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 30, 2014

Dealer Natasha Beshenkovsky - Fine Art, Figures, Accessories

We are delighted that internationally acclaimed master artist Natasha Beshenkovsky will be coming from Manhattan again this year. Working mostly in 1:12 scale, she creates captivating fine art in a style unique to her. Natasha's work includes painted sculptures, miniature paintings, decorated period furniture, unique accessories, and more. Some pieces are smaller and would best be described as "no scale." She accepts commissions. natmin@aol.com, http://www.natashaminiatures.com

Mae West from the Comedienne Series.

Lucille Ball from the Comedienne Series. 
Two Cat Sculptures. Painted wood.

To see more Natasha Fine Miniatures, go >here<.

Dealer Peter Tucker, Canada - Modern Furniture & Lighting

From Vancouver, British Columbia, Peter Tucker of Roomboxes Etc., designs outstanding room boxes and working light fixtures mainly in 1:12 scale. While he custom builds rooms of all descriptions, Peter specializes in 20th and 21st century designs--Arts & Crafts, Art Deco, and contemporary. He builds to order in scales ranging from quarter-inch to 2-inch.  Email: peter@roomboxes.com. Web: http://www.roomboxes.com.  Blog: http://roomboxes.blogspot.com

Cylinder ceiling light. 3 LEDs used.
Acrylic top dining table.
Ball light. Adjusts to sloping ceiling.
Black & white armchair.
Low table for Japanese tea room.
Light sculpture "Cityscape" about 3.5-inches long.
Small dining table based on a classic modern design.
Olive & Ebony wood dressing table (or desk). Triangular lamp.
Bed with Olive wood headboard.
Light sculpture "seascape" about 3-inches tall. LED underlit.

To see more of Peter's work, go >here<.

Dealers Barbara Stanton & William Maranville - Paintings, Turnings & More

The talented husband and wife team of Barbara Stanton & William Maranville have been dealers at Good Sam for 15 years. An IGMA Fellow, Barbara will be offering a fine selection of new oil paintings at this year's show. She works in both 1:12 and 1:48 scale. Subjects include Animals, Florals, Still Lifes, Landscapes, Seascapes, and more. An IGMA Artisan, Bill offers fine miniature turnings and hand-carved masks. Email: microangelo@earthlink.net. Web: http://www.barbarastanton.com/

Barbara Stanton's miniature art patrons, checking out her work.
Barbara's paintings inspired by a trip to Tahiti. Bill Maranville's mask carved from a date pit, and his turned wooden bowl.
Detail view.
"Little Bitty Fish" miniature oil painting by Barbara.
"The Sentinel" is one of 7 different dollhouse-size jigsaw puzzles with images by Barbara. It is 1.5" x 2" with 80 pieces and matching box. 
Barbara in front of her display at the Good Sam Show, a few years ago. 

To see more of Barbara Stanton and Bill Maranville's work, go >here<.

Dealer Carla Gaustad: Collectibles & Figures

Carla Gaustad specializes in exceptional miniatures crafted by fine international artisans and talented U.S. artisans who do not attend shows. Twice a year, Carla goes to a leading international dollhouse festival in England. She buys unique craftsmen pieces to sell to miniature enthusiasts at top shows here in the U.S. A dealer at Good Sam for more than thirty years, the beautiful selections on Carla's table are not to be missed. Tel: 949-768-5636. Email: jgaustad1@cox.net.

Clown doll and two Jack-in-Boxes by Lee Silverstein and Laura Collum.
Elegant lady reclining on a settee by Gale Elena Bantock of England.
Toy cabinet from France by an unknown artist. 

To see some of Carla Gaustad's offerings from past years, go >here<.

Dealer Beth Freeman-Kane, South Africa: Sculptures of Birds & Small Wildlife and Friday Workshop

From South Africa, IGMA Fellow Beth Freeman-Kane was new to Good Sam last year. We are delighted that she is returning for this year's show and offering a workshop. A professional artist, Beth specializes in sculptures of birds and small wildlife in natural settings. Her studio in South Africa looks out onto a lush green valley with an abundance of bird life. Email: info@bethfreeman-kane.co.za  Web: http://bethfreeman-kane.co.za

"Moments in Time." Wood clock case with eight compartments. Each contains birds or small wildlife from South Africa. Sold at the 2012 show.
Cast resin and hand-painted Peacock with real feather tail.
Chickadee perched on a watering can observing a dragonfly made with real bee wings.
"Meerkat Manners." Framed wildlife composition featuring a female meerkat with baby.
Friday Workshop: "Lazuli Bunting" bird vignette in 1:12 scale. Registration deadline: September 25, 2014. To see the Friday Workshop offerings, go to: http://goodsamshowcase.miniature.net  

To see more of Beth Freeman-Kane's work, go >here<.

Karen Cary: Quarter-Scale Kits & Friday Workshop

Karen & Alan Cary (Karen Cary's Miniatures) make quarter-scale kits for structures, many lines of furniture kits, and kits for structures in 1/144th scale. Their offerings include Medieval, Victorian, French, Nautical, Japanese and Dutch, to name a few. They sell laser cut decorative moldings, trims, railings, gates, stairs, windows, doors, and more. Karen regularly offers workshops at Good Sam. Email: minis@karencary.com Web: http://www.karencary.com

Don't miss their Friday Workshop to build the "St. Louis Shanty Boat" in 1:48 scale. Registration closes September 15.

To see all Friday workshop offerings, class details, cost, individual registration deadlines, and Registration Form, go to: http://goodsamshowcase.miniature.net

Exhibit: Needle Dee-Needle Dum

Laurel Doll from Hollister, California exhibited "Needle Dee-Needle Dum" at the 2013 Good Sam Show. "This room box is the result of love...," Laurel tells us. ""Love of miniatures, love of quilting, love of painting, and love of color!"

Unique and attention-catching, this charming 1:12 scale room box is three stories tall, and has five rooms. Each one is imaginatively loaded with detail. If you are an aspiring designer or simply enjoy crafting and sewing, you will appreciate the many eye-catching, colorful, and fun fabrics and accessories.

Needle Dee-Needle Dum is 26-inches wide, 10-inches deep, and 27-inches tall.  Photos courtesy of Connie Sauve, Exhibit Chairman.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Dealer Josephine Meyer: Paintings, Furniture & Accessories

The talented and versatile Josephine "Jo" Meyer creates original 1:12 scale paintings, copies of the Old Masters, and whimsical animal paintings. She also paints in smaller scale. Her hand-painted furniture and accessories are delightful. In 2001, Jo achieved the status of IGMA Artisan. Don't miss her table at this year's show. Email: JoArt@att.net. Web: http://www.joart.com

Seated Bather by Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1883-1884).
Argenteuil by Claude Monet (1875).
Original hand-painted Venetian screen.
Mrs. Newton by James Tissot (1880).
En Bateau Le Bain by Mary Cassatt (1908).
The Caress inspired by Mary Cassatt (1902). Jo Meyer added the dog.
Petite Dancer inspired by Fernando Botero (2001), with changes by Jo Meyer.
Miniature Screen with original Art Deco design. Marthe de Florian (1888) is the companion piece.
Marthe de Florian by Giovanni Boldini (1888) is the companion piece to the original Art Deco screen.
Whimsical version of La Infanta Margarita, inspired by Diego Velasquez (1656).
Off to School by Charles Burton Barber (1883).

To see more of Jo Meyer's work, go here, here and here.