• “A Dark Christmas”

    Thank you for joining Art Dolls Only for a deliciously “Dark Christmas”Our international group of doll makers have created dolls and holiday related items with their individual interpretation of “A Dark Christmas”. Don’t dismay, nothing will be too dark or scary, but there’s bound to be a ghost or two!Most, but not all of the artists will be creating within A Dark Christmas theme, but you’ll find other art available as well  *Our next Gallery show will be held in the Spring 2021 on our own website gallery.                                            …

  • Art Dolls Only Winter Show and Sale

    ” A Dark Christmas” Come join Art Dolls Only for a deliciously “Dark Christmas” themed long weekend show and sale November 6-8 2020. Our International group of doll makers will be offering dolls, and doll related items with their individual interpretation of “A Dark Christmas”.Don’t dismay, nothing will be too dark or scary, but there’s bound to be a ghost or two! Most, but not all of the artists will be creating within A Dark Christmas theme, but you’ll find other art available as well. We’ll be hosting the show here on our website November 6-8, 2020, the gallery page will not go live until November 6th. You need only…

  • Art Dolls Only Annual Christmas Ornament Swap

    2020 Has been a strange year to say the least! We know It seems a little early to be thinking about the annual Art Dolls Only Christmasornament swap already, but hopefully, if we start now, it will give us all something to look forward to, and plenty of time to complete our ornaments! All skill levels and locations are welcome to join.Swap partners announced on September 21. You can visit the event on our facebook page to sign up We look forward to seeing all the creative ornaments you come up with this year! Please contact us if you have any questions.

  • Guest Artist Sophia Paraskevopoulou

    Sophia Paraskevopoulou was born in 1982 in Athens in Greece. She entered the magical world of painting because of her father, during her childhood, her father gave her watercolours, pencils and paper on the kitchen table and challenged her to explore her imagination and creativity. That period was almost a rite of passage which cultivated Sophia’s need for expression and sealed her profound love for painting. In the course of her first degree in mechanical engineering she realized, once again, her passion and fervor for art and, in particular, painting; she was going to be an artist. Sophia studied in ASFA from 2004 until 2009 where she was taught painting and…

  • Guest Artist Johanna Flanagan of the Pale Rook

    Art Dolls Only is so pleased to have Johanna Flanagan of the Pale Rook as our guest artist this month. Johanna has become a household name in dolls circles, no matter the type of dolls you are generally drawn to, you’ll have seen, and been moved by, Johanna’s extraordinarily beautiful and sometimes haunting textile works of art.   Johanna tells us when she began making dolls that she used “The Pale Rook” as a secret name to hide behind, but tells us “now I’m Johanna Flanagan, also known as The Pale Rook”.   I was so surprised by that answer, but thought perhaps the need to hide behind the name was because her work…

  • Art Dolls Only 2019 Christmas Ornament Swap

    We know it’s a bit early to be thinking about Christmas, but it will be here sooner than you think! Art Dolls Only would like to invite doll makers of every skill level, in any geographic location to join the fun of swapping a hand crafted Christmas ornament with a fellow doll maker. Let you imagination run wild, it’s Christmas after all. Sign up by September 30 Sign up hereOrnaments should be sent no later than November 29 Partners for the swap will be paired no later than October 2, 2019. If you’d be happy to swap internationally, please let us know in the comments section after marking yourself as…

  • Guest Artist Scott Smith – Rucus Studio

    Art Dolls Only is over the moon to have Scott Smith from Rucus Studio join us for this month’s guest artist spotlight! Scott, please tell us a little about yourself, what type of dolls you create and how long you’ve been creating your phenomenal art dolls. I graduated from the Burnley School of Professional Art in Seattle, WA, majoring in illustration and graphic design. My career lasted for over 20 years, starting as a freelance illustrator/designer which lead to my position as an Art Director and Project Manager for Weyerhaeuser. I founded Rucus Studio in 2000. At that time, my work was quite simple in nature. I sold pieces at…

  • Art Dolls Only Challenge: LOST

    Our last Art Dolls Only Challenge for 2019 …. and as we know you are very busy during the holiday season, we have extended the closing date for this challenge to 15 January 2020. Create an art doll inspired by “LOST” – any style, any medium, any technique . You can interpret the theme literally or metaphorically. “Some beautiful paths can’t be discovered without getting lost.”― Erol Ozan Open the discussion page of this event to post an image or single album of your finished art doll and include a short description in the post. The event finishes officially on 15 January, 2020 Post your doll anytime from 23 October…

  • Art Dolls Only Black and White Challenge

    Who doesn’t love a creative colour challenge? Create an art doll inspired by “Black and White” – any style, any medium, any technique . You can interpret the theme literally or metaphorically. Will it be an interpretation of a classic character, like Giaconda’s Pierrot? or inspired by ‘black and white” challenges of other kinds, like Wilma’s chess piece? or a creative dramatic artwork like Kira’s masked black witch? Open the discussion page of this event to post an image or single album of your finished art doll and include a short description in the post. The event finishes officially on October 8 2019. Post your doll anytime between July 16…