The Bright USA 2016 Holiday Party!


Bright USA hosted our second annual holiday party December 1st at our Midtown Manhattan offices! The event was a massive success, and it was wonderful to toast the holidays while bringing together some of the most influential creative minds in children’s book publishing. We can’t stop talking about how much we enjoyed the evening and are so glad to have a lovely selection of photos to look back on courtesy of Ed Brydon. Keep scrolling for the best moments of the night–from the gorgeous art on display to big laughs and smiles from our guests!


The Bright USA team! From left: Anne Moore Armstrong, Alli Brydon, Isabella Jaye, James Burns

“We see our annual holiday party as a chance to celebrate the wonderful people of the children’s book community, who we work with throughout the year,” said Alli Brydon as she addressed the crowd. “Artists and publishers are the backbone of our company, and we’re always thrilled to have the chance to toast to the hard work that goes into making kids books. It never ceases to amaze me how thoughtful, intelligent, dedicated, tight-knit, and friendly our industry is—and we at Bright are honored that so many came to party with us!”


Managing Agent Alli Brydon toasting to another successful year of Bright USA


From left: Brett Duquette, Brett Wright, Frances Gilbert, Michael Joosten, James Burns



Party goers enjoying wine and cheese galore for a night of mingling, meeting new friends and, of course, art!

img_0331From left: Isabella Jaye with Bright artists Aura Lewis, Maya Ish-Shalom

At the party we had some stunning seasonal illustrations on display from Bright artists, some of whom were in attendance:


Illustrated by Ellen Shi


Illustrated by: Maya Ish Shalom (left) and Andrea Miller (right)


Illustrated by: Becca Stadtlander (left) and Tracy Cottingham (right)

Happy holidays and best wishes for 2017!