I’m happy to announce that the Pocketful of Posies Traveling Exhibit is going coast to coast! 25 original fabric relief illustrations from Pocketful of Posies, plus some illustrations from my other books will be displayed at the Arne Nixon Center for the Study of Children’s Literature, Henry Madden Library, California State University, Fresno, CA, from March 18 – May 27, 2013.
This arrangement came about because a librarian at the Arne Nixon Center saw my illustration on the cover of the current issue of Horn Book Magazine. (See how I made the cover artwork here.) She found out about the touring exhibit and inquired about sending the artwork to Fresno. Luckily, half of the pieces in the show are available during the time slot she was interested in, so they’ll be shipped to California in a little over a year. The other half will be shown at Cedarhurst in Mt. Vernon, Illinios about the same time, from Feb. 23rd to May 5th, 2013.
Plans are in the works for the show to travel to some other locations, which I’ll announce when arrangements are confirmed. I’m so glad that people in different areas of the country will be able to see my work “up close and personal”. Inquiries from non-commercial, secure venues with museum lighting and a shipping budget are welcome. (email@example.com)
That’s close enough for me! It’s on my calendar! 2013 – Oh Boy!
That’s great, Julie! It’s a bit of a hike from San Diego, but I’m glad you’re planning on coming to see it.
I hope you get to come to Sacramento! But I’ll put Fresno on my calendar just in case! Yay!
I’m so excited to read this today, Salley! I’m absolutely putting this on my calander, I can’t wait to see your gorgeous work in person.
OH, how about San Francisco! My kids and I have been fans of your work for years, we all made your little people for the dollhouse, and I taught my students (I’m an art teacher, and an illustrator) to make your little dolls. Such fun! And such beautiful work, we’d love to see it in person!!
Thanks for your interest, Kieren. I’d love to have my work shown in SF and have been trying to find a place for 2 years. At this point, I’m not sending out any more proposals, but am open to an invitation to show, with funding, of course!
Woo Hoo! I am so there! Glad to know someone in California could finally make it happen! My inquiries hit a dead end. Yay, Salley! I’m so excited!
Another big WOW!!
Congratulations on the exhibition, you must be very proud. Your work is wonderful and brings joy to many.
How exciting. I may be able to get to that one too. It’s on my calendar!
Congratulations, Salley! Is Portland, Oregon in the works (I hope!)? 🙂 Jennifer
Thanks, Jennifer. I haven’t found a place to exhibit my artwork in Portland, but I will be coming this spring, as you know. My talk at Gossamer on April 1st is listed on the events page. https://weefolk.wordpress.com/upcoming-appearances/