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Bill Thomson

Bill Thomson

Thomson

Professor of Illustration

billt140@cox.net
http://www.billthomson.com

MFA, Illustration, University of Hartford
BFA, Illustration, Syracuse University

Bill Thomson has created artwork for advertising, book, and editorial clients across the United States. His recent work has focused on children’s books, creating the wordless books, CHALK, FOSSIL and The Typewriter. He also illustrated Karate Hour, Building With Dad, Baseball Hour, and Soccer Hour. Thomson’s books have been recognized with the National Parenting Publications’ Gold Award, the American Library Association’s Children’s Book Notable, the International Reading Association’s Teacher’s Choices, Booklist’s Editor’s Choice, and the International Reading Association’s Children’s Book Award Notable. His books won the Connecticut Book Award for Children’s Illustrator (2009 and 2011), Kentucky’s Bluegrass Award (2012), Ohio’s Buckeye Children’s Book Award (2012), and the Prix Livrentête in France (2013). His artwork also has received more than 75 awards in the country’s most prestigious juried illustration competitions, including those sponsored by the Society of Illustrators (New York), the Los Angeles Society of Illustrators, Communication Arts, Step Inside Design, and Three By Three, and his work has been exhibited in numerous group shows across the country. Thomson is a professor of illustration at the University of Hartford, where he received the Outstanding Teachers Award in 2004 and the Innovations in Teaching Award in 2011. He lives and works in Southington, Conn. with his wife, Diann, and their three sons. 

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Academic Honors
  • Innovations in Teaching/Learning Award, University of Hartford, 2011
  • Southington High School Wall of Honor, 2011
  • Who's Who Among America’s Teachers, 2006 (tenth edition)
  • Who's Who Among America’s Teachers, 2005 (ninth edition)
  • Outstanding Teachers Award, University of Hartford, 2004
Visiting Artist
  • Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
  • Visiting Artist April-May 2003, January-February 1994
  • Responsibilities: Worked with senior level illustration students one day each week for five consecutive weeks as a segment of a visiting artist course named, “Illustration Concepts”.
Professional Experience
  • Thomson Illustration and Design, Southington, CT
  • Principal/Illustrator  June 1983 - Present
    • Responsibilities: Work to promote and secure freelance illustration work from a national client base.
Partial Client List:

ADVO Systems, Aetna Insurance, American Lung Association, Association for Retarded Citizens, Bob Evans Restaurants, Burger King, Business and Legal Reports, Cambridge University Press, Cavendish Children’s Books, Chandris Cruise Lines, Chase Manhattan Bank, Chicago Tribune, Citizens Bank, ConnectiCare Insurance, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, Connecticut Department of Mental Health, Connecticut Heritage Valley, Connecticut Mutual Insurance, Connecticut Parks Association, Connect Systems, CVS, Day’s Inn, Dell Horoscope Magazine, Fidelity Investments, Fleet Bank, Florian Tools, Fuddrucker’s Restaurants, Gerber Scientific, Greater Hartford Open, Good Catalog Company, Guideposts Angels on Earth Magazine, Hartford Courant, Hasbro, Heublein, Hyundai, Jacksonville Jaguars, Ltd., John Hancock, Kodak, Kombi Skiwear, Konica, Kraft, LEGO, Liberty Bank, Mark Cross, Market Watch Magazine, McCall’s Magazine, McKid’s Stores, Oregon Department of Transportation, Oxford University Press, PAAS, People’s Bank, Pepsi, Phoenix Investment Partners, Pizzeria UNO, Pratt & Whitney, Reader’s Digest, Reebok, Resorts Casino, Shaw’s, Showtime Network, Siemon Corp., Southern Bell Telephone, Sprague Energy, Stanley Tools, Subway Restaurants, The Arts and Entertainment Network, Traveler’s Insurance, Turtle Wax, United Illuminating, Wendy’s Restaurants, and Wiremold.

