MFCA Club members
meet on a regular basis, on the 1st Friday of every month at 7:30pm, on the
second floor suite of the Artisans' Hall professional Building. It is located at 8100 Roosevelt Boulevard, in Northeast Philadelphia.
We bring along works in progress, new acquistions, books and articles, and just about anything of general interest to the hobby.
Everyone is welcome to join us!
SHOW AND MART
The MFCA Show and Mart
is one of the largest shows of its kind in the world.
There is a large display area of miniature figures and models. Most of the figures are of connoisseur quality,
miniature works of art in a variety of scales, from a few inches in height to almost a foot tall. Some are single figures
on foot or horse and some are arranged as groups. Others are models of tanks, ships and planes in all the most common scales.
There are even a few box dioramas, miniature stagings of historic scenes.
Artists come from all over the world to attend and display. Visitors from Canada, Great Britain, France, Spain and Italy
are common. In recent years there have been hundreds of displays. The area is divided into sections, and awards in the form of
certificates and medals are given for the best work. A list of awards is posted elsewhere.
There is a modest charge to enter the contest to defray some of the cost. There is a special area for those who want to
display their work, but might be uncomfortable competing with the master artists of the world. Of course, the Grand Masters often
display, but are only allowed to compete for Gold Medals.
If this were not enough, there is a giant sales area with nearly one hundred dealers on over two hundred tables selling
everything for the hobbyist. Painted and unpainted figures from around the world are available, including those beautiful figures
from Russia. New and old toy soldiers are present. Books for the lover of military history and tools for the modeler are to be found.
Used and new figures and collections are available for sale by private collectors and large dealers.
For the first-time visitor, it is an awesome experience and for many collectors it is an event not to be missed.
Come join us for our 75th Annual Show - Mart.
Our Annual Show and Mart will take place on Friday, May 20th and Saturday, May 21st, 2016,
at the Valley Forge Casino Resort in King of Prussia, PA.
The Casino Resort has a new, reduced room rate (of $124.00 per night for 1 to 3 people).
To contact the Casino Resort, please visit them on their website at
or call 610-768-3215.
The APG (Artist Preservation Group) will be joining us this year, and will be sponsoring a Fund Raiser, along with the following special events:
On May 19th, they will be conducting a Tour of the Brandywine Battle Field & Chadds Ford Museum
On May 20th, from 9AM - 5PM they will be holding a Painting workshop - "Painting with Penny", by Penny Meyer;
(Penny is an MFCA Grand Master, who will be sharing her expertise on painting flats). The cost for this event is $150, and seating is limited.
For more information on both events, contact Mike Stelzel at; firstname.lastname@example.org, www.artistpreservationgroup.com.
SHOW AND MART HOURS
The show will be taking place on Friday, from noon till 5PM,
along with Saturday, from 9AM till 4PM, followed by the Show Awards Ceremony at 5PM.