Black History Doll Show and Sale Highlights From This Weekend!
One of my commissioned dolls in the show!
A group of young ladies who were members of a support group to encourage self esteem for young girls using dolls stopped by.
Doris McGillan, Doll Artist, shows off one of her beautifully created dolls.
Two of my dolls on display
Daisy Carr proudly shows one of her doll creations!
Several more of my dolls on display.
Carole Brothers of Agape Dolls
This weekend's Black Doll Show and Sale was fantastic. It was held Friday, February 19th and Saturday, February 20th at the PG Plaza Mall in Hyattsville, Maryland. Several great doll makers and artists were in attendance including, Carole Brother of Agape Dolls, Doris McGillan of Heritage Designs, Daisy F. Carr, Doll Artist and Designer, among others.
Yours truly enjoyed the event and learned a lot of about the Doll Making and Showing world. Several of my colleagues and fellow doll makers from New York City came down and showed support for several artists in the show.
Many visitors to the show noted it was their first time being surrounded by so many beautiful dolls. Others were serious collectors who were regular visitors to the show. Still some were regular collectors of some of the doll makers in attendance. I met some new collectors of my dolls as well.
WUSA Channel 9 in Washington, DC covered some video and interviewed several artists about their works. Film footage included all the artists in attendance. Barbara Whiteman of the Philadelphia Doll Museum was also in attendance.
If you missed it there will be another one in the fall. Keep your eyes and ears posted. I will be there again!
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.