Good Sam Showcase of Miniatures
Largest Miniature Show West of the Mississippi - Benefiting Plane Tree Health Library

The 2018 Good Sam Show - Our 43rd Annual Show & Sale

October 13th and 14th, 2018 Countdown to 2018 Show

Saturday 10am - 5pm, Sunday 11am - 4pm

Show Admission Adults $7
Children (5-12) $3, Children under 5 free (no strollers please)
Free Door Prizes!
A special children's drawing each day!

  • One Day Workshops: Friday, October 12th, 2018. Workshop registration is now open. Friday class listing.
  • Good Sam Academy of Miniatures: Workshop registration is now open. Academy Workshop listing.
  • Saturday Children's Pre-registered Workshops
  • Free Tools & Techniques Seminar: Sunday, October 14th, 2018 at 9:30 a.m.
Show Location
Doubletree Hotel San Jose (1/2 Mile from San Jose International Airport)
2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110-1047
(408) 453-4000
 
Hotel Information 2018
Show room rate is $115 per night for single or double, plus taxes, October 10, 2018 - October 16, 2018. Parking is an additional $15 per day with in and out parking privileges. This room rate is available until September 19th or until the group block is sold out. Make reservations early since our hotel block has been sold out several months in advance of the show every year since 2013.
 
Make hotel reservations online. You may also call the hotel for reservations at 408-453-4000 with the name "2018 Good Sam Show" and the group code of   SAM.
 
