The 30th Anniversary National Arts & Crafts Conference at the Grove Park Inn, Asheville, NC February 17 - 19, 2017
"The most important weekend of the year for Arts & Crafts collectors." - The New York Times
Hello and welcome!
With only a handful of days away, we're putting the finishing touches on what promises to be a very memorable 30th Anniversary National Arts & Crafts Conference, February 17-19! Please check back often over these last few weeks as we continue to update the information posted on this website.
Rooms at the Grove Park Inn have sold out for this celebratory year but you can still attend the Conference! Simply call our office at 828.628.1915 and we will get you registered and point you in the direction of other area hotels we have special rates with.
Arts & Crafts Inlay Making Contemporary Arts & Crafts Furniture by David Van Epps
Arts & Crafts Embroidery Techniques by Natalie Richards
Caring for Your Metalware by Chris Banich
Plein Air Painting by the Asheville Plein Air Painters Club
Live Model Drawing & Painting by James Daniel
Great Hall Displays
Women Potters & Decorators of the Arts & Crafts Movement Curated by the American Art Pottery Association
Highlights From the Early Newcomb Pottery Exhibition Curated by the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms
30th Anniversary Featured Items Donated By Arts & Crafts Conference Exhibitors to be Given Away at Daily Seminars (Must be present to win).
Thursday, February 16
2:00-5:00pm Optional Hands-On Workshops * * Arts & Crafts Coppersmithing: Part 1 - Frank Glapa ($190) Block Printmaking: Part 1 - Laura Wilder ($190) Landscape Design: Option 1 - Paul Duchscherer ($90) **Pre-registration required. Call to register. 828-628-1915.
Craftsman Farms Kick Off Party Southern food and hospitality on Thursday Evening at the Grove Park Inn’s Skyline Room 6:30pm - Cocktail Hour 7:15pm - Dinner **Pre-registration required. Click here for more info.
Friday, February 17
8:00-11:00am Optional Hands-On Workshops * * Block Printmaking: Part 2 - Laura Wilder Arts & Crafts Coppersmithing: Part 2 - Frank Glapa Landscape Design: Option 2 - Paul Duchscherer ($90) Basic A&C Embroidery - Ann Chaves ($130 8:30am-3pm) **Pre-registration required. Call to register. 828-628-1915.
9:00-3:00 G.P.I. Walking Tours (hourly). 10:00-11:00 Biltmore Industries Tour (repeats). 11:00-12:00 Small Group Discussions: Session I. (Topics listed here.)
1:00-6:00 Arts & Crafts Antiques Show. Contemporary Craftsfirms Show. Books, Magazines & More Show. 1:00-6:00 Benefit Silent Auction: First Session. 4:30-5:30 Book Club: Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher by Timothy Egan. 8:00pm Opening Remarks - Bruce Johnson. 8:15pm Seminar: Frank Lloyd Wright: Japanese Art as a Means to Organic Architecture by Kevin Nute. 9:00pm Seminar: Behind the Scenes: The Filming of Gustav Stickley: American Craftsman by Herb Stratford. 9:30pm A Sneak Preview of Gustav Stickley: American Craftsman.
Saturday, February 18
6:30-10:00 Continental Breakfast (G.P.I. guests). 9:00-9:50 Seminar: Professional Aspirations: Women & The Art Pottery Movement by Adrienne Spinozzi. 10:00-10:50 Seminar: Arts & Crafts Electric Lighting: Beautiful, Useful, Inevitable by David Cathers. Noon-6:00 All three shows re-open. 1:00-4:00 Benefit Silent Auction: Final Session. 1:00-4:00 Preservation Society House Tour. * * **Pre-registration required. Click here for more info.
3:00-4:00 Book Club: Look Homeward, Angel by Thomas Wolfe. 3:00-4:00 Biltmore Industries Tour (repeats). 4:30-5:30 Small Group Discussions: Session II. (Topics listed here.)
8:00-8:30 Seminar: Scott, Zelda & Tom: Literary Asheville by Bruce Johnson. 8:30-9:30 A Special Viewing of the Movie Genius, which tells the story of Thomas Wolfe (Jude Law) and his editor Max Perkins (Colin Firth). Free Admission to this screening sponsored by the Arts & Crafts Research Fund. Sunday, February 19
6:30-10:00 Continental Breakfast (G.P.I. guests). 9:00-9:50 Seminar: The Mysterious Oscar Onken & His Shop of the Crafters by Michael McCracken. 10:00-10:50 Seminar: Building Paradise in California: The Gambles & Their House by Ted Bosley. 11:00-4:00 All three shows re-open. 12:30-1:30 Small Group Discussions: Session III. (Topics listed here.)
12:30-3:30 Preservation Society House Tour ** **Repeat of Saturday. Pre-registration required. Click here for info.
1:00-2:00 Biltmore Industries Tour. 4:00pm Conference Closes for 2017.