Each year, the Show brings together more than 100 U.S. and international artisans and dealers, including a number of I.G.M.A. Artisans and Fellows. They offer collectors unique, well-crafted 1-inch, 1/2-inch, and 1/4-inch scale miniatures from around the world.

Friday, July 20, 2018

2018 Show Preview

Dealer Brian "Rainbow Hand" and Kathy Tepper

Always reinventing themselves, the ever-so-talented Brian and Kathy Tepper have created an unconventional and vibrant "Career Birds" collection. Imaginative and playful, each creation is unique and innovative. Email: briantep@verizon.net.

Career Criminals
Lulu's Laundry
The Abstract Artist 
The Kitchen Staff

Dealer Jan Patrie  Autumn Leaf Studio, Nevada

IGMA Fellow Jan Patrie handcrafts realistic 1:12 scale food items, and makes all of her work tables and cutting boards. Her line includes main dishes, meats, fruits, vegetables, and fabulous French baguettes. Jan also creates food preparation worktables, hors d'oeuvres, and a wide variety of drinks. Web: www.autumnleafstudio.com

Beer and pizza on a handcrafted chopping block table.

Dealer Ginger Landon Siegel, New York

Ginger Landon Siegel, New York, offers dimensional scenes, nutcrackers, carousels and figures, kits and finished pieces, as well as hand-painted teapots and jewelry. She creates in 1-inch scale, 1/4" scale, and offers 1/144th scale micro mini kits as well as 3-dimensional scenes in kits or as finished pieces. She is offering two Friday workshops: Class #3-Carousel Locket and Class#4-Faux Stained Glass Chandelier. Web: www.picturetrail.com/gingerlandonsiegel

This charming 1/144 scale Winery is part of a series of tiny magnetized boxes. Giving the illusion of wine filled shelves, Ginger's dimensional techniques give life to this tiny scene.
Pink Carousel with six hand-cut 2-sided paper horses painted with Iridescent Dimensional Paints.
Friday Workshop: Faux Stained Glass Chandelier

Dealer Era Pearce, Arizona

IGMA Fellow Era Pearce specializes in one-of-a-kind 1:12 scale miniature flowers and plants. Her line includes carnivorous botanicals, cactus and succulent gardens, Wisteria vines, tropical plants, orchids, and unique floral arrangements. Era also creates in 1/2-inch scale and 1/4-inch scale. Web: www.pearceminiatures.com

Bog Garden in 1:12 scale.

Dealer Tish Tierney, Versailles Fashion Dolls, Florida

Tish Tierney has been making 1:12 scale porcelain dolls since 2012. Dolls are poured from various molds. She paints the faces with acrylic paint.  Costumes are researched and made with silks, other natural fabrics, and antique lace. Inspired by doll artist Dana Burton, she endeavors to give her dolls a realistic look and pose. Web: http://www.versaillesfashiondolls.com

Beautifully costumed porcelain ballerina in 1:12 scale.

Dealer Bobbie Johnson, Colorado

Bobbie Johnson creates unique 1:12 scale furniture, clothing and accessories with a vintage/shabby chic flair.  Her wide range of one-of-a-kind miniatures includes baby items, men's wear, hats and purses, loose clothing, and furniture. Email: bobbie.johnson12152@gmail.com

Antique stroller and vintage dolls with pastel bedding and laces in a shabby chic style.

Dealer Mzia Dsamia, New York

Mzia Dsamia creates elegantly attired figures, mannequins, garments, jewelry, lighting, hand-painted furniture, china and more. Her exquisite figures include an assortment of European Royalty from the 17th to 19th centuries. Residing in New York City since 1992, Mzia is a native of the Republic of Georgia (between Russia and Asia). Email: tbilisid@aim.com

Dressing to impress in hand-painted silk fabrics, 18th Century nobility clothing has the "wow" factor.

Elizabeth Murta, Betinha Murta Miniatures, Florida

Elizabeth Murta works in cold porcelain. She handcrafts 1:12 scale tea sets, dinner sets, plants, little shoes, fountains, cakes, sweets, chocolates, drinks, and more.  She also creates in 1:144 scale.

Cake with Gingerbread House, cookies and candy decorations. Whimsical Holiday teapot, plate, cup and saucer, and wooden spoon. 1:12 scale.

