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Category Archives: Show Reports
Demonstrations by NIADA artists ~ Leslie Molen: Cloth overlay on a face / Ankie Daanen: Making Shoes
Donna May Robinson: An easy way with cloth feet / Deborah Pope: Hand felted doll hat / Connie Smith: Hand sculpting
Special Exhibit of work by Visiting Artists ~ Banquet Night ~ Helper drawings and presentation of the Souvenir by Ima Naroditskaya Continue reading
Our Annual NIADA 2012 Conference was held Thursday, September 27th to Sunday, September 30th 2012 at the Sheraton Stamford Hotel in Stamford, Connecticut Continue reading
The NIADA 2012 Dollmaking School was held October 1st-2nd-3rd following the Annual Conference in Stamford, CT
1-Day Class – Stephanie Blythe: Mold Making Demystified Shelley Thornton: Stuffed Cloth Hands, Boots, and Bows
2-Day Class – Reina Mia Brill: Colorful Creatures in Clay and Knitted Wire Ankie Daanen: Sculpt a “Jack” or “Jackie-in-the-Box” Deborah C. Pope: Hand-Felted Animal Head
3-Day Class – E.J. Taylor: Sculpting & Painting a Paperclay Head Continue reading
NIADA members at the United Federation of Doll Clubs, Inc. Convention
A Jambalaya Jubilee
July 24th-27th, 2012 New Orleans, Louisiana Continue reading
Artist Doll & Teddy Bear Convention
presented by the Susan Quinlan Doll & Teddy Bear Museum was held May 3-5, 2012 at the Ramada Airport Hotel in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Awards were presented to Diane Keeler for collector’s favorite doll and Stephanie Blythe for Artists favorite doll and Mark Dennis won for both! NIADA Artists Stephanie Blythe and Ankie Daanen were featured on pins Susan and Terry Quinlan presented to attendees because Ankie and Stephanie were the first doll artists they bought from and introduced them to the world of doll art. Continue reading
We are pleased to announce the location and dates for our annual 2012 NIADA Conference and Dollmaking School Classic Conference (4-days): Sheraton Stamford Hotel, Stamford, Connecticut Thursday, September 27th to Sunday, September 30th KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Lisa Lichtenfels Dollmaking School (3-days): … Continue reading
Our Annual NIADA 2011 Conference was held in Denver, Colorado. The 2011 NIADA Conference was one of the most enjoyable ones in recent memory, due, in large part, to the gargantuan efforts of our hardworking Conference Chair, Leslie Molen. Leslie welcomed us all to her hometown, Denver, where the stage was set at the beautiful Westminster Westin Hotel north of the city with the Rocky Mountains looming in the distance. ~Shelley Thornton, NIADA artist, NIADA board member
The Classic Conference was preceded by the NIADA Dollmaking School
Monday, August 22nd ~ Thursday, August 25th, 2011. One and two-day classes were taught by NIADA Artists: Stephanie Blythe, Ankie Daanen, Deborah C. Pope, Donna May Robinson, Forest Rogers, Shelley Thornton, Marlaine Verhelst, Annie Wahl, and Kathryn Walmsley Continue reading
The NIADA Artists Gallery Exhibition was held Thursday, August 25th 7:00pm~9:00pm followed by Annual Show & Sale Sunday, August 28th 10:00am~4:00pm Continue reading
Programs, Demos, Banquet Night and More!
Keynote Speech by Lynne Bruning | “Up in the Clouds” Challenge
Visiting Artists critique dolls | Programs and Demos by NIADA artists:
Susan Scogin: Wigging. Annie Wahl: Making Eye wear for a Small doll.
Marlaine Verhelst: Sculpting Shoes. Deborah Pope: Hand-Felted Character Head. Diana Effner: Hands on Hearty Clay, An Invitation to Play.
Helper drawing, Banquet dinner and Souvenir presentation Continue reading
Doll & Teddy Bear Artists and Collectors Convention
NIADA Patrons Susan and Terry Quinlan have created a very special event for Doll & Teddy bear artists and Collectors in Philadelphia. May 12th -14th at the Ramada Airport Hotel in Philadelphia, PA.
The convention has three purposes: (1) to recognize the contribution of Helen Bullard (NIADA founder) to the artist doll world and the contribution of Beverly Matteson Port to the artist teddy bear world, (2) to express appreciation to the artists and collectors for their contribution to the doll and teddy bear world, and (3) to stimulate interest in dolls and teddy bears among today’s younger generation. This event turns back the clock to those days when things were affordable and really fun to attend
NIADA artists Floyd Bell, Stephanie Blythe, Lesley Keeble, Diane Keeler, Deborah Pope, Donna May Robinson, Annie Wahl and Nancy Wiley will be showing their work and presenting demonstrations and seminars.
For more details please visit:
www.quinlanmuseum.com/convention Continue reading