Sunday, October 07, 2007

SCBWI-IL Gallery Show

Here is a photo from the exhibit today at the Chesterton Art Center in Chesterton, IN. I wish my sister could have been there....tomorrow is her birthday, and I wanted to surprise her by presenting to her my original painting, "Symphony In The Pond" (on the right). She loves the painting, but was pretty convinced I would never part with it. She thinks she is getting a print. : ) I wanted to see the look on her face. We are having lunch tomorrow...I will have to wait until then to tell her.
One highlight from the show was seeing so many wonderful original children's book illustrations along with their illustrators in one room.
Another highlight was hearing Larry Day speak about his book "Not Afraid of Dogs", which was awarded the SCBWI's Golden Kite Award in 2007. His illustrations are great, and I loved hearing about the entire process.
But most important to me was having my friends there to support me. They enjoyed the show, maybe more than I did, and it meant a lot to me.

24 comments:

  1. Nice pic Kate! It's so neat to see the originals matted and up for all to see! You will have to tell us about your sister's reaction. Congratulations! Sounds like a nice afternoon.

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  2. How very fun! Your work looks absolutely wonderful. . .and so do you! Congrats!

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  3. I absolutely love “Symphony in the Pond” I can see why it would be hard to let it go…I think it’s precious that you are giving it to your sister. How did she react?

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  4. Thanks everyone. I gave the painting to my sister at lunch today (well, not the actual painting, but a card announcing it), and she cried. Happy tears. Good tears.

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  5. Kate, I wish I could have been there. It sounds like the show was a great success. I hope to hear about some more shows coming up for you!

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  6. Enhorabuena!!!
    Congratulations!

    ;)

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  7. Ohhh what a wonderful picture Kate! Congradulations on the showing! I know that you wish your sister had been there but purhaps she will be at the next one. :)
    *HUGS*

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  8. Hi Kate! What a fabulous picture of you with your amazing art. So nice of you to give your sister such a thoughful present for her birthday.

    Sorry that I couldn't make it to the show. I'd love to hear about it when you have time. Take care, Deb

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  9. hi kate
    ur blog is abosolutely lovely.
    i love ur art:)
    nice nice:)

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  10. Very fun!!! congratulations to your sister...

    I hope you to visit my blog.
    Kisses from Montevideo-Uruguay

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  11. This is very exciting! Congrats and you look great! It is wonderful being a part of a show with such talented folks. Thanks for sharing ;)

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  12. You go kate! Congrats on being part of such a big show with your peers. Your art (and you) look great! I'm glad your sister was happily surprised. How sweet of you!

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  13. Huge congratulations and HUGS!!! The exhibit looks wonderful and your painting is one of my favorites. I know your sister will be thrilled, moved to tears and so happy with your gift.

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  14. Congratulations! Not only are you talented, you're kind, and more.

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  15. Thanks everyone! Some of the best support I have received in my career as an artist has been from fellow members of the SCBWI. They are such a supportive group. And you all are so supportive in this blogger community, too. Thanks everyone! You help me get through each week with your nicve comments.

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  16. What a LUCKY sister! And what a TALENTED sis SHE has!
    Happy B-Day to her!
    Sandra Evertson

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  17. Congratulations, Kate! I'm thrilled for you!

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  18. I agree with sherry. Nice show, great picture!

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  19. what a wonderful sister you are and you look so beautiful! Congratulations!!!

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  20. Congratulations ! You look so happy. I wish I could have come to see your pictures 'for real'. Did you get feedback from other illustrators or visitors ?

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  21. Nice! Your work looks great on display! Wish I coulda been there! Congrats

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  22. Wow!!! Way to go Kate! Yeah, I love that one too--looks great framed.

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