Tag Archives: folk art

What’s Selling on eBay: December 2017

What’s Selling on eBay: December 2017

By Deborah Abernethy and Mike McLeod $3,250 (10 bids, 8 bidders): Antique Kugel Christmas Ornament (red grapes). “Kugel” is the name of thick, heavy glass Christmas ornaments that were made in Germany from as early as 1840 to the early

Museum Highlights: October 2016

Museum Highlights: October 2016

Mermaid Cove: A Folk Art Love Story The Cahoon Museum of American Art. Cotuit, MA How do artists fall in love? By sharing a passion for creating. Ralph and Martha Cahoon shared their love of creativity and together became the

Antiques Peek: October 2016

Published Antiques Peek: October 2016

Folk Art Dolls by Jessica Kosinski It would be impossible to talk about folk art fully without taking some time to recognize a major folk art phenomenon, which was the creation of dolls. While some people might just think of

Folk Art Frenzy

Folk Art Frenzy

by David Moore of Waterman Antiques Everyone I talk with has their own interpretation as to what great Folk Art is. Wikipedia states “In contrast to fine art, folk art is primarily utilitarian and decorative rather than purely aesthetic.” Collectors

Publisher’s Corner: October 2016

Publisher's Corner: October 2016

Folk Art Collectibles by Maxine Carter-Lome So what exactly is “Folk Art?” The Museum of International Folk Art defines it as the “art of the everyday.” Others define it as “the art of the people” and “art made by the

Museum Highlights: August 2016

Museum Highlights: August 2016

Self-Taught Genius: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum The Saint Louis Art Museum St. Louis, MO The Saint Louis Art Museum is currently showing Self-Taught Genius: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum, an exhibition charting the development of

MidWeek Returns to Manchester, NH, Aug. 10 & 11

Barn Star Productions is poised for their return to Manchester, New Hampshire with their flag ship event, the MidWeek in Manchester Antiques Show, Wednesday, August 10 and Thursday, August 11. The show that started “Antiques Week in NH” will welcome

Museum Highlights: June 2016

Museum Highlights: June 2016

Little Dreams in Glass and Metal: Enameling in America The Crocker Art Museum Sacramento, CA The Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, CA will host the traveling exhibition Little Dreams in Glass and Metal: Enameling in America, 1920 to the Present

On the Road to… Ohio

On the Road to... Ohio

Known as the “Buckeye State,” Ohio holds a rich place in our nation’s history, especially when it comes to glassmaking. Glassmaking shifted to Ohio in the late 1800s where fuel, railroads, and waterways made manufacturing and shipping more affordable. The

35 Years Strong! The Annual Duxbury Spring Antique Show

This spring will mark the 35th anniversary of the Annual Duxbury Spring Antique Show. The show began thirty five years ago with a small group of dedicated volunteers, and has grown into a premier antique show and is one of