Schedule

Galleries:

Ventura County Potters’ Guild Gallery at Ventura Harbor VillageVCPGgallery
1567 Spinnaker Dr. #105, Ventura, CA
(805) 644-6800
Hours:  Daily 11:00 am – 6:00 pm.
   The ‘Pottery Gallery’ currently features more than 20 potters who are all juried members of the Ventura County Potters’ Guild.
   Please “LIKE” our Gallery on Facebook: facebook.com/VenturaPotteryGallery

IMG_3383The Yes Store – Santa Barbara, CA
November __ – December 24, 2017
2017 Location – The 50th Annual Yes Store
To Be Announced – We will reopen November 2017
   The Yes Store is a cooperative of local artists.  This is where I began selling miniatures in 1994.
Please Follow the Yes Store:
   Facebook: facebook.com/theYesStore
Instagram: instagram.com/santabarbarayesstore/
   Twitter: twitter.com/THEYESSTORE
   Pinterest: pinterest.com/TheYesStore/


Shows & Exhibitions


2017

IMG_1421January 23, 2017
VCPG January Program: “My Miniature World of Ceramics” by Troy Schmidt
The Ventura Avenue Adult Center, 550 N Ventura Avenue, Ventura, CA
Doors open at 7 pm; Program begins at 7:30 pm
The Ventura County Potters’ Guild welcomes Troy Schmidt, ceramic artist and miniaturist.  Troy Schmidt will present a glimpse into the whimsical and creative genre of scale miniatures with “My Miniature World of Ceramics”.  He will guide you through some of the methods he uses to create his work and share some of his secrets.
Troy’s miniatures are examples of exceptional quality wheel-thrown porcelain in 1-inch scale; each piece being individually thrown on a full-size potter’s wheel. His goal is to create true to scale miniature pottery that is aesthetically pleasing as well as “functional” — walls of even thickness, trimmed foot rings, open spouts, removable lids — the same qualities he looks for in full sized pots.  Troy is self-taught in the art of miniature pottery, having learned through practice and experimentation over the past two decades.  Troy creates highly meticulous replicas of historic ceramics as well as modern art for discerning collectors.  His miniature pottery can be found around the world and has been featured in many magazines in the U.S. and Europe including Miniature Collector, Dollhouse Miniatures, Nutshell News, Dolls House World, Artisans In Miniature (AIM) Magazine, and Miniaturas.

February 11, 20172017MiniaturesWestShowFLyer
31st Annual Minature Fantasy Show And Sale 2017
by Miniatures West
Courtyard by Marriott
6333 Bristol Parkway, Culver City, CA 90230
miniatureswest.com/2016-fantasy-show-and-sale.html

 

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Chicago International Miniature Show
The World’s No.1 Dollhouse Miniatures Show
Marriott Chicago O’Hare
8535 W. Higgins Road, Chicago, IL 60631
bishopshow.com

June 10 – 11, 2017:
Ventura County Potters’ Guild Annual Ojai Show
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Celebrating 58 Years of Harmony in Fine Music and Fine Ceramics.
Where: Libbey Park, Ojai, California
When: Saturday June 10: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday June 11: 9:00am – 5:00pm
More information: VenturaPottersGuild.org
Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/pages/Ventura-County-Potters-Guild

October __- __, 2017:
The 41st Annual Showcase of Miniatures
AKA the Good Sam Show–The largest Sale and Exhibit of Dollhouse Miniatures west of the Mississippi
Doubletree Hotel San Jose, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA
Saturday October __: 10am – 5pm
Sunday October __: 11am – 4pm
Website: goodsamshowcase.miniature.net
Blog: goodsamshow.blogspot.com
FB: facebook.com/GoodSamShowcaseOfMiniatures

 

November _ – December 24, 2017IMG_3383
The 50th Annual Yes Store – Santa Barbara, CA

Location TBA – Downtown Santa Barbara
   The Yes Store is a cooperative of local artists.  This is where I began selling miniatures in 1994.
Please Follow the Yes Store:
Website:  www.theYesStore.com
Facebook: facebook.com/theYesStore
   IG: instagram.com/santabarbarayesstore/
   Twitter: twitter.com/TheYesStore


 

2016

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30th Annual Minature Fantasy Show And Sale 2016
by Miniatures West
Courtyard by Marriott
6333 Bristol Parkway, Culver City, CA 90230
http://www.miniatureswest.com/2016-fantasy-show-and-sale.html

 

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Chicago International Miniature Show
The World’s No.1 Dollhouse Miniatures Show
Marriott Chicago O’Hare
8535 W. Higgins Road
Chicago, IL 60631
http://www.bishopshow.com/#!blank/chv

 

April 29-30, 20162016TexasMiniShowcase
The Texas Miniature Showcase
Eleganté Hotel and Suites
2330 W. Northwest Highway @I-35
Dallas, TX 75220
http://texasminiatureshowcase.com

June 11 – 12, 2016:
Ventura County Potters’ Guild Annual Ojai Show
.

