The purpose behind the Mazza Museum Studio Tour series is to visit a group of artists in different regions each year. The group has been visiting illustrators for several years.  This year they chose Southern California artists.  And the honor was mine.
Rest in peace, Dr. Jerry Mallet! You are my hero!

Mrs. Nelson's Toy & Book Shoppe/LaVerne, California
Book launch
Book Signing at the American Library Association (ALA)

Mazza Museum Studio Tour

Calendar Girl!

December 2015 is the golden month for the Mazza Museum's 2015 Calendar as it features the cover illustration of Red Bird Sings. My heartfelt thanks and gratitude for bestowing this honor to me!

The Mazza Museum and their staff are amazing!

River of Time Museum, Fountain Hills, Arizona
Guest Speaker

Guest Speaker at Fountain Hills Charter School....Tour of Yavapai Reservation Museum with Cultural Director,General Manager, and Special Docent...
Guest Speaker at the River of Time Museum in Fountain Hills, AZ.

The Mayo Clinic celebrates A Boy Named Beckoning!

The Mayo Clinic  celebrates the children's book. A Boy Named Beckoning in the interactive exhibition, "Native Voices: Native Peoplesí Concepts of Health and Illness: Dr. Charles Mayo and Dr. Carlos Montezuma, brought to you by the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM), the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, and Mayo Clinic..
Mazza Museum Celebrates Diverse Voices and Features
A Boy Named Beckoning in Exhibition

The artwork from the book, A Boy Named Beckoning, part of the Mazza Museum art collection, will be on display for the year 2018/19.  This artwork is part of the 'Unusual Media' unit in the Miles Gallery. This 'exhibit displays amazing works of art, featuring a diverse blend of medium used in its creation."

Thank you Mazza Museum staff for all your support and generosity.

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Love being part of the extraordinary IMAGINE! Children's Book Illustration Gallery show. Put on by the Society of Children's Book Writers (SCBWI) and Illustrators in conjunction with the dA Center for the Arts.....Truly a breathtaking show!
National Council for the Social Studies
A Boy Named Beckoning wins Honor Award.
Red Bird Sings wins Gold Award
The American Revolution
by Douglas Rife and Gina Capaldi at the National Archives, Washington, D.C.
Portfolio - Watercolor


Fine Art

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