by Kate Nixon Ruskin, Roycroft and the Arts & Crafts – Saturdays, October 3rd – 31st, 2020 October looks to be an incredibly busy month, especially on Saturdays with ongoing virtual classroom opportunities, tours, and the annual Craftsman Gala going virtual for the very first time. “Ruskin, Roycroft, and the Arts and Crafts Movement” is an exciting new series of virtual talks and a collaboration from The Roycroft Campus, The Ruskin Society of North America, and The Guild of St. George that will occur on all five Saturdays in October, starting October 3rd with Professor Jim Spates. The first …
For the past 33 years, the National Arts and Crafts Conference at the Grove Park Inn has been a major part of my life. My oldest son was born just three months after the inaugural Arts and Crafts Conference, and my youngest the month after our fifth annual meeting at the Grove Park Inn. Both of them grew up working at the conference — and seeing how much it meant to me and many of you. Over the course of these past 33 years, the Arts and Crafts Conference has grown from 300 people to nearly 3,000. We have …
by Kate Nixon The virtual classroom and an virtual Arts and Auction auction will be open this Saturday for interested Arts and Crafts collectors and enthusiasts. The latter comes from Alameda, California’s AC Stickley as they bring unique Arts and Crafts works online to bidders all over the country. Before the auction, interested collectors can learn about “The Decorative Impulse and the Arts and Crafts.” * Tall-back Chair, ca. 1898-99. Charles Rohlfs. Oak. Photo by Gavin Ashworth, image courtesy of Princeton University Art Museum. * “Modern Steel Carving.” Frank L. Koralewsky. Steel. Image courtesy of the Smithsonian American …
June 6th, 2020 - Virtual class: "Nature is always beautiful": Louis Comfort Tiffany, American Art Glass, and the Cult of Nature. 1-2pm EST. For more info, http://stickleymuseum.org/programs/online-classes/dashboard/276.html
June 11th, 2020 - Fine and Decorative Arts Auction, Online. Heritage Auctions. For more information, https://fineart.ha.com/c/search-results.zx?N=3166+793+794+792+2088+4294946053&type=hero-left-art-open-13156-FDA-tem052220
June 12th, 2020 - 20th Century Design Auction. 10 AM EDT. Skinner Auctioneers. For more info, https://www.skinnerinc.com/auctions/3399B
June 13,2020 - Virtual class: "Art considered in its Application to Life": European Design in 1900. 1-2pm EST. For more info, http://stickleymuseum.org/programs/online-classes/dashboard/276.html
June 14th, 2020 - Decorative Art Auction online, Treadway Gallery. 11 AM EDT. For more information, visit Treadway Gallery online at https://www.treadwaygallery.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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