Celebrating 57 Years of Harmony in Fine Music and Fine Ceramics.
Where: Libbey Park, Ojai, California
When: Saturday June 11: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday June 12: 9:00am – 5:00pm
More information: http://www.vcpottersguild.com
Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ventura-County-Potters-Guild

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The 41st Annual Showcase of Miniatures
AKA the Good Sam Show–The largest Sale and Exhibit of Dollhouse Miniatures west of the Mississippi
Doubletree Hotel San Jose, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA
Saturday October 8: 10am – 5pm
Sunday October 9: 11am – 4pm
Website: goodsamshowcase.miniature.net
Blog: goodsamshow.blogspot.com
FB: facebook.com/GoodSamShowcaseOfMiniatures

The 49th Annual Yes Store – Santa Barbara, CAIMG_3383
November 3 – December 25, 2016
Paseo Nuevo Shopping Center – Downtown Santa Barbara
   The Yes Store is a cooperative of local artists.  This is where I began selling miniatures in 1994.
Please Follow the Yes Store:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theYesStore
   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/santabarbarayesstore/
   Twitter: http://twitter.com/THEYESSTORE


2015

January 1- September 30, 2015:
Ventura County Potters’ Guild Gallery at Ventura Harbor
1567 Spinnaker Dr. #105, Ventura, CAVCPGgallery
(805) 644-6800
Hours:  Open daily 11:00 am – 6:00 pm.
Please “LIKE” our Gallery on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VenturaPotteryGallery
–The ‘Pottery Gallery’ currently features about 24 potters who are all juried members of the Ventura County Potters’ Guild.
–Directions: 1583 Spinnaker Drive, off Harbor Drive between Seaward & Victoria exits, off the 101 Fwy.

February 14, 2015:
29th Annual Miniature Fantasy Show and Sale2015 Minis West
by Miniatures West
Saturday only: 9:30am-4:30pm
at the Doubletree By Hilton
6161 West Centinela Ave, Culver City, CA
(310) 649-1776
More info:  http://www.MiniaturesWest.com

April 17-19, 2015:2015 Chicago International
Chicago International 2015
Marriott Chicago O’Hare

8535 W. Higgins Rd.
Chicago, IL 60631
(Located two miles east of O’Hare Airport)
(800) 228-9290
More info: www.BishopShow.com

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The Texas Miniature Showcase
NOTE: Due to an injury I will not be able to attend the Texas Miniature Showcase in 2015.  I plan to return in 2016

Held at the Eleganté Hotel and Suites
2330 West Northwest Highway
Dallas, TX 75220
Friday May 1: 6-9:30pm
Saturday May 2: 10am – 5pm
Proceeds benefit Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity
For more information: texasminiatureshowcase.com

June 13 – 14, 2015:18682493772_f6773c864b_h
Ventura County Potters’ Guild Annual Ojai Show.
Celebrating 56 Years of Harmony in Fine Music and Fine Ceramics.
Where: Libbey Park, Ojai, California
When: Saturday June __: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday June __: 9:00am – 5:00pm
More information: http://www.vcpottersguild.com
Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ventura-County-Potters-Guild

July 18-19, 2015:troyposter
Ventura Artwalk 2015
Please join us at Artwalk Ventura — Local potters from the Ventura County Potters’ Guild will be showing a wide variety of functional and nonfunctional ceramics at:
494 E. Main Street (corner of Main/California)
— Saturday July 18 from 11am-8pm
— Sunday July 19 from 11am-5pm
For more information about the VCPG at the Artwalk:
www.artwalkventura.org/ventura-county-potters-guild.html

October 10-11, 2015:
The 40th Annual Showcase of Miniaturesgoodsam40
AKA the Good Sam Show–The largest Sale and Exhibit of Dollhouse Miniatures west of the Mississippi

Doubletree Hotel San Jose, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA
Saturday October 10: 10am – 5pm
Sunday October 11: 11am – 4pm
Website: goodsamshowcase.miniature.net
Blog: goodsamshow.blogspot.com
FB: facebook.com/GoodSamShowcaseOfMiniatures

The 48th Annual Yes Store – Santa Barbara, CA
November 2 – December 25, 2015
807 State Street (at de la Guerra)
   The Yes Store is a cooperative of local artists.  This is where I began selling miniatures in 1994.
Please Follow our Gallery:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theYesStore
   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/santabarbarayesstore/
  Twitter: http://twitter.com/THEYESSTORE


2014

January 1- December 31, 2014:
Ventura County Potters’ Guild Gallery at Ventura Harbor
1567 Spinnaker Dr. #105, Ventura, CAVCPGgallery
(805) 644-6800
Hours:  Open daily 11:00 am – 6:00 pm.
Please “LIKE” our Gallery on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VenturaPotteryGallery
–The ‘Pottery Gallery’ currently features about 22 potters who are all juried members of the Ventura County Potters’ Guild.
–Directions: 1583 Spinnaker Drive, off Harbor Drive between Seaward & Victoria exits, off the 101 Fwy.

