Monday, May 18, 2009

HEY! Jennifer Mann wins Grand Prize!

(all images by Jennifer Mann. And yes, they are freaking awesome)

Yessirree BOB! An über-talented friend, Jennifer Mann, won the Grand Prize in this year's SCBWI Western Washington Annual Conference Juried Art Portfolio Show.

Just take a look
! She's got a hot dummy, too, and I'm positive you'll see her in print soon.

I first met Jennifer years ago in Brenda Guiberson's summer Children's Book Illustration Class through UW Extension.

Jennifer says the inspiration behind her dummy came from last November's SCBWI WWA Fall Writing Retreat with Patricia Lee Gauch and Darcy Pattison. And that she honed that story and her lovely art with her critique group's help.

If you'd like to follow in Jennifer's footsteps you can do so by signing up for a class this summer, a retreat this winter, or becoming part of a critique group. Oh, yeah, and attending the 2009 LA Conference or the 2010 SCBWI WWA Conference!



Jennifer Mann said...

Thanks Jaime. You are so top drawer. Brenda G is our fairy god-mother...does she know that? Thanks for helping to put on such a great conference, once again. See you soon.

holly cupala said...

Yay for Jennifer! I'm so proud! Even prouder to have been in that Brenda G class with both of you so long ago. You are both class acts!

CocoaStomp said...

You are a tres class act, Holly! I love that Brenda G class.

Get your art hat on Jennifer! I want to hear a status update by next Tuesday.

Susan Boase said...

I'm so happy for my new friend, Jennifer! She's on her way now, I'm sure of it, riding a wave of optimism and good fortune.

Kirby Larson said...

Any friend of Jaime's is a friend of mine -- that chicken is irresistible! And I love the words worked into the art.

Dana Arnim said...

A certain Art Director I chatted with at the conference told me how much see loved Jennifer's dummy. I look forward to seeing her work in print!