~~~ 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
Conference Agenda Check Back Soon For 2016 Details!
Many thanks to all of our Exhibitors and Attendees for another incredible year at the National Arts & Crafts Conference held at the Grove Park Inn! We will be updating our website in the coming weeks as we work out the details for our 29th Conference, February 19th-21st, 2016!
We look forward to seeing you next February and please email us or call our offices if you have questions regarding next year's Conference.
Our best, Bruce Johnson & Alexandra Fisher email@example.com (828) 628-1915
Daily Demonstrations Furniture Restoration with Dennis Bertucci
Arts & Crafts Embroidery with Natalie Richards Arts & Crafts Woodworking with Chuck Conner Great Hall Displays The Many Glazes of the Arts & Crafts Era 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) 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)
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 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 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.