Still Time To Vote On-line: All Dolled Up: Beaded Art Doll Competition
- CENTER FOR BEADWORK & JEWELRY ARTS
ALL DOLLED UP: BEADED ART DOLL COMPETITION
Voting Ends 1/15/08
Visit the web-pages of each of our 6 Beaded Art Doll Semi-Finalists.
Evaluate their images, their story, and their materials and
Then use the on-line form you will find on each of their web-pages
to Score them in terms of Insight, Technique, Appeal, and Story.
You can vote/evaluate each of the six dolls, if you want, or just
your favorites -- that's up to you. But all our artists would
appreciate your votes and evaluations.
Third Bi- Annual, 2007
ALL DOLLED UP:
BEADED ART DOLL COMPETITION
Theme: Celestial Reflections
Land of Odds, Be Dazzled Beads, The Open Windows Gallery, and
The Center for Beadwork & Jewelry Art
718 Thompson Lane, Ste 123, Nashville, TN 37204
Contact: Warren S. Feld
More information at:
Creating a Beaded Art Doll requires an extraordinary mix of multi-
media talents by the successful artist. It involves the design of a
3-dimensional doll form. It requires an imaginative application and
manipulation of beads resulting in a tactile, visual and emotional
representation of the artist's goals. This year, these goals are
focused on the theme: CELESTIAL REFLECTIONS
The Third Bi-Annual 2007 All Dolled Up: Beaded Art Doll Competition --
sponsored by Land of Odds, Be Dazzled Beads, The Open Window Gallery
and The Center for Beadwork & Jewelry Arts in Nashville, TN -- sought
out beaded art doll artists nationwide. This competition
primarily focuses on the design skills of the doll artists; it's not
merely a beauty pageant.
Six semi-finalists were chosen by a panel of experts from The Center
for Beadwork & Jewelry Arts from 13 wonderful entries. These were,
Julie Rodgers, from Gallup, New Mexico
"... Dolled named Life. ...Those colors, that movement, those
entities in space, in the universe, are LIFE. It is constantly
evolving, dancing, spinning, breathing, shooting, and playing. Within
this seemingly non-ending movement is a delicate relationship between
balance and chaos ...."
Ralonda Patterson from Decatur, Texas
"... Dolled named Azure. ... As you prepare to express your adoration
to the Ancient of Days, you put on a garment of pure rightness. It is
snug and holds fast to your true form for all to behold. ...."
Teresa Hon and Connie Davis from Platte City, Missouri
"...Doll named Sivad ... Sivad -- the sir name of two sisters --
spelled backwards. Sivad -- two dolls -- starting as individuals but
becoming one. Two stars, reflected in the sky, but living on earth
find that though they were born of the same blood, their lives are
taking different paths ...."
The Dayton, Ohio, Art Doll Group,
Including: Jann Christiansen, Christie Dunn, Peg Farmer, Cathy
Helmers, Cathy Jeffers, Carole Ohl, Marie Prego, Linda Stiles-Smith,
Shelley Steffano, Monica Walker, and Debbie Whitecar
"... Doll named Diva Astra Laguna ... Sitting high above the summer
lakes, you wave your starry glistening shine over the waters. When
the sky is still, we can see the glimmers of your regal watchfulness,
granting the water its sparkly shimmer. ...."
Vera Fox-Bond, La Vergne, Tennessee
"...Doll named Cleocatra, The Queen of the Milky Way... Cats are
travelers. Some tribes roam on Earth and some roam in the solar
Kathy Vorenberg, Las Cruces, New Mexico
"...Doll named Galilea.... She stood on the rim of the Yshtan Crater
as each moonrise left the horizon, waiting for the ninth moon to
appear. She prayed that the astral winds would be favorable. It was
the eve of the Prime Solstice, the only night possible to view her
sacred object, and her telescope stood ready at her side.. ..."
Each artist, or artist group, was asked to submit images of their
doll, as well as write a short story about its creation. The
short story was to begin with this sentence:
"Blues, whites, fiery reds and yellows --
overtaking the sky from dusk 'til dawn --
fascinate me, whether in my dreams, or
longings for that something more,
whirling nebulas, mysterious planets and stars
I barely see
... my Beaded Art Doll, my celestial reflection,
I name you .... "
The images and stories are posted on the Land of Odds web-site
(www.landofodds.com/store/alldolledup2007contest.htm ), and visitors
to that web-site are asked to vote and evaluate these six beaded art
dolls, in terms of design insight and control. Voting concludes
The Winner will receive a prize of a $1000.00 shopping spree on the
Land of Odds web-site. The Runner Up will receive a prize of a
$400.00 shopping spree on the Land of Odds web-site.
For more information about the work of these semi-finalists, and to
vote, please visit:
Other Programs at
Land of Odds (www.landofodds.com)
Be Dazzled Beads (www.bedazzledbeads.com)
The Open Window Gallery, and
The Center for Beadwork & Jewelry Arts
"Contemporizing Traditional Etruscan Jewelry"
Come study jewelry design with us in Tuscany, Italy, 6/28/08 thru
Toscana Americana Workshops
The Ugly Necklace Contest A Jewelry Design Competition With A Twist
All Dolled Up: Beaded Art Doll Competition
Deadline: 8/31/2009, Theme: Earthen Woman