25th Annual Children's Book Illustrator Exhibit
2014 will mark the 25th year of the Annual Children’s Book Illustrators Exhibit held at the Sun Gallery, Hayward. In the 25 years that we have been hosting this show a lot has changes in the world of Publishing, both in terms of production and distribution of print media, and also in the way in which illustrations that accompany print media are produced and associated with the relevant text. This year we decided to focus both on traditional media and alternative press, so we have included ‘zines and comic books as a compliment to works that tie images closely with literature. We are also featuring, for the first time, a book that as been illustrated by children so that visitors to the exhibition are able to see how participation in reading and the visual arts is a collaborative exploration as children grow up around an increasingly diverse environment of language and visual arts.
‘Zines are included for the first time and in conjunction with the Sun Gallery’s regularly scheduled free art Saturdays, we will be holding a ‘zine making workshop during March. Please check the website,www.sungallery.org for more details. Free Art Saturdays take place in the Sun Gallery Studio Classroom on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Art activities are appropriate for all ages and utilize materials easily found in the home or the environment. Exhibiting artist Emily Foster will be joining the Sun Gallery's art education staff for this program. This is a free activity, and no reservations are required. Ages 5 to adult.
A book signing by the artists in the exhibition will be held in conjunction with the Reception for the Artists, on March 16th, 1:00pm – 4:00pm. This is always a fun event with the artists present to answer questions you or your kids might have and to sign copies of books available for sale throughout the course of the exhibition. If you would like to purchase a book but know, in advance, that you cannot make the Reception, please let the Sun Gallery staff know and we will ask the artists to sign your book for you.
Feb. 7, 2014
— April 7th, 2014