Dealer Phyllis Nishimori and Liz Aduan, Grandt Line Products

Grandt Line Products offers delightful 1:48 and 1:144" scale kits. Shown here is Grammy Fudge's Garden Goodies shop in 1/4-inch scale. Complete with lawn art, birdhouses, fountains, gazing balls, and an assortment of other fun items. Grandt Line is going out of business. Be sure to drop by their table to say "hello and goodbye." Web: http://www.grandtline.com

Grammy Fudge's Garden Goodies

Friday, July 13, 2018

2018 Show Preview

Dealer Carlene Brown, Something Special Miniatures

Carlene Brown creates a wide variety of Market Stalls and sideboards in 1:12 scale. Available empty or filled with items, themes include garden, seashore, Halloween, Christmas, and much more. She makes and sells various items to fill the stalls. In 2017, Carlene offered a Friday Workshop for students to make their own version of a European Market Stall. Email: petercar55@yahoo.com

Exquisite sideboard with a collection of "rooster" themed accessories and pillows. 1:12 scale.

Dealer Bridget McCarty Miniature Pets

Bridget McCarty has been a dealer at Good Sam since 2012. In addition to being a fine artist for Disney Parks Galleries, she creates an exceptional array of delightful one-of-a-kind 1:12 scale animals and fanciful characters. Her miniature pets are lifelike and full of personality. Bridget's charming scenes are imaginative and sure to delight. Web: http://www.BridgetMcCarty.com

This little white kitten and stuffed bear are hanging out in style on a Victorian inspired couch with lace and lovely patterns on display. 1:12 scale.

Dealer Laura Crain of Dollhouse Land, California

Laura Crain handcrafts imaginative food displays and innovative floral designs in 1:12 scale. Her distinctive decor for the major holidays and the four seasons is imaginative, eye-catching, and executed with great flair. Laura's designs are original, and of the highest quality. Email: lauracrain2@aol.com

Two magical springtime garden displays with roses, tulips, hyacinths, and more, 1:12 scale.

Shabby chic hallway table with one-of-a-kind floral arrangement, 1:12 scale.

Dealer Karon Cunningham, England

Karon Cunningham carries an exceptional selection of fine miniatures by leading international artists. Most items are one-of-a-kind or made in limited numbers. Go to Karon's website to see more of her available fine miniature collection. Web: http://karoncunningham.com.

Bacon Cupboard for a country farmhouse in 1:12 scale. Handcrafted by Jan and Paul Brownhill, Country Treasures, Staffordshire, U.K.

Dealer Grandt Line Products

Phyllis Nishimori and her sister Liz Aduan of Grandt Line Products offer delightful 1:48 and 1:144 scale project kits. Their small fantasyland designs are loaded with creativity and whimsy. Many kits are inspired by 1930s Disney movies and 1940s children books.  Web: http://www.grandtline.com

Grammy Fudge’s Garden Goodies in 1:48 scale.
Grammy Fudge’s Garden Goodies in 1:48 scale.

Dealer Judith D. Orias, Delightfully Small, California,

Judith Orias has attended the Good Sam show most years since 2004. She specializes in food and accessories. She created this bowl of 1:12 scale ripe Pomegranates, both whole and cut.

Dealer Gilbert "Gil" Mena, California

Gil Mena is an imaginative and innovative artist. He specializes in fine handcrafted furniture and oil paintings. Gil also creates an exceptional line of turnings. Shown here is Gil's oil reproduction of a famous painting by Gaspard Dughet (1615-1675), a French painter born in Rome. 1:12 scale.

Dealer Lola Renner of Lola Originals

For more than thirty years, Lola Renner has been creating an extensive line of tantalizing miniature food. A dealer at Good Sam the entire time, her range includes appetizers, fruit, gourmet food, seasonal and Holiday candies and treats. Her wedding cakes are fabulous, and her desserts amazing. Web: www.lola-originals.com

Fruit platter and cupcake duo in 1:12 scale. The fruit platter includes a pineapple with leaves applied one-at-a-time.

Dealer Jim Larson of Jim Larson Designs, Washington

Jim Larson created an "Old Meets New" with his stunning modern-day butcher-block table and scream cart in 1:12 scale. Jim has an "If no one else is doing it, I'm going to" when it comes to designing his miniatures.