What exactly does an illustration agent or rep do? How do you sign on with one? What can you expect from them, and what should they expect from you? Illustrators Lauren Lowen, Lucie Rice, and Rebecca Green will be discussing these topics and more in a casual panel discussion. There will be time for a Q & A afterwards, so bring your questions and a notepad!
Since receiving her degree in illustration from The Rhode Island School of Design, Lauren Lowen's artwork has appeared in magazines, on book covers, and even as stickers! She taught Illustration at both Montserrat College of Art and RISD before starting a new chapter at C.R. Gibson in Nashville, TN. After working in the giftware and stationery industry, she returned to her personal illustration and licensing opportunities full time. The artist teaches illustration and licensing classes at Watkins College of Art and Design, and is also represented by Jennifer Nelson Artists. Clients include Hallmark, Scholastic Press, Galison/ Mudpuppy Press, Carus Publishing, Williams-Sonoma, Girls' Life Magazine, Department 56, DEMDACO, and Utne Reader.
Lucie Rice is truly passionate about creating whimsical and sometimes ridiculous imagery that appeals to children and adults alike. She received her BFA in Fine Art from the University of Evansville, and her MFA in illustration from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Her work can be seen in magazines across the country, as well as in books and ad campaigns. Lucie is repped by the Jennifer Vaughn Artist Agency and has worked with clients such as Kiplinger's Magazine, Nashville Scene, Atlanta Magazine, and Purina. She is a huge animal lover and animal welfare advocate, currently residing in Nashville with her husband and their two dogs.
Rebecca Green is an illustrator, painter, and make believe maker. Since graduating with her BFA in Illustration from Kendall College of Art and Design, her work has found a home in children's and young adult books, magazines, galleries, and more. She works mainly in gouache, acrylic, colored pencil, and ink. She is repped by Tugeau2 Illustration agency, and is also a co-founder of The Warren, A Make Space. Clients include Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Simon and Schuster, Frankie, Harper Collins, Penguin Random House, Wall Street Journal, Baltimore Sun, and Flow Magazine. She currently lives in Nashville with her partner, Matt and their two animal cherubs.
Event is free and open to the public. Donations are appreciated!