Picture Books
  • The Typewriter by Bill Thomson,Two Lions, New York, NY; March 2016
  • FOSSIL by Bill Thomson,Two Lions, New York, NY; Nov. 2013
  • Soccer Hour by Carol Nevius; illustrated by Bill Thomson,Marshall Cavendish, Tarrytown, NY; Mar. 2011 32 pages, $16.99 (ISBN:0761456896)
  • CHALK by Bill Thomson, Marshall Cavendish, Tarrytown, NY; Mar. 2010
  • Baseball Hour by Carol Nevius; illustrated by Bill Thomson,Marshall Cavendish, Tarrytown, NY; Mar. 2008
  • Building With Dad by Carol Nevius; illustrated by Bill Thomson,Marshall Cavendish, Tarrytown, NY; Sept. 2006, 2011(paperback)
  • Karate Hour by Carol Nevius; illustrated by Bill Thomson,Marshall Cavendish, Tarrytown, NY; Sept. 2004, 2011 (paperback)
Picture Book Awards and Distinctions
  • THE TYPEWRITER  
    • School Library Journal- Book Review Stars, February, 2016 School Library Journal, New York, NY
  • FOSSIL
    • Parent’s Choice Recommended Seal, Spring 2014 Parent’s Choice Foundation, Timonium, MD
  • CHALK
    • 2011 ALA Children’s Book Notable Award,American Library Association, Chicago, IL                             
    • Prix Livrentête 2013, Winner (ages 3-7)Culture et Biblothèques Pour Tous, Paris, France
    • 2011 Buckeye Children’s Book Award, Winner (Grades 3-5)Buckeye Children’s Book Association, OH
    • 2012 Kentucky Bluegrass Book Award, Winner (Grades K-2)Kentucky Reading Association, KY
    • 2011 Connecticut Book Award, Winner (Children’s Illustrator)Connecticut Center For The Book, Hartford, CT
    • 2011 IRA Teacher’s Choices Award,International Reading Association, DE
    • 2011 Cardozo Award for Children’s Literature, Finalist   Library of Virginia, VA
    • 2011 Cybils Award, Finalist  Children’s and Young Adult Bloggers’ Literary Awards
    • 2011 Crystal Kite Members Choice Award, Finalist,SCBWI, Los Angeles, CA
    • 2011 Best Books for Kids Award, Finalist Page Ahead Children’s Literacy program, Seattle, WA
    • 2013-14 Buckarro Children’s Book Award, Nominee  Wyoming Library Association, WY
    • 2013 Colorado Children’s Book Award, Nominee  Colorado Council International Reading Association, CO
    • 2013 Nevada Young Reader’s Award, Nominee  Nevada Library Association, NV
    • 2012-13 Young Hoosier Book Award, Nominee  Indiana Library Federation, IN
    • 2012-13 Volunteer State Book Award, (Tennessee), Nominee  Tennessee Library Assoc., Tennessee Association for school Librarians
    • 2012 Beehive Book Award, Nominee Children’s Literature Association of Utah, UT
    • 2012 Iowa Goldfinch Book Award, Nominee Iowa Association of School Librarians, IA
    • 2012 Blue Hen Book Award, Nominee  Delaware Library Association, DE
    • 2011  2 x2 Reading List, Nominee, Texas Library Association, TX
    • 2012 Sakura Medal Nominee,International Schools of Japan, Japan
    • 2011 Baker’s Dozen: Best Children’s Books For FamilyLiteracy Pennsylvania Center for the Book, PA
    • Children’s Books
    • 2010: 100 Titles For Reading & Sharing List New York Public Library, NY
    • Best Children’s Books of the Year, 2011 Bank Street College of Education, New York, NY
    • Capitol Choices:Noteworthy Books For Children and Teens, 2011  Arlington County Department of Libraries, Arlington, VA
    • School Library Journal- Book Review Stars, April, 2010  School Library Journal, New York, NY
  • SOCCER HOUR
    • 2012 Mockingbird Children’s Book Award (Abilene, Texas), Nominee  Abilene Independent School District, TX
  • BASEBALL HOUR
    • 2009 Connecticut Book Awards, Winner (Children’s Illustrator) Connecticut Center For The Book, Hartford, CT
    • Essentials of Children’s Literature, 7th Edition, 2010, by Lynch-Brown, Tomlinson and Short, Allyn & Bacon, Boston, MA
    • 2x2 Reading List, 2009 Texas Library Association, TX
    • ABC Best Books for Children, 2008 Association of Booksellers for Children, FL
  • BUILDING WITH DAD
    • 2007 Connecticut Book Awards, Finalist (Children’s Illustrator) Connecticut Center For The Book, Hartford, CT
    • 2009 Volunteer State Book Award, (Tennessee), Nominee Tennessee Library Assoc., Tennessee Association for School Librarians
