Show Review


Sunday, March 15, 2014!
mmmmmm Double Tree Guest Suites Airport

Sue Van Nattan of Bearlooms, bear won the front of the collectors invitation postcard. Valerie Rogers, the shows promoter, presented a Winner's Certificate to Sue.



After unwrapping her gift, Sue placed the framed certificate on her table.
The bear had already been sold!


Way to go Sue!





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Show Review:


It was a stellar day in Phoenix! The sun shown bright as did the artists arriving early to set up their exhibits.


Teddy Bear Artists arriving from five states renewed their acquaintances then grabbed a cup of coffee and went to work, gently grooming each bear as they placed it on their table.


Wandering around the room I was amazed at all the variety, the styles, colors, and the precise workmanship. The show would be wonderful; collectors would soon cast their eyes on these magnificent creations too.


Along with bears you could find bunnies, cats, mice and even crows; all hand made by the artist.


Felicia represents over 50 worldwide artists and it does take time to absorb all that is presented on her tables.


Have you ever seen a "flat" bear? Donna had stacks and stacks of mohair and plush -"flat bears" waiting to come to life at the hand of the artist.


Good Bears of the World had gently loved bears and their yearly raffle supports their endeavors. Placing Brownie the Bear in emergency and rescue vehicles. The officers hand bears to those traumatized by an accident; bears then work their magic.


Overheard were collectors, as they were picking their favorite bears from the contest table. "I like this one, no wait, this one," and finally they dropped their ballots in the voting box.  Votes were tallied and awards presented at 2:30.


As the show came to a close, bear hugs were in order.  The artists packed up and returned to their dens to begin creating bears for the next show that they will participate in.


We all had a wonderful time and greeting the collectors. who make the teddy bear industry active and alive, is priceless. We thank you for attending and continue loving your bears!


Collectors Choice - Best of Show Contest

Each attending teddy bear artist placed one of their bears on the contest table.

Collectors voted for their favorite; and a hard decision at that!


Meet The Winners!


Top 3 Winners are: (L-R): JoAnne O'Hanlon, Julie McKee and Pat Lyons.


Valerie announce the placement.

"It was a very close race for third. One vote decided the winner!" announced Valerie .


Each of the top winners received a lovely rosette ribbon along with a cash award.


  Third Place Winner is . . .  

Pat Lyons,

Free Spirit Creations



Flight to Dreamland

  Second Place Winner is . . .  

Joanne O'Hanlon

Bear My Sole






  First Place Winner is  . . .  

Julie McKee





Congratulations to all who entered and to all who won!


-- Exhibiting Artists --


Is there a bear still swirling around in your head? One you wish you had adopted?

Contact the artist directly and see if it is still available.


Bear My Sole JoAnne O'Hanlon San Tan Valley AZ
Bearlooms Sue Van Nattan Carlinville IL
Bentley & Buddies Nancy & Doug Dane Mesa AZ
Diana's Merry Bears Diana Ussery San Jose CA
Dona's Bears Dona Sorensen Granbury TX
Free Spirit Creations Pat Lyons Cottonwood AZ
Good Bears of The World Terrie Stong Toledo OH
KUBS Kuddly Unique Bears Julie McKee Yorba Linda CA
Mohair Maniac Donna Mettling Burbank CA
Notchlok Sandy Czaja Phoenix AZ
Pamda Bears Pam Pontious Bellingham WA
Sandy's Stuff Sandra Milton Tucson AZ
The Bear Scout Felicia Hymer Buckeye AZ



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