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The Original Art: Celebrating the Fine Art of Children's Book Illustration

This exhibition is currently on display in the Susan and David Goode Gallery.

The Original Art: Celebrating the Fine Art of Children's Book Illustration now on display through April 2, 2017. Also on display in the Goode gallery is Miniature Homes: Five of Virginia's Historic Tidewater Homes Created by Mildred H. Grinstead and Illustrated Treasures

This extraordinary show celebrates its 35th year as a showcase for children's book illustrators whose work is seldom seen outside the studio or publisher's office. All of the artwork was selected by a jury of outstanding illustrators, art directors, and editors.

The Case for Loving book cover

In the picture genre, "in the beginning was the word." It all begins with a story or idea in search of the perfect visual interpretation. At its highest level, this partnership truly becomes fine art, with words and pictures in complete harmony. 

Over the years, the term "original art" has come to embrace many different styles, media, and techniques. The books for which the art was created are on display, so visitors can see the end result of the artists' work.

Gold and silver medals were awarded by the jury to three artists for their outstanding books. Also on display is original artwork from the winner of the Founder's Award for most promising new talent in children's book illustration.

  • Silver Medal Winner - Anton Van Hertbruggen for The Dog That Nino Didn't Have (Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.)
  • Gold Medal Winner - JiJyeon Lee for Pool (Chronicle Books)
  • Founder's Award Winner - Leo Espinosa for Jackrabbit McCabe & The Electric Telegraph (Schwartz & Wade Books)

 

28 Day: Moments in Black History that Changed the World book cover Enter Fullscreen More information
28 Day: Moments in Black History that Changed the World book cover
The Dog That Nino Didn't Have book cover Enter Fullscreen More information
The Dog That Nino Didn't Have book cover
Anton Van Hertbruggen won the Silver Medal for his artwork in The Dog That Nino Didn't Have.
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Home book cover
Ice Cream Summer book cover Enter Fullscreen More information
Ice Cream Summer book cover
Jackrabbit McCabe & The Electric Telegraph Book Cover Enter Fullscreen More information
Jackrabbit McCabe & The Electric Telegraph book cover
Leo Espinosa won the Founder's Award for his artwork in Jackrabbit McCabe & The Electric Telegraph.
Pool book cover Enter Fullscreen More information
Pool book cover
JiHyeon Lee won the Gold Award for her artwork in Pool.
The Case for Loving: The Fight for Interracial Marriage book cover Enter Fullscreen More information
The Case for Loving: The Fight for Interracial Marriage book cover
This book tells the true story of Virginian's Mildred Loving, Richard Perry Loving, and their three children.
28 Day: Moments in Black History that Changed the World book cover
28 Day: Moments in Black History that Chan
The Dog That Nino Didn't Have book cover
The Dog That Nino Didn't Have book co
Home book cover
Home book cover
Ice Cream Summer book cover
Ice Cream Summer book cover
Jackrabbit McCabe & The Electric Telegraph Book Cover
Jackrabbit McCabe & The Electric Teleg
Pool book cover
Pool book cover
The Case for Loving: The Fight for Interracial Marriage book cover
The Case for Loving: The Fight for Interra

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