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NIADA Artists

NIADA National Institute of American Doll Artists – International artist and patron organization devoted to promoting the art of the original, handmade doll.

NIADA Gallery Portfolio of work by current Artist members.

NIADA Conference Annual Conference and Dollmaking School is a wonderful opportunity for artists, collectors and everyone interested in the expanding world of doll art to experience the cutting edge of this dynamic art form.

Tatiana Baeva Russian artist creates beautiful captivating figurative art.

Akira Studios Larry Blount – Mixed media and wood figures. White House Collection of American Crafts.

Charles Batte Myths, legends and the gallery of Les Demoiselles de Paris. Exquisite costumes.

Stephanie Blythe Fantasy doll art specializing in miniature porcelain dolls. See Garden Series.

Reina Mia Brill Knitted wire art, crazy mad bizarro characters!!

Creager Studios Original Art Dolls with focus on African American Dolls. Videos on dollmaking.

Ankie Daanen Fabulous work from the Dutch doll artist. Ankie teaches classes in the US and Europe.

Donna May Robinson Dolls See Donna’s wonderful one-of-a-kind cloth dolls with oil painted-portrait faces.

Diane Keeler Meticulously sculpted fine art dolls. Diane offers classes and group workshops.

Lisa Lichtenfels Official site. Soft sculpture gallery, salon prints, and books on the artist’s technique.

Heather Maciak Originals Beautiful child dolls. Ball-jointed porcelain handmade by the artist.

Olga Roehl Expressive art. Erotic, mysterious figures.

Sylvia Natterer Design Showcase of Sylvia’s vast body of work in various mediums. Exquisite detail.

Bill Nelson Studios Award winning Illustrator, figurative sculptor and Ventriloquist figure maker.

Marilyn Radzat The masterful art of assemblage using found objects & nature’s elements.

Forest Rogers Fascinating 2D + 3D figurative art. See Figures in Clay and Forest’s book illustrations.

Susan Scogin Miniature dolls and figurines. Beautiful work.

E.J. Taylor Dollmaking in London. Author and illustrator of the Ivy Cottage series.

Shelley Thornton Cloth doll artist and illustrator. Gallery and example of fabrication technique.

Marlaine Verhelst Gallery of unique Art Dolls & Puppetry by the Dutch artist – many links.

Annie Wahl Visit with Nana’s Family and all the wonderful characters in Annie’s Art Room.

Kathryn Walmsley Wonderful figures, toys and other silly things. Classes and workshops available.

Figurative Artists

Bob Cunningham Meet the denizens of the Palace of Pearls and home to strange and wonderful creatures.

eyedia art gallery Japanese doll art and variety of wonderful art sites and festivals. Very interesting!

Robin Foley Soft sculptured dolls, animals, teddy bears, classes and graphic design — oh, my!

J’aime les Poupées French website showcasing a collection of contemporary American doll artists.

Linda J. Kays Celebrity portrait dolls, also sculpturing tools, human weft hair. Mold and casting services.

Julien Martinez Contemporary doll artist from France. Wonderful, not for the cute and cuddly crowd.

Mimi’s Dollmaker’s Paradise Lots of information for dolls, dollmaking, seminars, supplies.

Amy L. Rawson Artwork in various media including Doll Art. Check out Amy’s Paintings and Digital Art.

Debra Gavant Swan Handbag Art Wearable Sculpture.

Timbuctooties Visit Donna Snow’s whimsical fabric dolls. Check out her incredible illustrations!!

Ugly Shyla Weird girl with the weird dolls. Morbid doll art — not for collectors of cute and cuddly.

Visual + Creatives

Florida CraftArt Gallery Work to broaden the public’s awareness, understanding and appreciation of Florida’s fine craft, art and design.

Michael Chomick Exploration of the Human Condition. Figurative paintings, mixed media, found art.

Sideshow World Galleries of Sideshow Art. Freaks, Geeks and everything about the Sideshow and performers.

beinArt Surrealism International surreal art collective. Online galleries for Surreal, Fantastic, and Visionary artists.

Mark Ryden Surrealism meets the innocence of 1950s Golden Books. Beautiful and disturbing images.

Charisma Figurative artworks by Uwe Haukenfrers and Juergen Peper. Visit the Charismart PosterShop.

Roman Lukas Fine art paintings & figurative sculptures.

Sideshow Ephemra James G. Mundie’s wonderful collection of sideshow & circus artifacts. FUN visit!

Madame Talbot’s Victorian Lowbrow Original Art, Sideshow Posters, Mourning Dolls, Curio Exhibits.

Beautiful Mutants Gallery of Mark Mothersbaugh’s manipulated photos “…sickeningly beautiful beings.”

Ron Mueck Amazing larger than life figurative sculptures by former puppet maker. Unbelievable!

Art of Carla Stey View the wonderful paintings by Carla as well as images, blog and links to other artists work.

Kelly Moore Interesting outsider art by painter Kelly Moore. Also check out his great links page.

