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, December 27, 2014

Happy New Year from the Good Sam Committee

Now that Dancer and Vixen have returned Santa to the North Pole, we can all look forward to the merriment of bringing in year 2015. May the New Year be all we can wish for, in our miniature world and in the world at large. Hopefully, we will meet some of you in person at the 2015 Good Sam Show.

Traditional celebratory cuisine of the Old South by IGMA Fellow Jan Patrie, Autumn Leaf Studio.

Dishes include fried chicken, baked ham, black-eyed peas, collard greens, tomatoes and cornbread with pecan pie and key-lime pie for dessert. Special order. Email: jan@autumnleafstudio.com. Web: http://www.autumnleafstudio.com

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Happy Holidays from the Good Sam Committee

As Christmas approaches, our entire committee wishes all of you a peaceful and joyous Holiday Season, each celebrating in your own way.

Christmas gingerbread houses courtesy of dealers Larry & Betty Herman, Itty-Bitty Builder. "Bobbi Hargett of Boise, Idaho made these delightful gingerbread houses," Larry Herman tells us. "She is also the show chairman for the Mini Les Bois show held every Spring in Boise." Email: Hermanshow@aol.com

Workshop with Artist Barbara Stanton

IGMA Fellow Barbara Stanton will be teaching a miniature oil painting workshop on January 17th. The subject will be determined by the students' interest. The class is geared for beginners who have never painted before. Students with full size painting experience would have fun painting minis, too. Students will learn the secrets of color mixing, composition and values, all on a tiny canvass under 3-inches. Email: microangelo@earthlink.net. Web: http://www.barbarastanton.com

"Artist in the Garden" is one of Barbara Stanton's latest pieces.

Date: Saturday, January 17th.  Time: 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM. Workshop will be held at the Bothwell Art Center, 2466 Eighth Street, Livermore, CA, 94550. Cost: $95.00 per student. Sign up and prepay before Dec. 31st and get a $10 discount. To sign up: (925) 373-9638

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

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Celebrating "Christmas Past"

Erik Goddard's delightful "Christmas Past" portrays a London Square from a bygone era. Erik designs and builds miniature structures and scenes, which he then brings to life with warm, intimate lighting and rich detail.

Bookshop with upstairs apartment lit by a Christmas tree, and Bakery/Wine shop.
Playful elves by doll artist Fern Vasi, IGMA Artisan. Every holiday season, Fern creates new elves for the Series. Email: fernvasidolls@yahoo.com 

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Dealer Erik Goddard - Structures

Erik Goddard designs and builds exceptional miniature architecture in 1:12 scale. He accepts commissions. Shown here is "Brasserie Zinc" located on a curved and winding street in Brussels. Eric is offering Zinc as a three-day workshop, April 14-16, at the 2015 Tom Bishop Chicago International Show. Email: mail@erikgoodard.com, http://www.erikgoddard.comhttps://www.facebook.com/erikgoddard1   

To see more of Erik Goddard's structures, go >here<.

Dealer Debbie Heard, D.Sierck Ltd - Collectibles, Accessories & Furniture

Debbie Heard offers an ever-changing selection of fine miniatures from private collections and estate sales. She enjoys selling high quality, unique items from the past that are no longer available on the market. Everything on her table is of the highest quality. Email: fjdebbie@aol.com

Silver makers, Acquisto Silver Company, Eugene Kupjack, signature JB, and others.
Lovely one-of-a-kind Snow Queen by Helen Hartzell.
Santa in chair by Sylvia Lyons. Teddy bears by Bonnie Franklin.
A variety of artist dolls.

To see some of Debbie's past offerings, to >here<.

Dealer Sue Herber: Quarterr-Scale Kits, Furnishings & Mice People

An IGMA Artisan, Sue Herber makes exceptional miniature structure kits in quarter-scale. Shown here are shop kits from her "Dickens Sketches" series inspired by Charles Dickens novels. Kits for the furnishings are available separately. Email: sue@thing.com.  Web: http://www.thing.com/sue/

Shops from the "Dickens Sketches" series. Each shop is about 1-1/4" deep. Quarter-scale.
Christmas Carol.
Christmas Carol.

Christmas Carol.
The Curiosity Shop.
The Curiosity Shop.
The Green Grocer.

The Green Grocer.

The Cobblery.

The Cobblery.
The Butchery.

The Butchery.
Wee character mice, about 3/4-inches tall. 

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

Dealer Jan Patrie, Autumn Leaf Studio - Artisan Food

An IGMA Fellow in Food, Jan Patrie hand-sculpts a wide selection of 1:12 scale food. Featured here are some of her Holiday and party offerings. Jan's line includes food preparation worktables, main dishes, meats, fruits, vegetables, eggs, drinks, hors d'oeuvres, French baguettes, and much more. She accepts special orders. Email: jan@autumnleafstudio.com. Web: http://www.autumnleafstudio.com

Fabulous selection of Holiday foods from Jan Patrie's table.
Bottle of champagne and two glasses. Plate of caviar with cream cheese and crackers.
Party trays of hors d'oeuvres and cheeses.
Tray of individual chocolate desserts. Special order. Red wine sold by glass, carafe and bottle.
Selection of chocolate desserts on 3-tier stands.
Traditional Mexican flan with caramel sauce. Special order. Mexican hot chocolate.
Bowl of mixed peanuts. Tray of mixed drinks. Appetizer of caviar with cream cheese and crackers.

To see more of ­ Jan Patrie's artisan foods, go >here<.