by Kate Nixon This weekend, the rich legacy of the Arts and Crafts style will come alive in the Twin Cities. If you’re a collector in the St. Paul and Minneapolis area, circle this weekend on your calendars! The 20th Annual Twin Cities Arts & Crafts 20th Century Design Show and Sale — the largest event in the Midwest showcasing mission furniture and accessories of the American Arts and Crafts Movement — will be held at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds in the Progress Center Building on Saturday September 21st and Sunday September 22nd, 2019. This year marks …
Sometimes the most fascinating little journeys don’t even require a plane ticket or a set of car keys. I took one this morning that didn’t even require me getting out of my chair or closing my laptop. I have been working most mornings on my next book, exploring the lives of Eleanor Vance (1869-1954) and Charlotte Yale (1870-1958), two unsung Arts and Crafts pioneers who established two North Carolina Arts and Crafts cottage industries to train young men and women: Biltmore Industries in Asheville and the nearby Tryon Toymakers and Woodcarvers. At the age of 19, Eleanor took woodcarving …
by Kate Nixon As a reminder, Rago Arts’ Early 20th Century Design auction will start Saturday, September 21st, starting at 11:30 am. The exhibition at Rago’s gallery in Lambertville, NJ will run from September 14th through this week and even the morning before the auction – doors will open at 9am on Saturday. Works in the auction up for bid will run the range from Decorative arts, furnishings, and art glass of the early 20th century. Rago’s notable recent sales include work by Stickley, Tiffany Studios, Majorelle, Zsolnay, Galle, Grueby, Ohr, SEG, Rookwood, Lalique, Newcomb College, Daum, Greene & …
September 6th - 8th - American Pottery Festival, Minneapolis, MN. www.northernclaycenter.org
September 7th - 16th - "Gimson & The Barnsleys" www.artsandcraftstours.com
September 15th - Art & Design Auction, Oak Park, IL. www.toomeyco.com
September 15th - Art and Design Auction, 2 PM. Rookwood/Arts and Crafts Ceramics Auction, 2 PM. Treadway, 2029 Madison Road, Cincinnati, Ohio. For more info, go to https://treadwaygallery.com/
September 19th - 22nd - 21st Annual Conference on the Arts & Crafts Movement, Initiatives in Arts and Culture explores Chicago as a hub for the Arts & Crafts Movement. For more info, http://artinitiatives.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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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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