November 2017
Dear Clients, Supporters, Colleagues and Friends,

We've just returned from a holiday visit with family and are now focused on final preparations for the upcoming show and sale with fellow Roycrofters this weekend. We are grateful for the new opportunities we have to see our parents regularly and cherish that our clients both near and far have helped us embrace our new business model built around family. Thank you.

In free moments, we have been enjoying the beauty of fall and have sought time in nature that, not only rejuvenates, but always provides inspiration that we put into our projects. We hope you all had meaningful experiences for Thanksgiving.

Barbara and CJ

As time allows, CJ has been hard at work in his studio passionately driven on a new set of landscapes, and a thoughtful collection of Bird & Flower paintings.
He is honing his painting skills and taking cues from our new setting in Western PA. As a result of this work, we are happy to share with you the creation of landscapes inspired by the alluring deciduous forests, lakes, ponds, rivers, mountains, and — of course — architecture of our surrounding region.

If you see a painting that captures your attention, contact us to make a purchase!
Roycroft Winterfest
This Weekend; December 2nd - 3rd
East Aurora, New York
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We are excited to be participating in the Roycroft Winterfest and look forward to seeing northeast clients, supporters and friends there!
We'll be joined by many other Roycroft Artisans and Master Artisans showcasing paintings, traditional printmaking, furniture, metalwork, ceramics and textiles.

WHEN: Saturday and Sunday, December 2-3rd; 10am-5pm.
WHERE: In beautiful, historic, East Aurora, NY, Across the street from the Roycroft Campus.
East Aurora Middle School, 430 Main Street

Admission is: $1.00
Show entry supports the Roycrofters At Large
花鳥畫 I nspired By Nature 花鳥絵
Ever passionate about Japanese art and other Far Eastern art traditions that influenced the Arts & Crafts Movement, I've begun to play with a form known as hua niao hua , paintings of birds and flowers. Hua niao began in 10th century China, and like so much of my work, emphasizes passages of pure color that are defined by meticulously rendered black outlines.

The bird-and-flower subject eventually made its way to Japan where it developed its own style, and made the leap from painting to a type of ukiyo-e woodblock printing known as kachō-e . It was these kacho-e and other types of ukiyo-e that caught the imaginations of Western artists, and inspired the artists of the flourishing Arts & Crafts and Art Nouveau movements. My new paintings are very much kindred spirits to, and fresh conceptions of the kacho-e , from which I am inspired.
The Park Entrance [$1300.00]

The Park Entrance was inspired by Hasson Park. The Arts & Crafts stone entry portals are the gateway to the park which comprises acres of open and forested land. Numerous hiking trails wind their way through oaks and other hardwood trees, and a collection of rare rhododendron, which bloom abundantly in spring. We were, of course, impressed by the portals fashioned from stone in a rustic Arts & Crafts style fitting to the rural flavor of the park that is actually set inconspicuously within the heart of Oil City. The park was founded in 1895 (the same year as the Roycroft Campus), by banker and oilman, William Hasson (1833-1923). Hasson was a philanthropist who owned much of what became downtown Oil City, and he bequeathed significant acreage to the city for both charitable and civic use, including Hasson Park. The stone arches were built as a memorial in appreciation of this generous man.
Cardinal [$1200.00]

As a child, I spent a lot of time outdoors and in the woods, and have fond memories of watching birds flit from flower to tree, clinging to stems and branches while feasting on mites and insects that populated the plants. In the winter, mom and I would watch the birds enduring the long frigid season by feasting at the bird feeder kept full by mom and dad. These memories from childhood, and new adult observations, have combined with an imaginative interpretation of nature to form my recent paintings.
Bird With Pinecones [$1000.00]
House By the Pond [$1400.00]
Bird With Irises
Prints and Cards
Available on our website and at the show!
We will have our full selection of cards available this weekend, and you can place orders anytime securely through our website .

Available as single cards, and packages of 5, 12, 25, and 40. Custom size packages available upon request.

Nouveau Rose
After long and thoughtful deliberation, and many years of requests by shops and followers, we have made the decision to make prints of a small selection of CJ's original works.

Archival, open edition, fine art prints will be available for the first time this weekend at the Roycroft show. We will have a very limited offering of some of CJ's most popular watercolor catalog paintings . These are not yet available on our website. Interested clients can contact us directly for more information.

In 2018, we will expand the offering and will also make available limited edition prints of a selection of acrylic on canvas paintings.
Barbara and CJ: About Century Arts

We are artists and designers with a strong knowledge of art & architectural history. Our passion is for art, architecture, and for our clients, their houses, and the kind of lifestyle they want to live in their homes.

Our expertise is in design , color consultation , one of a kind hand-painted friezes and artwork for historic and period inspired homes. We help people decorate with fine details that are deeply meaningful and rich with historic integrity.
Happy clients and word of mouth referrals are important to our business. Please share us with your friends and family and encourage them to call for their design and consultation needs!

We welcome your inquiries and look forward to seeing you at our next event or on our Facebook page.
Roycroft Renaissance Master Artisan
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As a Master Artisan of the Roycroft Renaissance , I have the honor and distinction of working to uphold an important part of America's artistic legacy, as well as the responsibility to keep alive the spirit of art as manifested throughout the ages. It is a rare opportunity and I see it as a great responsibility... Read more