~~~ The National Arts & Crafts Conference ~~~ Grove Park Inn, Asheville, North Carolina February 19 - 21, 2016
"The most important weekend of the year for Arts & Crafts collectors." - The New York Times
We're looking forward to another exciting year as we celebrate the 29th National Arts & Crafts Conference and Shows, February 19th-21st, 2016 at the historic Grove Park Inn! Please click on the links to the left to find out more about this exciting weekend and make your plans to attend today!
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Daily Demonstrations Arts & Crafts Stenciling with Amy Miller
Furniture Restoration with Dennis Bertucci Arts & Crafts Blockprints with Elizabeth Andrews Coppersmithing Methods with The Dirk van Erp Foundation Great Hall Displays American Art Pottery Curated by the American Art Pottery Association
Live, Play, Eat: Around the Table at Gustav Stickley's Craftsman Farms Curated by the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms
Arts & Crafts Stencils Curated by Amy Miller of Trimbelle River
Thursday, February 18
2:00-5:00pm Optional Hands-On Workshops * *(more info here) Arts & Crafts Metalworking: Part 1 with Frank Glapa ($190) Block Printmaking: Part 1 with Laura Wilder ($190) Landscape Design: Option 1 with Paul Duchscherer ($90) Arts & Crafts Stencils: Option 1 with Amy Miller ($90)
8:00-11:00am Optional Hands-On Workshops * *(more info here) Block Printmaking: Part 2 with Laura Wilder Arts & Crafts Metalworking: Part 2 with Frank Glapa Landscape Design: Option 2 with Paul Duchscherer ($90) Arts & Crafts Stencils: Option 2 with Amy Miller ($90) Arts & Crafts Jewerly Design with Ron VanOstrand ($90) Basic A&C Embroidery (8:30am - 3pm) with Ann Chaves ($130) Workshop seating limited. Register at 828-628-1915.
6:30-10:00 Continental Breakfast (G.P.I. guests). 9:00-9:50 Seminar: Woodblock Prints: Arthur Wesley Dow and His Influence by Joby Patterson 10:00-10:50 Seminar: New Discoveries In Arts & Crafts Metalware by Jonathan Clancy 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 * *(more info here) 3:00-4:00 Book Club: A Woman's Crusade: Alice Paul and the Battle of the Ballot by Mary Walton (more info here) 3:00-4:00 Biltmore Industries Tour (more info here) 4:30-5:30 Small Group Discussions Session II. Topics listed here. 5:00-7:00 Art Museum Reception & Exhibit * *(more info here) 8:00-8:30 Seminar: The Role of the Roycrofters at the Grove Park Inn by Bruce Johnson 8:30-9:30 Movie: Elbert Hubbard: An American Original A PBS Documentary
Sunday, February 21
6:30-10:00 Continental Breakfast (G.P.I. guests). 9:00-9:50 Seminar: The Die-Hard 'Dazzle' Style of Louis Sullivan by Colleen Yarger 10:00-10:50 Seminar: If Walls Could Talk: Paper, Paint or Stencil? by Bo Sullivan 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. (more info here) 1:00-2:00 Biltmore Industries Tour (more info here) 4:00pm Conference Closes. * * Not included in the Conference Fee. Details can be found on this website.