Day With Dolls began in August, 2006 when dollmaker Diane Kearney hosted 12 others in her backyard for a day focused on cloth dolls.  When she decided to host DWD again the next year, over 50 dollmakers registered, necessitating a new venue (which was found).  Since then, various doll clubs have hosted DWD.  Most recently, the 3-D Cloth Doll Club of Mount Vernon, NY hosted this special day with upwards of 75 dollmakers.  

This year the Uncanny Gallery is very happy to be upholding Diane’s vision of gathering dollmakers for a day that’s affordable to all, educational, and so much fun. Day With Dolls always offers a full day of demonstrations, show and tell, exhibits, a swap table, opportunities to purchase supplies from great vendors and more! We hope that most DWD friends, old and new, will find a way to attend this year at a new location! Space is limited.

DWD will be taking place in the beautiful Mid-Hudson Valley at Boughton Place in Highland, NY on Saturday August 13th from 9-4 pm. Boughton Place is located less than two hours north of NYC, easily accessible via NYS Thruway, MetroNorth, and Adirondack Trailways. Overnight accommodations on-site are available.

To register, please send email with name, address, email/website to aw@uncannygallery.com with a check for $25 made out to Uncanny Gallery to Uncanny Gallery, 17 John Street, Kingston NY 12401. Alternatively, you can send an email with the same info  and send payment via PayPal to aw@uncannygallery.com.

Early Bird Special: registrations sent before June 1st are only $20!

While you can look at this challenge literally in its biologic sense,
the theme's focus is on the idea of rebirth, renewal and transformation.
Challenge Doll Rules:
1-  Contest is open to all attendees of Day With Dolls 2016.
2-  Limit of one entry per person for this challenge. 
3-  Dolls must be one-of-a-kind and can be made of any medium or craft.
4-  Contest dolls will be displayed on a separate table and must be available for display by 12 noon.
5- More info forthcoming.

Those interested in presenting short (one hour or less) informational demos will have their registration fees waived. Please contact Lexi asap if interested in giving a presentation.

Vendor tables are also available.  Again, please contact Lexi if interested.


My first ever blog entry!

– Lexi (aka Alexandra Wilde Langley)