    • 2009 Mockingbird Children’s Book Award (Abilene, Texas), Nominee Abilene Independent School District, TX
    • Publishers Weekly- Book Review Stars, August, 2006  Publishers Weekly, New York, NY
    • Children’s Catalog, Nineteenth Edition Supplement, 2007 H.W. Wilson, United States
  • KARATE HOUR
    • NAPPA 2005 Gold Award, Winner (Ages 6-up) National Association of Parenting Publications, United States
    • 2005IRA Children’s Book Award Notable Book International Reading Association, Newark, DE
    • 2005 Connecticut Book Awards, Finalist (Children’s Illustrator)  Connecticut Center For The Book, Hartford, CT
    • 2007-8 Young Hoosier Book Award (Indiana), Nominee Association of Indiana School Librarians, IN
    • 2006Washington Children’s Choice Picture Book Award, Nominee Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA
    • 2006 South Carolina Picture Book Award, Nominee South Carolina Association of School Librarians, SC
    • 2006 Prairie Bud Book Award (South Dakota), Nominee South Dakota Library Association, SD
    • 2006 Mockingbird Children’s Book Award, (Abilene, Texas), Nominee Abilene Independent School District, TX
    • Top Ten Sports Books for Youth, 2005 Booklist/American Library Association, Chicago, IL
    • BooklistEditor’s Choice 2004 American Library Association, Chicago, IL
    • Best Children’s Books of the Year, 2004 Bank Street College of Education, New York, NY
    • Children’s Catalog, Eighteenth Edition Supplement, 2005 H.W. Wilson, United States
    • Booklist- Book Review Stars, September, 2004 American Library Association, Chicago, IL
    • School Library Journal- Book Review Stars, December, 2004  School Library Journal, New York, NY
    • Children’s Book Sense- Winter Picks 2004/2005 American Booksellers Association, Tarrytown, NY
Illustration  Competitions
  • Connecticut Art Directors Club 41st Awards Show,Hartford, CT, 2016 (Gold Award)
  • The Original Art: The Fine Art of Children’s Books 2014,The Society of Illustrators, NY, 2014 (FOSSIL)
  • Connecticut Art Directors Club 39th Awards Show,New Haven, CT, 2014 (Gold Award)
  • Illustration West 50 Annual Competition,Los Angeles, CA, 2012 (3 Merit Awards)
  • Connecticut Art Directors Club 36th Awards Show,Hartford, CT, 2011 (Silver Award)
  • Illustration West 48 Annual Competition,Los Angeles, CA, 2010 (Silver Award, 2 Merit Awards)
  • Connecticut Art Directors Club 35th Awards Show,Hartford, CT, 2010 (Silver Award)
  • The Original Art: The Fine Art of Children’s Books 2010,The Society of Illustrators, NY, 2010 (CHALK)
  • Illustration West 47 Annual Competition,Los Angeles, CA, 2009 (4 Merit Awards)
  • The Original Art: The Fine Art of Children’s Books 2008,The Society of Illustrators, NY, 2008 (Baseball Hour)
  • Connecticut Art Directors Club 33rd Awards Show,Branford, CT, 2008 (3 Excellence Awards)
  • Illustration West 45 Annual Competition,Los Angeles, CA, 2007 (8 Merit Awards)
  • Illustrators 49 Annual Competition,The Society of Illustrators, NY, 2007 (1 Merit Award)
  • Connecticut Art Directors Club 32 ndAwards Show,Portland, CT, 2007 (Judges’ Award, Gold Award, Silver Award)
  • The Original Art: The Fine Art of Children’s Books 2006,The Society of Illustrators, NY, 2006 (Building With Dad)
  • Three by Three Illustration Annual,New York, NY, 2005 (2 Merit Awards)
  • Illustrators 47 Annual Competition,The Society of Illustrators, NY, 2005 (1 Merit Award)
  • Illustration West 43 Annual Competition,Los Angeles, CA, 2005 (1 Gold Award, 2 Merit Awards)
  • Communication Arts Illustration Annual 46,Menlo Park, CA, 2005(Excellence Award)
  • Connecticut Art Directors Club 30th Awards Show,Ledyard, CT, 2005 (Gold Award, 4 Excellence Awards)
  • The Original Art: The Fine Art of Children’s Books 2004,The Society of Illustrators, NY, 2004 (Karate Hour)
  • Illustrators 46 Annual Competition,The Society of Illustrators, NY, 2004 (2 Merit Awards)         
  • RSVP: PORTRAITS Competition,New York, NY, 2004 (Semi-Finalist)  
