~ The Grove Park Inn Arts & Crafts Conference ~ Asheville, North Carolina ~ February 20 - 22, 2015
"The most important weekend of the year for Arts & Crafts collectors." - The New York Times
Conference Agenda Please check back soon for information regarding the 2015 Arts & Crafts Conference!
Photo by Ray Stubblebine
Daily Demonstrations Furniture Restoration with Dennis Bertucci
Arts & Crafts Photography with Brie Castell Arts & Crafts Woodworking with Chuck Conner Great Hall Displays Grueby Green & Everything In Between Curated by the American Art Pottery Association
Heintz Artistry: Custom Work & Oddities Curated by David Surgan
Mr. Stickley's Vision: Craftsman Farms Today Curated by the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms
Audel Davis, Coppersmith Curated by Friends of Audel Davis
Thursday, February 20
2:00-5:00pm Optional Hands-On Workshops * *(more info here) Stains, Dyes & Finishes: Part 1 - Dennis Bertucci ($150) Arts & Crafts Metalworking: Part 1 - Frank Glapa ($190) Block Printmaking: Part 1 - Laura Wilder ($190)
8:00-11:00am Optional Hands-On Workshops * *(more info here) Stains, Dyes & Finishes: Part 2 - Dennis Bertucci Block Printmaking: Part 2 - Laura Wilder Arts & Crafts Metalworking: Part 2 - Frank Glapa Landscape Design - Paul Duchscherer ($90) Basic A&C Embroidery - Ann Chaves ($130) Workshop seating limited. Register at 828-628-1915.
6:30-10:00 Breakfast Buffet (G.P.I. guests). 9:00-9:50 Seminar: Shopping for Change: Shaping 20th Century Architecture by Jonathan Massey 10:00-10:50 Seminar: "The Loving Marks of the Hammer": Appreciating Arts & Crafts Metalware by Ron VanOstrand 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: 10 Days in a Mad House by Nellie Bly (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: Fine Art Photography: "The Extension of Mind and Heart" by Ralph Burns 8:30-10:00 Movie: The Mystery of George Masa by Paul Bonesteel
Sunday, February 23
6:30-10:00 Breakfast Buffet (G.P.I. guests). 9:00-9:50 Seminar: "Not a Bulb Will Be Seen": The Evolution of Arts & Crafts Lighting by David Kornacki 10:00-10:50 Seminar: The Secret Life of Tiles -- And Tile Collectors by Richard Mohr 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.