November 12, 2012





 Go Figure Dolls”, a local group of art doll artists, will sponsor it’s first exhibit of Figurative Art and the works of children’s book authors  at the main branch of the Buncombe County Public Library in Asheville, NC.  The event is tentatively scheduled for March 1st– 31st, 2013. 

This exhibit will be a fun way to celebrate National Reading Month, the birthday of author Dr. Seuss, and “Read Across America”.  Our goal is to encourage and inspire youngsters to read and to promote the work of local doll artists and children’s authors.

“Storybook Characters” will be the theme of the exhibit for the Figurative Art submissions  and submissions of new or recent works of participating children’s authors all will  be on exhibit at the library.  The exhibit will be composed of original art dolls, based on characters from children’s literature.  The character dolls must be selected from a children’s book that is available in the Asheville Library.  If the artist chooses to depict a character from a book not in the library, then the artist shall provide the book for purposes of the exhibit.  Each doll will be displayed alongside the book that inspired the artist to create the character and one or more dolls from the story may be depicted.  Dolls may be made using different mediums, including cloth, polymer clay, air-dry clay, porcelain, paper mache’, and wood.  Dolls must be the original work of the exhibiting artist.  Please note, 15 square inches of display space will be allocated for each entry.  The area of exhibit is located behind the library circulation desk and will be secure. 

All potential submissions from artists and authors must be approved by the exhibit committee.  Submissions shall be submitted no later than January 15, 2013.  Please note, this is not a juried exhibit.  All artists and authors interested in participating are welcome.  Submissions are required strictly to prevent duplication of books, subject matter and/or character dolls.  Figurative Art submissions need not be complete at the time it is presented to the committee.  A sketch or photograph of a work-in-progress may be submitted.

Visits from the art doll artists and children’s authors will be available on a limited basis to interested schools and local libraries.  Doll artists and authors will present a short “show and tell” about their work in a small setting environment, preferably the school library or children’s section of the library.   Artists and authors accepted for the exhibit are not required to participate in school and library visits in order to exhibit.

If you are interested in being a part of this fun exhibit either as a doll artist, author, or a school or library or have any questions regarding the exhibit, please contact the “Storybook Characters Exhibit” chairman, Karen Hawkins.

Karen Hawkins


(828) 683-9048


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