert and my explanation below is in layman’s terms, so you should consult with your tax preparer before proceeding. First, the museum, library, or non-profit organization must be legitimate and must be deemed an appropriate depository for the item you are donating. Second, the amount of documentation required …
18th Annual Twin Cities Arts & Crafts 20th Century Design Show and Sale. St. Paul, Minnesota. September 23 - 24.
Frank Lloyd Wright: Unpacking the Archive. MoMA, New York City. Through October 1. www.moma.org
Wright’s Larkin Exhibit: Arts and Crafts in Industry. University of Buffalo, Buffalo. Through October 29. art.buffalo.edu/wrightlarkinexhibition/
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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