June brings the beginning of summer and the beginning of a new online series from the organization that brought you the popular online series “Living the Simple Life: the Arts and Crafts Movement at Home.” The new class Icons of 20th Century Design, which lasts for three Saturday sessions, will focus on three different styles. “We’re pleased to present this new 3-session class, Icons of the 20th Century, which emerged from attendee requests,” says Executive Director Vonda Givens. “The prior class was a ‘deep dive’ into all things Arts and Crafts. These sessions take a broader view, putting the …
It’s become a rite of passage. Figuratively and literally. Four years ago, when my oldest son Eric received his PhD in chemistry from the University of Utah, I flew out to Salt Lake City, rented a U-Haul truck and car towing trailer, and together we drove 2,081 miles to Statesboro, Georgia, where the following week he began teaching at Georgia Southern University. So, a few weeks ago, when my younger son Blake received his medical degree from the University of North Carolina, we began making plans for a similar trek to Dallas, where he is about to …
Summer is drawing near and the age-old problem of saving your prized possessions from the heat of the sun once again becomes a relevant topic. Sunlight illuminates damage on a wooden deck. As much as we lament the damage done to our Arts & Crafts furniture by pets, guests, vacuum cleaners, mops, children and, of course, our own carelessness, there is one silent, invisible killer on the loose – the sun. And as much as we love sunlight streaming through our windows and our panoramic views – even if just of the neighbors’ yard – we might …
June 2nd, 2020 - Virtual First Tuesday: Appraisal Day. 1:30 - 4:00 PM EST. Email Skinner Auctioneers questions about the history and value of your property. For more information, visit https://www.skinnerinc.com/news/blog/virtual-first-tuesday-june-2/
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 EST. 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
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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