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, November 24, 2012

At the Show - Figures, Paintings & Screens

A renowned international miniature artisan, Natasha Beshenkovsky creates fine art miniatures. Her one-of-a-kind creations include painted sculptures, dollhouse scale decorated period furniture, miniature paintings, shadow boxes, and more. An IGMA Artisan, Natasha works in a distinctive style unique to her. She is considered by many to be one of the leading artists in the field of scale miniatures. Commissions accepted. natmin@aol.com, www.natashaminiatures.com

The Marx Brothers from her Stars of the Silver Screen series. Photo taken on showroom floor.
"She Grew and Grew" from Alice in Wonderland (Lewis Carroll, 1865).
Mary had a Little Lamb sculpture (from the nursery rhyme, 1830).
Scarlet O'Hara from Gone with the Wind (1939 film).
"Central Park" with roller bladers, dog walkers, tourists and the city skyline in background, about 40-inches wide. In the collection of Holly June Browne.
Some of Natasha's charming miniature dog paintings. She also makes a variety of dog and cat sculptures. Photo taken on showroom floor.
The Three Little Kittens hand-painted screen, with cat sculpture in front.
Charming hand-painted screen with well-dressed cats and some wee mice.
Rococo hand-painted screen with scroll design.

Previous Natasha Beshenkovsky post here.

At the Show - Lighting, Stained Glass & Toys

The Kummerows are a lovely husband and wife team of miniature artisans and work in 1/12, 1/4 and 1:144 scale. They were first dealers at Good Sam in the early 1990's and have been back at the show since 2005. Barbara and Lew make Tiffany lamps, out-of-the-ordinary lighting, and decorative stained glass screens. Their line includes toys, holiday items, eye-catching small structures, and more. You will always find something new and exciting on their table. kumini@tcsn.net 

Collection of Tiffany lamps. Photo taken on showroom floor.
Collection of lighting with a seashell theme and two toy sailboats.
Beautiful three-panel folding stained glass room screen.
Decorative stained glass fireplace screen.
Working Victorian-style toy theatre, 2-1/2" H x 2-1/4" W. Hugely popular in the 19th Century, they were collected by adults and children.

Previous Lew and Barbara Kummerow posts here and here.

At the Show - Wicker Furniture

Rhea Strange (Rhea's Wicker in Miniature) offers 1:12 scale reproductions of wicker furniture from a bygone era, the Golden Age of American wicker furniture. An IGMA Artisan, she skillfully creates detailed and imaginative authentic wicker pieces from the 1860s-1890s. Her furniture is truly an art form requiring many hours of hard work and commitment. Rhea has been a dealer at Good Sam for the last several years.   rheas_wicker@hotmail.com

Photos taken on showroom floor.

Previous Rhea Strange post here.

At the Show - Exhibits

Each week, we plan to share one or more of the exceptional projects that exhibitors brought to display at the 2012 Good Sam Show. (From time-to-time, we may share exhibit photos from earlier shows.) Special thanks to Connie Sauve, Good Sam Exhibit Chairman, for the photographs shown here.

This week's exhibit--the Carousel Creamery--is filled with an amazing number of details.  Everywhere you look, there is something to delight the eye. "This is the first shop I ever built," says Meshelle Keel of San Pablo, CA. "It took about seven months because I made all of the fixtures and most of the food. It is a Housework's shop front that I made larger." The shop is 1:12 scale.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

At the Show - Modern Miniaturist

For almost four years, Paris Renfroe, PRD Miniatures, has been making his captivating line of 1:12 scale Industrial Urban to Modern furniture and accessories. He is also a full-sized furniture designer/builder and does custom work. His designs are cutting edge and sure to capture your attention. paris@parisrenfroedesign.com, www.prdminiatures.com

Photos taken on the showroom floor of PRD Miniatures table.
Living room features modern Uno sofa in gray, a pair of Davinci cubes in natural, white Console, and Soho Entertainment Unit. Available with a faux flat screen TV mounted on the back wall.
Cole Entertainment Console in white. Available in other colors.
Bed with Island Collection of mini modern designer bedding.
Bed with Sumatra Collection of designer bedding.
New Tsunami soak tub in solid walnut. Various wood options will be available.

Previous Paris Renfroe posts here.

At the Show - Art Deco, Modern Furniture & Lights

Peter Tucker, Roomboxes Etc., Canada, continues to delight show attendees with his beautifully designed modern furniture and working light fixtures. In addition to his original modern furniture and lighting, he makes striking room boxes. While Peter works mainly in 1:12 scale, he builds to order so has done scales ranging from quarter-inch to 2-inch as well. peter@roomboxes.com, www.roomboxes.com, roomboxes.blogspot.com

Peter Tucker table on the show floor.

Dance light sculpture.

Satellite trio lamp.
Illuminated display unit using LEDs wired for 12v.

One-of-a-kind Art Deco demi lune table.
Handcrafted Art Deco clock.
Handcrafted conical fireplace.
Ebony chairs with white leather cushions and coordinating coffee table.
Lighted skyscraper floor lamp and table lamp. Each with chromed brass shade and LED bulb.
Table lamp with acrylic head suspended on a carbon fiber rod sent in an Ebony base (LED). Chair based on Gerrit Rietveld's 1917 Red Blue Chair.

Arts & Crafts/Japanese table lights on a low coffee table with Padauk top. Light on the acrylic side table based on one by Italian designer Joe Colombo. (LEDs and can be made to run off batteries.) Photo taken at show.

Previous Peter Tucker posts here

At the Show - Modern Mini Structures

One of Erik Goddard's specialties is modern and contemporary rooms and houses. He designs and builds exceptional miniature architecture. Additionally, he makes Japanese rooms and structures, classic and traditional scenes, and more. His pieces have warm, intimate lighting and rich interior details. Commissions welcomed. Erik will also do a custom version of an existing item. mail@erikgoddard.com, www.erikgoddard.com

Element. A contemporary apartment overlooking a city from the 30th floor.
East Side #1. A modern condo portrayed on a bright winter day.
 Modern suite. The great room of a modern condo looking out from the 60th floor to an urban landscape.

Previous Erik Goddard posts here and here.