~ 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 UPDATED FOR 2015!
Photo by Ray Stubblebine
Daily Demonstrations Furniture Restoration with Dennis Bertucci
Arts & Crafts Embroidery with Natalie Richards Arts & Crafts Woodworking with Chuck Conner Great Hall Displays Arts & Crafts Glazes and Decorations Curated by the American Art Pottery Association
Mr. Stickley's Craftsman Homes Curated by the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms
Thursday, February 19
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) Landscape Design: Option 1 - Paul Duchscherer ($90)
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: Option 2 - Paul Duchscherer ($90) Arts & Crafts Jewerly Design - Ron VanOstrand ($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: Playing With Fire: Pottery Glazes of the Arts & Crafts Movement by James Haggerty 10:00-10:50 Seminar: From Unique to Standardized: The Evolution of Stickley Furniture by Michael McCracken 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: The Souls of Black Folk by W. E. B. Du Bois (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: Frederick Law Olmstead Comes to Asheville by Bruce Johnson 8:30-9:30 Movie: Frederick Law Olmstead: Designing America A PBS Documentary
Sunday, February 22
6:30-10:00 Breakfast Buffet (G.P.I. guests). 9:00-9:50 Seminar: The Mysterious Mr. Limbert by Michael Crow 10:00-10:50 Seminar: The Odd Couple: M. Louise Stowell and Harvey Ellis by Susan Futterman 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.