Monday, March 19, 2012

Better Late Than Never!

Let's travel back in time together, to a day that's not so very far away. December 3, 2011, to be exact. That's right, the day of Chemers Gallery's 20th Annual Children's Book Illustration Art Show & Book Signing. We finally have pictures ready to show you! It was a day of fun, laughter, artwork, books and wonderful people, from our volunteer helpers from Chapman University to our friends and family who pitched in, from our excited clientele to our talented illustrators. Again, thank you ALL so very much for a stunning turnout and event - we absolutely couldn't have done it without you! And thank you to Guillermo LeFranc for his stellar photographs of the event!

Mary GrandPre signing before we opened the doors

Elisa Kleven signs pre-ordered books

Robin Preiss Glasser signs Fancy Nancy with her fancy pen set

When we opened the doors, the crowds flooded in! Just look at them all behind Elaine!

Young art connoisseurs, after paying a visit to Glimmer Face Painting & Balloon Twisting, set up right outside our front doors.

Karen helps to choose books for our visitors

Ellen, our Chapman intern, assists a guest with her book selection

Pattie Sobczak, from Chapman University, with Rita Chemers and Karen Raab

Jennifer helps some young readers pick out a Fancy Nancy book

Robin Preiss Glasser packs the tent for her artist talk, "Putting It Together"

Raul Colon shares one of his sketchbooks in his talk "Art Think & Picture Books"

The crowds are enchanted by our illustrators

Steve Johnson & Lou Fancher with John Lawrence, a young fan

Karen and Noah - isn't he just so cute??

Raul Colon explains his illustration technique to Don Cardinal, Dean of the College of Educational Studies at Chapman University

Mary GrandPre with a Harry Potter fan

Barbara and Roberta with a young friend

Artist Ian Montelongo meets Raul Colon

Steve Johnson meets Leilani and Lauren

How sweet are these two?? Can you guess who they're here to see?

Look at them all, heads down in concentration

Rita helps our Chapman volunteers

Lou Fancher & Steve Johnson with their adoring fans

Elisa Kleven and Raul Colon with new friends Olivia & Vanessa

Raul Colon, Rita and Rueben Martinez

Presenting the talented artists: Elisa Kleven, Robin Preiss Glasser, Lou Fancher, Steve Johnson, Mary GrandPre and Raul Colon

It's been a long day...

This is just a small sampling from the book show. There's more on our Facebook page, just follow this link. You don't need to "like" us to see the pictures, but we'd sure be happy if you did!

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