Wednesday, January 27, 2010


I just got back from a few days in Galveston, Texas where the Texas Association of Original Doll Artists (TAODA) is having a show titled “Masquerade”. In keeping with the “Masquerade” theme, and since the show will continue through February & the Mardi Gras festivities in Galveston, I brought “The Belle of Mardi Gras” (which is on my website)

and .......
"Mardi Gras Minx", which hangs on the wall.

Our show is at J. Bangle’s Silk Stocking Gallery, on 25th Street at Avenue L. This is an interesting gallery. It was originally built c. 1912 as a grocery store. It’s in the Silk Stocking Historical District, so named because it was home to Galveston’s prominent families at the turn of the last century. The homes are grand old Victorians, with gingerbread trim. 

Here are a few shots of the opening reception.....

As you can see from these two photos, many of the pieces are hanging.  Art dolls are usually meant to stand on pedestals, but we've found that pedestals are sometimes in short supply at galleries so we have begun creating work designed to hang on the wall, in addition to our pedestal pieces. 

This one is looking from the outside through one of the front windows.

to be continued......