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The National Institute of American Doll Artists is a worldwide organization of doll artists, supportive patrons and friends whose purpose is to promote the art of the original handmade doll.

NIADA embraces diversity as an essential goal of our organization. We will not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, identity, nationality, sexual orientation, age, or disability. We believe that art is a powerful tool in the evolution of humankind, our cultures, and communities. As artists and supporters of art, we pledge to listen, learn, validate each other, and expand our narratives to become more effective advocates for justice, beauty, love, and healing.

NIADA Gallery

Artists Exhibit
Artworks for
display or
for purchase

NIADA Academy

Classes for all
skill levels
taught by
NIADA Artists

NIADA Mentoring

All conference
attendees can
register for an
Artist Critique

NIADA Scholarships

Helen Bullard
Susanna Oroyan
NIADA Foundation

NIADA showcases accomplished Doll Artists who create entirely original art dolls, and supports them to strive for the finest realization of their talents.

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ART SPEAKS: The Language of Dolls

NIADA 2021 Virtual Conference

August 19th – August 22nd

Registration is still OPEN to
view the Conference Programs!


A unique opportunity to experience
a NIADA Conference from the comfort
of your own home.

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NIADA Holiday Show

Holiday Show Over 200 items will be available, handmade by NIADA artists. A great start to your Holiday shopping! HOLIDAY SHOW OPENS Saturday, November 20th @ 9:00am - Sunday, November…
Chris Chomick
November 19, 2021

The ALTER EGOS catalog
is available for purchase

Thirty-seven NIADA artists created and donated their interpretation of the Alter Ego for the 2021 Virtual Conference.
In this beautiful, full-color companion book to the project, each piece that was donated for auction is featured as well as each artist’s thoughts behind their creation.
Available for $30.00 at the

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