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Thursday, June 27th – Sunday, June 30th 2013 at the beautiful Marin Suites Hotel in Corte Madera The Conference opened Thursday evening with the NIADA Artists Gallery Night event and continued Saturday with the annual Show and Sale There were … 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
DOLLMAKING One Artist’s Approach by Robert McKinley
An indispensable reference book for both aspiring and professional doll artists, “DOLLMAKING One Artist’s Approach” by renowned doll artist Robert McKinley is now available in a long overdue second edition.
Discover all that master doll artist Bob McKinley knew about the exciting and exacting art of fine dollmaking.
“Dollmaking, for me, is a complete art form. From concept to completion a doll requires me to be a designer, a sculptor, a painter, a dressmaker, and a hairdresser.” ~ Bob McKinley Continue reading
The NIADA Foundation teaches and mentors emerging doll artists. All proceeds go to The Foundation Scholarship Fund. 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
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
LISA LICHTENFELS “Realism in Fabric”
April 1st~April 30th, 2011
236 West 27th Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10001 (212) 966-3864.
Open Tuesday thru Saturday 10am to 6pm
http://www.cfmgallery.com/Lisa-Lichtenfels/Lichtenfels2011.htm Continue reading
Juneau City Museum Receives a Tlingit Revered Elder Doll
Niece Micalyne and Uncle Ed Kunz accompany the presentation of the doll of their grandmother/mother Cecelia to the Juneau Alaska Museum. NIADA artist Mary Ellen Frank created this work replicating Cecelia’s regalia that she left her granddaughter, including extensive micro bead embroidery.
As a thanks to the family for their permission to work with clan crests, stories and images of their revered elder, Mary Ellen made a doll of local family spokesperson, Ed Kunz and surprised the family with it. He had, coincidentally, brought the 1905 regalia that the doll was wearing (from an early photo of Ed with his traditional dance group) and Ed slipped the tunic and mittens on.
The artist is now aware of the work that awaits her to complete his miniature tunic but this also means a continuing connection with this wonderful family. Continue reading
Seoul Doll Fair 2010
December 24th, 2010~January 1st, 2011
The largest doll event in Korea revolves around organization for artists,
doll club, toy manufacturing companies, and invited doll artists.
Dolls made by Moonyoung Jeong are introduced as ‘Chorok Doll’ Continue reading
The Art exhibition “Kunst in der Zwicky” took place May 28th~June 6th, 2010, in a former factory hall that our community government had transformed into a cultural center. Artists living or working in Fällanden, Switzerland (to which Benglen belongs to) were invited to participate. 34 artists profited of the possibility to show their paintings or sculpture. Only art, no craft was accepted for the exhibit. To avoid the possible rejection of my dolls, I submitted them not as dolls, but as “multi media figures”. Once they were professionally presented, nobody opposed. The artwork was well received by the audience. Continue reading