2016 Conference and Dollmaking School

July 18th to­ July 20th and July 21st to July 24th,
Alexandria, Virginia, in Historic Old Town

The NIADA Conference and Dollmaking School is a wonderful opportunity for artists, collectors and everyone interested in the expanding world of doll art to experience the cutting edge of this dynamic art form. The Conference will offer attendees four days of opportunities to meet new people, to inspire and to be inspired.

NIADA 2016
Conference

Thursday, July 21st to­ Sunday, July 24th
Conference location: Sheraton Suites, Old Town Alexandria, 801 North Saint Asaph Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314 (Washington, DC area)

NIADA 2016
Dollmaking School

Monday, July 18th to­ Wednesday, July 20th
Conference location: Sheraton Suites, Old Town Alexandria, 801 North Saint Asaph Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314 (Washington, DC area)

Classes were taught in 2016 by NIADA Artists
Marlaine Verhelst, Connie Smith, Tanya Marriott, Stephanie Blythe, Donna May Robinson, Catherine Mather and Diane Keeler.

Keynote Speaker : Leslie Molen

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NIADA Artists Demos

Five NIADA artists will demonstrate some of their techniques and share invaluable information about their dollmaking process.

Theresa May
27 Dresses: Imagination and Costume
Begin with the fanciful… worry about how to get there much much later…

Leslie Molen
It’s All in the Color Details
How to use color in your doll to create intriguing balance and flow in your costuming

Nina Tugarina
Finessing the accessories: Shoes to die for!
Assembling and applying leather/fabric shoes

Diane Keeler
Making Eyes
Windows to the soul at your fingertips: My many experiments now refined for your use

Cindee Moyer
Stylized Hair for the Art Doll
Exploring unconventional sources for hair to create interesting, unique and unexpected ways to top off your doll.

Conference Programs

Laurel Breitkopf & Pat Gould
25 Year Honorees
Celebrating the Careers of Richard and Jodi Creager, Jane Davies, Bill Nelson, Nancy Walters, and Charlene Westling

Teresa Oaxaca
Painted Dolls

Marlaine Verhelst, Neva Waldt, & Stephanie Blythe
The Road to Becoming a NIADA Artist
A description of NIADA standards and a first hand description of one artist’s journey to becoming a NIADA artist.

Susan Scogin & Juanita Zientara
It’s Personal
Susan will interview Juanita about her doll collection.

Krystyna Poray Goddu
Unmasking Sasha: A Brief History of the Inscrutable Doll
The visionary Sasha Doll designed in the 1940s by Swiss artist Sasha Morgenthaler (1893-1975) has inspired many dollmakers over the decades. Krystyna Poray Goddu, editor of the 2011 book Sasha Dolls: The History, presents a brief version.

Shelley Thornton
Ten by Twelve
Up to twelve visiting artists will introduce their dolls with ten projected images of their work. For each photo, the artist will have 20 seconds to provide commentary.

Conference Schedule

Thursday

9am – 11am
Registration  in the Lobby

9:30am – 12:30am
Artist Meeting (NIADA Artists)

 11am – 12:30pm
Patron Meeting (NIADA Patrons)


12:30pm – 1:30pm
Lunch & President’s Welcome (All welcome)


2pm – 4pm
Torpedo Factory Art Center Tours  (Sign up at the registration table)

4pm – 5pm
Registration  in the Lobby

4pm – 5pm
Raffle Room Open


5pm – 9pm
Gallery Night at Principle Gallery (All welcome,  Open to the public)

Principle Gallery
204 King Street

Alexandria, VA 22314
www.principlegallery.com/alexandria

Friday

9am – 5pm
Photographer, Pete Duval  –  (Sign-up at Registration).  Hospitality suite

9am – 10am
Program 1 :
Laurel Breitkopf & Pat Gould : 25 Year Honorees: Celebrating the Careers of Richard and Jodi Creager, Jane Davies, Bill Nelson, Nancy Walters, and Charlene Westling

10am – 11am
Program 2: 
Teresa Oaxaca : Painted Dolls

11am – 12pm
Program 3 :
Marlaine Verhelst, Neva Waldt, & Stephanie Blythe : What Does it Take to Become a NIADA Artist?


12pm – 2pm
Lunch on your own

12pm – 2pm
Patron Lunch (NIADA Artists and Patrons)


2pm – 3pm
Program 4 :
Susan Scogin & Juanita Zientara  :  It’s Personal

3pm – 4pm
Program 5 :
Krystyna Poray Goddu : Unmasking Sasha: A Brief History of the

Inscrutable Doll
4pm – 5pm
Program 6 :
Shelley Thornton : Ten by Twelve

5pm – 6pm
Raffle Room Open in the Board Room


5pm – 7pm
Dinner on your own


7pm – 9pm 

Keynote Program : Leslie Molen  : Art and Life

Saturday

9am – 5pm
Photographer, Pete Duval  –  (Sign-up at Registration)
Jennifer Osner – Antique & Vintage Textile Sale (All welcome)
9am – 10:15am
Artist Market (All welcome)

10:30am – 12:30pm
Demos
Theresa May : 27 Dresses: Imagination and Costume
Leslie Molen : It’s All in the Color Details
Nina Tugarina : Assembling and Applying Leather/fabric shoes
Diane Keeler : Making Eyes
Cindee Moyer : Stylized Hair for the Art Doll

12:30 – 2pm
Raffle Room Open – Last Chance! in the Board Room

12:45pm – 2pm
Critiques (Visiting Artists)
2pm – 2:30pm
Exhibition of critique dolls (Visiting Artists)

2pm – 4pm
Artist Demos at Torpedo Factory Art Center ( open to the public)

7pm – 10pm
Banquet

Sunday

10am
Exhibition  and Sale open to Patrons  In Salons 1, 2 & 3
10:30am
Exhibition  and Sale Open to attendees In Salons 1, 2 & 3
11am – 4pm

Exhibition and Sale Open to the Public In Salons 1, 2 & 3

Sheraton Suites, Old Town Alexandria
801 North Saint Asaph Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

9am – 4pm
Jennifer Osner – Antique & Vintage Textile Sale her suite

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 NIADA Souvenir Doll Artists 2016

The 2016 Conference will see a change in the souvenir doll. Instead of the souvenir doll being created by one Artist, we have invited 14 NIADA Artists to take part. The souvenir dolls designs will remain secret until the conference, and will be distributed at the banquet to all conference attendees. The contributing NIADA Artists are Neva Waldt, Annie Wahl, Svetlana Rudoy, Tatiana Baeva, Stephanie Blythe, Connie Smith, Cindee Moyer, Larry Blount, Theresa May, Shelley Thornton Sandra Oglesby, Donna May Robinson, Marlaine Verhelst, Tanya Marriott.

Check out the Doll work of the contributing Artists below.

Events open to the public

NIADA Artists Gallery Night

5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Thursday, July 21st
Principle Gallery
204 King Street

Alexandria, VA 22314
www.principlegallery.com/alexandria

NIADA Artists Exhibition and Sale

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 24th
Sheraton Suites, Old Town Alexandria
801 North Saint Asaph Street
Alexandria, VA 22314