Daily Show Parking
$5 per day - Friday, Saturday, and Sunday with Validation
Parking is only available in the hotel lot, street parking is not available. Bring your parking ticket to the show entrance and use the self-service validation machine to validate your parking ticket. Pay for your parking at any parking kiosk. Kiosks accept cash or credit cards. If your ticket is not validated, parking can cost as much as $22.00 for a full day.
2018 Showcase of Miniatures Dealer List
Click on a dealer’s business name for a link to their web site or email.
A & R Miniatures - Rose & Alvin Schultz
Acquisto Silver - Pete Acquisto**
Aristocratic Attic - Julia Stewart
Asta Miniatures - Kathryn Gooding
Atelier Deux Chevaux (Atelier 2 CV)
Isako Furuhashi & Makoto Furuhashi, Japan
Autumn Leaf Studio - Jan Patrie**
A WeeBitTeeny Modern Minis - Lisa Hicks
B J Miniatures
Bruce Steinke* & Judy Steinke
Babs & J - Joan Wion
Barbara Stanton's Fine Art in Miniature
Barbara Stanton** & William Maranville*
Beth Freeman-Kane -
Beth Freeman-Kane**, South Africa
Betinha Murta Miniatures - Betinha Murta
Bitty Bits and Bobs - Jasmin Schwarz
Bobbie Johnson - Bobbie Johnson & Betsey Reno
Bridget McCarty Miniature Pets - Bridget McCarty
Brooke Tucker Originals By Judy Kincaid
Judy Kincaid
Butterfly & Blue - Jennifer Whittlesey, Canada
Carla Gaustad - Carla Gaustad
Carol Sherry Miniatures - Carol Sherry
Cashmere's Collectables - Jack Cashmere
Cat Wingler
Chris Malcomson Miniatures -
Chris Malcomson*, Spain
Cinderella - Silvia Leiner, Great Britain
Claire's Creations - Claire Downard
Creations by Paula Gilhooley Inc. - Paula Gilhooley
D. Sierck Ltd. - Debbie Heard
Dawn Adams Porcelain Portraits - Dawn Adams
Debra Hammond - Debra Hammond
Delightfully Small - Judith D Orias
The Doll's Cobbler - Sylvia Rountree**
Dollhouse Land - Laura Crain
Dorothy's Doo-Dads - Dorothy Hansen
Dragonfly International - Deb Laue
Ellen Braby - Books - Ellen Braby
The Ferd Sobol Editions - Ferd & Millie Sobol**
Fern Vasi Dolls - Fern Vasi*
Gilbert Mena
Ginger Landon Siegel
Graffialuna - Valeria Bonomi*, Italy
Grandt Line Products
Phyllis Nishimori & Liz Aduan
Henny Staring-Egberts**, Portugal
IDL Motors - Ed Lopatinsky
IGMA Gallery of the Guild
Carol Block** & Mary Yount*
Itty-Bitty Builder - Larry & Betty Herman
Jan's Flower Shop & More - Janice Kimbro
Jeannie Lindquist - Jeannie Lindquist*
Jewels, Crystals, Rocks & Shells - Lynn O'Shaughnessy*
Jim Larson Designs - Jim Larson
Jim Pounder Sculptures - Jim Pounder
Josephine Meyer - Josephine Meyer*
Judy Orr Miniatures - Judith Orr*
Karon Cunningham Miniatures
Karon Cunningham, England
Kummerows - Lew & Barbara Kummerow
Lady Hamilton Miniatures - Judi Hamilton
Layne Halliday Fine Furniture - Layne Halliday
Le Miniature Di Eurosia - Roberta Solari, Italy
Lilliput Land - Marty & Lisa Stark
Lilli's Littles - Lillian Smith
Lola Originals - Lola Renner
Lori's Little Things - Lori Turner-Dolinsek
M & L Precision Machining, Inc - Karen Laisure
Magic N Miniature - Charles Harville
Marie's Mini Shoppe - Marie Petrik
Maritza Miniatures - Maritza Moran
Mark Murphy** & Mary Grady O'Brien**
mini-gems - Barbara Ann Meyer
Miniature Art - Dana Burton
Miniature Miniatures - Nell Corkin**
Miniature Paintings by Jon Olson - Jon Olson
Miniatuuren Boekbinden - Tine Krijnen*, Netherlands
Miyuki Miniature Porcelain
Miyuki Nagashima*, Japan
My Little Dream Miniatures - Brandaen Jones
Natalia's Fine Needlework - Natalia Frank*
Pat Boldt Dolls - Pat Boldt*
Patricia's Mini Mania - Patricia Perlhefter
Patrizia Santi*, Italy
Pearce Miniatures - Era Pearce**
Peg's Dollhouse - Peggy Puckett
The Quarter Source - Karen Benson
Rainbow Hand and Kathy
Rainbow Hand & Kathy Tepper
Red Dragon Pottery - Troy Schmidt**
Rustall - Leonard Kuras
Sally Manwell**
Sandra Wall Rubin**
sdk miniatures LLC - Susan Karatjas
Shaker Works West - Ken Byers
Small Creations By Mzia - Mzia Dsamia
Smalls Mini Mall - Sherry Taylor*
Something Special Miniatures - Carlene Brown
Stewart Dollhouse Creations - Ruth Stewart
Stitches in Miniature - Janet Patacca
Such Things - Joan Such Liponi
Susie O's Dollhouses - Susan Overtoom
Sylvia Mobley & Stephanie Blythe
Sylvia Mobley** & Stephanie Blythe
Takumi Takanashi - Takumi Takanashi, Japan
Teri's Mini Workshop - Teri Dine
Tiny Towne Hawaii - Janet Uyetake**
true2scale - Carol M Kubrican
Twin Heart - Pat Richmond
Uncle Ciggie's Miniatures - Vicky Sanfield*
Valerie Anne Casson - Valerie Casson, France
Vegas AIRS - Diane Zammito
Versailles Fashion Dolls - Tish Tierney
Vilia Miniature - Alma Di Andrea, Italy
Volker Arnold - Germany
Wild Wolf Miniatures - Gideon Wolf*
Williamson Walton Marble - Nicole Walton Marble
Wright Guide Miniatures - Mary Ann & Grover Ledyard
Young at Heart - Debbie Young & Jeff Packard

** Denotes Dealer is a current International Guild of Miniature Artisans Fellow
* Denotes Dealer is a current International Guild of Miniature Artisans Artisan

Interested in being a dealer at our show? Click Here.

Show Events


Friday, October 12th

Friday Workshops


Join us for exciting workshops on Friday, October 12th, featuring prominent teachers from all over the country. Friday Workshops are held at the hotel.   Workshop registration is now open. Friday class listing.


Saturday, October 13th & Sunday, October 14th

Sales Tables



Shop with 100 dealers featuring artisans from all over the country and several international dealers, including a number of IGMA Artisans and Fellows! You'll find everything you need to finish that special miniature project including dollhouses, room boxes, unique furniture, beautiful dolls, food that looks good enough to eat, holiday items and much more. List posted in early March.


Exhibits


Unique and one-of-a-kind exhibits on display outside the sales floor. First-time and long-time exhibitors are strongly encouraged to bring their room boxes, structures and unusual containers to share in 2018.


Free Fun for Kids!  Children can make a miniature project of their very own at our free Children's Workshops Saturday and Sunday from Noon until 3 pm. They can try building, landscaping, or soar with their imagination before going over to the Children's Sales Table where we have priced miniature items for a child's budget.


