The BCIS 2013 Member Show, “The Art of Illustration”

The BCIS 2013 Member Show, “The Art of Illustration”



The art on this postcard is by Becca Haushalter Klein, an exceptional illustrator in our area, a huge Disney fan (perhaps you could tell) with a Belle (of Beauty and the Beast) personality.

The illustrators of BCIS have had the good fortune to be invited to create a Member Show, to be hung in the large gallery of the Cultural Center at the Pearl S. Buck estate in Perkasie, PA.  Becca’s illustrations just explode with mood and magic, and we were very glad she gave the ok for us to use her illustration for our card.

There will be a variety of other lively and imaginative illustrators exhibiting in the show, including

James Bennett, Dot BunnAmanda CondictJoe DeVitoHeather DavulcuPonder Goembel, Pamela Hamilton, Rich Harrington, Monika HinterwaldnerDeb HoeffnerDenise Callanan-KlineKim Kurki, Linda LaRoseChristina ManietKathryn Maxwell, Steve Ottey, Rebecca Rhodin, Dave SongJoe TacynecEric Wight, Glenn Zimmer and Pat Achilles.

Several of our members will give presentations during the three days of the exhibit, and all take place in the Cultural Center exhibit gallery:

Painter and illustrator Deb Hoeffner will give a presentation on Wednesday at 2:30 pm, “Secrets of a Working Illustrator,”explaining her illustration process and her collaboration with a self-publishing author in the making of the book “Lucky.”

Children’s book illustrator Ponder Goembel will give a drawing demonstration on Thursday at 1 pm, geared for elementary school children, and talk about the importance of illustrating books, with a slideshow and a Q&A period.

Illustrator Glenn Zimmer will present “Baseball and Bucketfillers,” a talk and slideshow about his illustrations for children’s books, on Friday at 3 pm.

If you are in the area of beautiful Bucks County, PA, from June 26 to 28, we invite you to visit our show – we’d be especially pleased if you join us Friday June 28th, when we’ll have an open wine and cheese reception from 7-9 pm.  For directions to the Pearl S. Buck estate go here. 

— Pat Achilles

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  1. […] (2) Pat Achilles in PA: The art from magazines, baseball cards, children’s stories and fantasy books appeals to many people because it connects with what they experience in their every day lives.  You can see many fun and beautifully drawn original pieces of illustration at the Bucks County Illustrators Society Members Show, called “The Art of Illustration” from June 26 to 28.  A number of my illustrations will be in the exhibit, held in the CulturalCenter on the estate of the Pulitzer prize-winning author Pearl S. Buck, at 520 Dublin Road, Perkasie, PA. and there will be a really nice wine & cheese reception on the final night, Friday June 28 from 7 to 9 pm, to which I invite you all!  You can read more about it, and the other terrific artists involved, at […]

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