LaVerne Munz: Time Scene

Laverne shared her project entitled, “It’s About Time,” in the exhibit room at the NAME Sacramento Houseparty. The scene was created using the alcove from the 2012 NAME Day project.

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“It’s About Time” by LaVerne Munz.

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Diane Ruess: Quarter Scale Scenes

Diane exhibited several of her quarter scale projects at the NAME Sacramento Houseparty. Diane is from Redding, California.

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Diane created this house from a kit by Suzanne and Andrew’s Miniatures. The house is called, “Creekside Studio.”

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“Steamboat Folly,” a kit from Sue Herber. Diane filled it with artists kits from The Betterleys.

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shoe house

Diane created the shoe house and landscape from a kit by Suzanne and Andrew’s Miniatures.

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Christmas room

A 1/4 scale version of Brooke Tucker’s Christmas room created from a kit by Susan Karatjas. The box is by Lucy Hansen.

Barbara Fairbanks's Raggedy Ann and Andy Roombox

Barbara Fairbanks: Raggedy Ann and Andy Roombox

Barbara displayed this 1″ scale roombox at the NAME Sacramento Houseparty. The room was created from the 2015 NAME Day project.

Barbara Fairbanks's Raggedy Ann and Andy Roombox

 

Gallery Exhibit and Auction

PLACES TO GO by Sasha D'Arte, 2015

PLACES TO GO by Sasha D’Arte, 2015

August 7 – September 16, 2016
Gallery Route One: Annual Box Show
The Box Show is a fundraising showcase. 150 artists (including miniaturists) receive a pine box to make an art piece to be auctioned to support the non-profit gallery and its outreach programs. Opening reception Sun., Aug. 7, 3-5 pm. Closing party Sun., Sept. 18, 2 – 3 pm; Live auction and final bidding start at 3 pm. The gallery will be open from 11-5 every day during the Box Show. Free admission.

Gallery Route One, 11101 CA-1, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956
More info

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Doll Exhibition and Workshops

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July 23 – Sept 25, 2016
Gallery Exhibition: Journeys Through Light and Dark: Dolls as Tellers of Stories
Doll exhibition, workshops and more at the Petaluma Arts Center. Curated by Geri Olson and Sherri Morgan. The dolls, from 6 inches to 4 feet high, are created from a wide range of media, including metal, porcelain, polymer, wire, paper, cloth, wood and combinations of innovative materials. Some were several years in the making.

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Artwork and photo: Toby Froud

Opening artists reception July 23, 5 pm. 

Exhibit events include:

  • “Three Muses: Elinor Peace Bailey, Barbara Willis, Anne Klocko” from noon to 1 p.m. Aug. 13, followed by an indoor and outdoor trunk show.
  • Curator tour with Sherri Morgan and Geri Olson at 7 p.m. Aug. 19.
  • Stephanie Blythe, “The Dolls of NIADA (National Institute of American Doll Artists)” at noon Aug. 27.
  • Performance with Sha Sha Higby at 8 p.m. Sept. 9 at St. John Episcopal Church, 40 Fifth St., Petaluma.

Workshops include:

  • Toby Froud Rod Puppet Workshop, July 23 – 24, 2016, 9am-5pm
  • Fabric Doll Workshop with Christine Shively, August 20 – 21, 2016, 9am – 4:30pm
  • The Sculptural Character with Kate Church, September 23 – 25, 2016, 9am-5pm.
Fabric Doll Workshop with Christine Shively.

Fabric Doll Workshop with Christine Shively.

Gallery hours: Thurs-Mon, 11am-5pm; closed Tues, Wed and holidays.

Admission to the Petaluma Arts Center is $5 general; $4 senior, student, teacher, military.

Petaluma Arts Center
230 Lakeville Street
Petaluma, CA, 94952

find out more

Event info and  workshop listing.

An article about the exhibition written by The Press Democrat.


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Karen Sesody: Shabby Chic Atrium

A glass atrium is becoming a home for a shabby chic scene. Karen Sesody is using the shabby chic garden shelf that she created in the MiniCals March workshop with other components to create a charming scene.

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Karen Sesody working on her shabby chic project from the March MiniCals workshop.

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Karen Sesody’s shabby chic project components.

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Trial testing her shabby chic items inside the glass atrium.

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Lynne Hoffman: Goldfish Habitats

Lynne Hoffman created one inch scale, aged tubs with goldfish during a MiniCals get-together.

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Lynne Hofman’s goldfish are propagating. What are you feeding them?


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Marge Milani: Shabby Chic Garden Shelf

To celebrate Mother’s Day, we are posting a photo sent by Meg Milani. The project was created by her mother, Marge Milani, in the MiniCals shabby chic garden shelf workshop.

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Marge Milani created this scene in the MiniCals shabby chic garden shelf workshop.


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Nancy Wantiez: Cozy Vignette

Nancy wrote, “I redid an old cupboard and filled it, made the chair from a House of Miniatures kit that I upholstered with my own fabric, and made the rug. It was a fun little project. It started with the chair which I wanted to make but really did not have a place for and just grew from there.”

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Nancy Wantiez made most of the items in this 1:12 scale scene.

Karen Tomajan: MiniCals Shabby Chic Project

Karen created this piece in MiniCal’s shabby chic garden shelf workshop.

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Karen Tomajan’s shabby chic garden shelf project.

 

Barbara Adams: MiniCal’s Shabby Chic Project

Barbara Adams created this Springtime vignette during the MiniCals shabby chic garden shelf workshop in Morgan Hill, CA. Barbara is a NAME State Rep for California—South Bay /Peninsula.

Hippy-hoppity, Springtime is here!

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Barbara Adams created this Springtime vignette.

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Suzanne Harrington-Cole & Karen Tomajan: Shabby Chic Shelf Project

Karen and Suzanne attended the MiniCal’s shabby chic garden shelf workshop and were inspired to create these pieces based on the project from the workshop.

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Karen Tomajan’s shelf with mirror.

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Suzanne Harrington-Cole created this shabby chic shelf with mirror.

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Quarter scale wagon kit. #namen2

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