Yuko Shimazu Yuko Shimazu Yuko Shimizu

Award winning Japanese illustrator based in New York City and instructor at School of Visual Arts.

kids book artists: Original Art 34th Exhibition is now accepting entries

UPDATES (July): unfortunately, I had to drop out of the jury last minutes due to conflicting business trip to Tokyo.

Children’s book artists,
Society of Illustrators’ The Original Art – The Fine Art of Children’s Book Illustration call for entries is now open.
Last year, I had an honor of receiving Founder’s Award for my first kids book Barbed Wire Baseball, and this year, I am coming back to the award as one of 7 judges.
If your book is published in the US (exclude self-published books), you should apply to this prestigious award celebrating the art of children’s books for 34 years.
Learn more and download the application form here

Raúl Colón, Chair  Carin berger, Associate Chair  Jury: David Gordon Bagram Ibatoulline Donna Mark Kelly Murphy Elizabeth Sayles Paula Wiseman and myself. Thank you Raúl for getting me on board.
Looking forward to seeing many wonderful entries!