The staircase between selling floors at The Farmhouse Store includes three horizontal signs by Scotch Plains, N.J., artist Nick Mansilla; a striped runner by Dash & Albert, Pittsfield, Mass.; and Murphy's Chicks and other signs on the wall at right by Red Horse Signs, Woodinville, Wash. PHOTO CREDIT: LAURA MOSS

Upstairs, Downstairs

“Ed Menapace is the gas. I’m the brakes,” is what we say at The Farmhouse Store. Ed’s got vision and big ideas. He plots each next step in our retail adventure. I bring caution, day-to-day detail and the “what if?” that help us plan each new turn. It’s a good combination. With our shared desire to create an enjoyable place for customers and employees, a solid work ethic and genuine interest in the work of our craftspeople, we’ve created a unique retail experience.

Retail Details

National Heritage Fellow Carolyn Mazloomi founded the Women of Color Quilter’s Network in 1985. Photo by Gale Zucker

NEA Announces Lifetime Honors Recipients

Among the 13 winners of the National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellowship Awards is Carolyn Mazloomi, a quilting community advocate from West Chester, Ohio. Mazloomi, considered a leading authority on African-American quilts and quilting, was awarded the 2014 Bess Lomax Hawes NEA National Heritage Fellowship. The award is given to a person making significant contributions to the preservation and awareness of cultural heritage.

“Alice in Wonderland” book scarf.

Impulse Buy: Storiarts

Tori and Chris Tissell prove the adage that it’s better to give than to receive. Just three Christmases ago and “out of desperation” during a very lean year, Tori screen-printed text from Jane Austen’s novel Pride and Prejudice onto scarves she gave as presents.


Market Calendar

A comprehensive listing of wholesale trade shows—happening now through late February 2015.

Recent Articles

From left, Kittrell/Riffkind Art Glass co-owners Barbara and David Kittrell and gallery manager Sandra Outland in the gallery’s expanded new space.

Craft Gallery News

Kittrell/Riffkind Art Glass has moved to a new space in Addison, Texas. The August grand reopening featured more than 50 artists in the bigger, brighter gallery. “They are very supportive of the arts,” co-owner Barbara Kittrell said of remaining in Addison. The gallery continues to run its stained-glass studio and offer classes. It offers goblets, jewelry, perfume bottles, wall pieces, and sculpture by more than 350 artists.

Ceramic artist Betty Woodman.

Newsmakers in the World of Craft

Master ceramic artist Betty Woodman, of New York, will receive the 2014 Gold Medal for Consummate Craftsmanship from the American Craft Council, which also has named seven new members to its College of Fellows.

This commercial billboard in Columbia, S.C., features Charles Sheeler’s “Classic Landscape” (1931, National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., Collection of Barney A. Ebsworth).

Post-Show, Art Everywhere US Migrates to Web

Art Everywhere US may have left the streets of U.S. cities, but you can still see artwork from five major American art museums that appeared on as many as 50,000 outdoor displays—including billboards and bus shelters—in a nationwide event that was billed as the largest art show ever.