Picture a Story: SCBWI New England Illustrators

May 8 – May 20

Artists’ Reception – Sunday, May 20, 2 – 4 pm


Moose & Bear by Milanka Reardon


A story is an inspiration for the imagination. In this exhibit, stories will be brought to life by the artists who were challenged by words, and met that challenge with a variety of colorful images in many styles and mediums.

New England has a rich tradition of children’s book illustration. This exhibit showcases members of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators, who have created rich and expressive art in response to stories. The illustrations are as varied as the styles and stories behind them. Everything from watercolor to collage will provide a glimpse into both process and finished art of illustrators from all over New England. Jurors are Susannah Richards, who has served on the Newbery Award committee and illustrator Brian Lies.

The reception is Sunday, May 20, 2-4pm. Many of the artists will have books for sale. Come and celebrate New England children’s book illustrators.

Participating artists-Priscilla Alpaugh, Kevin Barry, Shennen Bersani, Jeanette Bradley, Kathy Caple, Nancy Cote, Mary DePalma, Janice Hechter, Jannie Ho, Margo Lemieux, Leane Leutkemeyer, Hazel Mitchell, Jennifer Morris, Denise Ortakales, Elena Pavlova, Milanka Reardon, Katia Wish.

The Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators is one of the largest existing organizations for writers and illustrators. It is the only professional organization specifically for those individuals writing and illustrating for children and young adults in the fields of children’s literature, magazines, film, television, and multimedia. The mission is to support the creation and availability of quality children’s books around the world. https://www.scbwi.org/


For this special exhibition the Wedeman Gallery will be open 1-4pm on the following days:

May 8 Tuesday
May 9 Wednesday
May 10 Thursday
May 11 Friday

May 15 Tuesday
May 16 Wednesday
May 17 Thursday
May 18 Friday
May 19 Saturday
May 20 Sunday

Wedeman Gallery is located in the Yamawaki Art & Cultural Center

47 Myrtle Ave, Newton, MA

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