Seminars, Events & Classes

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A selection of some of our Past seminiars and events we have attended can also be found below.


2018 Seminars & Events



2018 Seminars & Events


January 16-20: New York City Americana Week

New York City, NY

Jeffrey and Beverley Evans will be available for collection visits and private consultations during Americana Week. Headquartered at the Renwick Hotel on E. 40th St., they will be happy to meet to discuss your auction or appraisal needs. Contact Janice Hannah at 540.434.3939, x 102, or to arrange an appointment.

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February 20-May 12: Season Opening at the Virginia Quilt Museum Exhibit 1

Five finely curated exhibits on display. 

  • Stories of West Africa by Hollis Chatelain
  • African American Quilters: Stiching our Stories in New & Traditional Expressions by Wilma Gerald
  • African Textiles by Paula Golden
  • Treasures From the Vault: Itty Bitty Pieces of Paper by Gloria Comstock
  • Wrapped in History - The Search for Virginia Quilts and Quiltmakers: The Jenny and David Powers Collection by Pam Pampe

Click here for further information. 


February 23-27: 70th Annual Antiques Forum: Celebrating the American Spirit

The 2018 Colonial Williamsburg Antiques Forum offers the latest findings on furniture, ceramics, textiles, architecture and a host of related topics in a program titled Celebrating the American Spirit. Among the twenty-three distinguished spearkers will be our own Jeffrey S. Evans. Further details may be found here

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March 15: Brothers in Arms? A Look at the Dual Alliance

The Heritage Museum at the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historical Society will present a talk starting at 7:00 pm, continuing the commemoration of Wolrd War I, Jacob Collier will question our understanding of the beginnings of the Great War by examining the relationship between Germany and Austria-Hungary in the decades prior to 1914, Free. Donations encuoraged to help fund future programs. Click here for the society's other programs. (image courtesy Mr. Knights Social Study Page).




March 16-17: MESDA Stiching A Southern Identity: Defining Female Culture in the Early South

The MESDA Spring Seminar Stitching a Southern Identity: Defining Female Culture in the Early South will explore needlework executed by girls and women in
early America. Few decorative or utilitarian forms were as expressive or as vital to a women's life as the needle arts.
Both Jeffrey and Beverley will be presenting at this event. To read further about this seminar click here. Registrations filling up quickly, don't miss out. Click here to register.








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April 18-21: Early American Pattern Glass Society Eastern Region Annual Meeting

Hampton Inn, Lancaster, OH

Guest speaker at Friday’s dinner will be Jeffrey S. Evans discussing the "Imapact of the Web on Glass and Antique Markets and Auctions". Further information may be found on their website

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May 18-19: Penn Dry Goods Market

Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center, Pennsburg, PA

An Antiques Show and Sale Featuring Antique and Vintage Textiles and Americana plus Textile History Lectures and Classes. Beverley and Jeffrey will be doing a quilt turning on Friday, May 18, 2018. For further details visit the market website.


May 18-20: 62nd Shenandoah Antiques Expo

Augusta Expoland, Fishersville, VA

Best Indoor/Outdoor Antiques Event/Market in the Mid-Atlantic. Click here for further details. 


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June 16: The Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates Eighth Annual Virginia Decorative Arts Seminar: Shenandoah Valley Pottery- New Discoveries and Demonstrations

JSE&A Gallery, Mt. Crawford, VA, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Join us for a dynamic one-day seminar spotlighting new research on Shenandoah Valley Virginia pottery and conversations with contemporary potters/scholars who will demonstrate making earthenware and stoneware and talk about historic production of these wares.

Topics will include the following:

  • Kurt RussStaunton, Virginia Stoneware
  • Brenda Hornsby Heindl: Abraham Spencer and Free Potters of Color in the Valley
  • Jeff EvansNew Research from New Market to Timberville
  • Pottery making demonstrations and discussions by Greg Shooner and Brenda Hornsby Heindl
An informal tailgate sale will take place in the JSE & Associates parking lot the morning of the seminar from 8:00 am to 9:00 am. Bring your own tables.

Seminar registration deadline is June 6, 2018. Cost: $95.00 (lunch provided). For registration form click here.

Photo information: Pitcher: Shenandoah Valley of Virginia stoneware pitcher attributed to the John Zigler Pottery, Timberville, Rockingham Co., VA (private collection). Bowl: Shenandoah Valley of Virginia earthenware bowl attributed to Andrew or John Coffman, New Market, Shenandoah Co., VA (private collection).


