Here is the book cover illustration and design I created which will be included at the ABFE Art Auction to Benefit Free Speech in Children's Books at the Grand Hyatt New York, Manhattan Ballroom on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 5:30 to 7:30 pm.
If you're going to Book Expo this year, please join The American Booksellers for Free Expression (ABFE) on May 26th from 5:30 to 7:30 at The Grand Hyatt Hotel to celebrate children's book art with Judy Blume and leading artists! More than 100 pieces of original art by luminaries such as Rosemary Wells, Jon Agee, LeUyen Pham and Chris Raschka will be auctioned to support the free speech rights of kids. This year ABFE is honoring Judy Blume for her anti-censorship work and is asking artists to create a piece inspired by one of her books
As a member of the CBIG Childrens' Book Illustrators Group, based in NYC, I will be one of the artists to paint the gallery walls (today, Feb. 16, 2014) in a Collective Participatory Artwork at the New Museum in New York City. This is part of the New Museums's first US Exhibition for Pawel Althamer which features the Artist's Iconic Portraits and Sculpture Workshop.
Paweł Althamer, Draftsmen’s Congress, 2010. Exhibition view: 7th Berlin Biennial, 2010. Courtesy the artist, Foksal Gallery Foundation, Warsaw, and neugerriemschneider, Berlin
The exhibition will include a new presentation of the artist’s work, Draftsmen’s Congress, originally presented at the 7th Berlin Biennial. During the course of the exhibition, the blank white space of the New Museum’s Fourth Floor gallery will be transformed through the gradual accumulation of drawings and paintings by invited Art organizations, including the CBIG.
About the New Museum
The New Museum is the only museum in New York City exclusively devoted to contemporary art.
Founded in 1977, the New Museum is a center for exhibitions, information, and documentation about living artists from around the world. the New Museum continues to be a place of experimentation and a hub of new art and new ideas.
The New Museum is located at 235 Bowery New York, NY 10002
Today, I had my picture taken behind the book entitled " Momsie's Book" written by my hubby Bart Davidoff, published by Bali Bliss Press.
Momsies’ book includes a memoir entitled "Natie and Me" originally written and illustrated by Muriel Shutan-Davidoff in which she describes her childhood adventures growing up in New Haven in the late 1920's with heryounger brother Nate.