Shopping with Pat Cummings at BPL

On Saturday I took leave from my art prison to visit with the wonderful librarians and young patrons at the Brooklyn Public Library. Award-winning children’s book author and illustrator Pat Cummings is Brooklyn Public Library’s 2016 Katowitz Radin Artist-in-Residence. Being the generous spirit that she is, Pat invited former students and illustrators she has mentored […]

The Turn of the Page

If you’re in New York this spring, head on over to Brooklyn Public Library to see the amazing work of Pat Cummings! Also on display is the work of many of her former students including yours truly. Pat Cummings is this year’s Katowitz Radin Artist-In-Residence this year. 

BookCon, Writers Hall of Fame, and me

What a week! Since my semester ended, I have been busier than ever outside of my studio. I’m itching to get back to work. On Sunday I attended my first BookCon where I spoke on a panel with Cheryl Willis-Hudson, Rita WIlliams-Garcia, and Jerdine Nolen. The panel was moderated by Vanesse Lloyd-Sgambatti. Our topic was […]

Ladies and gentlemen . . . the amazing Pat Cummings!

Ladies and gentlemen . . . the amazing Pat Cummings!

When I was in graduate school at SVA, I was able to choose an advisor during my thesis year. My choice was Pat Cummings. I asked Pat because I had been reading her books and admiring her art since “Just Us Women” appeared on Reading Rainbow in 1984. I went on to fall in love […]

Super Children’s Book Boot Camp 2014

Posted on Jan 21, 2014 in Books, Pat Cummings | No Comments

This summer, CBBC will be held in Pennsylvania at the Highlights Foundation…a verrrrry cool retreat with log cabins, great cuisine and all of the amenities needed to tuck yourself away for four days and WORK.  It will be the first SUPER CBBC…which means you get to work with four author/illustrators….Pat Cummings, Bruce Degen, Denise Fleming and […]

Children’s Book Boot Camp

Posted on Jun 10, 2013 in Books, Pat Cummings | No Comments

Hey book people! It’s that time of year again. Time to dust off your ideas and flesh them out in Pat Cummings’s Children’s Book Boot Camp! The June 18th deadline is quickly approaching. More information is located below.

Sao Tome bound…and stuff….

Posted on May 23, 2012 in Art, Books, Pat Cummings | No Comments

This Tuesday I head to Sao Tome and Principe! MICA’s Office of Continuing Studies sponsors a Summer Intensive Travel Program where students and life-long learners are able to explore different cultures and make art. The illustration department travels to Sao Tome. Other programs include Fibers in Istanbul, Sculpture in South Korea, General Fine Arts in […]

Praise for Eliza

Posted on Nov 9, 2010 in Books, EAOC, Pat Cummings, Reviews, Uncategorized | No Comments

ELIZA’S FREEDOM ROAD will debut in January~ Here is a bit of pre-release buzz to whet your appetites: “A story of hope, determination, and the triumph of the human spirit.” — Alma Powell, wife of former Secretary of State Colin Powell “Like the young slave girl who watches a cook ‘stirring tears into…stew,” Nolen stirs […]

Children’s Book Boot Camp

Posted on May 16, 2010 in Art, Books, Illustration, Pat Cummings, Uncategorized | No Comments

It’s that time of year again. Pat Cummings, author/illustrator extraordinaire, my advisor, and teacher to successful illustrators like Julian Hector and David Ezra Stein, is hosting her annual Children’s Book Boot Camp. Get your applications in by May 22!

Serendipity and Self Promotion

Posted on Dec 14, 2009 in Art, Fieldwork, Illustration, Interviews, Media, Pat Cummings | 4 Comments

It’s such a good feeling when life comes full circle. Today I spoke at Parson’s School of Art and Design with David Ezra Stein and Nancy Paulsen. We were invited by Pat Cummings as special guests for her Children’s Book Illustration Class. The bulk of the talks were about breaking into the business and the […]

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