Posted by: Kathy Temean | June 9, 2012

Illustrator Saturday – Art Exhibit

If you follow this blog, you know this is the New Jersey SCBWI Conference weekend. Today the illustrators are participating in the juried art exhibit at the conference. The following are some of the pieces displayed. After the conference I will post the winners for you to see and share some of the things we did and learned at the conference.

Jeanne Balsam:

Louise Bergeron:Louise was featured a few weeks back on Illustrator Saturday: . Her website is:

Debra Cuneo: Her art only blog is

Cathleen Daniels: Cathleen is an author/illustrator and an art teacher. This is an illustration from her non-verbal, picture book dummy featuring a unicorn. She has always loved unicorns. This one comes up from the sea, made out of sand, fan coral, seaweed and a turret shell for the horn. Catheen Daniels was featured on Illustrator Saturday in 2010.  Here is the link:   You can also vist her website:

Barbara Dilorenzo:  Barbara was featured on Illustrator Saturday this past April.  Here is the link:  You can visit her website at:

Ariane Elsammak: Ariane was featured in 2011 on Illustrator Saturday: . You can visit her website at:

Doris Ettlinger: Doris has illustrated over 30 books for children, including The Orange Shoes by Trinka Hakes Noble, nominated for ten state book awards and Judy Young’s A Book for Black-eyed Susan, winner of the 2012 NAPPA Gold Award. She has just finished her 6th title for Sleeping Bear Press, Welcome to America, Champ! Other clients include Albert Whitman & Co. and American Girl. Doris is represented by Cornell & McCarthy of Westport, CT.
Besides illustrating, she teaches watercolor, her primary medium. View her work and read more at  and on facebook at Doris Ettlinger Studio. Doris Ettlinger was featured on illustrator Saturday in 2010:

Lisa Falkenstern: Lisa is a professional illustrator.  She has won a Gold Medal from the Society of Illustrators and is in their permanent collection.   She has been in the Society of Illustrators Annual, CA Annual and in the book The Best Two Hundred Illustrators Worldwide.  She illustrated The Busy Tree (Marshall Cavendish), My Very Own Pirate Tale (I see Me)and her own children’s book, A Dragon Moves In (Marshall Cavendish),  is now out (Marshall Cavendish) with a new book in the works.  Lisa Falenstern was featured on Illustrator Saturday in 2010:

Lara Habbinga: This is the assignment for the the June 8th illustrator’s intensive with Lucy Cummins. We had the option of illustrating a spread from the PB manuscript: Chicks Run Wild.  So, I chose the lines: They begin a pillow fight in the middle of the night. As the feathers fill the air…They see Mama standing there!
This is the image for just one page…the last line.

Patricia Keeler:  Patricia has illustrated several books, including WOULD YOU STILL LOVE ME IF, which was awarded the Christopher medal in 2011. I live in Hoboken, NJ. For illustration samples, please email me at

Colleen Kosinski: Colleen is an author/illustrator. She’s worked as a fine artist for over fifteen years and has artwork hanging in homes across the country. Colleen is a member of the SCBWI and, along with writing and illustrating picture books, she writes MG and YA novels. She is a graduate of Rutgers University.

pj lyons: Pj is constantly creating, whether it be making art or writing stories. This image is from All God’s Critters Sing Allelu and illustrates the refrain, “Bow-wow, me-ow, cocka-doodle-doo! All God’s Critters sing allelu.” You can see more of her artwork at

Jane Marinsky: For many years, Jane Marinsky has been an editorial illustrator working for such publications as the Washington Post, New York Magazine, and the American Bar Association. Jane’s work has been included in CA’s Illustration annual and Print’s Regional Design Annual.

The Goat-Faced Girl is her first foray into children’s books. It received wonderful reviews including starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and School Library Journal. Her second book, Just Perfect, will be released in June 2009.  She has taught illustration at Daemen College in Amherst, NY for sixteen years. .Jane spends her winters in Buffalo, NY and summers in Vermont.

Diana Patton: Although Diana Patton has been painting, exhibiting, and teaching watercolor for many years (recipient of over 135 awards and listed in Who’s Who in America), in 2005 she started writing and illustrating picture books and early chapter books. Her stories come out of her surroundings, and so she writes about fishes and frogs, humpback whales and turtles (from repeated trips to Maui to visit a son and daughter-in-law), cats and children, and teddy bears in the garden (hers), or at the seashore (from Maine island adventures) Diana is a member of the Society for Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators and the Hunterdon County Children’s Writers & Illustrators Group. Her picture book Charlemagne to the Rescue is out and she is now involved in trying to find publishers for her newest

Eric Sailer:

Kim Wood: Kim Wood is an aspiring author and illustrator with a background in toy design. Samples of her work are on view at her website, This illustration is from a children’s picture book concept Kim is currently developing. The main character, Hannah, plain and ordinary, wishes to do something outrageously extraordinary. Here, imagining herself as a brilliant, award-winning scientist, Hannah boldly attempts an experiment in chemistry, but, of course, things do not go as planned.

Talk tomorrow,



  1. Seeing all the beautiful styles gives me goosebumps! Good luck to all the Illustrators at the conference!

    That aside, I hope you don’t mind, I wanted to send you a note, Kathy:
    I wanted to write to you to say how much I love your blog and the daily effort you pour into your posts. I am amazed on how you can post everyday! Also I wanted to mention that a while back you posted a call for Illustrators for 440 Gallery in NYC. I applied and was accepted in the show. Thanks to your post, I have my first acceptance into a juried show. I am so excited and I am grateful! Thanks again for all that you do- giving amazing opportunities to Writers and Illustrators alike. I LOVE THIS BLOG!!!



    • Bonnie,

      Hope you take a second look. Some of the wrong pieces were given to me and I have replaced them. Thank you for leaving a comment and stopping by.



  2. A talented bunch! Thanks for sharing them 🙂


  3. Amazing group of talented illustrators!


    • Nancy,

      I just got back from the conference and I replaced a couple of the pieces with the real pieces in the exhibit. Can’t believe some of the illustrators didn’t send me what they put in the show. I’m replacing them as they come in. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.



  4. Lots of inspiration, Thank you for sharing!



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