Assistant Illustrator Coordinators EAST and WEST

I'm happy to announce that I now have TWO Assistant Illustrator Coordinators! Kathleen Bradshaw covers Georgia, where most of our illustrators are concentrated, and Sarah Frances Hardy covers Alabama and Mississippi because we love our illustrators there too! It's a tough role for one person to cover three states and make sure everybody is getting the attention they deserve, so I'm thrilled to have both of these talented members to help spread the Southern-Breeze illustrator love! If you have an event that needs a shout-out or you should need to get in touch with any of us, please email:

Elizabeth O. Dulemba, Illustrator Coordinator, elizabeth at dulemba dot com, http://dulemba.com
Kathleen Bradshaw, Assistant Illustrator Coordinator East, klbradshaw at yahoo dot com, http://kathleenbradshaw.com/
Sarah Frances Hardy, Assistant Illustrator Coordinator West, hardystudios at bellsouth dot net, http://www.sfhardy.com/


2012 Illustrators' Day Working Illustrator

I'm thrilled to announce we've nailed down our Working Illustrator for our 2012 Illustrators' Day. It will be R. Gregory Christie! His name may sound familiar because he was just featured in today's SLJ for landing a gig to paint posters for the NY city subway. He's also a multiple (3 times!) Coretta Scott King Honor Award winner for illustration! I read a write-up about him in 7 Impossible Things Before Breakfast the other day and was shocked to discover he lives right here in Georgia. He's even hosting a kickstarter program to open a book store/creative place in North DeKalb Mall. How's that for good luck!?

Midsouth Illustrator Event with Laurent Linn

This is in the Tennessee region of SCBWI but is a great opportunity for anybody who wants to make the trip or lives up that way...

Laurent Linn is coming to Nashville to conduct a special Illustrator Workshop! Mr. Linn is the beloved and kind Art Director from Simon & Schuster. We hosted him at a Midsouth Conference years ago and our Illustrators STILL talk about his invaluable input.

This is a GREAT opportunity for us. We ARE opening this up to other regions as well, so sign up early to assure your slot. Registration starts this Friday, March 9th.

The full description is on the Midsouth website: http://scbwi-midsouth.org/

Midsouth Illustrator Workshop -
Step By Step: Working Creatively With An Art Director
Faculty: Laurent Linn, Art Director at Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Date: Saturday, June 2nd, 2012
Time: 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Where: Brentwood Library, Brentwood, TN

Be in the picture book illustrator's seat! This workshop mirrors the process of working with an art director on a picture book project, with typical deadlines, and individualized art direction from Mr. Linn. Plus, attendees will create a great new illustration for their portfolios!

- Full Participation = $90 for SCBWI members or $110 for non-members Limited to 12 Full Participants!
- Partial Participation = $40 for SCBWI members or $50 for non-members Limited to 15 Partial Participants!

(Partial Participation is for illustrators who will not complete the assignment but want to attend and learn from Laurent Linn. Partial Participants may only observe Mr. Linn's comments and may not ask questions during the workshop. They will sit behind the Full Participants.)