2013 Liz Conrad SCBWI Southern Breeze Scholarship Winner

This year's winner of the Liz Conrad Scholarship Fund is Denise Plauché! Denise will receive free tuition to both Illustrators' Day AND Springmingle.
     We had several amazing submissions this year to sort through - there is no shortage of talent in our Southern Breeze region! So if you didn't win this year, please try again next year!
     Of the three pieces Denise submitted, this one will be her featured piece during the award ceremony:

CLICK HERE to see more of Denise's beautiful work!


The Sketch-Book Event #2 - The Arabian Nights

You’re invited to step into the setting of these tales and awaken your imagination as Southern Breeze illustrators make a visit to the beautifully outlandish, opulent, and grandiose Atlanta monument, the Fox Theatre, for our next Sketch/Book Event. Bring your sketchbook, camera and your preferred illustration tools for this rare opportunity as we enter the mosque-like structure, complete with minarets, onion domes, and an interior décor even more lavish than its façade, seeking new sources of inspiration. The Arabian courtyard backdrop of the auditorium just may be just the exotic inspiration you’ve been seeking to unlock your own collection of tales, written or illustrated.

When: Saturday, March 9, 2013

Time: 10:00 am ‘til noon — we’ll all go for lunch afterwards at Baraonda .

Where: We’ll meet at the Fox Theatre arcade.
The address is 660 Peachtree Street, NE
The Fox Theatre does not own or operate parking facilities; however, a number of pay parking lots surround the Fox Theatre. For specific information see the Fox Directions/parking and MARTA page on their website at www.foxtheatre.org.

The number of participants is limited, so be sure to RSVP as soon as possible to michael@austinillustration.com
There is a $5 guide fee.


1st Nami Island International Illustration Councours

This came through our Illustrator Coordinator message board today and I thought some of you might be interested...

Subject: 1st Nami Island International Illustration Concours

   This is Meriel from Nami Island International Illustration Concours office
   I just would like to let you know *1**st** Nami Island International Illustration Concours (NiiiC)*.
   *Nami Island* (South Korea) is the official sponsor of *Hans Christian Andersen Awards* and enthusiastic supporter for children’s literature.
   Also, Nami Island has been working closely with International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY). For the first time,
   Nami Island holds children’s book illustration competition to encourage creativity, imagination and inspiration of the world’s illustrators.
   Nami Island will promote winners and winning works globally and publish those works if they haven’t been published.
   Also, works of winners will be exhibited during the festival in Nami Island and in Seoul in Korea, and more benefits will be given to winners.
   If you are or know someone as enthusiastic illustrator as Nami Island is, please participate in the concours or spread the words!
   Please refer to the attached file that is for NiiiC
   The following is NiiiC's official website : *www.nambookfestival.com*
Kind regards,
Meriel Lee
Nami Island International Illustration Concours Secretariat
Phone: +82 2753 1246


The Tomie dePaola Award

Winners and their work has been announced at http://www.scbwi.org/Pages.aspx/Tomie-dePaola-Award. Go check it out!

The Tomie dePaola Illustrator Award, is given annually to an illustrator of promise chosen by Tomie himself. The award consists full tuition, transportation and accommodations to the New York Winter Conference held in Manhattan. The winning piece of art will be featured at the annual winter conference in New York.


Scholarship and ID registration now open!

Hello Illustrators,

Just a reminder that the Liz Conrad Scholarship Fund is now open for submissions. One lucky applicant will win free tuition to both Illustrators' Day and Springmingle! Visit http://sbillustrators.blogspot.com/p/scholarship.html for more details and the application form.

Registration is also open for our 2013 Illustrators' Day on February 22nd - the Friday before Springmingle (this is a new date from previous years). Visit http://sbillustrators.blogspot.com/p/illustrators-day.html to see the impressive line-up of speakers and follow the link to register.

Hope to see you there!
Elizabeth O. Dulemba
Children's Book Author/Illustrator

Illustrator Coordinator for the
SCBWI Southern Breeze region
serving Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi


Southern Breeze Studio Tour #4

Happy 2013 everyone!!

We're kicking off the New Year with our fourth studio tour from the super talented author/illustrator Alison Hertz whose debut picture book Flap was released in November of 2012.  Check out her website here.

And now for a peek at her workspace: