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Tamara Mattison

Co-Founder, Exhibit Designer

Tamara Mattison (Tammy or Ms. Tam ) is a self-taught mixed media artist with a concentration in doll artistry .She started her journey as an educator for twenty five years as the after School director for the Roxbury Boys & Girls Club. In 2004 with her love for creative expression and education she co-founded the Doll E Daze Project a 501 © 3 nonprofit with sister Felicia Walker and Debra Britt. In 2008 Tammy co-founded the Black Doll Collectors Convention and in 2012 with the assistance of Sister Laverne Cotton, these four sisters co-founded the National Black Doll Museum. As a doll artist, she works primarily with recycled materials and soft sculptures. She has taught workshops for many internationally known organizations/institutions including Isabella Gardner Stewart Museum, Hanscomb Air Force Base, Metco Inc., Hartford Performs, Philadelphia Doll Museum, United Federation Doll Clubs, and Rosie’s Place, Boston “AHTS” festival & the Boston Public Libraries “Big Read”. To date, she has co-exhibited, curate, and taught over 30,000 students in The Art of the African Wrap Doll workshops, and “Race Matters “ Who Am I Mask Making.

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