February 8, 2014:
28th Annual Miniatures West Show & Sale
Doubletree By Hilton
6161 W Centinela Ave.
Culver City, CA
(310) 649-1776
http://www.MiniaturesWest.com

March 7-8, 2014:
Atlanta Miniature Show
Holiday Inn Select
4386 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30341
Friday Preview: March 7: 7pm-9:30pm
Saturday March 8: 10am – 4pm
info: http://www.bishopshow.com/atl.htm

April 11-13, 2014:
2014 Chicago International
The World’s #1 International Miniatures Event! Don’t miss it.
Marriott Chicago O’Hare
8535 W. Higgins Road
Chicago, IL.
Friday Preview, April 11: 10 am- 5pm
Saturday Morning Preview April 12: 9am-10am
Saturday April 12: 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday April 13: 11 am – 4 pm
Info: http://www.bishopshow.com/chiinfo.htm

May 2-3, 2014:
Texas Miniature Showcase
A miniature show is returning to the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex in 2014.
Eleganté Hotel and Suites
2330 W. Northwest Highway
Dallas, TX 75220

June 14-15, 2014:
Ventura County Potters’ Guild Annual Ojai Show.
Celebrating 55 Years of Harmony in Fine Music and Fine Ceramics.
Where:Libbey Park, Ojai, California
When: Saturday June 14: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday June 15: 9:00am – 5:00pm
More information: www.vcpottersguild.com
Like us: www.facebook.com/pages/Ventura-County-Potters-Guild/

July 19, 2014:
Pirate Days at Ventura Harbor

VCPG Pottery Gallery at Harbor Village
1567 Spinnaker Dr. #105
Ventura, CA
(805) 644-6800
11am-1pm: I will be demonstrating on the potters wheel
1pm-4pm: The VCPG will be giving out free pirate necklaces for kids to make and color. We have a limit of 200 — so come early.
www.facebook.com/VenturaPotteryGallery

July 19-20, 2014:
VENTURA ARTWALK / BOWL HOP
Please join us at Artwalk Ventura — Local potters from the Ventura County Potters’ Guild will be showing a wide variety of functional and nonfunctional ceramics at:
494 E. Main Street (W Gallery) (near corner of Main/California)
— Saturday July 19 from 12pm-8pm
— Sunday July 20 from 12pm-5pm
For more information about the VCPG at the Artwalk:
www.artwalkventura.org/ventura-county-potters-guild.html

October 11-12, 2014:
The 39th Annual Showcase of Miniatures, Good Sam Show
The largest Sale and Exhibit of Dollhouse Miniatures west of the Mississippi
Doubletree Hotel San Jose, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, California
Saturday 10am – 5pm
Sunday 11am – 4pm
Website: goodsamshowcase.miniature.net
Blog: goodsamshow.blogspot.com
FB: facebook.com/GoodSamShowcaseOfMiniatures

November 14-December 24, 2014:
The 47th Annual Yes Store
629 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA (between Ortega & Cota)
Since 1968 the Yes Store has delighted Santa Barbara with our impressive display of local Art & Craft. Support the finest collection of local Artisans for your holiday gift giving pleasure!
“Like” us: www.facebook.com/TheYesStore
Follow us: www.twitter.com/theYesStore


2013

January 1 – December 31, 2013:
Ventura County Potters’ Guild Gallery at Ventura Harbor
1567 Spinnaker Dr. #105, Ventura, CA
(805) 644-6800
Hours:  Open daily 11:00 am – 6:00 pm.
Please “LIKE” our Gallery on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VenturaPotteryGallery
–The ‘Pottery Gallery’ currently features about 20 potters who are all juried members of the Ventura County Potters’ Guild.
–Directions: 1583 Spinnaker Drive, off Harbor Drive between Seaward & Victoria exits, off the 101 Fwy.

February 9, 2013
Miniatures West’s Miniature Fantasy Show & Sale
27th Annual Miniature show put on by the Miniatures West Club
Doubletree by Hilton
6161 W. Centinela Ave.
Culver City, CA
Saturday: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

March 1-2, 2013
Atlanta Miniatures Show
The 31st Annual Atlanta Miniatures show
Holiday Inn Select
4386 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30341
Friday Preview: March 1: 7pm-9:30pm
Saturday March 2: 10am – 4pm

April 19-21, 2013
2012 Chicago International
The World’s #1 International Miniatures Event! Don’t miss it.
Chicago O’Hare
8535 W. Higgins Road, Chicago, IL.
Friday Preview, April 19: 10 am- 5pm
Saturday Morning Preview April 20: 9am-10am
Saturday April 20: 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday April 21: 11 am – 4 pm

April 27 – June 2, 2013
Functional and Dysfunctional Juried Teapot Show
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 27, 2-5pm
Curator: Director, Kevin Wallace
Beatrice Wood Center For the Arts
8560 Ojai-Santa Paula Road
Ojai, CA 93023
(805) 646-3381

May 3-4, 2013
Texas Miniature Showcase
A miniature show is returning to the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex in 2013.
Eleganté Hotel and Suites
2330 W. Northwest Highway
Dallas, TX 75220
Friday May 4: 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Saturday May 5: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

June 8-9, 2013
Ventura County Potter’s Guild Ojai Ceramics Show and Sale
This annual event features the pottery of more than 30 juried members of the Ventura County Potters’ Guild. Held each year in conjunction with the Ojai Music Festival in Libbey Park, downtown Ojai, California.
Saturday June 8: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday June 9: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

August 3-4, 2013
International Guild of Miniature Artisans – The Guild Show
Teaneck Marriott at Glenpointe, NJ

October 12-13, 2013
38th Showcase of Miniatures (aka Good Sam Show)
Visit the shows blog
More than 100 miniature dealers and exhibits. Located 1/2 mile from San Jose International Airport.
Doubletree Hotel San Jose
2050 Gateway Place
San Jose, California
(408) 453-4000
Saturday October 12: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday October 13: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

November 8-December 24, 2013
The 46th Annual Yes Store
629 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA (between Ortega & Cota)
Since 1968 the Yes Store has delighted Santa Barbara with our impressive display of local Art & Craft. Support the finest collection of local Artisans for your holiday gift giving pleasure!
“Like” us: www.facebook.com/TheYesStore
Follow us: www.twitter.com/theYesStore


2012

January – December:
Ventura County Potters’ Guild Gallery at Ventura Harbor
1567 Spinnaker Dr. #105, Ventura, CA
(805) 644-6800
Hours:  Open daily 11:00 am – 6:00 pm.
Please “LIKE” our Gallery on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VenturaPotteryGallery
–The ‘Pottery Gallery’ currently features about 19 potters who are all juried members of the Ventura County Potters’ Guild.
–Directions: 1583 Spinnaker Drive, off Harbor Drive between Seaward & Victoria exits, off the 101 Fwy.

