I am working with the awesome team at Viking Children's Books on my debut picture book, RENATO AND THE LION. For more information, check out the write-up on Wolf Literary Service's website.
CBIG, the Children’s Book Illustrators Group, is a New York City-based group of illustrators and author-illustrators who create high-quality work for children’s publishing and media.
As a relatively new president of this great group, my job is to organize speakers for our events. I am excited to say our next meeting will be in September, with Jill Davis, Executive Editor at Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins.
For illustrators that are interested in attending this meeting (non-members included) please contact me for time and location. Or, see the CBIG website for more information.
I am very excited that my oil painting "GYPSY" was juried into the 2015 Salmagundi Club Painting and Sculpture Non-Members Exhibition. The show will run from May 26th through June 5th.
Location: 47 Fifth Avenue, NY, NY 10003
Reception: Thursday, May 28 from 6-8pm
On May 26th, my Judy Blume illustration was part of the American Booksellers for Free Expression(ABFE) silent auction to benefit free speech in children's books. The sea of talent in the room was amazing. I was thrilled to connect with friends old and new, and win an original oil painting by illustrator Beth Peck!
Every Thursday morning at the Hightstown Public Library, I volunteer to read picture books to a group of enthusiastic young artists. After reading, we break out the watercolors and everyone paints–children, parents and the occasional willing librarian.
Here is the official blurb:
Paint a Story with Miss Barbara
Children ages 2-6 are invited to listen to a story and unleash their inner artist while painting with watercolors. No registration necessary. Siblings welcome.
Location: Hightstown Branch
Contact: Liz 609-448-1474 firstname.lastname@example.org