Dealer Donation Drawings Tickets will be on sale for the Dealer Donation Drawings to be held Sunday at 3:15 pm.  You do not need to be present to win.

Saturday, October 13th Only

Silent Auction The Silent Auction will be Saturday, October 13th from 10 am to 2 pm There will be wonderful miniatures to bid on. Bid early, bid often.


Pre-Registered Children's Workshops


We have special classes for children at the show on Saturday. Children must be pre-registered for these classes. Information about our 2018 classes should be posted by early September.

Sunday, October 14th Only

Tools and Techniques Sunday, October 14th from 9:30 am to 10:50 am we will have a FREE "Tools and Techniques" seminar for all. It is held at the show venue and will cover a number of power and hand tools, as well as information on roofing, flooring, wall treatments, basic landscaping, and other aspects of making miniatures. Please join us.


Dealer Donation Drawings Our spectacular dealers donate items to a special Dealer Donation Drawing.   Tickets may be purchased at the show and winners will be drawn Sunday at 3:15pm.  You do not need to be present to win.

After the Show, Monday October 15th

Good Sam Academy of Miniatures


The Good Sam Academy of Miniatures offers multi-day classes taught by miniaturists that are leaders in their selected fields and have been teaching their skills to miniaturists for several years.  Classes will take place immediately after the 2018 Good Sam Show. Academy registration is now open. Academy class listing.

2018 Workshops

We offer a variety of fun workshops every year. We have free ones for little children, pre-registered workshops for children ages 9 to 14, and Friday workshops for adults.

  • Friday Pre-registered Workshops, Fri, Oct 12th, 2018. Registration is open. Friday class listing.
  • Good Sam Academy of Miniatures, Mon, Oct 15th, 2018. Registration is open. Academy class listing.
  • Children's Pre-registered Workshops, Saturday, October 13th, 2018 - To be announced early September 2018.
  • Free Children's Workshops Saturday and Sunday from Noon until 3 pm.

Each year talented miniaturists exhibit their exciting creations at our show. All of you make the show very special with your exhibits. Our thanks to you for exhibiting includes one free ticket to the show for you.

Would you like to be an exhibitor? Download the Exhibit Entry Form.

News flashes as we prepare for the 2018 Showcase of Miniatures


14 August 2017: Holodeck 3D


Holodeck 3D Studios will attend the show. Now you can be a doll in your own miniature room. Holodeck 3D Studios will scan and print you in 3D. 1:12 custom scaled. Dress in your favorite outfit to match your room.

Holodeck will have a drawing for a free custom scaled doll. To be eligible you must be scanned prior to the drawing. Prize is non-transferable and may not be exchanged for cash. (Please wear bright colors, pastels and/or patterns for your photoshoot.)

Read more on the Holodeck 3D Studios miniature page: https://www.holodeck3dstudios.com/miniatures/

Holodeck 3D Holodeck 3D A 1:12th scale doll of Good Sam artisan Betinha Murta created by Holodeck 3D Studios.


14 June 2017:
The 2017 Good Sam Academy of Miniatures workshops have and been posted and registration is now open. Click on the Workshops tab, then the “Academy class listing” button for details and photos.


7 June 2017:
The Friday Pre-registered Workshop have and been posted and registration is now open. Click on the Workshops tab, then the “Friday class listing” button for details and photos.


11 March 2017:
The 2017 Dealers list has been posted. Click on the Dealers tab for the exciting list of returning and new dealers of the 2017 show. Be sure to view the dealers gallery under the Dealers tab.

The Good Sam Showcase of Miniatures blog is returning this year. Each week from now until the show, several dealers will be featured each week. Visit the blog at http://goodsamshow.blogspot.com.


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For more information contact:
Ruth Heisch, Chairman
grouchybeartoo@aol.com
408-997-1004
Dealer information contact:
Michael Puff, Dealer Chairman
michael@mpuff.com
650-728-3228
Volunteers Welcome!
Would you like to be part of the community that helps make the Good Sam Show a success? We are looking for volunteers to help during the show. Volunteer shifts are available for Saturday or Sunday and you will receive free entry to the show. Please contact our Show Chairman, Ruth Heisch for more information.
Donations to the Show
For all donations, including the Silent Auction, contact Ruth Heisch to arrange for delivery. Donations may also be brought to the show. Donations are tax deductible. We are also looking for power and hand tools to support the Good Sam Academy of Miniatures.