February 11, 2012
Miniatures West’s Miniature Fantasy Show & Sale
The 26th Annual Miniatures West Fantasy Show and Sale, held at the Doubletree by Hilton (formerly The Radisson Hotel), 6161 W. Centinela Ave, Culver City, CA
Saturday: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

April 20-22, 2012
2012 Chicago International
The World’s Most Prestigious Miniatures Event! Don’t miss it.
Held at the Marriot Chicago O’Hare, 8535 W. Higgins Road, Chicago, IL.
Friday Preview, April 20: 10 am- 5 pm
Saturday Morning Preview April 21: 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Saturday April 21: 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday April 22: 11 am – 4 pm

May 4-5, 2012
Texas Miniature Showcase
A miniature show is returning to the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex in 2012. Held at the Eleganté Hotel and Suites, 2330 W. Northwest Highway, Dallas, TX 75220
Friday May 4: 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Saturday May 5: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

June 9-10, 2012
Ventura County Potter’s Guild Ojai Ceramics Show and Sale
This annual event features the pottery of more than 30 members of the Ventura County Potters’ Guild. Held each year in conjunction with the Ojai Music Festival in Libbey Park, downtown Ojai, Califonria.
This years competition: “New Bowl” in honor the the new music bowl. Come and cast your vote for the peoples choice in each catagory.
Saturday June : 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday June : 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

October 6-7, 2012
37th Showcase of Miniatures (aka Good Sam Show)
Visit the shows blog
More than 100 miniature dealers and exhibits. Located 1/2 mile from San Jose International Airport at the Doubletree Hotel, San Jose , 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, California (408) 453-4000
Saturday October 6: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday October 7: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

November 9-December 24, 2012
The 45th annual Yes Store Santa Barbara, CA
The 2012 store will be at 930 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA

December 7-8, 2012
Ventura County Potters’ Guild Holliday Sale
Held indoors at the Bell Arts Factory, 432 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura, CA
Friday, 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Saturday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Directions: From the 101 freeway, exit California St., turn north (right), left on Thompson or Main, right on Ventura. Bell Arts Factory is on the right just after Harrison Ave. Parking is on the street or behind the Bell Arts building.


2011

January – December:
Ventura County Potters’ Guild Gallery at Ventura Harbor
1567 Spinnaker Dr. #105, Ventura, CA
(805) 644-6800
Hours:  Open daily 11:00 am – 6:00 pm.
Please “LIKE” our Gallery on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VenturaPotteryGallery
–The ‘Pottery Gallery’ currently features about 18 potters who are all juried members of the Ventura County Potters’ Guild.
–Directions: 1583 Spinnaker Drive, off Harbor Drive between Seaward & Victoria exits, off the 101 Fwy.

February 12, 2011
Miniatures West’s Miniature Fantasy Show & Sale
The 25th Annual Miniatures West’s Fantasy Show and Sale, held at the Radisson Hotel, 6161 W. Centinela Ave, Culver City, CA
Saturday: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

April 8-10, 2011
2011 Chicago International
The World’s Most Prestigeous Miniatures Event! Don’t miss it.
Held at the Marriot Chicago O’Hare, 8535 W. Higgins Road, Chicago, IL.
Friday Night Preview, April 8: 5:30 am- 9:30 pm
Saturday Morning Preview April 9: 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Saturday April 9: 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday April 10: 11 am – 4 pm

April 29-30, 2011
Texas Miniature Showcase
A miniature show is returning to the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex in 2011. Held at the Eleganté Hotel and Suites, 2330 W. Northwest Highway, Dallas, TX 75220
Friday April 29: 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Saturday April 30: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

June 11-12, 2011
Ventura County Potter’s Guild Ojai Ceramics Show and Sale
This annual event features the pottery of more than 30 members of the Ventura County Potters’ Guild. Held each year in conjunction with the Ojai Music Festival in Libbey Park, downtown Ojai, Califonria.
This years competition: “New Bowl” in honor the the new music bowl. Come and cast your vote for the peoples choice in each catagory.
Saturday June 11: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday June 12: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

June 16, 2011
Art Night in the Harbor — I will be doing a pottery-wheel thowing demonstration outside the VCPG Pottery Gallery in the Harbor Village, 1567 Spinnaker Dr. Suite 105, Ventura, CA, from 5:00 – 8:00 pm.

September 15, 2011
Art Night in the Harbor — I will be doing a pottery-wheel thowing demonstration outside the VCPG Pottery Gallery in the Harbor Village, 1567 Spinnaker Dr. Suite 105, Ventura, CA, from 5:00 – 8:00 pm.

