Tampa 2015 Teddy Bear Show - Photo Memories!

Sandy Czaja, Notchlok Bears won the postcard front when she submitted her bear 'coach'.

Valerie, the show's promoter presented Sandy with a framed Certificate of Accomplishment.  Congratulations to Sandy!

Saturday's Workshop by Art Rogers




Love to try your hand at making a bear or a critter?


On Saturday, before the Tampa Teddy Bear Show, Art Rogers (Chatham Village Bears) conducted a workshop where the students made this darling goat.


As the day progressed the 'herd' grew!


Everyone was thrilled to take home a goat they had made.


What will the workshop be next year? We'll just have to wait and see.


Art's workshop will be announced on our show schedule page later this year.

Opps, this is not a 'stuffy', this is Fancy, one of the world's smallest dogs. The class goat is bigger than she is!





Carol D. was very happy with her goat.
She beamed with joy! "Art is a wonderful teacher!" she said.

Gathering for dinner!

The places were set!


Saturday night fun as artists gathered for dinner, enjoy catching up with happenings and sharing a joke or two over dinner at the Crowne Plaza Westshore hotel.


Overheard, "I'm having dessert, I'll need the energy for tomorrow's teddy bear show!"

Happy Times at the Teddy Bear Show!

We were honored when Sonya Shaw, Bears&Buds First URSA Awards Competition winner came to the show! "Tequila found a home, but I have a photo of him!" she said. Sonya brought her URSA Award and to her surprise found one of her earlier bears at the Good Bears' table. "I hardly kept any of the bears I made," she said, "so I'm really happy with my find and to support Good Bears of the World too!"


Good Bears of the World Charity Raffle




Margaret Bacon was the lucky winner of Good Bears of the World's basket of joy! Margaret has been collecting bears for many years, and loves supporting Good Bears of the World.

"She won the Steiff bear too!" exclaimed Terrie Stong, GBW Executive Director (left).


Collectors Choice Contest

Voters had a hard to choose to pick a favorite!

Good times at the Tampa Teddy Bear Show

February 22, 2015

Many of the artists were happy to escape the bitter cold of winter, and to soak up some of Florida's warm sunshine, before returning home. A wiggle of toes in the pool felt delightful.

We all wished we could take home some warm air!

Photos of just a few of the artists and some of bears!

Jackie Melerski

Deb Canham

Jane Woodard

Bev White

Dian Pete

Wendy Collins

Trish Hansford

Cindy McGuire

Donna Manthly

Pat Berkowitch

Cindy Malchoff

Lin Chamberlain

One of the smallest bears in the show

Darlene Allen

Charlene Draeger


Is there a bear special still swirling around in your memory?

Contact the the artist!


Anderson Originals Maggie Anderson  Glencliff NH littlebea3@aol.com
Anduin's Bears Sally Root Orlando FL anduinsbears@aol.com
Babcock Bears Pat Berkowitch Babcock WI babcockbears@tds.net
Bearily Pawsing Donna Manthey Madison WI bearilypaw@aol.com
Bearkidz by Marion Fraile Marion Fraile Waxhaw  NC bearkidz@aol.com
Bears Against MS Valerie Sewell Vero Beach FL valerie@bearsagainstms.com
Bears by Two Hearts Trish Hansford Pinellas Park FL 2heartstc@verizon.net
Bears for Pete Sake Dian Pete Lake Alfred FL wdpetes@gmail.com
Bears of the Abbey Susan McKay Toronto CN mckayabbey@rogers.com
Billy Bears by Carolyn Carolyn Jacobsen Syracuse NY cbjacobsen112@gmail.com
Charbears Charlene Draeger Plantation FL charbears@comcast.net
Chatham Village Bears Art Rogers Key West FL geoart1@swbell.net
China Cupboard Bears Cindy McGuire Marion OH chinacupboardbears@hotmail.com
Collins Gift Shop Wendy Collins Rye NH collinsgifts14@aol.com
Cookie's Critters Donna Nielsen Bloomfield NY donna@cookiescritters.com
Deb Canham Designs Deb Canham Venice FL deb@debcanham.com
Gilmur Rudley Bears Jackie Melerski Akron NY gilmurrudley@aol.com
Good Bears of The World Terrie Stong Toledo OH goodbears1@sbcglobal.net
Happy Tymes Bev White Downingtown PA bev@happytymes.net
Heir Bears Jane Woodard Palm Beach Gardens FL Heirbears@aol.com
Martha's Bears Martha Burch West Bend WI mdrbears@aol.com
Mohair Maniac Donna Mettling Burbank CA mohairmaniac@gmail.com
Mulberry Meadows Susan Harter Lake Worth FL mulberrymeadow@aol.com
My Apple Tree Cindy Malchoff Plattsburgh NY cindy@myappletree.com
Notchlok Sandy Czaja Phoenix AZ notchlokbears@q.com
Pookie Bears by Lin Lee Lin Chamberlain Fort Wayne IN linlee.artist@comcast.net 
PRFect Pals Pat Fairbanks Tampa FL pdfairbanks@verizon.net
Raspbeary Bears Darlene Allen Oviedo FL raspbeary_bears@hotmail.com
The Country Bear Josiah Hadly Davenport FL jaysbears@aol.com
The Teddy Bear Maker Carol Miller West Palm Beach FL teddybearmaker69@netzero.net
The Toy Store Ben & Beth Savino Toledo OH beth@toystorenet.com
Wicked Bear Fibers Dale Crocker Tampa FL dcrocker76@gmail.com




We were so happy to see you!


You made our show 'sparkle'


See you again next year!


Photos courtesy of: Good Bears of the World, Carol Miller, Valerie Rogers,





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