Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The 2nd Half of our Doll Show

We were walking around the display at our 10th Annual Art Doll Show and Sale.  Let's rejoin the tour at the far end of the room, which features our Round Robin dolls.
As you can see, we had a busy day with many visitors!
This is the west side of the table, taken while we were still setting up.
We filled in with a few more dolls the next morning.

Gloriana by Shelby, Three Faces of the Goddess by Barbara, N'Ambessa by Andrea

Guardian Angel by Leslie, Owls by Rebecca

Brigitte by Andrea, Witch and Wazinkies by Leslie, Kewpie by Ann R,
Jilly by Andrea, Roxanne by Julie G.

Gift Basket fundraiser for a family who lost their home in the southside explosion

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Challenge Winners and the 1st half of the doll show

Here are the first pictures from our 10th Doll Show :-)  This was the view as you entered the room.  Our Leslie Molen class dolls served as a friendly welcoming committee.

And above them was a varied and interesting cast of characters, including last year's Judge's Choice Winner, a furry monster, a Greek myth, and a literary villain. There's also an extra-small doll in the lower left corner.
Counter-clockwise from the bottom:
Poppie by Martha J., Tucker Beano by Erin F.,
Aquarius the Water-Bearer by Katie J., and Lucius Malfoy by Mary M.
If you turned left, you found our Gift Giver Challenge table.  We collected a total of 116 votes for the People's Choice Award, which definitely set a new record for us.  Here's the table during the show, with the ballots being collected, and story signs posted for each of the dolls.

Here's a tidied-up version, after the winners were announced.
People' Choice Award Winner: The Princess and the Frog by Katie Jones.
Second Place went to The BFG by Erin, and
Third Place in the popular vote went to Fine Lady Elinore by Shelby.
Before the show we also had our dolls judged by a fiber artist, and we gave awards for those results, too.
First Place and Judge's Choice went to The Princess by Katie Jones.
Second Place went to La Befana by Mary McNeely.
Third Place went to Mother Nature by Jude.
Congratulations to everyone who finished this year's Challenge!  And special kudos to Katie, who swept the awards with her excellent workmanship.

Let's go back to the display, and see what else was on the table.  This is the view from the east side of the room. 




More soon...

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

It's almost Show Time!

Just a reminder to everybody that our 10th Annual Art Doll Show and Sale is this Saturday, November 17th from 10-5!
Come see us at the library branch in the beautiful neighborhood of Irvington.  The construction is finished, and the streetscape is lovely and easy to drive through now.  Don't miss The Gathering of Artists art fair nearby, too.  With all the great little shops and good food, it's a fabulous way to spend a Saturday and do lots of Christmas shopping. 

Also, check out our new blog banner up top!  I had always planned the original one as 'just a place-holder'; now only a few short years later, I have replaced it with a collage of many doll faces made by different members of the club.
We hope to see you Saturday.  Let us talk your ear off about how much fun it is (and how challenging it can be) to make cloth dolls.