October 15-16, 2011
36th Showcase of Miniatures (aka Good Sam Show)
More than 100 miniature dealers and exhibits. Located 1/2 mile from San Jose International Airport at the Doubletree Hotel, San Jose , 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, California (408) 453-4000
Saturday October 15: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday October 16: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

November 5-6, 2011
Philadelphia Miniaturia 2011 — ‘Fly Me To The Moon’
Held at the Crowne Plaze Hotel, Cherry Hill, NJ
November 18-December 24, 2011

November – December 24, 2011
The 43rd annual Yes Store Santa Barbara, CA
740 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

December 2, 3 & 4, 2011
Ventura County Potters’ Guild Holliday Sale
Held indoors at the Bell Arts Factory, 432 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura, CA
Friday, 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Saturday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Directions: From the 101 freeway, exit California St., turn north (right), left on Thompson or Main, right on Ventura. Bell Arts Factory is on the right just after Harrison Ave. Parking is on the street or behind the Bell Arts building.


2010

July 20 – December 31, 2010:
Ventura County Potters’ Guild Gallery at Ventura Harbor
1567 Spinnaker Dr. #105, Ventura, CA
(805) 644-6800
Hours:  Open daily 11:00 am – 6:00 pm.
Please “LIKE” our Gallery on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VenturaPotteryGallery
–Opened July 20, 2010-the VCPG’s first full time Gallery featuring about a dozen potters who are all juried members of the Ventura County Potters’ Guild.
–Directions: 1583 Spinnaker Drive, off Harbor Drive between Seaward & Victoria exits, off the 101 Fwy.

February 13, 2010:
Miniatures West’s Miniature Fantasy Show & Sale
Radison Hotel, Culver City, CA

April 16-18, 2010:
Chicago International 2010
Marriott Chicago O’Hare, Chicago, IL

May 14-15,2010:
Texas Miniature Showcase
Dallas, TX

June 12-13, 2010:
Ventura County Potter’s Guild Ceramics Show and Sale
Libbey Park, Ojai, CA

August, 2010:
VCPG Harbor VIllage Gallery
1567 Spinnaker Dr. Suite 105, Ventura, CA

August 6-7 2010:
Southern California Summer Miniatures Show
Garden Grove, CA

September- all month, 2010
VCPG Pottery Gallery
1567 Spinnaker Dr. Suite 105, Ventura, CA

October- all month, 2010
VCPG Pottery Gallery
1567 Spinnaker Dr. Suite 105, Ventura, CA

October 9-10, 2010
35th Showcase of Miniatures (aka Good Sam)
San Jose, CA

November- all month, 2010
VCPG Pottery Gallery
1567 Spinnaker Dr. Suite 105, Ventura, CA

November 5-7, 2010
Philadelphia Miniaturia 2010
Crowne Plaze Hotel, Cherry Hill, NJ

November 17, 2010
Art Night in the Harbor — I will be doing a pottery wheel thowing demonstration outside the VCPG Pottery Gallery, 1567 Spinnaker Dr. Suite 105, Ventura, CA, from 6:30 – 8:00 pm.

December- all month 2010:
VCPG Pottery Gallery
1567 Spinnaker Dr. Suite 105, Ventura, CA

December 5-7, 2010:
VCPG Annual Holiday Sale
at the Bell Arts Factory
Ventura CA


2009

February 14, 2009:
Miniatures West’s Miniature Fantasy Show & Sale
Radison Hotel, Culver City, CA

February 20-22, 2009
International Guild of Miniature Artisans – The Guild Show
Teaneck Marriott at Glenpointe, NJ

April 3-5, 2009
Chicago International 2009
Marriott Chicago O’Hare, Chicago, IL

May 1-2, 2009
Texas Miniature Showcase
Dallas, TX

June 13-14, 2009
Ventura County Potter’s Guild Ceramics Show and Sale
our 50th year exhibiting at Ojai, Libbey Park, Ojai, CA
Theme: The “Mad” Potters Tea Party

October 10-11, 2009
34th Showcase of Miniatures (aka Good Sam)
San Jose, CA

November 6-8, 2009
Philadelphia Miniaturia 2009
Crowne Plaze Hotel, Cherry Hill, NJ

November 6- December 24, 2009
The 41st annual Yes Store
Santa Barbara, CA

December 5, 2009
Artists 4 Animals
Montecito, CA


2008

February 9, 2008
Miniatures West’s Miniature Fantasy Show & Sale
Radison Hotel, Culver City, CA

February 22-24, 2008
International Guild of Miniature Artisans – The Guild Show
Teaneck Marriott at Glenpointe, NJ

April 4-6, 2008
Chicago International 2008
Marriott Chicago O’Hare, Chicago, IL

May 2-3, 2008
Texas Miniature Showcase
North Dallas/Addison, TX

June 7-8, 2008
Ventura County Potter’s Guild Exhibition and Sale
Libbey Park, Ojai, CA

July 11-12, 2008
Southern California Summer Miniatures Show
Clarion Hotel, Anaheim, CA

September 20-21, 2008
33rd Showcase of Miniatures (aka Good Sam)
San Jose, CA

September 27-28, 2008
Seattle Dollhouse Miniature Show
Seattle Center Northwest Rooms, Seattle, WA

October 31 -November 2, 2008
Philadelphia Miniaturia 2008
Crowne Plaze Hotel, Cherry Hill, NJ

