Bright USA Does the SOI Original Art Show 2017 [Photo Recap]


The Society of Illustrators Original Art Show is undoubtably one of the biggest kid lit events of the year, as illustrators, editors, art directors, and agents from all over the world gather to celebrate the best children’s book illustrations from books published that year. 2017 didn’t disappoint. Enjoy some of the highlights from this year’s show…


Bright quite literally shut the place down. James Burns held Lorena Alvarez‘s piece from Starring Carmen (Abrams)Anne Moore Armstrong held Richard Smythe‘s from Watersong (Paula Wiseman Books); Alex Gehringer held Jarvis‘s from Ready, Set, Build! (Little Bee Books); Jen Hill held her own piece from Spring for Sophie (Paula Wiseman Books)

Left: Jarvis‘s piece from Ready, Set, Build! (Little Bee Books)
Right: Richard Smythe‘s piece from Watersong (Paula Wiseman Books)


Left: Lorena Alvarez‘s piece from Starring Carmen (Abrams)

Right: Jen Hill with her piece from Spring for Sophie (Paula Wiseman Books)

IMG_2084Lorena Alvarez‘s piece from Sleep Tight, Snow White (Knopf)

Becca Stadtlander‘s piece from Look! What Do You See? (Viking Books for Young Readers)


Yasmeen Ismail‘s piece from Imagine That! (Bloomsbury) on the top left


Left: Bright Artist Aura Lewis with Publishing Associate Kate Sederstrom
Right: Bright Artist Lorian Tu-Dean with Agent Robbin Brosterman


As per usual, the museum was packed with the industry’s most esteemed illustrators, editors, art directors, and designers.


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