'Red' and 'The dog Nino didn't have' selected for the Original Art exhibition

Posted in News By Sarah Claeys

Red (Jan De Kinder) en The dog that Nino didn't have (Edward van de Vendel & Anton Van Hertbruggen) were selected by the Society of Illustrators in the USA for The Original Art exhibition.

Furthermore, Anton Van Hertbruggen was awarded by the Society of Illustrators with a Silver Medal for his picture book. With that he is the first Flemish illustrator ever to receive this award.

The dog Nino didn't have  Red

In the USA both books were published by Eerdmans Publishing.

The Original Art is an annual exhibition in the USA where you can admire the illustrations of the best children's books of the year, published in the USA.

On the site of the Original Art you can read:

'For editors and art directors, it’s an inspiration and a treasure trove of talent to draw upon. For art students, it’s a marvelous opportunity to examine—up close—the work of the best in the field. And for the public, it’s a chance to appreciate the enormous range of creativity in children’s books and to see the printed pages alongside the original paintings, drawings, prints, and collages they represent.

Founded by painter, art director, and artists’ representative Dilys Evans, The Original Art was first exhibited in 1979 at the Master Eagle Gallery in New York City. On display was the work of a wide variety of artists, some well-known and well-loved, some newcomers to the field. The show was an instant success, even receiving a proclamation of appreciation from the mayor’s office, and it has been popular ever since.

In 1989, The Original Art found a permanent home at the Museum of American Illustration at the Society of Illustrators in New York City. It also became a juried event, with a committee of art directors, editors,publishers and illustrators selecting the best books from among hundreds of submissions and awarding Gold and Silver medals to the top pieces.

After the exhibit closes in New York, select pieces travel to galleries, museums, and exhibit halls across the country for a year. At the end of that time, the art is returned to its creators, and the books are donated by the Society to children’s charities.'

website Society of Illustrators - The Original Art