Bright USA Goes to The Original Art Show!

Four of Bright’s talented artists, David LitchfieldYasmeen IsmailJarvis and Benji Davies, all have pieces featured in the Society of Illustrators’ 36th annual The Original Art exhibition this year! The Bright USA team attended the opening night of the show on October 27th for a fantastic fall evening of art, awards and toasting to the achievements of these amazing Bright artists.
If your travels take you to New York this season, be sure to swing around to see their artwork and the rest of this wonderful exhibit, which runs from October 26 through December 30, 2016. More information about the show is available on the Society of Illustrators’ website. Keep scrolling for the best moments of the night–from seeing the framed prints hanging on the gallery walls to catching up with the editors and art directors who worked on the books.

“Judging The Original Art was challenging, not only because of the volume and quantity of the submissions, but also because I know how much talent, skill, exuberant creativity and painstaking work goes into making each book.”


The exhibit featured pieces from 5 books by Bright artists:

screen-shot-2016-10-31-at-5-27-55-pm David Litchfield: The Bear and the Piano, Clarion/HMH US | Frances Lincoln UK (April 5, 2016) Jarvis: Fred Forgets HarperCollins (June 7, 2016)  Yasmeen Ismail: Specs for Rex, Bloomsbury USA Childrens (November 3, 2015)  Benji Davies: Also an Octopus, Candlewick (October 4, 2016)  Benji Davies: I Love You Already! HarperCollins (December 22, 2015)

img_0418Celebrating with editors and art directors after the show! From left: Isabella Jaye, Opal Roengchai, Anne Moore Armstrong, Hali Baumstein, Alli Brydon, Donna Mark, James Burns


 Bright agent Anne Moore Armstrong with a print from David Litchfield’s beautiful ‘The Bear and the Piano’


Work from Bright artist Benji Davies (top) hanging on the walls for all the guests to see!


The Opening Night crowd mingling and viewing the artwork lining the walls

Follow Bright USA and the Society of Illustrators for updates about the show!