November 7- December 24, 2008
The 40th annual Yes Store
Santa Barbara, CA


2007

February 10, 2007
Miniature Fantasy Show & Sale
Radison Hotel, Culver City, CA

March 4-March 29, 2007
50th Anniversary Group Exhibition of juried members of the VCPG
Ojai Art Center, Ojai, CA

March 30-April 1, 2007
Chicago International
Schaumburg, IL

April 28, 2007
Ventura Art Walk
Ventura Art and History Museum
Ventura, CA

May 5 – 26, 2007
American Museum of Ceramic Art 2007 President’s show – “Extreme Clay”
a juried exhibit of American Ceramic Society – Design Chapter members at AMOCA
Pomona, CA

June 9-10, 2007
Ventura County Potter’s Guild Exhibition and Sale – 50 Year Anniversary
Libbey Park, Ojai, CA

July 28-29, 2007
San Francisco Bay Area Miniatures Show
Embasy Suites, Burlingame, CA

October 13-14, 2007
32nd Showcase of Miniatures (aka Good Sam)
San Jose, CA

November 2-4, 2007
Philadelphia Miniaturia 2007
Crowne Plaze Hotel, Cherry Hill, NJ

November 9- December 24, 2007
The 39th annual Yes Store
Santa Barbara, CA


2006

February 11, 2006
Miniature Fantasy Show & Sale
Culver City, CA

March 31-April 2, 2006
Chicago International
Schaumburg, IL

April 21-23, 2006
International Guild of Miniature Artisans
New York City, NY

June 10-11, 2006
Ventura County Potter’s Guild Exhibition and Sale
Libby Park, Ojai, CA

June 16-17, 2006
San Francisco Bay Area Miniatures Show
Burlingame, CA

June 23-25, 2006
Southern California Summer Miniatures Show
N. Hollywood, CA

September 15-16, 2006
Houston Miniatures Show
Houston, TX

September 23-24 , 2006
Seattle Dollhouse Miniature Show
Seattle Center, Seattle, WA

October 14-15, 2006
31st Showcase of Miniatures (aka Good Sam)
San Jose, CA

November 11 – December 24, 2006
The 38th annual Yes Store
Santa Barbara, CA


2005

February 12, 2005:
Miniature Fantasy Show & Sale
Culver City, CA

April 1-3, 2005:
Chicago International
Schaumburg, IL

April 22-24, 2005:
International Guild of Miniature Artisans
New York City, NY

May 13-15, 2005:
American Museum of Miniature Arts, “Mayfest 25”
Dallas, TX

May 22-July 24, 2005:
Small Scale Ceramics Exhibition: “Klein, Kleiner, Klitzeklein – Keramisches von Kleinformat”
I showed some of my 1/12 scale wheel-thrown miniatures at this small scale ceramics exhibit at the Museum of Western Ceramics, Höhr-Grenzhausen, Germany

June 11-12, 2005:
Ventura Co. Potter’s Guild Exhibition and Sale
Libby Park, Ojai, CA

July 8-9, 2005:
San Francisco Bay Area Miniatures Show
Burlingame, CA

July 15-17, 2005:
Southern California Summer Miniatures Show
N. Hollywood, CA

October 8-9, 2005:
Seaside Park Highland Games
Ventura, CA

October 15-16, 2005:
30th Showcase of Miniatures (aka Good Sam)
San Jose, CA

November 11 – December 24, 2005:
The 37th annual Yes Store
Santa Barbara, CA


2004

February, 2004
Miniature Fantasy Show & Sale
Culver City, CA

April 2004:
Chicago International
Schaumburg, IL

June 2004
Ventura Co. Potter’s Guild Exhibition and Sale
Libby Park, Ojai, CA

August 2004
San Francisco Bay Area Miniatures Show
Burlingame, CA

October 2004
29th Showcase of Miniatures (aka Good Sam)
San Jose, CA

November-December 24, 2004
The 36th annual Yes Store
Santa Barbara, CA


2003

February 8-9, 2003
Miniature’s West 17th Miniature Fantasy Show & Sale
Culver City, CA

March 4-5, 2003
Seattle Dollhouse Miniature Show
Seattle, WA

April 4-6, 2003
Chicago International
Schaumburg, IL

_____ 2003
Minis in the Wine Country
Cotati, CA

June 2003
Ventura Co. Potter’s Guild Exhibition and Sale
Libby Park, Ojai, CA

October 2003
28th Showcase of Miniatures (aka Good Sam)
San Jose, CA

November-December 24, 2003
The 35th annual Yes Store
Santa Barbara, CA


2002

February 2002
Miniature’s West Miniature Fantasy Show & Sale
Culver City, CA

April 29-30, 2002
International Guild of Miniature Artisans
Rye Brook, NY

June 2002
Ventura Co. Potter’s Guild Exhibition and Sale
Libby Park, Ojai, CA

July 1 – September 15, 2002
Exhibition: Miniature Works in Clay
Curated by Lynn and Herb Sommer, the exhibit featured works of the finest miniature ceramic artists (including 15 of my miniature wheel-thrown porcelain creations) from America, Canada, France, England, Germany, Japan and Spain was well as an exhibit of vases from the vast collection of the Delaware Miniature Museum, and also Native American, antique, and archaic pottery from galleries and private collections.
Tee Ridder Museum of Nassau County Museum of Art
15 Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor, NY 11576