  • Connecticut Art Directors Club 29th Awards Show,Ledyard, CT, 2004 (2 Excellence Awards)       
  • Communication Arts Illustration Annual 44,Menlo Park, CA, 2003(Excellence Award)
  • Illustrators 45 Annual Competition,The Society of Illustrators, NY, 2003 (Merit Award)
  • STEP inside design 100 Competition,Chicago, IL, 2003 (Top 100 selection)
  • Illustration West 41 Annual Competition,Los Angeles, CA, 2003 (3 Merit Awards)
  • RSVP: DREAMS Competition,New York, NY, 2003 (Finalist)
  • Connecticut Art Directors Club 28th Awards Show,Hartford, CT, 2003 (3 Excellence Awards)                       
  • Illustration West 40 Annual Competition,Los Angeles, CA, 2002 (2 Merit Awards)
  • RSVP: HOT Competition,New York, NY, 2002 (Finalist)
  • Connecticut Art Directors Club 27th Awards Show,Hartford, CT, 2002 (2 Excellence Awards)
  • NBMA, 33rd Annual Member’s Competition,New Britain, CT, 2002 (Best in Oils/Acrylics Award)
  • RSVP: SHADOWS Competition,New York, NY, 2001 (Finalist)
  • Connecticut Art Directors Club 26th Awards Show,Fairfield, CT, 2001 (Silver Award, 3 Excellence Awards)
  • Communication Arts Illustration Annual 41,Menlo Park, CA, 2000 (Excellence Award)
  • Illustration West 38 Annual Competition,Los Angeles, CA, 2000 (Merit Award)
  • Illustrators 42 Annual Competition,The Society of Illustrators, NY, 2000 (2 Merit Awards)
  • RSVP: A VIEW FROM THE EDGE Competition,New York, 2000 (Finalist)
  • Connecticut Art Directors Club 25th Awards Show,,East Haddam, CT, 2000 (Excellence Award)
  • SACA Juried Show,Southington, CT, 1999 (Cheap Joe’s Award)
  • Gold Coin Award, Bank Marketing Association, Chicago, IL, 1997 (Gold Award)
  • Illustration West 30 Annual Competition, Los Angeles, CA, 1992 (Merit Award)
  • Connecticut Art Directors Club 16th Awards Show, Hartford, CT, 1991 (Silver Award, Merit)
  • Connecticut Art Directors Club 10th Awards Show, Hartford, CT, 1985 (Gold Award)
  • International Graphics Inc. Competition,Portland, OR, 1983 (Best of Show, First Place)
Individual Exhibitions
  • CHALK: A Wordless Children’s Book, 2011  West Hartford Public Library, West Hartford, CT
  • TheChildren’s Book Illustration of Bill Thomson, 2010  Barnes & Franklin Gallery, Tunxis Community College,bFarmington, CT
  • Picture Show, 2005 The Society of Illustrators Member’s Gallery, New York, NY
  • Bill Thomson, Artist/Illustrator Exhibition, 2004  J. Whitney Gallery, Southington, CT
Group Exhibitions
  • Fantastic Rumpus: 50 Years of Children’s Book Illustration  Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, MI, 2013-4
  • Skokie Library Gallery Caldecott Exhibition, The Skokie Public Library Gallery, Skokie, IL, 2013
  • Sendak & Co: Children’s Book Illustrations Since “Where The Wild Things Are", Appleton Museum of Art, Ocala, FL, 2012-3
  • Children’s Book Illustration Exhibition, 2013 Milford Arts Council, Milford, CT
  • Southington Community Cultural Arts Fundraiser, 2013 Governor’s Mansion, Hartford, CT
  • AIGA “Orange Show”, Photography and Illustration Showcase, 2013 Spring Gallery, Chester, CT
  • New Museum Acquisitions, 2012  The Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, MA
  • 12 New England Illustrators, 2011 The Spirol Gallery, Quinebaug Valley Community College, CT
  • You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby, 2006-2010                               
  • Illustrating Connecticut Exhibition, 2008 Housatonic Museum of Art, Bridgeport, CT
  • Group Show traveled nationally to the following locations:Student Scholarship AuctionExhibition, 2007 The Society of Illustrators, NY
    • The Original Art: The Fine Art of Children’s Books Travel Show,
    • The Society of Illustrators Traveling Show, NY, 2009
    • Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, 12/08-1/09
    • Missouri State University, Springfield, MO, 3/08
    • Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH, 10/07-11/07
    •  The Society of Illustrators, New York, NY, 10/06
  • Illustrators Who TeachExhibition, 2006  The Society of Illustrators, NY
