Friday, August 22, 2014

Artists Tables at TBAI

During set up for the show at TBAI, I had a few minutes to walk around and take a few photos. I knew that once the show opened it would be much more difficult to get photos. Not all of the artists are included here because I only took photos of those tables that were completely, or near so, arranged and ready to go. I did try to get a few pictures of individual bears if they were available. Let’s start the tour!

Dagmar Seibel – DS Baren, Germany

Darlene Allen – Raspbeary Bears, Florida

Pam Kisner – The Bear Maker, West Virginia

Art Rogers – Chatham Village Bears, Missouri

Amy Thornton – Mutz Tootsz, Wisconsin

Stevi T – Stevi T’s Alpaca Encounters, Pennsylvania

Martha Bumala – Waverly Crossing Bears, Virginia

Susan McKay – Bears of the Abbey, Ontario, Canada

Barbara Ayers – Bug Bee Bears, Florida

Dian Pete – Bears for Pete Sake, Florida

Martha Burch – Martha’s Bears, Wisconsin

Armella Dana- Bears ‘n Buds by Armella, Iowa

Sharon Edwards – Bear Hugs, Ontario, Canada

Donna Griffin – Donna and the Bears, Virginia

Candy Cannavino – Candy’s Bears, West Virginia

Penny French – Penny’s Backmountain Bears, Pennsylvania

There was quite a bit of temptation in the showroom and so much more to see than I have included here.  The bonus to attending TBAI, as with all the shows, is that you get to pick up and hold these furry friends.  Some are weighted and some are soft and squishy.  That’s one thing this little bit of technology can’t quite convey.  I hope you enjoyed this stroll around the showroom before it was officially a showroom! 

Until next time,



  1. The show looks as good as it always was, just wish I could have been there...

    1. Hi Elizabeth,

      We would have loved to have you and all your bears join us! I can make an educated guess that they would all find new homes before you put them on your table!


  2. Thanks Ginger, So many lovely bears!

    1. Hi Lynda,

      You're welcome! So many . . . you're right about that!


  3. Thank you Ginger, great photos. I love seeing how people display their bears as well.
    hugs Kay

    1. Hi Kay,

      It is interesting to see how people display their bears. I have photos from many years of bear shows and it's also interesting to see how displays have evolved and how the artist and their displays have changed too.

      You're welcome!

  4. Thanks for the tour! Did Sebastian get any new friends?


    Jack, Boo & The Clan

    1. Hi Jack, Boo & The Clan,

      You're welcome. Sebastian did not bring home any new friends. He slept through out almost the whole show. I think all the excitement finally caught up with him and he couldn't even stay awake to go searching!



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