by Kate Nixon Explore the Arts and Crafts history of Chicago, shop an Arts and Crafts show in the midwest or on the west coast, and participate in an interactive virtual Stickley celebration and connect with others through Zoom: the next two weekends will hold something for collectors everywhere. Attend one of the few remaining in-person events of the year and meet supporters of the Gustav Stickley legacy online during a virtual gala and cocktail hour, where you’ll join in the camaraderie of the community this fall season. It’s a full schedule this weekend and next weekend — read …
Two weeks ago, I wrote about my latest project: building a flagstone and concrete patio in the small backyard of our house at Lake Lure. Twenty-five years ago, I first planted grass there, but it did not do well, so I replaced it with a wooden deck. It eventually warped, cracked, and rotted, so this year I decided to make a third attempt with something more durable. After a crew I hired had cut up and hauled out the old deck, I laid out the shape of the flagstone patio with flexible plywood forms. I then had …
by Kate Nixon Editor’s note: this article has been updated to reflect Rago’s upcoming auction on Wednesday, September 23rd. Upcoming Auction: Gustav Stickley Rare inlaid desk and chair, models 720 and 394 $5,000–10,000. Photo courtesy of Rago Arts and Auction Center. Early 20th Century Design September 23rd at 10 am et Hosted by Rago Arts and Auction Center Rago will present a curated sale of early 20th century American and European design, lighting, and decorative arts. An expansive selection of American art pottery will be offered, including Ohr pottery from the Estate of Martin and Estelle Shack and exceptional …
Hosted by Initiatives in Art & Culture
September 23rd – 26th
Discussion with author Ken Bernstein
Hosted by the Gamble House
Wednesday, September 29, 2021
6:00 p.m. (Pacific Daylight) on Zoom
October 2nd - The Cocktail Hour
Free to the public with RSVP
4:00 PM Eastern Via Zoom
To RSVP, click here: https://www.stickleymuseum.org/gala-pre-party/
October 2nd - The Annual Craftsman Gala
6:30 PM Eastern Via Zoom
To purchase tickets or to inquire about becoming an advertiser or a sponsor, https://www.stickleymuseum.org/support/gala/
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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