Surtex Preview: Margie Tillman Ayres

Monday, May 21, 2018

There is a special quality to Margie Tillman Ayres work that I noticed right away when I was preparing this post. I love her handcrafted style, as well…

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Surtex Preview: Shannon McNab

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Shannon McNab is returning to SURTEX this year and I had the wonderful opportunity to meet her this morning at the Javits Center. What I really love about…

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Surtex Preview: With Love from Argentina

Friday, May 18, 2018

With Love from Argentina is an Argentinean illustrators collective, and we’re thrilled to feature their work in anticipation of SURTEX (which starts tomorrow!!!). Three of their members attended…

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Surtex Preview: Tröskö Design

Friday, May 18, 2018

I am thrilled to continue our SURTEX exhibitor features by presenting the work of Solvejg Mkaretz from Tröskö Design. Her beautiful illustrations and use of space within her…

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Surtex Preview: Sarah English

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Sarah English is an example of someone who has known what she wanted from an early age on! Her entire background is in art. Sarah shared: “My mom…

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Surtex Preview: Donna Skupien

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Before changing career courses, Donna Skupien owned a full service marketing communications firm with a global client base. Today, she communicates through her creative work and her focus…

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Surtex Preview: Monika Suska

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Monika Suska has an inspiring story. She’s been a professional illustrator for over 11 years and works primarily in the children’s publishing market and has illustrated over 40…

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Surtex Preview: Mary Edwards

Monday, May 14, 2018

One of the wonderful things about my line of work is getting to see so many creative people’s work. I had the opportunity to meet Mary Edwards a…

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Surtex Preview: Danielle Murray

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Danielle Murray is a traditional oil painter who received a BFA in Illustration from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Like many who first graduate from these…

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Blueprint Preview: Camilla Carvalho of Oak Print Design

Friday, May 11, 2018

We are so excited to present the work of Camilla Carvalho, who will be exhibiting at Blueprint, Show 2. We love her bright and colorful patterns, which are…

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