Welcome to our Auction

NIADA 2022 “Origins” Fundraiser

Opens Friday, July 15 @ 12:00pm (noon) EDT
Ends Sunday, July 17 starting @ 12:00pm (noon) EDT
with 10-minute staggered closing times to 2:50pm EDT

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Straight Bidding auction (no proxy bids). Auction preview listings will be posted soon!


All human societies have creation myths, or origin stories….stories about the power of DNA, and the diversity of evolved organisms. Our stories may be different but serve a similar point and have brought us to similar creative paths as makers of handmade art dolls. Whether various cultures view their first ancestors as humans, males, females, animals, or other mythical beings we are curious about how we became the person we are, where our pedigree began, and how our origins are linked to DNA.

And what about the origins of the objects we make? What part did ancient dolls play in the development of arts and culture in the long history of humans making objects for rituals, protection, magic, and play?

NIADA master artists have created their unique and individual interpretations of “Origins”, sharing origin narratives, ancestral heritage, influences, legends, myths, fables, or parables.

Proceeds from the ORIGINS auction and the sale of the companion book will go to the NIADA Crisis Relief Fund (NCRF).