Welcome illustrators and all those interested in illustration for children’s books! Here are a few of our regularly scheduled illustrator meetings:
First Saturdays – Illustration Coffee Hour (monthly meetup)
Email List Join the email list to get reminders about upcoming SCBWI events and to receive our monthly illustrator newsletter. SIGN UP NOW
Illustrator Content Contributor – Are you interested in helping to create spot illustrations or banners for the North Texas SCBWI website/facebook/social media? This list gives you the opportunity to create art for requests from the SCBWI volunteer leaders. Generally an email request is sent out with an outline of what we’re looking for, the deadline, and final size requirements. You must be a current SCBWI member to participate as we will link to your current SCBWI profile page. Sign up here now!
Our Banner Artwork:
Jaimie Whitbread enjoyed a “banner year” in 2017. She was the winner of our portfolio contest at our fall conference and created the adorable armadillo banner for our NTXSCBWI website. She is a writer and illustrator represented by the Andrea Brown Agency. In 2017 she won the Don Freeman Work-in-Progress award and hopes 2018 will be the year she hears a YES! Jaimie heads the PB critique group that meets at the Coppell Library. You may visit Jaimie’s website and see more of her artwork here.
Want to get into the “Insights” newsletter and be seen by SCBWI members? Here’s the new easy way to showcase your art: We want your Snaps! Tag us on Twitter/Instagram/ Facebook with pictures relating to kids or kids books. Funny, touching, interesting, revealing, you get the idea. Use #scbwitribeshare and we’ll choose new snaps each month to share.
Don’t forget to check out the main SCBWI illustrator page for submission guidelines for some of the awards and grants that the SCBWI offers members. https://www.scbwi.org/awards/grants/for-illustrators/