Here are the winners of the
Funny Baby Challenge 2016
Congratulations to our winners
Each year our guild sponsors contests and challenges and awards winners at multiple levels in multiple categories. We promote our winners in Doll Magazines, Youtube videos, and on our Facebook groups.
Find PDMAG on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/groups/ProfessionalDollMakers/ This is our public FB sales group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/210356569377110/ This is our new Members only Workshop group
https://www.facebook.com/artdollguild/?fref=ts Official newsfeed on FB.
https://www.facebook.com/lindaehrenfried Web Site Admin
https://www.facebook.com/cheriefretto?fref=ts President Cherie Fretto.
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PDMAG now has a Youtube Channel
New member Spotlight
SAMPLE Collage - Joy Calhoon
Graphic by Linda Ehrenfried
New Guild SITE IS FINISHED
Rachel Deborah Kelly Martinez Peggy McChesney
photographer Maria Grover
Click the Award to go to the entry page.
The entry phase is over. Thank you all for participating. We are organizing the entries now and will begin the judging phase as soon as we finish. This has been the best year so far with so many of our members participating that we broke last years
Professional Doll Makers Art Guild is a group of diverse and ever growing One of a kind (OOAK) Art Doll makers. Our group of International artists create dolls in Polymer clay, paper clay, cloth and mixed media as well as artist sculpted and cast, resin and Porcelain Ball jointed dolls ( BJD ) and Silicone Babies, Reborned by the artists themselves. No other group gathers such a wide array of doll makers in one place. Our award winning OOAK doll artists also take the time to volunteer as mentors so that new and budding artists can learn at an advanced pace to create beautiful art dolls through the PDMAG Mentor/apprentice Academy. Whether your a Master doll artist who wants to share the experiences of doll making with kindred spirits or a new artist who wants guidance into this complex market or a complete beginner who would love to learn to make hand sculpted dolls and figurative sculpture of your own, PDMAG has a place for you.
Quinlan Doll and Teddy Show in Philly PA
We wanted to thank Terry and Susan Quinlan for welcoming our group at the 2017 show and making it such a wonderful and successful show for us. We hope to return again next year. There have not been any posting for dated for next year as of yet but we will post information about next years show as it comes to us. http://www.quinlanmuseum.com/convention/registration.html
Banner graphics by Debbie Weimert and Linda Ehrenfried
Photo of the 2016 PDMAG officers(left to right)
Debbie Weimert - Vice President and
Cherie Fretto - CEO and President
Jack Johnston - CEO Emeritus
Linda Ehrenfried - Vice President
Guild General Manager
Our artists are the foundation of the guild. One of a kind or limited artists editions are our artists specialty. Including sculpted Baby, Character, Fantasy, Primitive, Mixed Media and Ball Jointed art doll makers. With a growing membership of over 250 we represent all sculpted doll Genre.
Helping artists achieve success in the art doll making industry is what we are all about. The guild offers Promotions, shows, Awards, Learning, and lifelong friendships. We have a wide variety of talent and all are committed to promoting the art doll making industry. Check out the guild's history.
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The New Guild site is finally finished and ready for our members to settle into. Existing member want to set up your page on the new site. The site has been custom built with our members in mind. Each of you will register (please fill out the entire form), chose a user name and password and then set up your own page. Yes that is right. On the new site you can edit , add and update your page on the guild anytime, you will no longer have to wait for us to do it for you. This is a blessing you all of us as with 270 members it is hard to keep up. Members go to:
This site existing URL www.artdollguild.com will transfer to the new site once everyone has registered at which point this site will be archived.
June 30, 2016 - PDMAG created communication group in Facebook. Please visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/ProfessionalDollMakers/
June 6, 2016 - PDMAG has new officers that were elected at the annual meeting in Asheville, NC. Click HERE to see our new officers.
July 30, 2016 - Challenge for members making Winter Holiday Fantasy or Character Dolls. Entry deadline is Sept. 30 2016. Winners will be published in the Nov/Dec issue of Dolls Magazine. See our Facebook group for details.
January 1, 2017 - Gold Awards Contest starts. Awards will be given at the Doll & Teddy Bear Show in Essington, Pa
January 1,2017 - Members video being produced. All members are asked to participate. Each member will be represented with a collage photo. Please visit our members only group on Facebook for more information. Contact Linda Ehrenfried or Fredo Hernandez if you need help creating your collage.
Members only Facebook Group
May 4-6, 2017 - PDMAG will be attending the Quinlan Doll and Teddy bear Show in Essington PA Located near the Philadelphia International Airport.
May 4 2017 - PDMAG has will be having its annual meeting in Essington, PA Click HERE to see news from last years our new officers.
Annual PDMAG GOLD Award
Members PDMAG has a new logo and promotional banner for you to use on your website. Please, use or both in your ads, on your websites and on your auctions to show your you are a Proud PDMAG member. You can link to you PDMAG page or to the main page or both. Please check you page here on the site and make sure we are up to date with your current work, email addresses and website links. Visitors are looking for you, help us make sure they find your ooak art dolls. We make connections between ooak art doll makers and collectors. Please contact Linda Ehrenfried on Facebook. We do most of our member communications via facebook so if you not already a on facebook it is time to join.
record by almost double. Congrats to all on a successful doll making year, with so many amazing dolls entered it will make the judging difficult for us. Winners will be announced at the Quinlan show in Philadelphia, PA, May 4th at our award ceremony, then here on the site and on the PDM page on May 5th, and the official video of the awards ceremony will be posted on Youtube around May10th when we return from the show.
Winners will be published in Dolls Magazine.
Want to see what classes are available? What shows are scheduled? Have an event to advertise? Special promotions involving our ooak art doll artists. News on international artist connections coming soon. Check out our calendar!
Membership is open to all worthy artists.. This organization is proud of its members and the contributions they make to help the ooak art doll-making industry. Our new Apprenticeship program is open to budding artists and those who would love to learn to sculpt. Work with our Master doll artists.