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Dustin Poché Fundraiser
Saturday, Dec. 5th – Sunday, Dec. 6th

Please register to participate in the auction

Fellow NIADA Artist Dustin Poché has been diagnosed with Stage 3 pancreatic cancer.
To help offset the mounting medical bills, NIADA is hosting an auction of 8 of his bewitching Halloween-themed dolls and ornaments.

The auction will be held beginning at 9:00am EST on Saturday, December 5th and end promptly at 12:00pm (noon) EST on Sunday, December 6th.

The highest bidder will win the piece. Shipping will be included in the final bid price. Paypal payments only.

THIS AUCTION IS NOW CLOSED. Click links below to view the listed items

 
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Dustin Poché is a Midwestern multimedia artist who creates original sculptures and one of a kind fine art figures. He was formally educated at the Colorado Institute of Art.

He draws inspiration from his love of period fashion and his work experience in New York, where his career involved costume design, textiles and illustration within the fashion industry.

His first venture into the figure and sculpting world began with the restoration of boudoir dolls, circa 1920. He exhibited those early works and they were received with much excitement and admiration.

To explain his artistic evolution, he said, “I learned a lot while working with the antique dolls, but there was something missing in the results. I imagined characters with more expressive faces, emotions and gestures. To bring those characters to light, I realized I had to begin sculpting them.”

His ideas come from many sources; personal experiences, emotions, and unique findings. Poche’ comments, “My pieces are very personal and I must be invested in the concept…  The idea begins as an unclear image in my head which is brought into focus as the figure evolves. My work is currently done in paper clay but I’m always trying different mediums to create new effects.”

Poche’ likes to work with antique and vintage materials to create the clothing. He feels the use of these unique materials adds to the authenticity of the figure and he enjoys working with natural fibers. Poche’s work has been included in artistic publications and exhibited at art shows. He truly enjoys sharing his sculptures with others.

“I’m thankful for those who enjoy my work and I look forward to creating for many years to come. It brings me great joy to see people react to my art. Every reaction means a piece has evoked an emotion and that’s what drives me to continue to evolve as an artist.”

Dustin Poché was elected as a NIADA Artist member in 2015.