Original Art Show / by abby hanlon

It was a huge surprise and honor to be asked to join the jury for the 2017 Original Art show at the Society of Illustrators. We spent a day looking at hundreds of illustrated books and ending with a spirited discussion and eventual consensus. It was an overwhelming, exhilarating and vigorous process... the details of which remain confidential! Thank you to our chair Sean Qualls, assistant chair Melissa Sweet, and to Laurent Linn and Marcia Leonard, the show's advisors.  

Here are the jurors. With Catia Chien, Rika Simonsen, Megan Cash, Evan Turk, and Shane Evans.