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, May 30, 2015

Dealer Stephanie Blythe: Figures & Fantasy

Doll artist Stephanie Blythe creates divine fine art porcelain figures--many times inspired by fairy tales and fantasy. A long-time member of NIADA, her figures reflect a great talent for sculpting and painting. Costumes utilize natural materials and bits of antique fabric, lace and trim combined at a highly intricate level. She shares a table with Sylvia Mobley. Email: s.blythe@comcast.net. Web: http://www.stephanieblythe.com.

Flyer for the 2015 National Institute of American (NIADA) Conference. Gallery Night Exhibit (Thurs., July 9) and Exhibition and Sale (Sunday, July 12) are open to the public.
Botanical Fairy (a new series).

Up in the Air.
Fairy in the Sewing Box.
Mother and Child.
The Bride (a commission).
Three lovely fairies, 5" tall.
Babe in the Woods with rabbit by Sylvia Mobley (http://www.sylviamobley.com).
Teacup Babies.
Spoon Babies. 

Spoon Babies. 

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

Dealer Sue Veeder: Custom Cats & Paintings

Sue Veeder is an IGMA Fellow specializing in custom cats, dogs, paintings and stained glass window inserts. Each animal is hand-sculpted from Super Sculpey, and then meticulously hand-painted to capture its personality. She accepts commissions.  Email: sue_veeder@hotmail.com

Two lovely oil paintings in 1:12 scale.
Charming mixed media painting in 1:12 scale.
Hand sculpted and hand painted short-haired cat in 1:12 scale. 

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

Dealer Bobbie Johnson - Furniture, Clothing, Accessories with Vintage/Shabby Chic Flair

New to Good Sam in 2014, we are delighted Bobbie Johnson from Colorado is returning to this year's show. She offers a wide range of one-of-a-kind miniatures with a vintage/shabby chic flair. Look for ladies accessories, clothing, hats and purses, men's wear, baby items, furniture and more. Email: bobbie.johnson12152@gmail.com.

Sheep cart with porcelain doll, 1:12 scale.
Ladies brush and comb set.
 Ladies vanity tray. 

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

Dealer Natasha Beshenkovsky: Fine Art Miniatures

We are delighted that the internationally acclaimed master artist Natasha Beshenkovsky from New York City will be at this year's show. Working in a style unique to her, Natasha creates a fascinating range of one-of-a-kind 1:12 scale fine art. Her work includes shadow boxes, sculptures, screens, furniture, cats and dogs, oil paintings, and more. Email: natmin@aol.com. Web: http://www.natashaminiatures.comPinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/beshenkovsky/

"Italian Still-Life with Grapes and Pomegranates" shadow box.
"Carmen" miniature sculpture.
Trompe L'Oeil style screen. 
French 18th century commode with Chinoiserie decoration, marbleized top and gold-leaf ormolu. 
"Bad Cat" sculpture.
Bulldog painting, oil on wood. 3 x 2 inches. 
"Streets" miniature box.
"A cup of tea."
Miniature metal trays, 1:12 scale. 
"Radishes" from the Art Gallery (not miniature). This assemblage of five small canvases may be hung on a wall, or displayed on a shelf amongst real objects. 
Natasha's table at the 2015 Chicago International Miniature Show.

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

Saturday, May 23, 2015

From the Keeper of the Good Sam Blog

There will not be any new posts this week due to internet connection problems.  Look for new posts next week, May 30.

From dealer Mzia Dsamia, Small Creations, a lovely designer dress in red. Full size gown by designer John Galliano.    

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Dealer Carla Gaustad: Figures & Collectibles

Carla Gaustad, Lake Forest, California, carries a world-class selection of exceptional miniatures handcrafted by the finest artisans of our day. Twice a year, Carla goes to a leading international dollhouse festival in England to buy unique craftsmen pieces from gifted artisans. Tel: 949-768-5636. Email: jgaustad1@cox.net.

Lovely vintage bride with wedding bouquet hand-sculpted by Gale Elena Bantock, U.K.
Doll in box and doll in bed by Gale Elena Bantock, U.K.
Fashionable 1940s sophisticated lady with elegant, long opera gloves and theater-length cigarette holder. Hand-sculpted by doll artist Gale Bantock, U.K.
Handmade pull toys by Amanda E. Skinner, U.S.
From Downton Abbey, figure of Dame Maggie Smith portraying the caustic Lady Violet, the Dowager Countess of Grantham. By doll artist Julie Campbell, U.K.
Toys by Veronique Lux, France and Laura Collum-Lee Silverstein, U.S. Rocking horse by Pat Kay of England.
Handcrafted dollies and standing screen. 

To see some of Carla Gaustad's prior offerings at Good Sam, go >here<.