Highlights from the First Bright USA Holiday Party


Bright USA hosted its first-ever holiday party last Wednesday in Manhattan. The evening was a roaring success, with some of the most influential creative minds in children’s book publishing gathering to toast a fantastic 2015. We extend our sincerest thanks to all of the editors, designers, art directors, and Bright artists who came out to celebrate with us!

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Photo credit: Neon Lab

The party was hosted at The Late Late in New York’s Lower East Side. We decked the halls with some absolutely stunning artwork from Bright talent. If you were unable to make it to the party, take a look here at the artwork that was on display.


L to R: Anne Armstrong, Alex Gehringer, Vicki Willden-Lebrecht, Alli Brydon, James Burns


Martha Rago, Vicki Willden-Lebrecht, Nicole De Las Heras


James Burns and Bright artist Jen Hill having a laugh


Anna Membrino, Sally Doherty, Alli Brydon


Alli Brydon, Alex Gehringer, Bright artist Madison Mastrangelo


Isabel Warren Lynch


Anne Armstrong chatting with Ada Zhang and Bright artist Andrea Miller


Brett Duquette, Bill Luckey, Meredith Mundy, Frances Gilbert


Sonali Fry and James Burns


Bright artist Doreen Mulryan and Alli Brydon

Cheers to a successful 2015! We wish you a happy holiday season filled with friends, family and lots of beautiful artwork.

All photos © Edward Brydon