  • Favorite Flix, 2003-2005Our Own ShowExhibition, 2005 The Society of Illustrators, NY
  •  Group Show traveled nationally to the following locations:Our Own ShowExhibition, 2004  The Society of Illustrators, NYCelebration of the American Artist Exhibition, 2004  J. Whitney Gallery, Southington, CT
    • Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design, Lakewood, CO, 9/05-10/05
    • Brigham Young University, Rexburg, ID, 3/05
    • Kendall College of Art & Design, Grand Rapids, MI, 12/04-2/05
    • Utah Valley State, Orem, UT, 11/04
    • Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, 9/04-10/04
    • Art Institute of California- Los Angeles, CA, 4/04-5/04     
    •  California State College, Fullerton, CA, 2/04-3/04                                                                        
    • Montgomery College, Rockville, MD, 11/03-12/03                                                                                       
    •   The Society of Illustrators, New York, NY, 10/03
  • llustrators Who TeachExhibition,2004 The Society of Illustrators, NY
  • Drawing ConclusionsExhibition,2003  First Experience Gallery, Glastonbury, CT (6 Person)
  • First Wheels, 1998-2002
  • Group Show traveled nationally to the following locations:Our Own ShowExhibition, 2002  The Society of Illustrators, NYThe Artist and the Baseball Card, 1991- 2001
    • Illustrators Who TeachExhibition,2002  The Society of Illustrators, NY
    • Bob Jones University, Greenville, SC, 8/02-9/02
    • Towson University, Towson, MD, 9/01-10/01
    • Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 4/01
    • Montgomery College, Rockville, MD, 1/01-2/01
    • Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, MO, 11/00-12/00
    • Mott Community College, Flint, MI, 10/00
    • Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, 9/00
    • Art Institute of Houston, Houston, TX, 4/00-6/00
    • Stephen F. Austin, Nacogdoches, TX, 2/00-3/00
    • McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA, 10/99-11/99
    • The Society of Illustrators, New York, NY, 9/98
  • Group Show traveled nationally to the following locations:Illustrators Who TeachExhibition,2000  The Society of Illustrators, NY
    • Our Own Show Exhibition, 2001 The Society of Illustrators, NY
    • Staten Island Museum, NY 3-7/06
    • UNC Charlotte, Charlotte, NC, 10/01-11/01
    • Newfoundland Labrador Gallery, St John’s, Newfoundland, 2/99-3/99
    • Zanesville Art Center, Zanesville, OH, 9/98-10/98
    • Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI, 11/96-12/96
    • The Society of Illustrators, NY, 7/96
    • Marshall University, Huntington, WV, 5/96-6/96
    • Auburn University, Auburn, AL, 4/96
    • Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, MA, 6/95-9/95
    • Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY, 4/95-5/95
    • Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA, 1/95-3/95
    • Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 11/94-12/94
    • Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX, 9/94-10/94
    • Erie Art Museum, Erie, PA, 6/94-9/94
    • International Museum of Cartoon Art, Boca Raton, FL, 4/94-5/94
    • Laramie Community College, Cheyenne, WY, 1/94-2/94
    • Blandon Museum, Fort Dodge, IA, 9/93-11/93
    • Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE, 4/93-7/93
    • Trenton State College, Trenton, NJ, 1/93-2/93
    • National Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, NY, 5/92-12/92
    • Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, 1/92-2/92
    • Marywood College, Scranton, PA, 10/91-11/91
    • Stamford Museum, Stamford, CT, 3/91-7/91
  • Our Own ShowExhibition, 2000 The Society of Illustrators, NY
  • Hartford Art School Faculty Exhibitions, 2000-2013  Joseloff Gallery, Hartford, CT
Collections
  • Mazza Children’s Book Museum Findlay, OH University of Findlay
  • Northeast Children’s Literature Collection, Dodd Research Center, University of ConnecticutNorman
  • RockwellMuseum,Stockbridge, MA
  • Housatonic Museum of Art,Bridgeport, CT
Television

