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 16, 2014

2014 Good Sam Show Ad

This Ad for the 2014 Good Sam Show appears in the current issues of Dollhouse Miniatures and American Miniaturist magazines. The Show will be held October 11-12 at the Doubletree Hotel in San Jose, CA. There will be 116 fine miniature dealers, of which 18 are international. Eight excellent workshops are scheduled on Friday, before the show. Come and join the fun! http://goodsamshowcase.miniature.net 

Ad in American Miniaturist (Sept 2014, Issue 137, page 68) and Dollhouse Miniatures magazine (Sept-Oct 2014, Issue 41, page 51).

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Figures, Furniture, Lighting: Mzia Dsamia, Small Creations

New to Good Sam in 2013, Mzia Dsamia is a fine miniature dollhouse artist from New York City. Her work includes custom designed figures, costumes, chandeliers, hand-painted China, furniture, lighting, and more. One of her favorite periods in which to work is XVI to XVIII Century European royalty. Email: tbilisid@netscape.net. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Small-Creations-by-Mzia-Dsamia/172583816097147 

Fashion Designer Karl Lagerfeld of Chanel. Model in a Chanel dress.
Marie Theresa costume (First wife of Louis XIV, France)
Pink round sofa with Venetian style Crystal Chandelier.
Lovely fireplace with decorated mantle. Lamps on fireplace are male figurines with glass shades.
Floor and table lamps with white silk shades.
Victorian lady in white silk chiffon dress with flowers.
Silk chiffon summer day dresses with flowers.
Pretty feminine floor lamp with flowers. 
Gorgeous red gown by Fashion Designer John Galliano.

To see more of Mzia Dsamia's work, go here.

Miniature Fine Art & Signs: Phyllis Hawkes

IGMA Fellow Phyllis Hawkes has attended Good Sam since 2012. Working in 1:12 scale, she specializes in fine art, signs, and decorated furniture. Her fine art reproductions range from Old Masters to American Folk Painting, antique signs, contemporary signs, wall plaques, decorated furniture, and more. Custom projects and commissions are welcome. Email: phyllis.hawkes@comcast.net. Web: http://www.phyllishawkesstudio.com/

The Great Race: The Cutty Sark & The Thermopolae by Charles Vickery (early 20th century). Traditional oil painting. 4" x 3-1/16".
Miss Jayne Bowles by Joshua Reynolds (1775). Traditional oil painting. 3-3/16" x 2-5/8".
Retrieving by Edward Henry Potthast (1890). Traditional oil painting. 2-5/8" x 3-3/16".
Jane Ann Campbell by Ammi Phillips (1820). Traditional oil painting. 2-1/2" x 3-1/4".
Mrs. Keyser by unknown American Folk painter (1884). Traditional oil painting. 1-7/8" x 2-1/4".
Sign of the Thomson Inn by unknown New England sign painter (1799). Acrylic, 3-1/8" x 5".
Shoe-Maker Sign after a parade banner. By William Capon, Jr. (1841). Acrylic, 2-1/2" x 1-7/8". 
Birds & Butterflies Set after modern wall hangings (21st century). Acrylic, approximately 1-1/4" x 1-1/4" each.  

To see more of Phyllis Hawkes work, go here and here.

Kits, LED Lighting & More: The Kubricans, True2scale

True2scale is the husband and wife team of Carol and Tomas Kubrican. They design and sell out-of-the-ordinary precision cut miniature kits in 1", 1/2" and 1/4" scales. The Kubricans incorporate LED lighting into many items and offer the LED kits on their website. Designs include kits for major holidays, such as Christmas, Halloween, and Valentine's Day. They always have new and exciting kits and other items to offer. Web: http://www.true2scale.com. Blog: http://www.true2scale.blogspot.com

Gingerbread Cafe Kit, in quarter-scale. Exterior view. LED lighting is available.
Interior view of the quarter-scale Gingerbread Cafe Kit
No-Bake Gingerbread Cookies. Quarter and one-inch scale.
A Bushel and a Peck Kit. Quarter-scale garden shed. Exterior view.
Interior view of the Bushel and a Peck garden shed kit. Quarter-scale.
Arbor with Swing Kit in quarter-scale. The swing moves. 
Pink and Blue Chintz Decals for 1:12 scale dishes.

To see more True2scale designs, go herehere and here.

2014 Good Sam Academy Workshops

The September 1 deadline to register for an Academy Workshop is drawing close. There are still openings in the Guys from Texas class to make a fabulous 1:12 scale Frank Lloyd Wright room box. Jon Fish and Larry Osborn create some of the finest miniature structures in the country. Their craftsmanship is superb. The details are exquisite. They are fine instructors. Don't miss this rare opportunity to take their workshop in one of our relaxed and inviting Academy classrooms. A good time will be had by all!  

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Frank Lloyd Wright room box, 1:12 scale. Every detail flows into the next in this dramatic design. 18-inches deep x 26-inches wide. 15-1/2 inches tall.

The ever-so-talented IGMA Fellow Nell Corkin is offering a delightful 1:144 "Carpenter Gothic" style cottage (mid-to late 19th century). With over 30 years of experience, Nell is well known for achieving a high level of detail and realistic look in 1:144th scale. We are most fortunate this year to have Nell as an instructor at the Academy and dealer at the Show.

1/144" scale Victorian Cottage taught by IGMA Fellow Nell Corkin.
Interior of Victorian Cottage.

For detailed information, go to: http://goodsamshowcase.miniature.net/goodsamacademy.htm. Send in your GSAM registration now. If you have questions, contact Connie Sauve, GSAM Director. Phone 209-474-2870. Email: connie@thechinadoll.com

Exhibits: The Wine Shop, Teepee & Three Dog Night

Richard Huntley from Riverbank, California brought three 1:12 scale exhibits to display at the 2013 Good Sam Show. Riverbank is located on the banks of the Stanislaus River in Stanislaus County, about 1-1/2 hours from San Jose. Special thanks to Mr. Huntley for bringing his exhibits from such a distance to share.

Exhibit #1: The Wine Shop.

This rustic Wine Shop is loaded with details. It has a serving bar to sample wines, along with a selection of fruit and cheeses. Across from the wine bar is a rustic stone fireplace. There is a bedroom upstairs. The shop is 30-inches wide, 21-inches deep and 23-inches tall.

Exhibit #2: The Teepee (Tipi)

This rustic Teepee is very traditional in that it is bark layered on a pole-structure. Such structures were used by various tribes, especially for hunting camps. It is 13-inches wide, 12-inches deep and 12-inches high.

Exhibit #3: Three-Dog Night 

A collection of three well-built and sturdy doghouses, using different materials.  One has a very cute dog in residence. Each doghouse is 3-inches wide, 3-inches deep and 4-inches tall.