Tonya Engel donated this beautiful painting to the Long Center Rollins Studio Theater in Austin, TX for their upcoming play “delta dandi”.Â Presented by the Center for African American Studies at the University of Texas, the show runs January 9th & 10th, 2009 and was written by Tonya’s good friend, Sharon Brigeforth.Â Click on the thumbnail for more information about the performance.
One of Katherine Dunn’s animal pieces featuring her own One Eyed Pug
was recently included in an auction to benefit the Vision for Animals
Foundation. An opthamologist veterinarian had hired Katherine do make an
archival print of the one-eyed pug for her vet office, and liked it so
much she bought another one to enter in the October auction. She just
wrote to say there was a bidding war and it sold for double the normal
price. “I’m so glad I was part of this cause and thank Dr. Terri
McCalla for supporting my art. Veterinarians rock!” says the artist.
You can purchase Katherine’s animals prints via her website.
Sarah Hollander recently illustrated these adorable bottles of hair products for kids for L’Oreal, and they’ve been released just in time for Halloween.Â We found them in the drug store right next door to our office- what a pleasant surprise!
Click on the photos to see them close up.
We’re pleased to announce that JosÃ©e Bisaillon’s children’s book “The Emperor’s Second Hand Clothes” is a finalist in the illustration category of the Canadian 2008 Governor General’s Literary Awards!Â It’s one of Canada’s most prestigious awards for literature, similar to the United States’ Caldecott Medal.Â Winners are announced November 18th, and you can read more about the contest and finalists here. Good luck JosÃ©e!
Susan Estelle Kwas just sent us this great photo of her poster for the Girl Scouts First Annual “Mix it Up for Civil Rights Day”!Â Â Hosted by the Teaching Tolerance dept of the Southern Poverty Law Center, the event was held in downtown Montgomery, AL, and Susan’s map helped over 250 Girl Scout visitors to navigate the historic sights of the city.
Click on the image to see it full-sized!
Photo credit: David Martin
The New York chapter of the Society of Illustrators just released their call for entries for the 51st annual illustration competition.Â The deadline is November 7th 2008, and more information is available on their website: soicompetitions.org.