Jenithea’s Art Jennifer Sheperd’s charcoal & pastel portraitures. Poetry, art and more.

Eric Kraft Author of entertaining, fictional memoirs of Peter Leroy. “Herb ‘n’ Lorna” is my fav!! “A masterpiece of American humor”.

Pinterest Nancy Tillberg’s photo collection of Fabulous Art Dolls.


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St. Pete Art Scene

SHINE Mural Festival St. Petersburg mural festival

Warehouse Arts District Industrial and manufacturing warehouses are being converted to art spaces!

St.Pete Arts Alliance Serving the arts and cultural community, advocate for the arts.

Creative Pinellas County’s non-profit local arts agency promoting our creative community.

Animation + Video

Chomick+Meder YouTube Channel We are excited to share our discoveries, as well as tips, tricks and techniques though our Videos!

Hit Film 4 Express FREE video editing & VFX software for Mac & PC.

FilmRiot Filmmaking how-to with Ryan Connolly. Great info and entertaining!

StopMotionAnimation.com Everything you will ever want to know about stop motion animation. A must!!

Lost Marble / Papagayo Lip-sync mouth shapes with actual sound for use with Moho. FREE download!

DAZ Studios 3D Animation Software – Bryce & Mimic Digital Art Modeling Animation & Anime – 3D Models.

Aardman Animations Nick Park site, creator of Wallace & Gromit, Chicken Run, Creature Comforts.

Laika Stop-motion animation studio – Boxtrolls, ParaNorman, Coraline, and more. Amazing!

Puppets + Toys

All About Ventriloquism Theater All you want to know about the secrets and history of Ventriloquism! Many thanks to Maggie from Ms. Pawlicki’s class!

Ronnie Burkett Theatre of Marionettes. One man, many puppets, pure genius!

BJ Winslow’s Horror Shop Prop maker and effects artist. Rent a cadaver for your next family gathering. Beyond cool!

Dapper Cadaver Missing a body part? Buy one from this site! Science oddities and Halloween prop shop.

Pupperty Archive The British Puppet and Model Theatre Guild.

Selberg Studios Tim Selberg’s world of custom, hand carved puppets. Amazing mechanical controls.

Figurenschneider Take a look at these wonderful puppets by German artist Norman Schneider. Such character!

Alexander Mergold Puppets, portrait dolls, marionettes, gifts and more! Beautifully sculptured. Well done!

Puppeteers of America Premier source of info on the art of puppetry. Puppetry Journal and puppet Links.

The Puppetry Home Page Puppet links!

Punch & Brodie Puppetry and Video.

International Festival of Puppet Theatre Keep up to date on Puppet Happenings, Grants and Festivals.

Scott Radke Disturbing marionettes!

Penny Plain Toy Theatres Great info regarding toy theatres, emphasis on Pollock’s Toy Store and Museum.

3D Printing

Consumer Affairs 3D printer information guide comparisons and reviews.

123D Catch App that lets you create 3D scans of virtually any object. (free)

123D How-to-Capture 3D Great tutorials on how to set up your shoot to create 3D models.

123D Make Turn 3D models into 2D build plans. (free)

Meshmixer clean up 3D scans, drag-and-drop mesh mixing for 3D printing. (free)

Pixlogic Sculptris A fun way to  begin learning digital sculpting. (free)

Pixlogic ZBrushCore 3D sculpture program for illustration, animation and 3D printing.

Pixlogic ZClassroom Video tutorials to learn the basics on working with ZBrushCore.

Thingiverse Download files and build with your lasercutter, 3D printer, or CNC.

Tinkercad A simple, online 3D design and 3D printing app. (free)

XYZ 3D Printer We have the DaVinci 1.0A (ABS plastic) – we like!

XYZ Calibrator App Simplifies calibrating XYZ printing DaVinci 3D printer.

Tools + Supplies

Micro-Mark:The Small Tool Specialists All the tools you ever wanted. Resin & silicone. Wonderful!

Small Parts Hardware store for prototype design. Hard-to-find quality engineering tools and materials.

Online Metals Micro Fasteners new online service center.

Harbor Freight Tools Tools for home workshop, hand tools, metal, wood working, and much more. Great deals!

Rio Grande Jewelry making supplies, gems and findings, quality tools, videos, variety of catalogues.

Contenti Metalworking Great source for over 7,000 jewelry, watch repair, and metalworking supplies.

Smooth-On Moldmaking, casting supplies. Good tutorials.

Perfect Touch Handcarved wood and metal tipped tools for doll artists and small scale sculptors.

National Artcraft Doll making supplies, musical movements, variety of catalogues. Very handy.

The Compleat Sculptor Quality sculpting supplies for every kind of sculpture. Get the catalogue!

Polymer Clay Express polymer clays.

The Clay Store Polymer clay source.

Save-On-Crafts Savings on Crafts!

Intercal Trading Group Importer of quality English and German mohair. Kits and supplies. Good prices!

JewelryFindings.com Great source for cameos, brass stampings, charms, antique buttons.

