I'm excited to be on the jury of the Original Art exhibition at the Society of Illustrators this year. Normally I try to avoid jury duty, but this is one of my favorite shows. Before I became a children's book illustrator, and was still in graphic design, I attended some of the original Original Art exhibits which were held at Master Printing Gallery in Chelsea and organized by Dilys Evans. They were magical.
They are now held at the Society of Illustrators and have been for many years. The first book of mine to get into the exhibit was "Dribbles," the story of a very old and ill-fated cat. The book didn't sell very well, but the artwork did. The second one of my books that got into the exhibit was "Five Little Kittens" a big seller, and one of my favorites.
So in a couple of weeks I'll be meeting with a distinguished group to choose the books for this year's exhibit. If you haven't entered yet there are two days left! Society of Illustrators Original Art Exhibition.
|"Washing Up" from Five Little Kittens, Clarion Books. © Elizabeth Sayles|