2011

  • Children’s Books with Billie Levy  (WHC-TV) April 2011 Program
  • Good Morning Connecticut  (ABC, WTNH Channel 8) February 13, 2011

2008

  • Children’s Books with Billie Levy  (WHC-TV) February 2008 Program
  • Classroom Connections with Jan Doyle  (BCTV) July 2008 Program

2004

  • Connecticut Discoveries  (NBC, WVIT Channel 30) Fall 2004 Edition
Illustrated Textbooks
  • Passages: An Upper-Level Multi-Skills Course (Intro Workbook)Jack Richards, Cambridge University Press, 1999
  • The Oxford Picture Dictionary (The Beginning Workbook)Marjorie Fuchs, Oxford University Press, 1999
  • Passages: An Upper-Level Multi-Skills Course (Student’s Book 1)Jack C. Richards, Cambridge University Press, 1998
  • The Oxford Picture Dictionary (Monolingual)Norma Shapiro, Oxford University Press, 1998
  • Interchange: English for International Communication (Intro Workbook)Jack Richards, Cambridge University Press,1995
  • Interchange: English for International Communication (Intro Book)Jack C. Richards, Cambridge University Press, 1994
  • Communicative Grammar Practice (Student’s Book)Leo Jones, Cambridge University Press, 1992
  • Interchange: English for International Communication (Workbook 3)Jack C. Richards, Cambridge University Press, 1990
  • Interchange: English for International Communication (Book 3)Jack C. Richards, Cambridge University Press, 1991
  • Interchange: English for International Communication  (Workbook 2)Jack C. Richards, Cambridge University Press, 1991
  • Interchange: English for International Communication (Book 2)Jack C. Richards, Cambridge University Press, 1991
  • Interchange: English for International Communication (Workbook 1) Jack C. Richards, Cambridge University Press, 1990
  • Interchange: English for International Communication (Book 1)Jack C. Richards, Cambridge University Press, 1990
Juror

2013

  • Connecticut Watercolor Society Annual Exhibition,West Hartford, CT

2009

  • The BigRead-To Kill aMockingbirdStudent Art Competition Hartford Public Library, Hartford, CT

2007

  • Connecticut Watercolor Society Annual Exhibition,New Haven, CT

2002

  • Connecticut Scholastic Art Competition,Hartford Public Library, Hartford, CT
Education
  • SI Educator’s Symposium, (presenter, panel chair)
Events
  • Society of Illustrators, NY, 2006
  • Connecticut Art Directors Club Student Conference, (event co-chair)University of Hartford,West Hartford, CT, 2005, 2003, 2002
Book Events

