Wednesday, February 19, 2014


Members of CBIG took part in the Draftman's Congress, an event at the New Museum in association with an exhibit by the artist Pawel Althamer. He first created this event at the Berlin Biennale in 2012. More are planned for Europe and Asia. Artist groups from different disciplines, painters, engineers, designers, cartoonists, etc. were invited to paint and draw. The public was also invited to join in for a huge art collaboration. Think of it like art as dance.  Ephemeral and the experience for both the artists and public as the act of creation. Participating members of CBIG:

©Angelique Anderson
Angelique Anderson click to visit her blog
©Amalia Hoffman

Amalia Hoffman click to visit 
"Participating in this event was a freeing experience. I felt like a kid, drawing with a piece of chalk, discovering colors, textures".

©Lisa Cinelli

Lisa Cinelli click to visit her web site
"The spontaneity, excitement, energy, and camaraderie making art together on the fourth floor of the New Museum created one of the most fun filled art making experiences I could ever imagine. Pawel was making art on the walls alongside the rest of the public".
©Diane Allison

Diane Allison
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"So how often do you get to DO the artwork in a major NYC art museum?  Huh?  Was this fun or what?  And working beside your colleagues, making delightful images beside, beneath and -oops there goes Nancy reaching above me, pasting her cut-out leapord in the hand of my tree-man!  It brought out the wall-scribbling 3year-olds in all of us -- and the glee".

©Yuko Katakawa

Yuko Katakawa
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©Donna Miskend
Donna Miskend
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"Walking into the space we were surrounded by art. Wow, what a great idea! It was so much fun to draw together."

©Marilyn Papas
Marilyn Papas click to
view her web site
Nancy Doniger
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©Nancy Doniger

©Kitty Leech

Kitty Leech
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"It was so much fun to get directly into the fray of artmaking, to all be drawing together and to have people walk by and comment while you were still working. It was an exhilarating afternoon!"

©Madonna Davidoff
Madonna Davidoff click to 
visit her web site

Thanks to the members for contributing the photos! 
Preparations - we get our own paper to work on  

CBIG artists begin

Can you spot Nancy's collage pieces? 

The walls, chairs and floor were covered with art!

Thank you to Pawel Althamer and the New Museum hosting such a wonderful event!

(top row) Nancy Doniger (front: L to R) Kitty Leech, Diane Allison, Angelique Anderson, Marilyn Papas,
Lisa Cinelli, Amalia Hoffman, Donna Miskend, Madonna Davidoff, Yuko Katakawa 


Saturday, December 21, 2013


Members of CBIG will participate in the New Museum's Draftman's Congress (a live painting/drawing event) in association with an exhibit by the artist Pawel Althamer in February 2014. Althamer first created this event at the Berlin Biennale 2012. A number of local art groups from different art disciplines have been invited to create art on the blank walls of the fourth floor gallery throughout the exhibit. (Please note that this is not strictly a children's event and fine artists participating may include nude drawings). This is a celebration of all types of art and illustration. The walls will be cut apart at the conclusion of the exhibit and distributed to visitors. Participating members at the Feb 16 session: Diane Alison, Yuko Katakawa, Donna Miskend, Marilyn Papas, Kitty Leech, Madonna Davidoff, Nancy Doniger, Amalia Hoffman, Angelique Anderson, Lisa Cinelli. Stay tuned for further news and links to the museum's web site.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013


The American Book Sellers For Freedom of Expression Holiday Auction is Live. American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression (ABFFE) Click HERE for the link. New work will be added about every five minutes. NOV 26 - Dec 2. 2013

CBIG members: Vicky Rubin, Angelique Anderson, Marilyn Papas, Donna Miskend and Madonna Davidoff are among the many children's book industry wide illustrators participating in this worthy cause.  Both prints and original artwork are included.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Stay Tuned

CBIG members are participating in the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression (ABFFE) 2013 Holiday Auction. And in 2014, we'll be drawing live as part of the Draftman's Congress art group event.  Be sure to check back for further info.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013


19th Annual Children's Book Art Auction. CBIG members are among the many industry wide children's book illustrators who have contributed artwork to be auctioned off in support of The Kids Right To Read Program against censorship of books sponsored by ABC Children’s Group at the American Booksellers Association and American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression (ABFFE) .There will be an on-line auction open to the public (opens: Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 9am and closes Friday, May 24, 2013 at 9pm), in person ticketed auction (Wednesday May 29 at BEA) and a holiday auction in the fall. For more information click HERE
Contributing CBIG artists include: Madonna Davidoff, Doreen Marts, Donna Miskend, Vicky Rubin, Jennifer Thermes
Some examples of books that have been banned or challenged regarding availability:
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee; Brave New World by Aldous Huxley; Angels in America by Tony Kushner, Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling. 

