by Kate Nixon The craftsmanship of the Arts & Crafts Chair will be the subject of a new exhibition coming to Parsippany-Troy Hills, New Jersey. The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms’ upcoming exhibition “The American Arts & Crafts Chair: A Message of Honesty and Joy” will open on Saturday, June 1, 2019 and run through Sunday, January 5, 2020. Guest curated by David Cathers, the exhibition will be installed in the Log House dining room. It will examine the American Arts and Crafts chair through thirteen featured side chairs, from early-20th-century handicraft-oriented manufacturers, among them Gustav Stickley’s Craftsman Workshops, …
by Kate Nixon (Since Bruce is hard at work on Conference matters, we’ve giving the spotlight to David Cathers, guest curator of the upcoming exhibition “The American Arts and Crafts Chair: A Message of Honesty and Joy” to talk about the message of the show.) Byrdcliffe Art Colony, Fleur-De-Lis Dining Chair for White Pines, c. 1904, Collection of the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, Gift of Jill and Mark Willcox, Jr.. Charles Rohlfs, Hall Chair, c. 1900, Anonymous Rose Valley Shops, Gothic Chair, c. 1902, Collection of E. Morris Potter, Rose Valley Museum at Thunderbird Lodge. Photographer credit: Jonathan Clancy. …
by Kate Nixon This past weekend on May 18th, Rago Arts and Auctions offered decorative art, glassworks and furniture galore from their Early 20th Century Design. This auction not only featured works from Gustav Stickley and L. and J.G. Stickley, lamps from Tiffany Studios and Dirk Van Erp, pottery and assorted glassworks from Galle, Grueby, Teco and more, but also presented a 55-lot collection of works from french ceramic and glass artist Rene Buthaud, previously owned by collector Stephen Engel. Within the Early 20th Century Design catalog that presented a brief bio of Rene Buthaud and his contributions, as …
May 18th - Wright Plus Architectural Housewalk, Oak Park, IL. www.flwright.org
May 18th - Early 20th Century Design Auction, Rago Arts and Auction Center, Lambertville, NJ. www.ragoarts.com
May 19th - "Renewing Wright's Vision: Restoring the Robie House" Oak Park, IL. www.flwright.org
May 20th - "Wright on the Farm - Muirhead Farmhouse and Fabyan Villa" a tour of Fabyan Villa, remodeled by Wright in 1907. www.flwright.org for more info
May 23rd - Important Design Auction, 10 AM EST, Sotheby's, New York, NY. For more information, visit https://www.sothebys.com
May 23rd - Dreaming in Glass: Masterworks by Tiffany Studios, 2 PM EST, Sotheby's, New York, NY. For more information, visit https://www.sothebys.com
May 25th - "Linoleum Block Printmaking with Laura Wilder" Flower City Arts Center, Rochester, NY. https://www.rochesterarts.org/
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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