Costumes.org The Costumer’s Manifesto by Prof. Tara Maginnis. Incredible source for costuming.

Pretty in Plastic Leading expert in the world of designer toy creation.

B&H Video Pro’s source for photo, video & audio. Sturdy Pelican cases for transporting figurative art!

500mlBrushes Cool Photoshop vintage brushes.

Mister Retro Machine Wash retro images PS filters.

DaFont.com 7000+ fonts for your downloading pleasure.

Fontcraft Scriptorium fonts and graphic arts. Source for artist designed fonts.

Automata + Kinetics

Archers Arcadia Step right up, don’t be shy! See the glitzy automata + arcade exhibitions by David Archer.

Artomic Thomas Kuntz Automata and effects site. Unbelieveable talent!

AutomatomaniA Great automata site!

The Automata/Automaton Group If you are on Facebook and are interested in mechanical automata — join this group!

Automata Theatre Examples of Spanish mechanical theatres exhibited at fairs all over Spain since 1920.

Baranger Studios Window Displays.

Bärenpresse Intricate paper automata kits to build. German site, find a translator, kits are amazing!

Barking Dogs Automata Dan Torpey’s whimsical automata. Hand-crafted colorful wood creations.

Barnacle Press Fabulous “Junior Times” mechanical paper automata. Free download! Very Cool!!

Cabaret Mechanical Handmade Automata, kits, videos, books by Paul Spooner and Keith Newstead.

CeraCera Unique paper automata kits!

Christopher Furman Check out the artists beautiful kinetic work. His mechanisms are works of art..

Dominique Corbin Wonderful handmade automata by French artist and FX technican. See them move!

Dug North Maker of wooden automata. Dug reviews automata related books.

The Flying Pig Gallery Contemporary Automata, print out a free sample.

Fourteen Balls Toy Co. Paul Spooner and Matt Smith, wonderful automata!

Paul Guinan See “Boilerplate” an 1890s mechanical man. Hand-crafted, kinetic sculpture, beautiful detail!

Historical Watches: Automatons Interesting article about automata origins (great links). Thanks Molly!

Hitchcock’s of Bath British mechanical, German folk toys, sculpture, Automata exhibitions.

Karakuri Corner Ningyo mechanical doll. Robot kits and more!

Keith Newstead The master Automatist, inspiration to all automata makers.

Kinetic-Art.org Kinetic Art site.

Martin Smith Automata Humorous macabre figures, beautifully crafted.

The MAD Museum Mechanical Art & Design museum located in the UK celebrating mechanical design and engineering.

Mechanical Adventures A FB group focusing on the processes involved in making automata, from new and recycled materials.

Modern Automata Museum The museum contains about 200 automata (Italian-use Google translate).

Morris Museum Permanent exhibition of Murtogh D. Guinness collection of mechanical musical instruments and automata.

MouseWorks Canada “Where Science, Technology & Art Meet.” Contemporary Automata and DIY kits.

Optical Toys Paper toys: Muybridge flipbooks, Peter Markey automata.

PaperPino Creative paper automata by Giuseppe (Pino) Civitarese.

Rolling Ball Sculptures Moving art, curious machines, automata. Great links! Wunderbar!

Skilch Crafts Paper automata kits. Cute and lots of FUN for all!

TheLivingWeb Link site for Automata and Kinetic mechanized toys. Check out the incredible side links!

TimberKits Wood automata kits or ready built models. Customization.

Tom Haney “Articulated Artwork” Fabulous automata, interesting work!

Will Jackson Coin operated machines, clocks and other mechanical devices. Technological explanations.

Electronics

Active Robots UK Robotics & Hobby Electronics. High-quality robot kits, controllers and accessories.

All Electronics Thousands of electronics and electro-mechanical parts & supplies at low prices.

SkyCraft Parts & Surplus The place for Electronic and Government surplus and hard to find items.

Robot Books.com A choice selection of robot books, kits, magazines, movies and very cool robot toys!

Jameco’s Robot Store World’s most complete offering of robot kits, parts, motors, muscle wire, books etc.!

Mondo-tronics:The Robot Store The world’s biggest collection of hobby robots & supplies! Buy ’em ALL!

Making Electric Circuits Projects Great articles on electric circuits and electronics projects – thanks Katey, future Engineer!

Interesting + Info

Revision3 Internet Television.

TWiT.tv (this WEEK in TECH)Leo Laporte tech podcasts have computer solutions.

BoingBoing Wonderful things to know.

MetaFilter Community ‘blog.

Google Search Best search engine. Try the Search by Image when you want to avoid long link lists.

Wikipedia the free encyclopedia.

Artgator Link site for fine and decorative art. Upload images and frame them with their virtual framer.

Common Dreams News Alternative news.

Museum of Science + Industry One of the great museums in Chicago. Spend a day, then eat a pizza.

BodyWorlds Prof. Gunther von Hagens exhibit of human bodies using plastination. SQUEAMISH ALERT!

Straight Dope Cecil Adams, Smartest Human Being on the planet. Fighting ignorance since 1973.

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