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Friday, August 24, 2012

TBAI 2012 Review

The TBAI show opened with a sock hop and ice cream social reception.

Attendees doing the 'stroll' , many dressed in fifties attire. Collectors got to preview artists work:

Like these pieces.
People were excited to get into the Gallery show before dinner.

Even the artist were in line!

Penny French, Judy Eppilito and Katherine Hallam.
Gallery winner under 8" was Stevi T:

And over 8" was Lulu Tatum:

Others that placed:

This one by Dolores Austin

And this is by Ginger Braeme.
Other wonderful work:

These are by Candi Taylor , first time showing at TBAI.

This beautiful dragon was snapped up by Collins Gifts so you'll have to contact Wendy if you want it. Hehe.
And here's some of my work:

Collins Gifts also has the little Bulldog.

There was so much more not shown here so you just have to come next year to get in on the fun. That's August 23-24, 2013. The theme is Just Imagine! See you there :)

Saturday, August 18, 2012

TOBY Winners Announced

The People's Choice Winners were announced at the TBAI breakfast this morning. They are:

Miniature artist. Katherine Hallam
Small bear dressed. Joanne Livingston
Small bear undressed Joanne Livingston
Large bear dressed. Bev White
Large bear undressed. Heike Buchner
Artist set or vignette Byunghwa Ahn
Small artist friends. Shelly Allison
Large artist friends. Krista griffiths
Artist nontraditional Stevi T
Best in Show Bev White for Benevolent Benjamin

From the bears and me:0)

Thursday, August 16, 2012

TBAI this weekend!

Well it's that time of year again, the TBAI show in Binghamton, New York.

I'm ready to go! Did you pack me?

If you want to come to the sales day open to the public stop by on Saturday from 10am - 3pm.

The TOBY People's Choice Awards are being given out at breakfast.
See my review soon.

From the bears and me:0)

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Feed Me Bear

Went to one of my new favorite antique shops after yoga class this morning. You never know what you will see and peeking at me from atop a shelf was this grand fellow

He is an old feed me bear.

You would pull a string at the back of his head and his mouth would open waiting to be fed :)

He was priced at only $50! Not too worn, pretty good condition. Too bad I was on a search for pieces to make my work area function better!
Hope you enjoyed seeing him, I did.