2015 CONFERENCE UPDATE
At this writing, there are so many things to get excited about!
Our Dollmaking School lineup is stellar. Learn from the best:
Stephanie Blythe, Kate Church, Ankie Daanen,
Lesley Keeble, Diane Keeler, Tanya Marriott, EJ Taylor and Shelley Thornton.
The Conference will kick off with the much anticipated Gallery Night
featuring work from each of the NIADA Artists present at the Conference.
Demos will be provided by Jodi and Richard Creager, Lesley Keeble,
Sandra Oglesby and Leslie Molen.
There will be programs by Jana Holstein, editor of Art Doll Quarterly
magazine, Georgina Hayns, one of the creatives at LAIKA Studios.,
A special ‘Dolls in Literature by NIADA Artists’ by Nancy Walters and
a review of the Tonner Doll exhibit from 2014 and more!
Our keynote speaker is the magnificently talented Ronnie Burkett.
And the NIADA 2015 Conference souvenir is being created
as we speak by Susan Scogin.
The 2015 Doll Challenge: "A Self-Portrait Doll"
A beautiful setting in the summer, Portland offers our Conference
wonderful atmosphere of the arts.
We have a Social Committee headed up by
NIADA Patron Sharrie Wing who will help guide
you through the ‘off’ hours.
There is the Button Emporium which houses hundreds of
unusual trims. The owner is very familiar with
NIADA and is working on
writing children's books and making coordinating bags, dolls bears etc.
These are for children who are
going through different issues. I don't know how you could leave her store without buying something. This store is right
at the start of the Pearl District which is also great shopping.
Another destination area are the shops on Alberta Street - in the
summer you could wander 4-6 blocks of craft stores, fabric, bakeries,
restaurants, etc. A great place for
ones to spend some time.
The Crown Plaza Hotel is utilizing a beautiful patio for the
NIADA Artist/Patron luncheon as well as our cocktail receptions.
An exhibition hallway for NIADA Artists Gallery Night, a beautiful meeting
room for the photographer and standards meeting, a huge ballroom,
and a wonderful private foyer area for all events.
There is free shuttle to and from the airport to the hotel,
and their TMA
line that runs throughout the city is right nearby.
It is so conducive to
gathering within our 'wing' of the hotel
that I think everyone will be pleased.
As the New Year begins, make plans to attend – whether you are a
a budding artist, a collector or just curious about
the art doll
NIADA 2015 promises to add the ‘Ah’ – to ah-mazing.
Cheers, Cindee Moyer, Conference Co-Chair
Everyone is welcome to attend the Annual NIADA Conference!
Come join us! Have Fun! It is
NOT for Members only!