The IADR thanks those artists that submitted their work and to give us this opportunity to see that AI (artificial intelligence) has nothing on us when we can continue to inspire, create, and add to the beauty of our world with talent that is inspired with our imagination and our own hands. Thank you again for participating in our event and also I would like to thank those that support our fellow artists with your encouragement and praise.
Another new feature in this edition is the Do What You Love pages that will be available to all IADR members who would like to show our readers their love for doll making. Enjoy!
IADR Studio pages are open for public viewing and don't require any passwords or fees to view the Artist's work. The Studio pages offer the opportunity of cross marketing because the artist can link their IADR Studio pages back to any other existing website, Etsy account, or Facebook selling site as well as it provides a location if the artist just wants to be contacted by email.
Another way the membership dues are used is for the IADR juried shows. So far, from what I have seen, we (the IADR) are the only ones that offer cash awards. As an IADR member there are no additional fees for entering a juried show unlike some other organizations. By receiving a cash award, an artist doesn't have to worry about a physical award getting lost or broken in the mail (especially when sent internationally). IADR instead supplies the award funds directly to winners and in this way we are able to award larger prize payouts. Did you know that it only takes winning one time in a category in one of the juried show to have won the cost of your membership dues back plus a little extra? We offer that chance in each of our many juried shows and not only in one competition category but in each level of category in a show (Novice, Intermediate, Advance, Professional, and Master). That is five different categories that can win a cash award for each juried show!
The one thing that your dues do not pay for is wages! All IADR staff and helpers are unpaid volunteers here to help make the IADR grow and to create the positive feelings of doll making. They are greatly appreciated and any member can become one.
Yes, the IADR is more than just a pretty face but it works hard to see that your membership dues are used to give the maximum buy for promoting an artist's work as well as striving to grow as an international group. So if you like to become more involved or have questions please contact me at IADRegistry@outlook.com or Instant Messenger on Facebook.
The Instagram posts started on December 15th to promote this event. I am scheduling the posts for Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 am MST in the USA for those that are helping to get the word out while playing our game *smiling*. Keep in mind IADR members are also eligible to win the sponsors' gifts with one of them being a wonderful class type tutorial from Deb Woods.
The posting of a Sponsor will begin this week in the Instagram game. We are asking that anyone that is following this event on Instagram to Subscribe to the Sponsor's account by Following, Like the post, and Share it to your Story timeline if the player wishes to be considered for the opportunity of winning a bonus gift.
The Winter Blues Juried Show is a special event that offers contestants an IADR Year Membership as the winning prize per each level category along with a beautiful certificate and the judges critiques. This is also an opportunity for Non-members to try our event at a reduced entry fee of only $10 (USD) to enter.
So as we are coming down from all the hustle and bustle of the holidays - don't let the winter blues set in - join the fun with our Instagram game and enter the Winter Blues Juried Show Event. The submission of your doll deadline for this Event is March 1st, 2024.
If you have any questions regarding the Instagram Winter Blues game or the Winter Blues Juried Show Event please either email me at IADRegistry@outlook.com or instant messenger me in Facebook.
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