On Saturday, the 23rd, was the 22nd annual Francelia Butler Conference here at Hollins University. The Conference is run by students in the Children's Literature and Illustration programs. Critical and creative works are read by students and there is an art show every year that is Juried for the Margaret Kates Award and has a Viewer's Choice Award.
Near the end of the conference awards were presented and I found out that my illustration, Feeding the Fish, won the Margaret Kates Art Award, which is first place overall in the Juried Show! There were so many amazing illustrations I was very much surprised and appreciative.
It was a truly wonderful conference this year!