Posies originals at Art Institute of Chicago



pages 48/49 from "Pocketful of Posies"

pages 48/49 from “Pocketful of Posies”

I am happy to announce that two original fabric relief illustrations from Pocketful of Posies are included in the exhibit, Told and Retold: Picture Book Artists from Studio Goodwin Sturges at the Ryan Education Center at the Art Institute of Chicago. The show opens on Saturday and will be up for 5 months from May 12 – October 28, 2012.

Detail from page 49, "Pocketful of Posies"

Detail from page 49, “Pocketful of Posies”

My contributions to the show are two double page spreads, the one of Humpty Dumpty, Peter Piper and Two little dicky birds and the street scene with Pat-a-Cake, Cobbler, cobbler , mend my shoe and Polly, put the kettle on. The exhibit features sketches and finished artwork by: Holly Berry, Nicoletta Ceccoli, Christine Davenier, Bob Kolar, Salley Mavor, Daniel Miyares, Eric Puybaret, and Sebastia Serra. Our methods and styles are vasty different from one another and we are all represented by the children’s book agency, Studio Goodwin Sturges. Plans are in the works to have the artists do a special program at the museum and I’m hoping to come! I’ll post it on my events page as soon as I get a firm date.

Pages 18/19 from "Pocketful of Posies"

Pages 18/19 from “Pocketful of Posies”


10 thoughts on “Posies originals at Art Institute of Chicago

  1. Congratulations, Salley! I’m so glad to hear that your artwork has received this honor. You’ll have to bring Polly to the ‘Windy City’ if you go!

  2. Congratulations Salley, love to hear when your work is honored. Pocket full of Posies is amazing, I often just sit down for a few minutes and look through it, always a joy and I find something new and wonderful each time.

    Thank you.


  3. What a Fantastic Institute for you to have your work displayed, Congratulations Salley! I hope your art will be an inspiration to many a budding young artist and future Salley Mavors. Don’t forget to bring along extra copies of the book for anyone that wants to purchase a copy… I know I sure will. How creative, inspiring and joyful your art is to me.

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