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.
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.
Featured Artist Spotlight
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.
New Member Spotlight
Laura Kaelin, Bibs Lovelypam, Helga Pikal, Bethann Scott,
Diane Keeler, Margret-Ann Miller, Melanie Ingold and Phyllis Morrow
Quinlan Doll and Teddy Show in Philly PA
This years show was a huge success, We had our largest member participation to date with 46 members present. It was a very busy weekend for us all. Filled with workshops, Classes, Panels, Tai Chi, Artists galleries, The signature contest, the Market place, a busy sales showroom, fantastic food, and a Free bar and loads of socializing especially for all of us PDMAG members who basically took over the bar each evening to share laughs and a fair bit of wine. Plans are already being made for next year. http://www.quinlanmuseum.com/convention/registration.html
Our first annual Pinnacle award winners were announced Mayra Garza, Diane Keeler, Mark Dennis, Roxanna Maria, Jack Johnston and Joy Calhoon.
We announced our Gold contest awards at the opening night ceremonies and also the new Trendsetter and Innovator award was announced.
Our group sponsored a panel on how important it is to promote the industry by teaching and mentoring the next generation of doll artists. The panel guests include Debbie Weimert, Linda Ehrenfried, Jack Johnston, Cherie Fretto and Roxanna Sullivan. It was a great success.
A great big Thank you to the folks behind the scenes who tirelessly keep this guild running smoothly. Our President and CEO Cherie Fretto, Executive Vice President Linda Ehrenfried, Executive assistant Esther Manso, Treasurer Peggy McChesney, Membership Chair Lisa Wroblewski and Show and Challenge coordinator Debbie Weimert. and our founder Jack Johnston.
Thinking about joining?
Are you an artist interested in joining one of the biggest Artists Guilds on the web? Click here to learn the benefits of membership. We can help you to be more then just another face in the crowd.
Interested in learning how to create art dolls? Join our Doll making Academy
No need to travel to learn from a mentor, your mentor is just a click away.
Check out our new featured doll Gallery. As our members share their new works on their pages we will select the newest ones to share with you.
Our upcoming Challenge will be open to all PDMAG
members and for the first time we will be having an online show where you will be able to sell your entries
via this website. More information is coming. Please help us Beta test the show feature by participating in
the challenge. Rules will be posted soon.
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.
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