Thursday, March 28, 2013


Mother Goose Re-Imagined
Flinn Gallery, Greenwich Public Library 
101 West Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, CT 06830
Thank you to the Flinn Gallery for hosting us December 5 - January. 16, 2013
exhibiting ARTISTS: Angelique Anderson, Deborah Cuneo, Diana Ting Delosh, Laura Goetz, Leeza Hernandez, Mike Herrod, Sara Kahn, H. R. Karpes, Anna Kim, Ann Koffsky, Sarah Lisa Lavoie, Kitty Leech, Donna Miskend, Sawaka Norii, Marilyn Papas, Clare Pernice, Barbara Mason Rast, Roberta M. Rivera, Vicky Rubin, Tatyanna Starikova, Cheryl Taborsky, T.T. Tyler, Wallace West, Brian Yanish
At the artist reception Dec. 6th
Left to Right: Clare Pernice, Wallace West, Donna Miskend (f), Deborah Cuneo (b), Lisa Lavoie (b), Diana Ting Delosh (f), Roberta Rivera, Kitty Leech (b), T.T. Tyler, Angelique Anderson (b), Vicky Rubin (f), Barbara Mason Rast (b) Marilyn Papas, Leeza Hernandez, Laura Goetz, H. R. Karpes
Here are more photos from the reception.      
Photos courtesy of Elaine UbiƱa, unless otherwise noted. 
Left to right: Jamee Becker, Linda Butler, Martha Deegan, gallery curators,
artwork © Donna Miskend 2012, CBIG curator

Vicky Rubin, Diana Ting Delosh, artwork
© Tatyana Starikova2012

Dave Menendez, Lisa Lavoie, artwork © Lisa Lavoie2012

T.T. Tyler, Roberta Rivera, artwork © Roberta Rivera2012
Barbara Mason Rast, Angelique Anderson,
artwork© Vicky Rubin2012 
Thanks too to Kitty for contributing photos, some here some further below. And from a crappy point and shoot camera, but you get the idea! Prints for sale.

Kitty Leech, Deborah Cuneo (b)
Diana Ting Delosh, Laura Goetz

Thanks Tracy! artwork on wall ©Laura Goetz2012, prints:©Vicky RubinAngelique Anderson, Clare Pernice 

artwork L © Ann Koffsky2012
Guests enjoying the art and refreshments.

artwork©Kitty Leech2012 

artwork hanging left ©Mike Herrod2012

 artwork ©Barbara Mason Rast2012,  ©Mike Herrod2012 
Okay, how cool is this electronic sign?  
There was a reading area for kids with Mother Goose books on the table. 
 Thanks to Marilyn for contributing photos:
Marilyn Papas, artwork ©Marilyn Papas2012 
T.T. Tyler, artwork ©T.T. Tyler2012 

Deborah Cuneo foreground, Angelique Anderson, 
and Diana Ting Delosh back R, artwork L © Sara Kahn2012
Diana Ting Delosh, Roberta Rivera, Donna Miskend,artwork©Brian Yanish, T.T.Tyler

artwork L © Sara Kahn2012
 Thanks to Brock Pernice for contributing photos:
Clare Pernice, ©Clare Pernice2012

Front: curators: Linda Butler and Donna Miskend
Back artists: Clare Pernice, Wallace West 

Additional Programming:   

artwork top L to R:©Donna Miskend2012, ©Roberta Rivera2012,©Mike Herrod2012,
bottom L to R:©Cheryl Taborsky2012, ©Deborah Cuneo2012

Panel discussion moderated by Donna Miskend, with Roberta Rivera, Clare Pernice, Lisa Lavoie, Marilyn Papas, H.R. Karpes. 

Lisa Laoie, Marilyn Papas, Clare Pernice, Roberta Rivera, H. R. Karpes, Donna Miskend
artwork hanging L to R: ©Cheryl Taborsky2012, ©R .H. Karpes2012,  ©Deborah Cuneo2012 
Thank you to Dave Menendez for filming. The video will be available in a separate post coming soon.
Participants -
Lisa Lavoie click WEB site                  Marilyn Papas click WEB site
Clare Pernice click WEB site            Roberta Rivera click WEB site
H. R. Karpes  click WEB site             Donna Miskend click WEB site

To read interviews with more of the exhibiting artists: 
Part I - Artist Memories of Mother Goose, Click HERE 
Part II - Illustration Process, Click HERE
Part III - Influences, about the Stories they chose.   Click HERE 

After the panel discussion, Roberta Rivera offers a demonstration of her illustration process.
artwork hanging L to R: ©T.T. Tyler2012, ©Cheryl Taborsky2012,
©H. R. Karpes2012, ©Deborah Cuneo 
Artwork hanging ©Deborah Cuneo2012

©Roberta Rivera2012

Thank you Flinn Gallery and Greenwich Public Library

Children from the Greenwich Head Start Program created their own interpretation of a Mother Goose Story, The Three Little Kittens
Select press: 
correct: attributions- Marilyn Papas first image, Donna Miskend bottom right

Links and corrections: - Exhibit title, Mother Goose Re-Imagined°©‐flinn-°©‐art-°©‐gallery-°©‐opening-°©‐
for-°©‐mother-°©‐goose-°©‐re-°©‐imagined - 24 artists represented°©‐revisit-°©‐classic-°©‐childhood-°©‐nursery-°©‐
rhymes-°©‐4157428.php?cmpid=emailarticle&cmpid=emailarticle - approx. 1/3 of the group participated, Miskend CBIG exhibit curator

A catalogue of the work will be posted on our web site A link will appear HERE please check back. Next posts will be the video of the panel discussion, a further recap from the Dickens exhibit followed by more from other 2012 events. Look out for 2013 news as well.