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Original Art Show Exhibit 2021

last updated 01 November 2021


Bright artists create beautiful art year round, and ‘tis the season to recognize the wonderful illustrations that brought your favorite picture books to life this year! After a year of virtual celebrations and gatherings, the Society of Illustrators Original Art Show Exhibit is back and better than ever! Enjoy a lovely collection of children’s book spreads from artists all around the world from now until the end of December. See below for the Bright art to keep an eye for. Enjoy!

Artwork from In My Mosque illustrated by Hatem Aly

Sunny-side Up


Illustrated by Fiona Woodcock, published February 2021 with Greenwillow Books

Teo’s Tutu


Illustrated by Alea Marley, published November 2021 with Dial Books

The Gravity Tree


Illustrated by Yas Imamura, published May 2021 with HarperCollins

Beautifully Me


Illustrated by Nabi H. Ali, published September 2021 with Simon & Schuster

In My Mosque


Illustrated by Hatem Aly, published March 2021 with HarperCollins

Beasts and Beauty: Dangerous Tales


Cover-illustrated by Julia Iredale, published September 2021 with HarperCollins

Fearless World Traveler


Illustrated by Becca Stadtlander, published May 2021 with Holiday House

Areli is a Dreamer


Illustrated by Luisa Uribe, published June 2021 with Penguin Random House

We are so excited about each Bright artist being honored at this year’s Original Art Show Exhibit. The exhibit is in-person this year and will be open until December 29th! Click here to learn more about the exhibit and purchase your tickets! If you would like to work with any of these artists reach out here.

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