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, April 19, 2014

From the Chairman

The second annual Good Sam Academy of Miniatures (GSAM) will be held immediately following the 2014 Good Sam Show, on October 13-17 in Morgan Hill, just 20 minutes fom our show at the Doubletree. Registration information, pictures of the classes and the instructors, and hotel and meal information will be posted on our show web site by May 1, 2014.

Our Friday Workshops, on October 10th, will be posted on the web site June 1st, 2014. Be sure to watch for the Friday workshops, they have gotten better and better in recent years.

If you come to the show on Saturday you may return on Sunday without paying to get in. Also, Sunday from 9:30 to 10:50 there are free Tools and Techniques demonstrations by some of our dealers, and usually a couple of make it and take it teaching experiences. Do take advantage of these opportunities.

Our web site is http://goodsamshowcase.miniature.net

IGMA Castine Display

The International Guild of Miniature Artisans (IGMA) again had a display at the 2013 show of items made at the IGMA School in Castine, Maine. The examples in the two pictures show the great variety of miniatures that are taught there each year.

Go to the IGMA web site at http://www.igma.org to learn more about the organization and its goals. Pictures courtesy of Connie Sauve.
Click on pictures to enlarge them.

From the 2013 Show Floor

The Pictures below were all taken on the 2013 Show floor by Connie Sauve. We are not able to identify all the dealers, so please just enjoy all the pictures. Click on pictures to enlarge them.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

The Guys from Texas, 2014 Academy Instructors

In the past 3 months we have introduced each of our instructors at the second annual
Good Sam Academy of Miniatures. However, we did not have full pictures from The Guys from Texas then. We want to share them with you now. Jon Fish and Larry Osborn are among the finest designers and builders of miniature structures in the country. They can build in any scale and any period. The Guys may be reached at theguysworkshops@satx.rr.com

A Frank Conversation is a 1:12 scale room box in the style of Frank Lloyd Wright. It will be a 3 day class and you will learn so much. Further information on this year’s Academy will be on the show web site in just a few weeks and will be announced here at that time.

Sit back and enjoy the pictures of A Frank Conversation. Click on pictures to enlarge them.

Front view of A Frank Conversation

Left side emphasizing fireplace, bench and stairs

Right side with picture window and scene

Close view of fireplace, bench and skylight

A closer front view of entire room

Detail on side of room box

Closeup of side detail