Loving vs. Virginia in the Society of Illustrators Original Art Show

Posted on Oct 30, 2016 in Art, Contest, exhibition, Illustration

If you’re in New York, check out The Original Art Show at the Society of Illustrators! Loving vs. Virginia is one of the books selected this year and I’m thrilled to be on the wall with so many talented illustrators.  

MOSAIC Project

Posted on Sep 3, 2015 in Art, Events, exhibition

August went out with a BANG! I finished a dummy for a new book, a cover for another book (details t/k), a cover for the October SCBWI Bulletin, two paintings, and launched the EJK Bookmaking Competition. Recently, I went to NY to celebrate my 30th birthday again with friends and was able to talk some […]

Building Relationships

Posted on Oct 15, 2014 in Art, Events, exhibition, Illustration, Library Events

When Selma Levi, children’s librarian at Enoch Pratt Central Library, e-mailed me last June about joining forces to celebrate Maurice Sendak’s 50th anniversary of Where the Wild Things Are, I had no idea what would come of it. Typically, these types of things blow in the wind once people get busy with their lives. Selma and […]

Marine Art at the Air and Space Museum

Posted on Apr 20, 2012 in Art, exhibition

Head over to the Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC, to see an impressive collection of art from the Marine Corps Aviation Collection. I never knew airplanes could be so poetic and inspiring. I had a great time at the museum and smiled to myself as I thought about Brian Floca’s beautiful art in […]

Traveling Art & Material Girls

Posted on Aug 20, 2011 in Art, Artists, Books, exhibition, Librarians Rock!, Library Events

Wow, it’s been a minute since I’ve blogged, but I’ve been busy, busy, busy. WHITE WATER debuts in 3 days! I’ve been working on a promotional material for that, including a shiny new trailer for my youtube channel (coming soon) ;-). School starts in a week and I’ve been obsessing over my syllabi, meeting people […]

Living the Dream – the exhibition

One more thing got scratched from my “to do” list yesterday. I hung my show, “Living the Dream, the art of Shadra Strickland” at the Auburn Avenue Research Library. A HUGE “thank you” goes out to Dorothea S., Morris G., and Morgan G. for helping with the hanging and lending me their eyes and opinions. […]

Ashley Bryan Honors and NBAF

Posted on Dec 6, 2010 in Art, Art Crush, Artists, Awards, exhibition, Illustration, Signings

Ashley Bryan @ Library Lions 2008 I’m a little slow…. After receiving an e-mail last month about speaking with Ashley Bryan at the Auburn Avenue Research Library it wasn’t until I spoke with my friend, Jan Burkins (Literacyhead.com) this morning that I realized I am being honored next year by Ashley Bryan in collaboration with […]

Decatur Arts Festival

Posted on May 26, 2010 in Art, exhibition, Illustration

This weekend I will be participating in the Decatur Arts Festival Artwalk. The 3rd Annual Children’s Book Illustrator’s Show hosted by Little Shop of Stories and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Southern Breeze region during ArtWalk Opening Night for the Decatur Arts Festival. Friday, May 28, 2009, 5 to 9 PM at […]

OCCS Traveling Exhibition- New Jersey

Posted on Mar 30, 2010 in Art, Books, exhibition, Uncategorized

Hey New Jersians~ The original art for Our Children Can Soar is headed your way! Check it out, and don’t miss your chances to meet Eric Velasquez, James Ransome, and Pat Cummings!

Our Children Can Soar – NJ

Posted on Mar 9, 2010 in Art, Artists, Books, exhibition, Illustration, Librarians Rock!

The original paintings for OUR CHILDREN CAN SOAR has left Cleveland and is now on exhibit at the Weiss Center in Jew Jersey. The art will be on display from March 11-April 7. Gallery hours: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Admission is free Scheduled Events All events take place in the Harold […]