Storybook Look

April 2009 - April 2011
By Elizabeth O. Dulemba
SCBWI Southern Breeze Illustrators' Coordinator

     Our 1st Annual SCBWI Southern Breeze Children’s Book Illustrators' Gallery Show opened during kick-off night for the 2009 Decatur Arts Festival. The independent children's book store, Little Shop of Stories, hosted the event in their fabulous new location on the square. As my first event as Southern Breeze’s new Illustrators’ Coordinator, and with good friend Liz Conrad’s help, the show came together smoothly and surpassed all expectations - it was a truly magical evening. To see more pictures of opening night CLICK HERE.
     Our inaugural show included work from:
          Rick Anderson
          Mark Braught
          Ami Blackford
          Sarah Campbell
          Liz Conrad
          Elizabeth O. Dulemba
          Laura Knorr
          Daniel Powers
          Rick Spears
          Karen Stormer Brooks
     We are lucky to have such wonderful talent in our region! 
     Accompanying picture books for each illustration were displayed on low stools making the show a perfect introduction to fine-art for children and drawing (ha!) interest from South Arts (a branch of the National Endowment of the Arts). In a stroke of good luck we couldn't have forseen, South Arts took on the show to travel all over the South for two years! Here is where it went:

     The show opened during the Fay B. Kaigler International Book Festival in April 2009 at the Saenger Theater and received lots of press. Click here for more.

Fay B. Kaigler International Book Festival - Saenger Theater (April 1 - May 30, 2009)
     Article in
     Article in
     Exhibit Photos by Sarah C. Campbell
     Article at School Library Journal
     Article at The Student Printz
     The Saenger Theatre website featuring Storybook Look
     Visit Hattiesburg...Events

The Art Institute of Atlanta - Decatur Campus (during the Decatur Book Festival) - Aug. 31 - Sept. 30, 2009
     Announcement in Access Atlanta
     Decatur Book Festival Website Announcement
     Creative Loafing
     Art Institute News
     More pictures of opening night at

Savannah Children's Book Festival - Live Oak Public Libraries (October - November 2009)
     Announcement on Library Site

The Discovery Museum of Western Tennessee in Jackson, Tennessee (February 2 - March 20, 2010)
     Jackson Madison County Library Blog

Georgia Children's Museum in Macon, Georgia (April 2010)
     Local Events announcement from WMAZ

Golden Isles Arts and Humanities Association, Brunswick, Georgia


More Links:
Hanging the first show
Opening Night of the 1st Annual SCBWI Southern Breeze Gallery Show - 2008
Opening Night of the 2nd Annual SCBWI Southern Breeze Gallery Show - 2009
Opening Night of the 3rd Annual SCBWI Southern Breeze Gallery Show - 2010