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.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

At the Show - Exhibits

This week's exhibits focus on a bit of unique Americana. We share a room box inspired by Mary Engelbriet's distinctive illustrations. It is imbued with spirited wit and nostalgic warmth. The second exhibit harkens back to the 1950s. We are reminded of the many popular record hits by performers from that era.

"Life is Just a Chair of Bowlies" is 1:12 scale and was designed by Kathleen Stats, Vallejo, California and exhibited at the 2009 Good Sam Show. She told us at the time, "My husband Terry gifted me with two unpainted hutches which I finished in the Engelbreit style. The chair on the right is actually a Christmas ornament." Kathleen has been creating in miniatures for almost 40 years. Photos by Michael Puff and Connie Sauve.

This clever 1950s soda fountain/diner scene is in a vintage (or reproduction) coin-operated countertop Select-O-Matic. Many of these models graced diner booths, counters and bars across the United States in the 1950s. Customers could select songs from the jukebox for a quarter. Photographed by Connie Sauve at the 2011 Good Sam Show. The exhibitor's name is unknown.

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