Announcing a BCiS Showcase Publication and Exhibit: Fantasy Tales
The Bucks County Illustrators Society is excited to announce that we have created a unique showcase of the talent of our members, a full color book with text and illustrations entitled Fantasy Tales. The book includes art by James Bennett, Deb Hoeffner, Gil Cohen, Dot Bunn, Joe DeVito, Ponder Goembel, Rich Harrington, Monika Hinterwaldner, Becca Klein, Glenn Zimmer, Pat Achilles, Marie Thresher, Joe Kulka, Rebecca Rhodin, Pam Hamilton, Sandy Bender, Kim Kurki, Seth Robinson and Kathryn Maxwell. Each illustrator chose a story or excerpt from a story that has elements of fairy tale, supernatural or fantastical events, and created an illustration to accompany the story.
In conjunction with this publication, we are mounting a show of Fantasy Tales artwork by our members, with many of the pieces in the book displayed as original art in the exhibit. The exhibit will be at the Scatter Joy Center for the Arts gallery, running from June 24 to July 20, at 305 Horsham Road, Horsham, PA. The public is invited to the opening reception on June 24 from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm, to meet the artists and enjoy light refreshments. Copies of the book Fantasy Tales: A Bucks County Illustrators Society Showcase will be on sale for $10 at the opening.
The artwork in Fantasy Tales encompasses a wide range of illustration styles among BCiS illustrators, and varies from traditional media to digital to combinations of both. The stories chosen span classic Fairy Tales like Little Red Riding Hood and Cinderella to a Native American Folk Tale to the epic King Kong saga. Each illustrator’s biography is also included in the book. Fantasy Tales was designed by BCiS members Monika Hinterwaldner, Becca Klein and Glenn Zimmer.
In Fantasy Tales the Bucks County Illustrators Society also thanks three institutions with whom we have special friendships: the Philadelphia Sketch Club, whose history of supporting artists and mounting exciting exhibits stretches back to 1860; Phoenix Art Supplies and Framing, a vital resource in Bucks County helping artists find the best supplies; and the Scatter Joy Center for the Arts, founded by artist Kathy Davis, which regularly hosts changing gallery shows and art, craft and music classes for adults and children.
Regarding parking for the opening reception on June 24, the Scatter Joy Center for the Arts is in a beautifully renovated stone farmhouse on the northwest corner of Dresher and Horsham Roads, in a shopping plaza called ‘The Elements,’ which has ample parking.
To purchase a copy of Fantasy Tales, please email your request to BCIS on the contact page of their website www.bcillustrators.org.
— Pat Achilles