We can't wait for Creative Carnival 2014 this Thursday at Jack Studios in New York City!
Excitement is growing by the minute as we continue to unfurl the list of attending artists set to put their talents on display and create one-of-a-kind pieces for charity. See our latest artist reveals below.
was born on Halloween, so she loves spooky things like black cats, full moons, and very starry nights. She began drawing constantly from age four, amazing her friends with pictures of people and animals, especially horses, which were her favorite. Her love of picture books came from the many hours she spent before bedtime reading from the collection at her grandmother's house. As a teenager she loved fashion, but found that she was better at drawing than sewing. She studied Graphic Design in school, but is largely self-taught as an illustrator. Margeaux loves to travel, and three of her favorite cities are Paris, London and New York, her current home. Margeaux's work reflects her love of fashion, nature, and the many shapes, sizes and colors that people come in, plus the constant exuberance of children.
Shown below are some of her recent projects, Dancing Dinos Go to School
and Dancing Dinos at the Beach
, both by Sally Luca (Random House Books),Abby's Asthma and the Big Raceby Theresa Golding (Albert Whitman & Company) , Alpha Betti by Carlene Morton (Upstart Books), and The Aliens Have Landed at Our School! by Kenn Nesbitt (Meadowbrook).
was born in Kiev, Ukraine. After graduating from The National School of Art in Kiev, she began working as a freelance illustrator and an assistant art director for, UkranimaFilm, an animation studio. Yevgenia moved to the United States in 1994, where she studied theatre design at Carnegie Mellon University. At the age of 23 she received her MFA degree in Theatre design from California State University, Long Beach. She has since enjoyed a successful career as a painter, scenic - costume designer, and illustrator. Yevgenia’s dedication to theatrical arts is clearly manifested in her illustrations which rely on color intensity, fantastic landscapes, and dramatic light and shadow to tell a story. When illustrating, she likes to look for a visual equivalent of a word, for metaphorical translation into the language of visual art.
Below are her most recent projects, Rappaccini's Daughter
by Nathaniel Hawthorne (Vook),Cartographies: Meditations on Travel
by Marjorie Agosin (University of Georgia Press), CD packages forJim Connolly
, Draft Protection
created for NY Spirit Magazine, Alice and the Grain of Sand
by Caleb Cain Marcus (The Cygnet Foundation-Raymond W. Merritt), and posters for Hamlet
and Lit Moon World Shakespeare Festival
As a girl in the happy land of St. Louis, Missouri, Violet Lemay
was always drawing and making things with her hands. When she grew up, she became a costume and set designer and moved to New York City, which was a lot of fun. Even though she loved her work and living in NYC, Violet realized that her true dream was to illustrate books for children. She moved south to attend a school for illustrators. Since then, Violet has illustrated eighteen books for children (including Isabella's Shoe Studio, which she also wrote), with more on the way—mostly for duopress, her favorite publisher, for whom she also acts as art director.
Violet and her husband Fred have a 12-year-old son, Gray, who is a junior artist/architect/city planner, and is the joy of their lives. They all live together in a cozy little brick house in upstate New York, surrounded by mountains and dairy farms—and is only a short train-ride away from NYC. If she's not in her studio painting, Violet is probably out walking Chip, who is a rat terrier, and is her constant companion.
Shown below are her most recent books, My New York Puzzle & My San Francisco puzzle
(Duo Press),Beach Babies
by Puck (Duo Press), Isabella's Shoe Studio: Read! Doodle! Create!
(Doodle Story Books), New York Baby, Chicago Baby & San Francisco Baby
by Puck (Duo Press), Doodle Books Series
(Duo Press), My Foodie ABC Placemats
& My Foodie ABC: A Little Gourmet's Guide
all written by Puck (Duo Press).
An artist who combines the poetic and the prosaic, illustrator Dominick Santise
is also an experienced production man, a classically elegant designer, and an expressive draughtsman, animator, and photographer. A graduate of Parsons School of Design as well as a student of the late David J. Passalacqua, his formative training in the family print shop is evident in the work that combines his foundation in reportage with the aesthetics of printmaking—be it the marks and graphics of engravings or playing with the registration and alignment of elements as if the final art was emerging from his own press. Over the past few years, Dominick has turned his time and attention to the subjects of agriculture and the environment, starting the artisanal ceramic plate project Terra Messor and contributing to the blog theenvironmentalobstacle.org
. He is the author/illustrator of several stories, including Beneath the Tree
, and has been working on images for the book Spring Tea Party
, written by his late grandmother. After a decade in Manhattan, he returned to the Hudson Valley where he lives with his wife and daughters. Dominick proudly serves on the board of a local farm project and on a good day you can find him in a cave or under a tree.
is an illustrator/designer and partner in HAVOC Media Design, a multi-medium design studio, where he serves as Creative Director. Tom is comfortable illustrating for children, corporations and fellow creatives for any type of assignment; and his clients are as varied as their projects. His illustrations have embellished the walls of the Bridgewater Commons Mall (General Growth Properties ) and The New York Container Terminal (GCT, USA) as corporate murals, Penguin USA commissioned him to re-package and illustrate more than forty classic book jackets; his most recent being Jules Verne's "Around the World in Eighty Days" and the creative team at The Brandit, tapped him to illustrate their client's beer packaging (The Quest Brewery).
While he is often called upon for his sketches and line drawings, every type of medium is at Tom's disposal. His Fables from Aesop
(published by Viking Children's books) was created with hand stitched tapestries, the 2013 editions of Sydney Omarr's Astrology Guides
(Penguin USA) were illustrated with his paper cut collages and the illustrations for Penguin's new edition of Dante's Divine Comedy
were all produced with acrylics. Whether it's pen and ink, pastels or watercolors, the love of drawing is at the heart of all his work.
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If you're interested in attending, contact us at (323) 769-3136 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Creative Carnival poster created by Bill Mayer.