The Attic at Academy Square is the Provo City Library's brand new exhibit space dedicated to bringing in the best art, science, and history exhibits from around the country.
Founded in 1980 by Illustrator and Art Director Dilys Evans, this exhibit celebrates its thirty-second anniversary and showcases the original art from the year’s best children’s books. Selected by a jury of outstanding illustrators, art directors and editors, this year’s travel show features 40 pieces selected from the original exhibit held at the Society of Illustrators on October 24 - December 22, 2012.
Gold and silver medals are awarded to chosen books representing a wide variety of medium and technique. This year’s Silver Medal winner is Steve Jenkins for The Beetle Book (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt / Books for Children) and the Gold Medal winner is Laëtitia Devernay for The Conductor (Chronicle Books).
Also on exhibit is this year’s Founder’s Award winner. Created in 2005, the Founder’s Award celebrates the most current promising new talent in children’s book illustration. The Brothers Hilts are awarded for their book The Insomniacs (G.P. Putnam’s Sons). “To have been juried into this exhibition is alone a major achievement and should be celebrated,” says Dilys Evans. “To be selected by the award jury as the most promising new talent is a tremendous vote of confidence in an artist’s ability and future in the field of children’s book illustration.”
The Attic at Academy Square is delighted to host The Original Art as our first exhibit.