Last week my art "Time to Wish" that went to Italy won an honorable mention at the Bologna Children's Book Fair! The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators proudly presented a gallery of images from 34 of it's members as part of the 2014 SCBWI Bologna Showcase. At the fair one winner and 4 honorable mentions were announced for this BiG (Bologna Illustrators Gallery) award.
Time to Wish
I was in great company along with the winner Dorothea Rohner, and three other honorable mentions - Kris Sexton, Ingrid Kallick, and Tanja Wooten. Can you imagine having your artwork show up on the BiG screen at such an enormous event? It would have been amazing to be there, but since I wasn't, here's the next best thing. Check out the links and you can virtually be there too. Thank you everyone for the photos and videos!
In this link from an article in Publisher's Weekly, you can get an idea of just how big and exciting this event is!
The SCBWI Booth with Dueling Illustrators
The SCBWI Booth with the BiG Posters
And in case you haven't seen enough, here's a link to the Bologna Book Fair Photogallery with tons of very cool images.
And a fun video that shows the scope of how BiG the fair really was.