Sunday, April 26, 2009

SCBWI:Iowa Conference

{Portfolio Display, 2009}
The SCBWI:Iowa (Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrator's) conference was this past weekend. This was my first time attending, and WOW, it was so amazing. The wealth of information at this regional event is so vast! They had quite a bit of information for illustrators, even though of the 83 attendees, there were less than 10 of us. The guest speakers or this three day event included:
There were also several published authors from Iowa in attendance (also presenting) as well as a few published illustrators. The next SCBWI:Iowa conference is the weekend of October 24, 2009 and will be held in Des Moines. (I am super excited about not having to drive three hours for that!) I can hardly wait to go again. SCBWI members are always very encouraging and engaging.
{Weekend Snapshots Collage, 2009}
From top left clockwise: Attendees enjoying portfolio displays, Canadian geese and goslings alongside the Mississippi river on the Iowa side, Attendee checking out fellow Iowa illustrator, Claudia McGehee's portfolio display, some John Deere equipment in Moline, Illinois, a few of the conference guests (from left to right: Abigail Samoun, Harold Underdown, and Ruta Rimas), and some lovely and fragrant blossoms.

7 comments:

Edrian Thomidis said...

Thanks for sharing all of these great links and a bit of your experience. Great job on your display!

Lisa M Griffin said...

What a lovely display you created. Looks like you had a really good experience there. Thanks for sharing.

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Your display was lovely!!! WOW! How exciting. I hope... I know that you are going to get many calls from art directors and editors. I always looking at your. thanks so much for sharing your experiences and knowledge with the rest of us. I really appreciate! Thanks

Roberta said...

Your display looks great Candace...
I'm glad you had such a good time!

Claudia said...

Hi Candace! So nice to meet you over the weekend- I am still sorting out all I learned there. It is always a lot to take in and process! Let's keep in touch-I am really impressed with your blog, and your art!

princesstomato said...

sounds like a wonderful way to spend the weekend!
i may try to come to the one in october. it is two weeks before our next SD one. :)

AWells said...

Wow your display looks great!!! Now I'm even more nervous! lol

Thank you for sharing!