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Exhibition: Sustainability & Social Justice

Today was CSUF’s 3rd Annual Sustainability Symposium. This year’s theme was sustainability and social justice. Dorte Christjansen and I gave our illustration students this theme as an advertising poster assignment. We chose 20 posters from among those created to exhibit in this show. Thank you…

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  • Kelsey Suan

    Kelsey Suan

  • Eric Omega

    Eric Omega

CSU Dreamworks Critique

Congratulations to Cal-State Fullerton art majors Eric Omega and Kelsey Suan. CSUF illustration and animation faculty chose Eric and Kelsey to represent us at the Dreamworks Critique. Four other CSU’s were represented. Eric and Kelsey did a great job presenting their work and received great…

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  • (L to R) Nadia, Hala, Tara, Meng Meng

    (L to R) Nadia, Hala, Tara, Meng Meng

  • Gold and Silver Winners

    Gold and Silver Winners

  • Bronze Winner

    Bronze Winner

  • Brett Helquist Art Display Case

    Brett Helquist Art Display Case

CSUF i3 Opening Reception

The opening of our 3rd Annual Illustration Competition was a great success! I had the privilege of announcing the winners. Brett Helquist provided me with statements to read to each of the winners. It was fun to hear why he chose their work and what…

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CSUF i3 Competition Results are in!

It was stiff competition this year with over 300 entries, and only enough room for 50-60 pieces in our gallery space. Our juror was Brett Helquist, the illustrator of the popular “Series of Unfortunate Events” books. He has chosen 58 pieces from 39 illustrators. Check…

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Brett Helquist to Jury CSUF illustration competition!

Brett Helquist to Jury CSUF illustration competition!

I am so excited that Brett Helquist, the amazing illustrator of the Series of Unfortunate Events, has agreed to jury our 3rd Annual CSUF Illustration Competition! What an opportunity for the students! Please check out his wonderful work on his site: http://www.bretthelquist.com/ If you are…

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3rd Annual CSUF Illustration Show—Call for Entries

3rd Annual CSUF Illustration Show—Call for Entries

It’s that time of year again. I’ve started working on putting together our 3rd annual CSUF illustration show. One of my students, Kyla Friedrichsmeyer, created the illustration for this poster. My husband and I designed the poster.

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Thinh Nguyen just got a piece in SILA!

Thinh Nguyen just got a piece in SILA!

Thinh Nguyen, a past student of mine, just got a piece in Society of Illustrators Los Angeles! He started this piece in my Children’s Book Illustration Class. Great job Thinh!

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Illustrators, Let’s Talk Taxes!

Illustrators, Let’s Talk Taxes!

In response to a student request, I will be doing a short presentation and Q&A about running an illustration free-lance business. I will be focusing specifically on organizing your finances and tax deductions. Event Title: “Illustrators, Let’s Talk Taxes.” Date/Time: Dec. 10, Wednesday, 2:00 pm…

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CTN Expo!

CTN Expo!

I LOVE CTN EXPO! We (CSUF Illustration and Animation) have a booth each year at Creative Talent Network Expo to make connections with the entertainment industry for our students. This expo is extremely fun. I always go over budget buying awesome artist stuff. Students…if you…

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Hosting SCBWI Agent’s Day at CSUF

Hosting SCBWI Agent’s Day at CSUF

I will be helping out with SCBWI Agent’s Day at CSUF. We will have a private showing of all the illustrator attendees’ artwork for the guest speakers tonight. On Saturday the event will officially begin. A fantastic opportunity for illustrators to show their work to…

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