he Professional Doll Makers Art Guild


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Diane Keeler is the guild's newest member. Diane is a world famous artists with countless awards. She is an amazing teacher offering in person classes and online classes. 

Here are the winners of the

Funny Baby Challenge 2016 

Congratulations to our winners

PDMAG Awards.

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. 

Diane Keeler

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

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SAMPLE Collage - Joy Calhoon

Graphic by Linda Ehrenfried

Professional Doll Makers Art Guild Ooak Art Dolls

Featured artist spotlight                                           New member Spotlight

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

For all PDMAG members who plan on coming to the Quinlan show in Philly. The registration opens today.  Follow this link, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the ARTIST application.  The registration fee for artists is $95. Be sure to click on the meal options if you plan on being there for Thursday dinner and Saturday's banquet  and count yourself as 1 on both. 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
                            Show Coordinator

Cherie Fretto - CEO and President

Jack Johnston - CEO Emeritus

Linda Ehrenfried - Vice President

                             Guild General Manager

PDMAG Figurative art doll book.

What's New?

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
​ https://www.facebook.com/groups/210356569377110/

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.




We have built some great partnerships with leading magazines and show promoters in the doll industry.  We have become best friends with the editors and owners of Contemporary Doll Collector Magazine, Dolls Magazine,Art Doll Quarterly, and have also linked with the owners of the Quinlan Doll and Teddy Bear Museum in California who run the Doll and Teddy Bear show in Philadelphia, PA. Pretty Toys Magazine.   The ProSculpt Company and Johnston Original Artdolls 

The following have an honorary membership in the guild...

Joe Jones, Rya Jones, Bob Keessen, Ruth Keessen, Marie Osmond, Mark Dennis, Reva Schick, Elizabeth Dye, Renata Jensen,  Jack Johnston. Joe MacPhale and Bill Nelson. 

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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.

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.