2016

  • American Library Association 2016 Midwinter Conference,Boston, MA

2015

  • Warwick Children’s Book Festival,Warwick, NY
  • Mazza Museum Children’s Book Luncheon,Trenton, NJ

2014

  • Princeton Children’s Book Festival,Princeton, NJ
  • B Is For Books,Orchard Park, New York, NY

2013

  • Book Expo America,Javits Center, New York, NY
  • American Library Association 2013 Midwinter Conference,Seattle, WA
  • Princeton Children’s Book Festival,Princeton, NJ

2011

  • Stamford Library Children’s Holiday Book Festival,Ferguson Library, Stamford, CT
  • SBCWI 2011 Fall Children’s Book Event,Danforth Museum of Art, MA
  • Princeton Children’s Book Festival,Princeton, NJ
  • Connecticut Book Festival,West Hartford, CT
  • American Eagle Credit Union Grand Opening,Southington, CT

2010

  • American Library Association 2010 Annual Conference,Washington, D.C.
  • Harvest The Arts Festival,Southington, CT

2009

  • Book Expo America,Javits Center, New York, NY
  • Harvest The Arts Festival,Southington, CT
  • Bank Square Books,Mystic, CT

2008

  • Alphabet Garden Bookstore,Cheshire, CT

2007

  • New England Booksellers Association Conference,Providence, RI
  • Connecticut Children’s Book Fair,University of Connecticut, CT
  • American Library Association 2007 Annual Conference,New Orleans, LA
  • Alphabet Garden Bookstore,Cheshire, CT

2005

  • NewEnglandBooksellers Association Conference,Providence, RI

2004

  • Borders Bookstore,West Hartford, CT
  • J. Whitney Gallery,Southington, CT
Presentations

2016

  • Eric Carle Museum, Amherst, MA
  • McCauley Presidents College Presentation, West Hartford, CT
  • Avon Free Public Library Art Day, Avon CT
  • Enfield Street Elementary School, Enfield, CT
  • Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT
  • Pequenock Elementary School, North Salem, NY
  • Stafford Elementary School Bristol, CT
  • Reggio Magnet Elementary School Avon, CT
  • Derynoski Middle School (Guest Reader Day), Southington, CT
  • Hubbell Elementary School, Bristol, CT,
  • Carl Sandburg Middle School, Mundelein, IL, (Skype)
  • St Lawrence O’Toole Early Learning Center, Brewster, NY

2015                    

  • Sandy Hook Elementary School, Monroe, CT
  • Eric Carle Museum Children’s Book Panel,Amherst, MA
  • Hollins University,Roanoke, VA
  • Grandin Court Elementary School,Roanoke, VA
  • Roanoke Main Public Library Presentation, Roanoke, VA
  • Roanoke Williamson Road Branch Library Presentation, Roanoke, VA
  • Roanoke Gainsboro Branch Library Presentation, Roanoke, VA
  • John Paterson Elementary School Presentation,Newington, CT
  • Pequenakonck Elementary School Presentation,North Salem, NY

2014

  • New Britain Museum of American Art Children’s Book Panel, New Britain, CT
  • Western Connecticut State University, Danbury, CT
  • Millburn High School,  Millburn, NJ
  • Duffy Elementary School Presentation,West Hartford, CT
  • Pequenakonck Elementary School Presentation,North Salem, NY
  • Whiting Lane Elementary School Presentation, West Hartford, CT
  • Flanders Elementary School Presentation,Southington, CT

2013

  • New Britain Museum of American Art Family Day, New Britain, CT
  • Nonnewaug High School,Woodbury, CT
  • Brewster Elementary School,Durham, CT
  • Kendall College of Art and Design,Ferris State University, Grand Rapids, MI
  • Grand Ridge Elementary School,Seattle, WA
  • Hubbell Elementary School,Bristol, CT
  • Long Meadow Elementary School,Middlebury, CT
  • Gainfield Elementary School,Soutbury, CT
  • Middlebury Elementary School,Middlebury, CT
  • Pomperaug Elementary School,Southbury, CT
  • Webster Hill Elementary School,West Hartford, CT
  • Star Academy School,San Rafael, CA
  • Anna Reynolds Elementary School,Newington, CT
  • Xavier High School, Middletown, CT
  • HAS Board of Trustees Presentation University of Hartford, Hartford, CT

