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March 11, 2014 > Children's Book Illustrators Exhibit reception-book signing

Children's Book Illustrators Exhibit reception-book signing

Submitted By Christine Bender

This year, 2014, will mark the 25th year of the Annual ChildrenÕs Book Illustrators Exhibit held at the Sun Gallery in Hayward. During this time, there have been many changes in the world of Publishing - production and distribution of print media - and in the way in which illustrations that accompany print media are produced and associated with relevant text. This year we decided to focus on both traditional media and alternative press, so we have included Ôzines and comic books as a compliment to works that tie images closely with literature. We are also featuring, for the first time, a book that has been illustrated by children so that visitors to the exhibition are able to see how participation in reading and the visual arts is a collaborative exploration as children grow up around an increasingly diverse environment of language and visual arts. ÔZines are included for the first time.

A book signing by artists in the exhibition will be held in conjunction with the Reception for the Artists, on March 16th. This is always a fun event with the artists present to answer questions you or your kids might have and to sign copies of books available for sale throughout the course of the exhibition. We will have face/Portrait painting, finger foods, and a raffle where you can win some of the Children's Books from this year and previous years as well as oil pastels and other school supplies.Ê If you would like to purchase a book but know, in advance, that you cannot make the Reception, please let the Sun Gallery staff know and we will ask the artists to sign your book for you.

Artists included in the exhibition are listed below:

Constance Anderson,ÊAngela Dominguez, Lauren Gallegos, Allyn Lee, Charlotte Cheng, Ashley Wolff, Cathy Bowman, Annette Frei,Ê Susan Pace-Koch, Jack Wiens,Tina Banda, Nikolas Heslep, Spenser Arias, Crystal Gonzalez, Patrick Lugo,ÊEmily Alden Foster, Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher, Chris Harper Triplett,ÊLauren Marie Taylor, Bethany Bender, Joe Santigo, and Linda Lens.
Please visit the Sun Gallery website, and click on the exhibition blog for further details of specific publications, Ôzines, websites and images. We look forward to seeing you at the Sun and to making this quarter century Exhibition exciting and interactive for all involved.

ChildrenÕs Illustrator Exhibit reception
Saturday, Mar 16
1 p.m. Ð 4 p.m.
ÊSun Gallery
1015 E St, Hayward

Exhibit through Apr 7th
Gallery Hours: Thursday-Sunday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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