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July through Dec: Blenko 125th Anniversary

Milton, WV

Help celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Blenko Glass Company of Milton, WV. Visit their website to read all of the exciting news they have to celebrate about.





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August 11: Discovering Henry Clay: Important American Glass Architectural Elements Uncovered in the Old Sturbridge Village Museum Collection

Stephen M. Brewer Theater, Visitor Cneter, Old Sturbridge Village, MA at 11:00 am 

An architectural assemblage featuring an attic window, two side lights, and a transom containing Henry Clay cup plates will be the subject of a lecture led by American glass expert Jeffrey S. Evans. Presented in conjunction with his recent Antiques and Fine Art article, “Important American Glass Architectural Elements in the Collection of Old Sturbridge Village,” Evans will reveal the dynamic story behind these objects as they traveled from a home in Somers, Connecticut to Village Founder A.B. Wells' Southbridge, MA mansion and finally to the Museum Collection of Old Sturbridge Village. Click photograph for further detail. Price for the lecture and tour is included in the Village admission.





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September 14-15: Days of the Pioneer Antique Show

Museum of Appalachia, Clinton, TN

Over 70 of the finest 18th and 19th century antique dealers in the country will be vending from 9 am to 5 pm on Friday and 9 am to 3 pm on Saturday. For further information and tickets click here




September 15-16: 31st Annual Cape Cod Glass Show and Sale 

Cape Cod Community College, West Barnstable, Cape Cod, MA
Nationally prominent glass exhibitors offering antique and collectible American and European glassware from the 18th to 21st enturies. Click here for further details.





September 26-29: Early American Pattern Glass Society (EAPGS)

We will be hosting a special Eastern Regional meeting of the Early American Pattern Glass Society (EAPGS) in conjunction with this our annual Fall Auction of EAPG & Other 19th Century Glass & Lighting auction. Our monthly appraisal day will be on Wednesday from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the auction gallery. You may email Janice or telephone 540.434.3939 to set up an appointment. Friday morning galley walk will begin at 10:00 am. For further details and registraton information please click here





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October 12-14: 62nd Shenandoah Antiques Expo

Augusta Expoland, Fishersville, VA 

Best Indoor/Outdoor Antiques Event/Market in the Mid-Atlantic. Click here for further details. 






October 21: New Oxford, PA Antique Show & Sale

Social Club Pavilion, New Oxford, PA

Thirty-five selected dealers selling quality antiques on Sunday October 21, 2018 from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm. 200 West Golden Lane, New Oxford, PA. Contact Bob Conrad for further information and tickets. 



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November 9: "Welcome to the Sites House": Unspoiled Vernacular Architecture in the Virginia Back Country 

JSE&A Gallery, Mt. Crawford, VA, 6:00 pm

A look at the preservation of a circa 1800 German center-chimney stone house in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Jeff and Beverley Evans began the sympathetic restoration of the Sites House in 1987 and finished the project in 1991. Beverley Evans oversaw the restoration and received several awards for the completed project. The Sites House is on both the National and Virginia Registers of Historic Places. 


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February 7-9: Early American Pattern Glass Society (EAPGS) Annual Meeting

Enbassey Suites, Tempe/Phoenix, AZ

Click here to read about this exciting event.

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Past Seminars & Events

Ceramics and Glass 101: A unique, one-day, hands-on workshop

Colonial Williamsburg 67th Annual Antiques Forum (2015)

JSE&A Continuing Lecture Series: VA Decorative Arts (2009 to 2016)

JSE&A Annual Ceramics Seminar (2014)

Massanutten Regional Library Antiques Appraisal (2013)

Mega-Glass Convention (2011)

MESDA Regional Seminar (2014)

MESDA Textile Seminar (2012)

Museum of American Glass in WV Fundraiser (2010)

National American Glass Club Seminar (2012)

Rushlight Club Spring Meeting & Seminar (2012)

Safes of the Valley MSV Exhibition

Special Glass Seminar (2015)

Textiles & Sewing Open House (2016)

The New York Ceramics & Glass Fair (2017)

Virginia Decorative Arts Seminar (2011) (2012) (2013) (2014) (2015) (2016) (2017)

VQM Exhibit: Counterpanes and White Work of the Shenandoah Valley (2012)


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