Picture This! Juried Exhibition
Danforth Museum of Art
123 Union Avenue, Framingham, MA *
Download Picture This! Exhibition Catalog (PDF) to see all the good work that was in the exhibit.
It was an honor to be a part of the Juried Exhibition Picture This! at the Danforth Museum of Art. The exhibition is the first juried exhibition of local children's book illustrators held by the Danforth Museum of Art. The curator of the exhibit is Susan Sherman, Art Director of Charlesbridge Publishing, a very respected art director with many many years of experience in children's books who has worked with numerous well-known children's book illustrators and authors.
It was so nice to see Susan Sherman again and know that she appreciates the work that I submitted. For us illustrators, who work in a vacuum most of the time, these occasional compliments are something that keeps us motivated and enthusiastic to create new work and move forward. The level of work in the exhibit was high and this made the experience of being in the museum exhibit so much better. It was fun to meet illustrators I hadn't met before and reconnect with the ones I already knew.
This exhibit was something unexpected, but it brought new opportunities that I wasn't even hoping for. While dropping off the work for the exhibit, I got to know people who work at the museum. The result: teaching illustration to middle grade kids at their Museum School. Unexpected and exciting! It's time to share my knowledge with others and get inspired by the work kids do.