Annual Exhibitor List
Kayla Harren is an award-winning illustrator specializing in children’s illustration. Her work has been published internationally. Her book JUMA THE GIRAFFE is used in educational programs throughout Tanzania. Kayla’s wordless picture book, MARY HAD A LITTLE LIZARD published by Sky Pony Press, is her debut as an author/illustrator. Kayla’s illustration won the June Highlights for Children Pewter Plate Award. Her next book will be published by Sleeping Bear Press.
Jessie Hartland has lived in New York City for over 30 years. She has painted murals at a Japanese amusement park, designed Christmas windows for Bloomingdale’s, and illustrated ceramics, books, fabrics, watches and all sorts of other things. She has also written and illustrated many picture books for children, most notably “Bon Appetit: the Delicious Life of Julia Child,” and “Steve Jobs: a graphic biography,” now translated into over 13 languages.
Ryan Hartley Smith
Ryan Hartley Smith frequently collaborates with social justice-focused organizations and multimedia theater companies. Smith has created print work for the NYC Dept. of Transportation, the Museum of Art and Design, Buzzfeed, and Teaching Tolerance Magazine. His theater work has been presented at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Tribeca Film Festival Community Series, and the ICON9 Illustration Conference. He is currently an Assistant Professor at CUNY Queens College.
John Hendrix is a New York Times Bestselling illustrator and author of many children's books, including The Faithful Spy, Drawing is Magic, John Brown: His Fight for Freedom and Miracle Man: The Story of Jesus. His illustrations have appeared on book jackets, newspapers and magazines all over the country. John also is an associate professor and Chair of Design, teaching illustration in the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis.
Jody Hewgill is an award-winning illustrator and artist. She has worked for a wide range of clients, including National Geographic, Random House, Rolling Stone, Time Magazine, The United States Postal service, and The US Department of State (Earth Day, Declaration of Human Rights posters). A series of her theatre posters are included in the Permanent Poster Collection of the Library of Congress. Her work is included in many anthologies and award publications, including Taschen 100 Illustrators.
Jason is the Senior Editorial Illustrator at Thrillist, and an alumnus of the Maryland Institute College of Art. He currently lives in Brooklyn, where if he isn't drawing, he is most certainly eating, sleeping or distracting himself with some sort of media. Check out more of his work on his website, or connect with him via email or on social media with questions, comments or distracting media recommendations.
Robert Hunt has created illustrations for a wide variety of projects including hundreds of book covers, magazine covers, editorial illustrations, animated motion logos, advertisements, annual reports, packaging, and documentary projects. He has been the recipient of numerous awards, most notably the 2017 Distinguished Educator in the Arts award and the 2015 Hamilton King award from the Society of Illustrators
Matt Huynh is a visual artist and storyteller based in New York City. His bold brush and ink paintings are informed by poetic Eastern sumi-e ink traditions and popular contemporary Western comic books. His animation, paintings & comics interrogate war, diaspora, refugees, asylum seekers and migrant communities. Huynh's work has been exhibited by the MoMA, The Smithsonian, The Sydney Opera House, Brooklyn Museum & New York Historical Society.
Eunah Hwang is an author/illustrator from Seoul, South Korea, currently based in New York City. Her first children’s picture book, Voyage Au Fond De L'océan, was originally published in Korea and later translated into French in 2007. She has since worked on a diverse array of projects, from illustrating magazine articles to art directing exhibitions at a children’s museum. Her very well received collaboration with Verite, a South Korean cosmetics brand owned by AmorePacific, began in 2015.