Announcing New Website Focusing on African American Doll Shows!
Announcing the launch of the new web site BlackDollShows.Com and the New York Black Doll & Craft Show, scheduled for July 25, 2009 at the beautiful Riverside Church, South Hall in New York City.
Quoting Black Doll Shows Press Release:
"Although BlackDollShows.Com helps to facilitate a smile, a hug and self-identity among its patrons, more importantly, it aims to connect the public and the world with the artisans, expert crafters, manufacturers and specialty retailers who sustain and enrich the tradition, the fantasy, the identity that is the black doll."
It is expected that over the next few months a growing list of regional black doll shows and events will be listed on their website. I checked it out and registered to be notified of new shows. It seems easy to navigate and appears to take the guesswork out of trying the find out when and where the next black doll show will be held and how to register to participate.
I am an emerging self taught doll artist who is learning how to improve my craft. I started doll making 3 years ago and stopped due to entrepreneurial pursuits. Now with the help of my mentor Francine Haskins, I am beginning the craft again with much more vigor and interest. Please share this journey with me.