Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Art Doll Juried Exhibit call

Denise Bledsoe - The Word is ART co-op member.

From Renee Troy:


The Word is Art Gallery located in Culver City is having a juried Art Doll Exhibit starting March
25th running through April 14th. The three week exhibition will give artists the opportunity to show
and sell their creations. We encourage ALL artists interested to submit.

During the three week show, dolls will be on display in the front window of the gallery as well as
throughout the gallery. On March 30th, we will be hosting a "Meet the Artists" event from 4-8pm
where you will get the chance to introduce yourself and mingle with new and old followers, fellow
artists and collectors. There will also be doll centered art classes taught by local artists in the
gallery during the run of show. If you are interested in teaching a class please contact us!

The fine print:
Entries must be submitted by March 5th
All artists will be notified by March 10th of acceptance
The first entry is $15 and $5 for each additional doll accepted
Entry fees are due upon acceptance
Limit 4 dolls per artist

All accepted work needs to be delivered to the gallery between March15-20. Late entries may
not be displayed.

If you are mailing your dolls to the gallery please include return postage including insurance and
tracking fees to:
The Word is ART Gallery
9349 Venice Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232

All remaining dolls must be picked up on April 16 - 20th. Any unclaimed dolls will become
property of the gallery as of April 25th. Dolls being shipped back to their makers.

*The gallery will take 40% of the sale price for each doll sold with 60% going to the artist.

When submitting your work please include on each piece: If there is no price, it will not be sold.

Mailing address
email address
Phone number
Price of Doll

Please submit your work via email with subject line Art Doll Submission to
Renee - thewordisart@gmail.com
Shari - oldsouldollco@yahoo.com

Or, you are welcome to bring them in to the gallery on
Thursdays between 11-2 or
Fridays between 4-7

The Word Is Art
9349 Bagley St.
Culver City, CA
(310) 558-0856

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Colliii Online

Colliii.com is an online resource for lovers of dolls of all kinds, with a strong focus on reborning. They hold a prestigious international baby doll/reborn competition annually, and also collect doll related news and blog posts from all over. This link is for the English website, from where international readers may find the site in German, French, Italian, Russian and Spanish.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Prosculpt Winners

The Johnston Original Art Doll ProSculpt Awardees for Summer/Fall 2012 have been announced. Images of the beautiful art dolls are on the site.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Robin Sullins Benefit Art Auction

"Sugar Fae" created and donated by Kat Soto

Recently I received shocking and sad news in the regular newsletter from Duirwaigh Studios. Robin Sullins has tragically had to have her legs and some fingers amputated after contracting a sudden rare blood infection after a nip from a beloved family dog over the holidays. 

Duirwaigh Studios are holding a fundraising auction, (click this link to preview some of the items already donated) on Valentine's Day, February 14th, 2013, and asking for help from the arts community.

They are asking for donations of art works, including art dolls, and collectibles. They are asking us to help publicize the auction and fund raising efforts, and of course they are asking us to visit the auction and bid.  

There is a second Facebook page for the Relief Fund with links to some of the press the event has received, and a website where you may read the full story, and learn more about this little known canine bacteria.

"Pinkett" by Wendy Froud.

Duirwaigh are accepting donations until February 10th. Please contact them via e-mail at: donations@duirwaigh.com

And please spread the news of the auction in all your blogs and FB pages! Thank you.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Aware of Areaware

The catalog of Areaware includes some really cool wooden toys, including a modular slot together Cube Robot that is very cute. They can be painted, and look interesting posed in groups of bright colors. Also available, beautiful smoothly carved wooden animals.

In another are of the catalog are printed monochrome photos of animals on small pillows in different sizes. These are sold as toys or home decor.