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.
Did you know that the winners in the variety of categories of skills that we offer also have the opportunity to win a cash prize? More of this information and our requirements are available for those wishing to participate by clicking this link www.international-art-doll-registry.com/juried-show-submission.html
For June, I'll be talking with Diana Noch from Oregon for our Conversation with a Dollmaker. I am looking forward to that as we will be talking about some alternative mediums that are used for dollmaking.
Then there is the Shylock Dollmaking Group meeting on June 20th (a Tuesday), as we are looking into costuming and inspirations for Christmas characters which has us putting on our thinking caps for the Christmas IADR event.
Yes, the IADR Art Doll Magazine will be coming out this month as well with some great articles, interviews, and even a tutorial. No lazy days for us here at IADR *smiling*.
Also a lovely tribute to Deb Wood shows how important IADR is to up and coming artists or even those that want to be challenged through our juried shows. Just like the vagabonds that travel in their caravan creating their family unit, so can the many members in IADR be a part of that artistic family of support and encouragement for each other.
To learn the impact of creating an art doll for someone thereby creating a very healing process for them, is a story that truly touches the heart. Pull up your chair, grab your favorite brew... don't forget the tissue and join myself and Jerry as we talk about a favorite pastime of ours... dolls.
Check out the great pictures she supplied as they are very helpful and the instructions easy to follow too.
Remember any member of the IADR may submit tutorials for the group. Think about it and just contact Lesley to be able to get them placed on the website.
2023 April-Rainy Days Juried Show...
We are all so unique and different but the one thing we have in common is our love of dolls. This flight takes me to my own country of the USA with a stop in Alabama to visit Bambi Lynn. I haven't traveled there yet physically but I was able to enjoy learning more about it through Bambi's eyes. It is certainly now on my wish list of places to go.
Bambi is so great about creating magical portals because I know the time we spent talking just magically flew by. Now I feel I made another new friend through my doll making adventures.
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