2012

  • Town and Country Club Luncheon Presentation,Hartford, Hartford, CT
  • East Farms Elementary School,Farmington, CT
  • Ox Ridge Elementary School,Darien, CT
  • John Pettibone Elementary School,New Milford, CT
  • Union Elementary School,Unionville, CT
  • Noah Wallace Elementary School,Farmington, CT

2011

  • SBCWI 2011 Fall Children’s Book Panel,Danforth Museum of Art, MA
  • Princeton Children’s Book Festival Presentation,Princeton, NJ
  • Hatton Elementary School,Southington, CT
  • San Rafael Elementary School,Pasadena, CA
  • Avery Middle School,Somers, CT
  • Plainville Elementary School,Plainville, CT
  • South Windsor Public Library,South Windsor, CT
  • Greenwich Country Day School,Greenwich, CT

2010

  • Hatton Elementary School,Southington, CT
  • Southington Public Library,Southington, CT

2009

  • Connecticut High School Art Awards Presentation, (Keynote)Connecticut Association of Schools, CT
  • Book Expo America: Speed Dating with Authors & Illustrators,Javit’s Center, New York, NY
  • University of Connecticut,Storrs, CT
  • Hamden Art League,Hamden, CT
  • Neil Cummins Elementary School,Corte Madera, CA
  • Dodd Middle School,Cheshire, CT
  • Warren Public Library,Warren, CT

2008

  • Connecticut Scholastic Art Awards Presentation,University of Hartford, Hartford, CT
  • New Hampshire Art Institute,Manchester, NH
  • Brigham Young University Illustration Trip,Southington, CT
  • Hatton Elementary School,Southington, CT
  • DePaolo Middle School,Southington, CT
  • Derynoski ElementarySchool,Southington, CT

2007

  • Mandell Jewish Community Center,West Hartford, CT
  • Hatton Elementary School, Southington, CT
  • Strong ElementarySchool,Southington, CT
  • Thalberg ElementarySchool, Southington, CT
  • Southington YMCA Nursery School, Southington, CT
  • DePaolo Middle School, Southington, CT
  • Southington Public Library, Southington, CT

2006

  • University of Hartford Convocation, (Keynote) University of Hartford, Hartford, CT
  • Southington Public Library, Southington, CT
  • Flanders ElementarySchool, Southington, CT
  • Kempo Kan Martial Arts, Newington, CT

2005

  • Union Center Elementary School, Valparaiso, IN
  • St. John the Evangelist ElementarySchool,  Lake County, IN
  • Split Rock Elementary School, Camillus, NY
  • Thalberg ElementarySchool, Southington, CT
  • Southington YMCA Nursery School, Southington, CT
  • Southington Public Library, Southington, CT

2004

  • HAS Board of Trustees Presentation, University of Hartford, Hartford, CT
  • Southington Rotary Club, Southington, CT
  • Marin Country Day School, Corte Madera, CA
  • Village Green Nursery School, Southington, CT
  • Wolcott Elementary School Reading Day, Wolcott, CT
  • Neil Cummins Elementary School, Corte Madera, CA
  • Hatton Elementary School, Southington, CT

2003

  • Syracuse University Symposium, Syracuse, NY
  • Berlin High School, Berlin High School, Berlin, CT

2002

  • Drawing Conclusions: 6 Illustrators, 6 Points of View Panel, First Experience Communications, Glastonbury, CT
  • Southington Rotary Club, Southington, CT

2001

  • Connecticut Art Directors Club Student Conference, (presenter)  Middlesex Community College,Middletown, CT
  • Art Institute of Boston, Boston, MA
  • The Orchards Care Center, Southington, CT

2000

  • University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

1994

  • Syracuse University Symposium,  Syracuse, NY