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, February 28, 2015

Dealer: Johannes Landman, Painter

Don't miss the Johannes Landman article "There's magic in each stroke" in the March/April 2015 issue 44 of Dollhouse Miniatures magazine. An internationally acclaimed painter, he will be at the Bishop Chicago International Show in April 2015 and at the Good Sam Show in October 2015. The paintings shown here were photographed at the 2014 Good Sam Show. Email: jilandman@telus.net

"Windfalls, after Sophie Gengembre Anderson" (mid-1800s) on a handcrafted easel by Johannes Landman.
Festoon of Fruit and Flowers, after Jan Davidsz. de Heem, Dutch (1606-1684).
Peacock Parakeet Crane, after M. d'Hondecoeter, Dutch (1636-1695).
Portrait of a Man in a Black Hat, after Rembrandt, Dutch (1606-1669).
The Marriage of Cupid and Psyche (1756) after Pompeo Batoni, Italian (1708-1787). 

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Dealer: Lucy Iducovich: Needlework & Stitchery

Lucy Iducovich from New Kensington, PA handcrafts fine petit point rugs, seat covers, pillows, tilt frames, wall hangings, eyeglass cases, and more. She uses antique Austrian petit point from the 1920s-1930s to make items. An IGMA Fellow, Lucy offers both finished work and kits. Shows only. 

Dealers: Rita & Horst Kruger, Tiny Ceramics, Germany

From Germany, Rita and Horst Kruger, Tiny Ceramics, make real hand-painted ceramic miniature tiles. This year, they are extending their selection to include tiled benches and tiled fountains. You can order directly from the Tiny Ceramics website. The Kruegers will be at the Chicago International Show in April and the Good Sam Show in October. Email: info@tinyceramics.de. Web: http://www.tiny-ceramics.com    

Handmade elaborate Spanish tile mural.
Art Nouveau tile mural. Wood table with top tiled in a floral and fruit design.  Wood tray features tiled top with rooster. 
Porcelain hand-painted tile mural with opulent flower baskets. The full-size original is in the Nymphenburg Palace, Munich, Germany (constructed 1664-1675).

Exhibit: "African Game Room & Garden"

Michael Puff, the Good Sam Show photographer, exhibited his "African Game Room & Garden" at the 2014 Show. Adapted from a design by Whitledge & Burgess, the setting is South Africa.

In 1:12 scale, the exhibit is 19" wide, 15-1/4" deep, and 13-1/4" high.

The Great White Hunter & his Indian Manservant were commissioned from IGMA Fellow Jamie Carrington, England.
Winston, The Bull Dog was commissioned from IGMA Fellow Kerri Pajutee.
The wet bar, looking out onto the African tropical garden.
African decorations handcrafted by African artist Pam Jones, Miniatures Out of Africa, Cape Town, South Africa. Shrunken Head by IGMA Artisan Nancy Quimby, Nantasy Fantasy. Monkey by Todd Krueger, T.K. Designs.
Wet Bar window looking out onto the Orchid Wall of the African garden.

The African garden with handcrafted Ostrich by IGMA Artisan Teresa Summers.
Painting "Pelt Merchant of Cairo" (J.L. Gerome, 1869) by IGMA Artisan Dan Worsham, PepperWood Miniatures. (The photo in the silver frame on the lamp table is of the Great White Hunter as a young man.)
The Great White Hunter as a young man. 

Photos courtesy of exhibitor Michael Puff and Connie Sauve, the Exhibit Chairman.