Member News

Gwynne Ross has written an article, Sweet Summer Sewing
about the TAODA project we did this summer for 
The Common Thread Circle   
This article was published in the Feb/Mar, 2015 issue of 
Soft Dolls & Animals Magazine.  
Theresa May's dolls the, ‘Groovies’ are featured along 
with all of the cat and dog pillows made by our members. Kudos to us all!

Sally Stevenson's "Knights Templar" 
is featured in the Medieval Dolls challenge.

Our newest artist Jocelyn Gracza
has a beautiful four page spread in the latest Art Doll Quarterly 
magazine on her lovely doll "The Lady of Shallot".

TAODA artist Gwynne Ross taught a workshop on
 Story Baskets at 2014 the Houston Puppetry Festival 
held in Spring Texas. A Story Basket is used in the classroom
 and contains a book and all the characters and props from that story. 
Gwynne demonstrated how the characters and props 
can be made simply with $1 store items and hot glue.

TAODA artist Neva Waldt, who is also a NIADA artist, 
had her work pictured on all of the 
NIADA conference materials this year. 
Congratulations Neva!

Congratulations to TAODA artist 
Karin Otto-Burfict 
who is also a new NIADA artist this year!

Theresa May is featured 
Anthropomorphic Doll Challenge 
in the Autumn 2014 issue of Art Doll Quarterly magazine

Welcome to our newest TAODA artist:  
Anne Marie Oliver.  
You can find her lovely dolls here:

Andriana Esqueda and Neva Waldt 
have dolls published in a Spanish doll book, 
El Arte De Las Munecas En Tela by Mayra Rene.  
The book is available here: 

Gwynne Ross' "Mother Nature"
 is featured 
 in the Summer issue of 
Art Doll Quarterly magazine.

Janet Bodin will be participating in two exhibits this Spring. 

Janet has two pieces in the Fantastic Fibers 2014 show, which opens April 5 and runs through the end of May at the Yeiser Art Center in Paducah, Kentucky. 

Janet is also a Special Exhibitor at the Texas City Art Festival.  She will have about 20 art dolls on display. The festival runs through April 16 at the Charles T. Doyle Convention Center, 2010 5th Avenue North, Texas City. 

Janet will be at the opening reception on Saturday, April 12, 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. and she would love to see you there! 


Angela Jarecki and Janet Bodin have dolls featured in the Spring 2014 issue of Art Doll Quarterly Magazine.  Also featured in this issue is an article by Marlene Slobin about the Treasures of the Gypsy 2013 Challenge, with photos by Amy Nelson.  Marlene won Best of Show in the 2013 Challenge!

Janet Bodin was the profiled artist in Australian Dolls, Bears and Collectibles Magazine, Vol. 20 #4.

TAODA artists have been busy promoting the art of the doll.
Amy Nelson has been busy organizing the "All Dolls Are Art Retreat", July 24-27, 2014 in Austin, TX. 

Angela Jarecki is preparing to teach an " About Faces" workshop at the "All Dolls Are Art Retreat", July 25, 2014  in Austin, TX. Keep up the good work , ladies!

"Balancing Act" by Janet Bodin has been published in the February/March 2014 issue of Doll Collectors magazine. Congratulations Janet!

Congratulations to Marsha Krohn for her 2nd place award for "The Shell Collector" in the Galveston Art League Fall Juried Show!

Gwynne Ross has an art doll in the latest (Nov. Dec. Jan.) issue of Art Doll Quarterly on page 55.

Tina Forster's work is featured on the publicity poster for the Houston Area Fiber Artists' show at Gallery M Squared, which opens October 23 

There is a new mixed media art retreat in 2014! TAODA artist Amy Nelson, who produces the All Dolls Are Art conference has started a new art conference: Art X-scape. Check out the wonderful workshop offerings here:

TAODA artist Tina Forster is featured in Barb Kobe's blog The Art of Healing Dolls with her doll "Heart Laid Open" and the story behind its creation.

TAODA artist Joyce Patterson will be at the First Houston Doll Show & Sale this Sunday, Sept. 8, 10-4
DoubleTree Hotel  at 8181 Airport Blvd. (By Hobby Airport),Houston, TX

Stop by her booth and say hello!
"Millie" by Joyce Patterson

It's time to renew your membership!

Please send the form and your check to

Neva Waldt
4531 Palmetto
Bellaire TX 77401

Make all checks payable to TAODA - On memo line write: membership renewal. 
Renewals may be hand delivered at a meeting, but be sure to include this form.


Congratulations to Donna Sims for receiving 
the ODACA Sweetheart Award!


Neva Waldt
Newest Member of NIADA!


Marilynn Huston's Santos doll "Tita" is pictured in the Summer 2013 issue of Art Doll Quarterly.

The new Art Doll Quarterly is out, with an article by TAODA artist Marlene Slobin, photos by Amy Nelson. Included in the article is a doll by TAODA associate JoAnn Luco. Also in this issue are dolls by Janet Bodin and Angela Jarecki.

Congratulations Karin!

Karin Otto-Burfict has a wonderful profile article in the January 2013 Art Doll Quarterly magazine. It is a very informative and wonderful article about Karin and her wonderful dolls.

Art Quarterly  January 2013

Exciting News

The January 2013 issue of Doll Collector magazine is full of TAODA!  One of Mary Gaines's wonderful Santas is featured in the "Holiday Magic" section, as well as Adriana Esqueda's fabulous "Red Heart Queen" in the Gallery section. 

In the "Club News" section there is an article about TAODA's recent program at the Bellaire library.  Pictured are the artists in attendance (Angela Jarecki, Marsha Krohn, Theresa May, Janet Bodin, Wilmer LaBome, Pepper Hume, Neva Waldt, Gwynne Ross, Karin Otto-Burfict, Beth Casper, Karin Poulos, Annette Money, and JoAnn Luco), plus additional photos of some of these ladies doing demos.  Very nice!


Rosie has sold of her wonderful doll "Abby"

Hanson Gallery Show

Our opening reception was a great success!  The show is beautiful!  Thank you to everyone who came, especially those who traveled quite a distance to get there.  Thank you to all the participating artists for your beautiful work in this show.  Thank you to Neva for making our nametags and the beautiful awards and for all of her help with this show. 

A great big THANK YOU to Mary Wiggins for making the initial contact with Hanson Galleries and securing this venue for us!!!!!

Award recipients at our first Texas Association of Original Doll Artists juried show

Congratulations to all of the award winners!

              First Place                 "A Long Long Time Ago" by Karin Otto-Burfict
              Second Place            "Bernard Always Dressed to the Nines"  by Neva Waldt
              Third Place                 "There Was an Old Woman" by Theresa May
              Honorable Mention     "Fiddler" by Gwynne Ross
              Honorable Mention     "Abby" by Rosie Rojas
              Honorable Mention     "Return Voyage"  by Karin Otto-Burfict

And congratulations also to Annette Money and Tina Forster for the sale of their dolls.


The Texas Guild of Bear Artists is having a show and sale on Sunday, October 28, 2012.

TAODA member Adriana will participating in this show and also will be teaching a class the Friday before.

Congratulations Adriana!!!

Our very own Adriana Esqueda has a doll in the latest issue of DOLL COLLECTOR magazine!