16 September 2012

The Original Art Show 2012

I am extremely pleased to be included in this year's juried children's exhibition at the Society of Illustrators. Secrets At Sea was selected, and I cannot be more excited. To be included in The Original Art, books must be selected by a jury drawn from illustrators, art directors, editors, and experts in the field.

This year’s show features 139 books chosen from entries submitted nationwide. Two Silver Medals and one Gold Medal are awarded by the jury for outstanding achievement in children’s book illustration. This year’s Silver Medal winners are Jon Klassen for This is Not My Hat (Candlewick Press), and Steve Jenkins for The Beetle Book (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt / Books for Children). The Gold Medal winner is LaĆ«titia Devernay for The Conductor (Chronicle Books). Congrats, fellow illustrators!!

 I've gathered enough courage to head on down for the opening. I know... I sound like a big whimp, don't I! I am typically a tad shy with these types of events, but I cannot pass up this opportunity to see all of the amazing work that has been collected. Perhaps I will see you there, too?

 For more information, follow this link.

Opening Reception and Awards Presentation
6:00 pm Cocktails (YESS!!!)
7:00 pm Awards Ceremony
Annnnd, then I have to run to catch a bus by 9pm.

 Society of Illustrators
128 East 63rd Street New York,

October 24 - December 22
Tuesday 10-8 Wednesday- Friday 10-5 Saturday 12-4


Christina Rodriguez said...

Congratulations, Kelly! Have fun at the opening!

Dusty Pony Design said...

This is SO exciting! It's about time they recognized your incredible work! :)