Guild Show | Special Events
- Broadway Night
- Gathering of the Guild
- Gallery of the Guild
- Show Preview
- Small Beginnings
- Minis & Tea for Mommy & Me
Thursday, August 1, 2013
BROADWAY MUSICAL: "Motown the Musical"...playing at the Lunt Fontanne Theatre
"Motown the Musical" tells of Motown Records founder Berry Gordy. Motown Record's list of talent includes Diana Ross, Micahel Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson and Marvin Gaye. "Motown" is the story behind the founder, the stars and the hit songs.
We will board the bus from the Marriott at 5:15 pm The show has an 8:00 p.m. curtain. If you are not taking classes and wish to spend the day in the City you may meet the group at the Lunt Fontanne Theatre at 205 West 46th St. NYC by 7:45 pm. Your theatre reservation includes transportation to return to the Marriott after the show.
Orchestra Seat/Transportation: $160 member/$170 non member
Buffet Dinner at La Trattoria Trecolori, 254 W47th St: $45 tax/tip included
Friday, August 2 | 7:00 – 9:00PM
Desserts and Demonstrations
All are welcome to take part in an evening of relaxation; socializing with fellow students, collectors, and show dealers; and observing free demonstrations from favorite IGMA Artisan and Fellow members on topics from woodworking to needlework.
Enjoy a free and bountiful dessert bar, cakes and cookies galore with healthful options as well, plus a cash bar and coffee options. Enjoy learning new skills about tools and techniques from the following experts:
Pete & Pam Boorum — “Cutting Tapered Legs With The Table Saw”
Elegant and graceful or strong and stately, the tapered leg has many variations in furniture. See how it can be done.
Jane Graber — “Decorating Techniques For Stoneware And Redware”
Demonstrations will include cobalt painting of bisque stoneware, and sgraffito decorating of redware plates. A full display of the start-to-finish process will be exhibited.
Bob Hurd — “How To Make A Barley Twist In Wood”
Learn how to layout and cut a barley twist onto a piece of wooden dowel, using a jig and hand tools. No power tools needed!
Tim Kraft — “LED'S.....Hot Or Cold?"
See the difference between warm (hot) and cool (cold) LED's. Learn when to use which one and see the difference. All questions answered regarding LED usage.
Teresa Layman — “Miniature Knotwork”
Miniature knotwork is a wonderfully simple, yet exquisitely beautiful, stitching technique which gives a very convincing appearance of a hooked rug in 1:12 scale.
Deb Mackie — “Leather Crafting In Miniature”
Miniature leather handbags, western saddles, shot pouches and more will be available for closer inspection while watching the art of hand-tooling and carving techniques in miniature. One may even test their skills on scrap leather with traditional leather working tools, and some unusual tools especially made or adapted for use in miniature.
Patricia Paul — “Faux Finishes”
Marble, lapis, malachite, etc. can be achieved by learning the various steps taken to achieve that special finish. Various examples will be available to view.
Pat Richards — “Textile Techniques: Braiding Cords And Tapes”
How to braid cords and tapes with thread to make trims that perfectly coordinate with various projects. Just what is needed for that finished look.
Sue Veeder — “Sculpting Animals In Super Sculpey”
One may take a piece of clay and learn how to make a basic animal head and shape to the exact proportions needed.
Barbara Wilson — “Oil Painting In Miniature”
Observe the artist demonstrating Alla Prima or the technique of direct painting, adding incredible details to miniature paintings.…..in addition, learn about the importance of maintaining details of your miniature collection and tips on photographing your special treasures.
Susan Grimshaw — “Managing Your Collection For Today and For the Future”
Discover how to protect and preserve a miniature collection, acquire advice on keeping good records, and recommendations for planning for the future.
Dick Hardy — “Photographing Miniatures”
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The Gallery of the Guild is a sales table provided and staffed by the Guild at many shows around the country and features the work of IGMA Artisan and Fellow members who are not otherwise represented at that show.
Shoppers will find unique, and frequently one-of-a-kind items, by Artisan and Fellow members who may not usually sell at shows. Twenty percent of the proceeds from Gallery sales remain with the Guild to finance this service and other programs that the IGMA provides to its members.
Download an application to participate in the Gallery of the Guild at the 2013 Guild Show here.
Saturday August 3 | 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.
IGMA members have always enjoyed free admission to the Guild Show as benefit of their membership. This year the Guild Show is providing another perk to IGMA members with a free one hour preview to the show exclusively for members.
From 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 3, any and all IGMA members in attendance will have the exclusive run of the salesroom and first dibs on the wonderful array of merchandise our dealers have brought, before the doors open to the general public.
Not a member? The IGMA membership table will be set up and ready to accept new member sign-ups, or click here for information now.
General Admission Hours
Saturday August 3 | 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sunday August 4 | 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
IGMA members admitted free as usual.
General Admission: $10 one day, $15 two day pass
Children under 12: $3 (No strollers, please)
Saturday, August 3 | 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sunday August 4 | 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Small Beginnings is a dedicated sales area within the larger Guild Show sales room, set up exclusively as a shopping space for the younger miniaturists. This next generation is the future of our hobby and encouraging them to enjoy collecting can be seen as paying it forward. Staffed by IGMA volunteers and supplied with donated merchandise, anyone age 14 and under may check their parent or caregiver at the door and shop unhindered among the special selection of items priced especially for their budgets. It’s a wonderful opportunity for the younger collectors to afford items at a show that can sometimes feel out of the range of their pocket money.
Sunday August 4 | 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Minis & Tea for Mommy & Me is a brand new program, begun only last year, and designed to welcome and encourage the next generation of miniaturists. This event is free to adults with children aged 6-14 and affords them an opportunity to share a crafting experience and enjoy cookies and tea or pink lemonade.
IGMA volunteers have designed small ‘make and take’ projects especially for smaller fingers and shorter attention spans and will be staffing the project tables to help the children and their adult companions finish a fun memento of the weekend.
Refreshments of cookies and iced tea or pink lemonade will be served.