Paint & Pixel Festival 2011

Press Release:

A new arts festival for illustrators debuts in Northampton, MA, on April 16! Celebrating illustration online and in print, Paint & Pixel Festival is a new show featuring talented, regional book illustrators, comic artists, and cartoonists and their work ranging from indie comics to award-winning picture books to nationally syndicated comic strips.

With over 45+ exhibiting artists, attendees will have the rare opportunity to talk with creators, learn about the creative process, and purchase signed books, prints, commissioned sketches, and other artwork.

Featured Guests

Howard Cruse, renowned comic creator whose graphic novel Stuck Rubber Baby has been awarded some of the highest accolades in the industry, including Eisner and Harvey Awards, and was recently re-released for its 15th anniversary from DC Vertigo

Diane deGroat, a New York Times-bestseller and celebrated picture book illustrator with over 120 books to her credit, including Roses Are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink and Dogs Don’t Brush Their Teeth

Chris Giarrusso, whose popular kid-friendly titles G-Man and Mini Marvels have been published by Marvel and Image Comics

Jeph Jacques, creator of one of the most popular webcomics, Questionable Content

Hilary Price, author and illustrator of nationally syndicated comic strip, Rhymes with Orange

Ruth Sanderson
, an award-winning picture book illustrator, including The Twelve Dancing Princesses and Papa Gatto, whose works have also been exhibited in museums such as The Norman Rockwell Museum

Rich Woodall is best know for his short lived indy hit Johnny Raygun. He is also the co-creator of the ZombieBomb! comic anthology.

Programming

The Center for Cartoon Studies will present a workshop that will introduce the finer points of the self-publishing process. A number of DIY production and design methods will be discussed, an inking and lettering demo will be done, and participants will get to create a minicomic on the spot!

Ruth Sanderson will give picture book and fantasy art portfolio reviews on a limited, sign-up basis (details here)

Instructor Jon Chad from The Center for Cartoon Studies will give reviews to aspiring cartoonists and prospective students (details here)

Additionally, The Eric Carle Museum, Modern Myths, and The Center for Cartoon Studies will be at the show to offer an even greater selection of comics, picture books, and graphic novels.

Sponsors
Paint & Pixel would like to extend a hearty thanks to our sponsors: GoBerry, Hitpoint Studios, Modern Myths, and The Center for Cartoon Studies!

Official Website
Visit www.PaintandPixelFestival.com for more information on exhibiting artists, featured guests, and programming updates.

MA – 21st Annual Illustration Exhibit

Tony DiTerlizziRebecca GuayRaul Colón and more appear at the R. Michelson Gallery on Nov. 7th from 4-7pm.

R. MICHELSON GALLERIES presents our 21st Annual Children’s Illustration Show

Celebrate with us! Twenty-one years of exhibiting the finest in original Children’s Book Art. Our artists have garnered an astounding 11 Caldecott Medals and 29 Caldecott Honor Awards.

21 Reasons to come to our 21st Annual Illustration Exhibit 

1.     If you join us for our opening reception on November 7, 4-6pm you will meet more than 50 of the illustrators and writers behind your favorite children’s books.

2.  We will be exhibiting original artwork from The Odious Ogre, the latest book by Jules Feiffer and Norton Juster. This is their first collaboration since their classic Phantom Tollbooth was published 50 years ago. 

3.  Mo Willems will be signing books and exhibiting the illustrations from the NY Times #1 best selling City Dog, Country Frog, his very first collaboration with Jon J. Muth.  We will also be showing the original drawings from Mo’s Knuffle Bunny Free: An Unexpected Diversion, the final volume of this iconic trilogy.

4.   Wendell Minor will be receiving the third annual Norton Juster Award for service to the world of Children’s Literature, presented by Mr. Juster and Reader to Reader, a public charity dedicated to bringing books, free of charge, to needy schools and public libraries across the United States.

5.  There will be a rare opportunity to view and purchase original artwork by Eric Carle, Dr. Seuss, Maurice Sendak, and Tomie dePaola.

6.  Multiple Coretta Scott King Award winner EB Lewis has teamed up with Sharon Robinson, the daughter of Jackie Robinson, to create the Christmas/Chanukah children’s book “Jackie’s Gift.” Original artwork from the book will be on display. 

7.  Gary Lippincott and G. Brian Karas will both be presenting work from their latest collaborations with local (and worldwide) luminary Jane Yolen. All three will be signing books at our opening reception.

8.  Scott Fischer will be showing work from his book Jump, now available on millions of boxes of Cheerios. To see the video for Jump, click here.

9.  Jarrett J. Krosoczka author/illustrator of the soon-to-be a major motion picture graphic Lunch Lady series will be exhibiting the work he created for Target House at St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

10.  Jane Dyer and her daughter Brooke Dyer will be exhibiting art from their newest collaboration.

11.  If you come to the opening reception you’ll meet Kate Feiffer, Kathryn Brown, Nonny Hogrogian, and David Kherdian.

12.  If you come to the opening reception you’ll meet Tony DiTerlizzi and Rebecca Guay.

13.  Ruth Sanderson will be showing work from Hush, Little Horsie and David Hyde Costello will be showing work from I Can Help.

14.  We’ll be exhibiting the watercolors from Karla Gudeon’s Passover Book and her Hannukah Book.

15. Neil Waldman is coming with new paintings and new illustrations of American heroes from his book, The Land of Big Dreamers.

16.  Barry Moser will be here with engravings from Mark Twain’s Books of Animals. He will be back on November 12th for an advance copy book signing (publication date is December but we have copies!) of his book, One Hundred Portraits. The event is in conjunction with Northampton’s Arts Night Out. 

17.  Raul Colón will be here! With new work from Play Ball! and Child of the Civil Rights.

18.  Eric Velasquez will be here with work from My Friend Maya Loves to Dance and The Rain Stomper.

19.  The Eric Carle Museum will be on hand with books from your favorite authors and illustrators to sign.

20.  There will be a raffle to support Reader to Reader and you might leave with original artwork by Wendell Minor.

21.  We will have surprise guests and more…

R. Michelson Galleries
132 Main Street, Northampton, MA 01060