July 4 2002
Old Mission Santa Barbara Sale
Santa Barbara, CA

October 2002
Santa Barbara World of Miniatures, Dolls & Teddy Bears Show
Santa Barbara, CA

October 2002
27th Showcase of Miniatures (aka Good Sam)
San Jose, CA

November-December 24, 2002
The 34th annual Yes Store
Santa Barbara, CA

November 2001-March 2002
The IGMA ‘Elements of Style’
A Touring exhibit by the IGMA which contained some of my work and was exhibited at the following locations in 2002:
Tee Ridder Museum, Long Island, NY November 2001-March 2002
IGMA Show, Rye Town, NY April 27-28
IGMA School, Castine, ME June 2002 [end of tour]


2001

January 2001
Northern California Top Artisan Miniature Show
San Jose, CA

February 2001
Miniature’s West Miniature Fantasy Show & Sale
Culver City, CA

March 2001
Seattle Dollhouse Miniature Show
Seattle, WA

April 2001
International Guild of Miniature Artisans, IGMA Guild Show
Rye Brook, NY

June 2001
Ventura Co. Potter’s Guild Exhibition and Sale
Libby Park, Ojai, CA

July 4 2001
Old Mission Sale
Santa Barbara, CA

October 2001
Showcase of Miniatures (aka Good Sam)
San Jose, CA

October 2001
Santa Barbara World of MiniaturesDolls & Teddy Bears Show
Santa Barbara, CA

November – December 24
The 33rd annual Yes Store
Santa Barbara, CA

The IGMA ‘Elements of Style’ which contained some of my work was exhibited at the following locations in 2001:
Pabst Museum in Milwaukee, WI January-March,
American Museum of Miniature Arts , Dallas, TX April-June,
The Museum of Miniature Houses, Carmel, IN July – October
Tee Ridder Museum, Long Island, NY November 2001-March 2002


2000

January 2000
Northern California Top Artisan Miniature Show
San Jose, CA

March 2000
Seattle Dollhouse Miniature Show
Seattle, WA

April 2000
IGMA Guild Show, IGMA East
Rye Brook, NY

June 3-4, 2000
Ventura County Potters’ Guild 41st Annual Show and Sale
Saturday: 9am-6pm
Sunday: 9am-6pM
Libbey Park
Ojai, CA

July 4, 2000
Old Mission Sale, Santa Barbara Mission
Santa Barbara, CA

October 2000
Santa Barbara World of Miniatures, Dolls & Teddy Bears Show
Santa Barbara, CA

October 2000
Showcase of Miniatures (aka Good Sam)
San Jose, CA

November 3-4, 2000
The IGMA ‘Elements of Style’
Contained some of my work and was exhibited at Philadelphia Miniaturia, Philadelphia, PA

November – December 24, 2000
The 32nd annual Yes Store
Santa Barbara, CA


1999

January 8-9, 1999
Northern California Top Artisan Miniature Show
San Jose, CA

January 25, 1999
Ventura County Potter’s Guild Program – Making Ceramic Miniatures by Troy Schmidt
Ventura Senior Center, Ventura, CA

February 13-14, 1999
Miniatures West 13th Miniature Fantasy Show & Sale
Culver City, CA

March 21, 1999
“The Board of Trustees of the International Guild of Miniature Artisans Ltd. Hereby Awards Troy Schmidt the Title of Fellow, Ceramics
[signed] Clarissa A. Goad, President

April 10-11, 1999
Marin Miniature Show
San Rafael, CA

June 5-6, 1999
Ventura County Potter’s Guild Ceramic Show
Libby Park, Ojai, CA

July 4, 1999
Ojai Art Garden
Ojai, CA

August 1, 1999
Ojai Art Garden
Ojai, CA

Aug 27-28, 1999
Southern California Top Artisan Miniature Show
Los Angeles, CA

September 5, 1999
Ojai Art Garden
Ojai, CA

October 9-10, 1999
Good Sam Showcase of Miniatures
San Jose, CA

October 16, 1999
Artisans’ Ojai Day
Ojai, CA

October 23-24, 1999
Santa Barbara World of Miniatures, Dolls & Teddy Bears Show
Santa Barbara, CA

November 12-13, 1999
Southern California Top Artisan Miniature Show
Los Angeles, CA

December, 1999
Ventura County Potters’ Guild Holiday Show
Camarillo, CA

December 12, 1999
Ojai Art Garden
Ojai, CA

December 19, 1999
Ojai Art Garden
Ojai, CA

November – December 24, 1999
Annual Yes Store
Santa Barbara, CA


1998

January 9-10, 1998
Northern California Top Artisans’ Miniature Show|
San Jose, CA

February 14-15, 1998
Miniatures West – 12th Annual Miniature Show & Sale
6161 Centinela Avenue, Culver City, CA

February 21-22, 1998
Central Coast Miniature Show
Morro Bay, CA

April 4-5, 1998
Marin Miniature Show
San Rafael, CA

April 1998
IGMA East Miniature Show
‘Gallery Of The Guild’,
Rye, NY

May 30-31, 1998
Ventura County Potter’s Guild Ceramic Show
Libby Park, Ojai, CA

June 27-28, 1998
17th Annual San Francisco Miniature Show & Sale
Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA


July 25, 1998:
Amador County Fair
Amador County Fairgrounds
Plymouth, CA
I won 1st place and 2nd place in the Roombox category

