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, June 29, 2013

From the Chairman - Good Sam Show 2013 Ad

We would like to share this full-page ad for the upcoming Good Sam Show. It appears on the inside cover of the July 2013 American Miniaturist (Issue #123). Both dealers are scheduled to be at the 2013 Show.

Furniture by IGMA Fellow Geoff Wonnacott, England. Hand-painted porcelain tea pot, cups and saucers by IGMA Artisan Miyuki Nagashima, Japan.
For more information on the 2013 Good Sam Show, go to http://goodsamshowcase.miniature.net/.

Article on the Good Sam Academy (GSAM)

There is an excellent article in American Miniaturist introducing the six outstanding teachers at this year's Good Sam Academy (GSAM). See the July 2013 issue #123, pages 56-64. It provides background information on each instructor and includes photos of additional work. The write-up also speaks to the techniques the artisans will be teaching in their classes. All were asked "What do you find to be the most rewarding aspects of offering workshops?" Clearly, they all love to share their knowledge and skills with students. 

Exterior of Le Bon Marché as detailed by instructor IGMA Artisan Bluette Meloney. Five day workshop, Oct. 14-18, 2013.
Interior of Le Bon Marché with Art Deco faux finishes.

Interior detail of Bon Marché with alternate Floral faux finishes. Students will have a choice of which interior detail they wish to use.

Instructor Barbara Sabia "Stained Glass Window" one-day workshop, Oct. 14, 2013. She also offers a "Stained Glass Fireplace Screen" one-day workshop on Oct. 15, 2013.
Exterior of Medieval Folly as detailed by instructor Rik Pierce. Five day workshop, Oct. 14-18, 2013.

Tufted  Leather or Fabric Chair and Foot Stool. 3-day  workshop, Oct. 14-16, 2013. Instructor IGMA Fellow Nancy Summers.

Learn to make a rhododendron, clump of bamboo, and pot of petunias from IGMA Fellow Carol Wagner. Four day workshop, Oct. 14-17, 2013.
French Transitional Louis XV-XVI Bureau c1774. Three-day workshop, Oct. 14-16, 2013  by IGMA Fellow Geoff Wonnacott. He also offers a two-day workshop, Oct. 17-18, 2013 to make a George III Chippendale Silver Table.

To order a copy of American Miniaturist magazine, email usoffice@ashdown.co.uk or go to http://www.craft-club.com/usa. Downloadable issues and overseas shipping available.

For Good Sam Academy registration information go to: http://goodsamshowcase.miniature.net/goodsamacademy.htm

Saturday, June 22, 2013

At the Show - 2013 Friday Workshops

Twelve pre-registered Friday Workshops are scheduled on Oct. 11 at the Doubletree Hotel San Jose prior to the Oct. 12-13 Good Sam Show. The offerings are outstanding with exceptional instructors from the U.S., France, the Netherlands, and South Africa. Whether you are a beginner or have some experience, it is a wonderful opportunity to build your know-how and skills. Ten workshop offerings are in 1-inch scale, and two are in quarter-scale.

The Friday Pre-Registered Workshops on the Good Sam website:  http://goodsamshowcase.miniature.net/Fri_wkshp_2013/friwkshp_intro.htm

Click on the photos below for  larger photos.  Click on the class title for the class description.  The workshop application form can be found at the bottom of each class description.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

From the Chairman - Magazine Cover for Good Sam Academy

There is an excellent article introducing the new Good Sam Academy (GSAM) in the July/August 2013 issue of Dollhouse Miniatures magazine. It provides details on the Academy, including notes on the first year instructors and examples of their workshops.

The prototype for Bluette Meloney's "Le Bon Marché" workshop is featured on the cover.

To order a copy of the magazine, email usoffice@ashdown.co.uk or go to http://www.craft-club.com/usa. Downloadable issues and overseas shipping available. For Good Sam Academy registration information go to: http://goodsamshowcase.miniature.net/goodsamacademy.htm

At the Show - International Painter

An internationally acclaimed painter, Johannes Landman has attended Good Sam since 2009. Born in the Netherlands, he later lived in Spain, and now resides Victoria, British Columbia. A gifted artist, Johannes paints across a wide range of subject matter which he reinterprets in his own style. The Kansas City Toy & Miniature Museum is home to a large collection of his exquisite paintings. One of the museum's highlighted pieces is a fully-functioning miniature harpsichord that Johannes both carved and painted. Don't miss his table at this year's show.  jilandman@telus.net

"The Minuet, After John Everett Millais" (English, 1866).
A classical painting in a lovely handcrafted frame. Johannes makes all of his own frames.
"The Dancer." An original Johannes Landman painting.
"Henry, Duke of Gloucester, After Adriaen Haddeman (Dutch, c.1653).
"The Lacemaker, After Johannes Vermeer" (Dutch, C.1669-1671).
"Portrait of Rembrandt, After Jan Lievens" (Dutch c.1629).
"Nymph Abducted by a Faun, After Alexandre Cabanel" (French, 1860).
"Children at a Window, After Waldmuller" (Austrian,1853).

To see more of Johannes Landman's paintings, go here.

At the Show - Structures

Erik Goddard attended Good Sam for the first time in 2011. A very versatile designer, his exceptional architectural structures and room boxes include modern, Japanese, period pieces, tree houses, and much more. His work features fabulous lighting and rich interior details. He accepts commissions. mail@erikgoddard.com, http://www.erikgoddard.com

"Studio 7" is an artist's studio in 1:12 scale
"Treehouse 3" gets its name from the three rooms: Main room, upper sleeping room and sitting/sleeping room. About 1/4-inch scale.
"5-Mat Room" is a Japanese garden scene in 1:12 scale.
"Montresor" is a quaint stone house overgrown with leaves in the village of Montresor, France. 1:12 scale.
"The Green Dragon" is a pub near the end of a quiet lane in Shropshire, England. 1:12 scale.

"The Shanty" with weather-beaten wood exterior, shingle roof, and aged dock timbers, built upon a rocky crag. 1/2" scale.
"The Counting House" of Ebenezer Scrooge from "A Christmas Carol" (Dickens, 1843). 1:12 scale.
Bob Cratchit's side, also known as "the tank".
Door to Ebenezer Scrooge's office.

Ebenezer Scrooge's office

"Brasserie Zinc" Workshop, 1:12 scale. Offered Aug.10-11, 2013 at Shellie's Miniature Mania, San Carlos, CA. To register, contact Shellie Kazan. Tel 650-593-4921, shelliesminis@msn.comhttp://www.shelliesminis.com

To see more Workshop photos, go here.
To see more photos of Erik Goddard's work, go here and here.

At the Show -Exhibit

This week's exhibit is from the 2012 Good Sam Show. It is a spacious Artist Studio in a stand-alone building by Frank Galica, San Jose, CA. Photos courtesy of Connie Sauve, Exhibit Chairman.

"The Artist Studio was designed and built from scratch--no kit," Frank Galica tells us. "It is one-inch scale and is 18-inches wide, 19-1/2 inches deep, and 20-inches tall."