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"Travelling 'Explore Victoria' Alphabet Show"
Happy New Years wishes from 20 members of the Island Illustrators Society!

20 members of the Island Illustrators Society create alphabet Illustration works inspired by the architecture, artists, gardens and sights of Victoria. The artwork for this alphabet series has been created in all media, creating not only the full alphabet but also a few extra alphabet letters in ready to spell "Happy New Year" for the new years edition of The Times Colonist.

This years artists include the following: Kathy Cameron, Dawn Joy Ritchie, Sharlene Stushnov-Lee, Karine Gordon-Beaumier, Verna Linney, Jessica Milne, Judy Hilgemann, Kristi Bridgeman, Geoff Smith, Allegra Vernon, Catherine Campbell, Ruth Bowman, Sandy Terry, Lynn Kingham, Marcia Semenoff, Lorne Miller, Iris Churcher, Amy Frank, Ken Faulks and Diana Grenkow.

The Island Illustrators members have been fortunate to find the perfect fit for their children’s alphabet exhibit in the Greater Victoria Public Libraries. The libraries have invited members to demonstrate their medium or host interactive hands-on workshops or book illustration projects.

Travelling ‘Explore Victoria’ Alphabet Exhibit Schedule:

Jan- Juan de Fuca Branch (Happy New Year!)
Feb- Esquimalt Branch
March- Nellie McClung Branch (Illustration Demo) "I is for Book Illustration", Jessica Milne www.jessicamilne.com
April- Emily Carr Branch
May- Bruce Hutchison Branch (Illustration Demo) "C is for Collage Illustration", Kathy Cameron. www.kathycameron.ca
June- Central Saanich Branch
July- Oak Bay Branch (Illustration Demo) TBA
August- Main Branch (Illustration Demo) "P is for Portrait Photography", Geoff Smith. www.ct-design.ca

Island Illustrators Society Meetings:
Meetings are held the third Wednesday of each month, 7-9:00 p.m.
(with the exception of a summer break July/August)
Please join us!

Unless otherwise noted, all meeting are held at "The Barn" 1885 Lansdowne (access from Watson). Map available, please email. All Island Illustrators Society meetings are open to the public and are wheelchair accessible. We ask for a small donation at the door.

Click here for all meeting times for 2015.

Portfolio Deadline: April 30th and Oct 30th Annually Click here
*Please note: Digital jurying is now accepted!

Public Lending Rights - See: http://www.plr-dpp.ca/PLR/default.aspx

Landmark Google Copyright Infringement Settlement affects Canadian Creators. See this link: http://www.googlebooksettlement.com/r/view_notice
Or see Canadian "Access Copyright"

We are a society created by artists, for artists. Don't hesitate to contact us with any questions you have about the society, or any particular member artist. contact@islandillustrators.org

Upcoming Events Illustrators

Feature Artist

Introducing "Coastal Moments"
from the Island Illustrators Society
An undated journal full of art and poetry from the west coast of British Columbia.
Available in select bookstores now.

Be sure to check out IIS member
"Raymond St. Arnaud's 25th Anniversary Photo Project"

featuring photographs of Island Illustrators in their Studios.

2015 IIS Executive and Committees

President: Kathy Cameron
Vice President: Lorne Miller
Secretary: Kristi Bridgeman
Treasurer: Diana Grenkow
Past President: Lorne Miller
Member at Large: Allegra Vernon, Colin MacLock

Press: Jenus Friesen, Kristi Bridgeman
Facebook admin: Amy Frank
Website admin: Beth Dunlop
E-Newsletter admin: Catherine Campbell
Venue: Allegra Vernon
Digital (posters, brochures, invites etc): Ken Faulks

* Times Colonist Article on the IIS Musical Alphabet: Click Here
* Times Colonist Article on the IIS Travelling Alphabet: Click Here
* Times Colonist Article on the IIS 25th Anniversary: Click Here
* Saanich News Article on the IIS : Click Here
* "Naughty Bits" Show: Monday Magazine
* "Naughty Bits" Show: You Tube
* Check out January 30, 2010, Page C1, in the Times Colonist! Awesome article about the Bloom Show at the Moon Under Water Brewpub!
* 25th Anniversary Show: Article and announcement by Amanda Farrell-Low at Focus magazine! See page 24, click here.
For further information email IslandIllustrators at contact@islandillustrators.org or
Lorne Miller (President) lorne.p.miller@gmail.com
The Island Illustrators Society was established to foster a greater interest in the art of illustration. The society exists to benefit its members and clients through shared information regarding illustrative techniques, business ethics, and standards. In order to achieve these goals, the society makes partners of practicing illustrators, students, clients, and other interested parties.

Definition: Illustration is a piece of visual information, either drawn or photographed, which usually illustrates an accompanying text. The purpose of illustration is to enhance the ideas presented in the text, or simply, to transmit information or concepts visually.

The Island Illustrators Society does not act as an agent, but as a venue for you to contact any one of its members. You are invited to write to us at:

P.O. Box 30037, RPO Reynolds,
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada V8X 5E1

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