Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New 2016!

Yes, I'm working away on artwork for new picture books, but it's a little too early for show-and-tell. In the meantime, I hope to see you at some of these art and book events happening the first half of 2016.
Gallery Bleu's "Support Local Culture, 1st Anniversary Commemorative"
Please drop by Bas Bleu's Art Gallery for their "Local Culture, 1st Anniversary Commemorative" featuring local artists; painters, poets, multimedia artists, furniture makers, print makers, performance artists, sculptors, even a children's book illustrator. The show is up all of January and February. Artists will be there for "First Friday Gallery Walk Reception", February 5th, 5 - 7pm.  
Old Town Fort Collins
Local Authors Showcase at Mamie Doud Eisenhower Public Library
Mamie Doud Eisenhower Public Library is having their first Local Author Fair. Please stop by to meet book creators, buy signed books and enjoy the day.
11am - 2pm at MDE Library in Broomfield, Colorado

Colorado Council International Reading Association
CCIRA's Conference is February 3 - 6 in the Denver Tech Center. The Society of Children's Books Writers and Illustrators has an exhibit table where book creators can meet and chat with teachers, librarians, and people passionate about children and books.

Second Star to the Right Bookstore
If you haven't been to Second Star the Right Bookstore in Denver you should drop by on March 4 from 6 - 8pm. As part of "First Friday Art Walk On Tennyson", the store always hosts a local children's book author or illustrator. This month I'll be there to read and sign books. Also, I'm working on some children's art activities that should be a lot of fun to create with the kids.

21st Century Children's Nonfiction Conference
I'm so excited and honored to be a part of the 21st Century Children's Nonfiction Conference in New York this summer. I'll have more details soon!

The last couple of years I've been busy researching and illustrating creative nonfiction picture books. I have two new books coming out this spring, Wild Ones, Observing City Critters by Carol Malnor and Over on the Farm by Marianne Berkes, both published by Dawn Publications. So I'm very happy to be getting out, being more involved with the community, and meeting people. If you're in the area during any of these events please drop by and say hi.

Thanks for taking a look and Happy New Year!

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