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.
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NIADA 2015 Conference in Portland Oregon!
Location and dates to be announced

The NIADA Conference 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 be inspired.


The NIADA Dollmaking School offers classes for anyone wishing to learn
dollmaking techniques from internationally recognized artist members, including sculpting, painting, fabric figure-making, mold making, armature building,
costuming and more for all skill levels.

Everyone is welcome to attend the Annual NIADA Conference!
Come join us! Have Fun! It is NOT for Members only!


  • Programs, special events by NIADA artists and friends
  • Dollmaking demonstrations by NIADA artists
  • Participation in the Doll Challenge
  • NIADA Artists Gallery Night
  • Doll Challenge Exhibit and Visiting Artists critiques
  • Early admittance to the NIADA Artists Show & Sale
  • Banquet Dinner and Helper Raffle drawing
  • Conference souvenir by a NIADA artist
  • Access to the NIADA Salesroom and Flea Market
  • Keynote Address
Please sign up to the NIADA Chatline for latest Conference updates
CLICK HERE: Add me to the NIADA Chatline!

special venues for Visiting Artists!
Visiting Artist Critique: Conference registrants may register for more than one critique,
the fee for EACH critique is $25.00. Bring one doll per private individual critique by an
assigned NIADA artist. Work registered for the critique will be on display for
Conference attendees to view (unless otherwise specified).
NEW! Visiting Artists can request a Mentor Critique in preparation for potential
future membership or are in the first stage of applying as an Artist Member.

CLICK HERE for information about the Visiting Artist Critique CLICK HERE

You are welcome to participate in NIADA's TEN by TWELVE program!
Twelve visiting artists will have an opportunity to introduce their dolls to all NIADA
Conference attendees in a special program in which each participant will show
ten projected images of their work.
Each photo will be allotted twenty seconds for artists to add their description or
commentary. If you are a visiting artist registering for the NIADA conference, this is
your chance to introduce your work to NIADA artists and patrons.
Don't miss out on this wonderful opportunity for feedback and encouragement!

NOTE: the NIADA Annual Conference is a separate venue held
in the same location immediately following the Dollmaking School.
All are welcome to attend the Conference as well as the Dollmaking School.

Conference registration is not required to attend classes

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