August 28-29, 1998
Southern California Top Artisan Miniature Show
Orange, CA

October 24-25, 1998
Santa Barbara World of Miniatures, Dolls & Teddy Bears Show
Santa Barbara, CA

October 17, 1998
Artisans’ Ojai Day
Ojai, CA

November 20-21, 1998
Southern California Top Artisans’ Miniature Show
Orange, CA

November – December 24, 1998
30th Annual Yes Store
Santa Barbara, CA


1997

January 17-18, 1997
Northern California Top Artisan Miniature Show
California Ballroom, Santa Clara Marriott Hotel
2700 Mission College Boulevard, Santa Clara, CA

February 8-9, 1997
Miniatures West – 11th Annual Miniature Show & Sale
6161 Centinela Ave., Culver City, CA

February 15-16, 1997
Central Coast Miniatures Show
Masonic Temple, 1338 Atascadero Why (State Why 41), Morro Bay, CA

April 1997
Marin Miniature Show
San Rafael, CA

April 1997
IGMA East Show
Gallery of the Guild
New York City, NY

May 24-25, 1997
17th Annual Memorial Day Weekend Miniature Show & Sale
1855 South Harbor Blvd., Anaheim, CA

June 7-8, 1997
Ventura County Potter’s Guild Ceramic Show
Ojai, CA

Beginning June 8, 1997
A Druid and her Troll
Celtic Art Gallery
Ojai, CA

August 1-2, 1997
Southern California’s Top Artisans’ Miniature Show
Inn At The Park Hotel, Park Plaza Ballroom, 1855 S. Harbor Blvd, Anaheim, CA

September 19-20, 19971997.IGMA-West
International Guild of Miniature Artisans – IGMA Show West
Renaissance Long Beach Hotel, 111 East Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach, CA

October 4-5, 1997
Santa Barbara World of Miniatures, Dolls & Teddy Bears Show
Earl Warren Showgrounds, Santa Barbara, CA

October 25-26, 1997
Good Samaritan Charitable Trust Showcase of Miniatures 1997
Parkside Hall A/B on Park Ave. & Market Street, San Jose, CA

November 21-22, 1997
Southern California Top Artisans’ Miniature Show
Inn At The Park Hotel, Park Plaza Ballroom, 1855 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim, CA

December 6, 1997
Ventura County Potters’ Guild Winter Sale
10am – 4pm
Camarillo Village Square, Camarillo, CA


1996

April 2-28, 1996
The 5th International Orton Cone Box Show
Juried international exhibition
Holt-Russell Gallery
Baker University, Baldwin, KS
In celebration of Orton’s 100th Anniversary.
Jurors: Karen Karnes, Brad Schwieger & Judith S. Schwartz

April- October, 1996
Serendipity Artisan’s Outlet
320 Alisal Road, Suite 302, Solvang, CA

May 18, 1996IGMA Artisan Certificate
“The Board of Trustees of the International Guild of Miniature Artisans Ltd. Hereby Awards Artisan Membership to: Troy Schmidt In the category of Ceramics”
[signed] Peter W. Kendall, President

 

May 25-26, 1996
16th Memorial Day Weekend Miniature Show
Anaheim , CA

June 1-2, 1996
Ventura County Potter’s Guild Ceramic Show
Ojai, CA

Aug 31-September 1, 1996
2nd Labor Day Weekend Show
Buena Park, CA

September 1996 issue of Nutshell News, p.47 published a photo of 3 of my pieces.

September 21-22. 1996
Santa Barbara World of Miniatures, Dolls & Teddy Bears Show
Santa Barbara, CA

 

November 7, 1996
Ventura County Potter’s Guild Ceramic Show
Camarillo, CA

 

November 15-16 , 1996IMG_4162
Southern California’s Top Artisans’ Miniature Show
Inn At The Park Hotel, Park Plaza Room, 1855 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim, CA

 

November – December 24, 1996
The Yes Store
1035 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA

 

December 7 , 1996
VCPG Holiday Sale
December 7: 10am-4pm
Camarillo Village Square
Las Posas at Arniel, Camarillo, CA


1995

March 4-5, 1995
19th Annual Ventura Miniature Show & Sale
Seaside Park, Ventura County Fairgrounds, Ventura, CA

May 27-28, 1995
Memorial Day Weekend Miniature Show
Anaheim, CA

June 10-11, 1995
Ventura County Potter’s Guild Ceramic Show
Ojai, CA

June 24-25, 1995
14th San Francisco Miniature Exhibit & Show
S.F. County Fair Building (Hall of Flowers)
9th & Lincoln, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA

September 23-24, 1995
Santa Barbara World of Miniatures, Dolls & Teddy Bears Show
Earl Warren Showgrounds, Santa Barbara, CA

November 17-18, 1995
Southern California Top Artisan Miniature Show
Inn At The Park Hotel, 1855 South Harbor Blvd., Anaheim, CA

November 10- December 24, 1995
The Yes Store
1123 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA


1994

November 18- December 24, 1994IMG_4171
The Yes Store
1123 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA

July 21-24, 19941994AmadorFairPottery
Amador County Fair, Plymouth, CA
[I don’t recall the catagories but I won the following]

1st Prize:

Wheel-thrown lamp
Slab sculpted cowboy boots
1/12 scale miniature vase

2nd Prize:

Raku vase with white crackle glaze
Raku vase with matte copper glaze

3rd Prize:

Salt fired crock with cobalt decoration
Carved tile trivet with 3-horse epona design

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