Shylock Doll Gathering August 8th - Tuesday at 1:30 pm MST join us as we reach from Alaska to Spain to Australia with this fun group of ladies discussing dollmaking and just enjoying hanging out with other doll makers. It's a Zoom meeting so let me know if you would like to be added to the notification.
Fairy Wedding Juried Show Event deadline is August 31st, 2023. Yep... Only a few more weeks left to see who will be attending the wedding and their interesting guests. I can't wait to see these cool entries.
The People's Choice Awards - This is our fun Christmas (sort of) themed event. After all, anything that is magical to you that you might have received for Christmas, inspires Christmas, or just plain makes you feel good is open to this show. The deadline for entering this event (which will be for IADR members only) is Oct 1st, 2023. This is also where the people (general public) will be choosing the winners... so judges - this is your time to play as well by entering your works. Keep in mind that the winners will be on our advertising poster themes for our sale event coming up.
The IADR Sales Event (which will be a first for us) will be Nov 3rd - Nov 5th, 2023. This is again for IADR members only as we will be doing our push for those Christmas sales. Did you know that this week alone we had over 1000 viewers to the website? So yes, get those Artist's Studio pages updated *smiling*. Let me know if you need help or have any questions about setting up your Artist's Studio page.
And in the meantime we are also working on the next issue of the IADR Art Doll Magazine. The deadline for submitting to the IADR for articles and dates/events that you would liked published in the Fall issue will be Sept 1st, 2023. Submissions can be sent to IADRegistry@outlook.com.
This is just some of the things here at IADR that we are doing to help promote dollmaking and supporting each other in our love and passion of our art.
As a Non-Member there will be an entry fee to be paid before submitting in your doll for judging.
Don't forget there is a new Category added for the Master Level. Can you believe that there is only one show left to participate in if you are also thinking about entering in for our Year End Show? One of the requirements for the Year End is to have participated in one of this year's IADR shows prior to the Year End competition.
Can't wait as the excitement builds to see who will be at the Fairy Wedding and their Guests.
The major one especially happening now is the new MASTERS category being added to the Juried Shows. This is a great opportunity to have past winners of the Professional level still share their talents and inspiration for upcoming doll members. Plus it is always fun to see how Artists interpret their art from one of our themes. The Fairy Wedding and the Guests who Attend show is really the sky is the limit to your imagination in regards to what one might see at this type of wedding *smiling*. Masters will also be able to still participate in the Year End Show as long as they participate in one of this year's jury shows as well.
Recently we discovered that IADR is one of the few juried shows that offer cash prizes for winning. If you ever wondered if the membership dues were worth it... then win in a jury show category. Your winnings would have paid your IADR membership back to you plus a little extra. The other change is inviting non-member the opportunity to compete as well. As a non-member you are gambling your entry fee against the odds of winning. Everyone has the chance - as well as learning from the judges with their evaluations that are supplied to every entry.
To learn more about the upcoming juried shows click here and for the submission requirements click here. Deadline for a submission to the Fairy Wedding Show is August 31st.
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