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Wonderful goodies to report this week!
Valeria Petrone, whose own work has regularly made an appearance in the 3×3 Annual, has been invited by publisher Charles Hively to help judge this year’s competition. What an honor! 3×3 has poised itself as being one of the industry’s top sources for the best in contemporary illustration, and I imagine it will be a very difficult process to judge the sheer volume of high caliber work that will come through. Congratulations, Valeria – and good luck!
Will she love it, or….(image by Valeria Petrone)
Shannon Brady announced that he has been invited to participate in the upcoming ‘Illustration Minnesota’ show on February 2nd, from 6-8 pm. The biennial exhibition will celebrate the inventive work of 25 select Minnesota illustrators, and each will exhibit a printed illustration accompanied by the original artwork, an original piece of their choice, and also a personalized and decorated Moleskin. These unique, one-of-a-kind Moleskins will be sold in a silent auction during the exhibition reception, and the proceeds will benefit the CVA Scholarship fund. If you happen to be in or around Minneapolis Saint Paul, click here for more details.
And finally, we have some thrilling news from Raul Colon. We knew that something exciting was a-brewing, but the initial non-disclosure agreement was rather strict…and despite being in this small office, many of us were clueless (and subsequently going bananas). But now that we have learned about the project, it’s rather high profile and we understand the secrecy that surrounded it in the preliminary stages. Jill Biden, our second lady, will be releasing a children’s book with Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers in June of 2012 – and Raul has been asked to illustrate it! All net author proceeds for “Don’t Forget, Nana, God Bless our Troops” will benefit charities to support military families and children, and in honor of the book’s publication, Simon & Schuster will also be making a contribution to a charity that supports the same cause.
â€œAs a military mom and a teacher, I wanted to write this book to make all Americans, especially children, aware of the unique experience of children who have a parent or other relative deployed in our armed forces,â€ said Jill Biden. â€œI saw with my own grandchildren just how difficult it is to carry on while you are worried about a parent who is serving in a war zone â€¦ and I also learned what a difference it makes when members of the community show support. I hope my granddaughter Natalieâ€™s story, which inspired the book, gives readers some insight into the strength and character of our military families, and encourages them to reach out in their neighborhoods and communities.â€ Congratulations, Raul, for this exciting assignment! We are looking forward to seeing how it all comes together.
Upper left is how I felt being kept in the dark for so long. Image by Raul Colon, from “Sugarcane”
Shannon Brady’s energetic work stops us in our tracks, thus it’s always encouraging to learn that it resonates with other (less biased!) folks, as well. So it is with great pleasure that we announce that the Association of Educational Publishers has awarded him the Distinguished Achievement Award for Periodical Illustration grades 9-12 for his piece on cyber bullying.
Shannon Brady recently shared this fantastic image of his two beautiful children with the elusive Mister Claus, and I can tell you that I used to feel the exact same way.
We hope that you are enjoying your holidays, and that the typical moments of stress and hysteria are kept to a minimum.
Now go eat some pie!
Shannon Brady’s energetic work often seems as though it is in motion, so it is entirely fitting that he silkscreened this fabulous image for a bicycle poster show in his neck of the woods:
The show, “Local/Euro,” will take place at the Bikery in Stillwater, Minnesota, on July 24th from 7pm to midnight. We hope to see you there!
Congratulations are in order for Shannon Brady, who shared with us the exciting news of the birth of his daughters. Amazingly the second MGI artist to have twins this year (Josee Bisaillon started the trend), Shannon kindly sent us this picture of him with his two little girls Maeve Anne Brady and Winifred Carol Brady. Or perhaps it’s the other way around…
It seems that we may have been a bit premature in announcing our MGI artists that have been selected for this year’s CA annual! Congratulations are also in order for Shannon Brady, who had 3 pieces accepted in the Unpublished Series category. The images are from a travel poster project that he completed for his graduate program at MCAD. Way to go, Shannon!
Shannon Brady and his wife Jill recently shared their wonderful news with us – the couple is expecting twins at the end of March/beginning of April. Congratulations!!!!
This is, amazingly, the second set of twins for MGI artists. Our agents are officially picking up the pace and doing their best to hustle up business with all of the new little mouths to feed.
A timely image by Shannon Brady:
American Illustration just announced its winners, and Morgan Gaynin is pleased to have seen a number of its illustrators included once again!
Featured in the Book is…why are we not surprised?…Rene Milot’s screaming rabbit. How many awards and acceptances does this make for our furry friend???
*Update-Guido Scarabottolo has also had two images accepted into the book!
And once again, MGI has a formidable presence in the On Line Gallery.
Shannon Brady had two of his complex images accepted:
Valeria Petrone’s little lovers will be featured:
Steven Tabbutt has two surrealist beauties:
Josee Bisaillon hopped onto this U.S. scene (extra congrats-this is her first award in the States!):
Lisa Adams’s intimidating doberman will have an imposing presence himself:
Perhaps Laurie Lafrance’s moody man will cheer up with the new accolade:
And Anson Liaw’s “cheeky” piece will also be on view:
Congratulations to all!
Shannon Brady recently participated in a really cool collaborative art project that is going to be shown at the Red Gate Gallery in London. “Mail Me Art, Going Postal with the World’s Best Illustrators and Designers” features ornately decorated envelopes and packages that have been shipped from around the world to the curator in England.
If you happen to be in the area, be sure to check out the show on Friday, April 3rd, from 6-11 pm. The pieces are all for sale (with the majority of the profits going to the artists!), and tasty treats will be offered to all in attendance.
Congratulations, Shannon! We know that the show will be a great success.
And, of course, Shannon’s piece: