Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Good News

{Watercolor, 2010}
I have a few pieces of good news to share! The first is that a piece of my art won a merit award at the Iowa State Fair in the Fine Arts Juried Exhibition. It came with a $100 prize and a lovely yellow ribbon! You can read the press release HERE. My second piece of good news (and very big news!) is that I recently signed a publishing contract to illustrate my first trade children's book. I can't give any major details yet, but I am beyond excited to have such a wonderful opportunity!

8 comments:

Tilen's artplanet said...

great! good for you! congrat

Claudia said...

Excellent!

Holly said...

Congratulations!

Diane Duda said...

that is great news, candace! yay for you!!!

PaperPencilArt said...

both of those are great news. I hope to one day say that I got a contract.
Keep drawing wonderful stuff.

Mama Peacock said...

Hello!
Thanks for checking out my blog and commenting! I am so excited to find your work and blog. Your illustrations are AMAZING!!!! Congrats on your success at the fair!
Sarah

Lisa M Griffin said...

Great job Candace!!!! So excited for you!!!

Brine Blank said...

Big Congrats on both!!! Really happy for your book deal!!!