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Kelly Murphy, a Keynote Speaker at Austin SCBWI Conference

Kelly Murphy was honoured to be a keynote speaker at the Austin SCBWI' 2014 Writers and Illustrators Working Conference, which was held in Austin, TX, from February 7th to February 9th, 2014.
Posted on February 9th, 2014See more news about Artist Talks

Kelly Murphy in Highlights Foundation Advanced Illustrators Workshop

August 30 - September 3, 2012
Begins Aug. 30 with dinner at 6 p.m. (optional tour of HIGHLIGHTS FOR CHILDREN and Boyds Mills Press offered at 3 p.m.); ends Sept. 3 after lunch.

I'd like to announce a wonderful weekend I and several other talented illustrators will be attending. Are you interested in an illustrative retreat in the Pocono Mountains? Well, look no further. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me or the Highlights Foundation. Here's more about the late summer event.

"While your artwork is accomplished alone, it is only with guidance that an illustrator can begin to understand how to make it in today's picture-book world. Let one of today's top children's book illustrators be your guide. Explore the children's book market with them, learn new techniques, and enjoy the camaraderie of artists who understand your passion.

During this intensive, five-day workshop you'll immerse yourself in illustration-oil wash on board, printmaking, pen and ink, watercolors, and more. Daily hands-on workshops will challenge you to sharpen your illustration skills, all under the support and guidance of our highly talented mentors.

In addition to illustration techniques, you'll also explore:
  • dummy preparation
  • storyboarding
  • continuity
  • portfolio expectations
  • character development
  • self-promotion and
  • finding a market.
Your work will receive personal attention through one-on-one critiques from your mentors, group critiques with peers and guest art directors, and feedback from special guests at our portfolio showcase.

Conference Highlights
  • The Barn provides space for meeting and meals.
  • Support and guidance from carefully selected authors, illustrators, editors, and academics.
  • A unique opportunity to network with others in the children's literature business.
  • An intimate and inspiring setting in the Pocono Mountains.
  • Charming on-site lodging.
  • Farm-style meals prepared by a top-notch chef."
Sign up now! I am sure that spaces will go quickly. Hope to see you there!
Posted on July 23rd, 2012See more news about Artist Talks

Artist Talk at Boston College

I will be making a presentation at the What's New in Children's Books? conference held at Boston College. This annual half-day autumn workshop highlights the season's best new literary releases. This year's event also features Francisco Stork, Pat Keogh, Gail Hedges and Masterpiece author Elise Broach! The conference includes an exhibit of new books and a book sale and signing. Details:

Vanderslice Hall, Boston College

8:30 a.m.: Registration, coffee & book sale
9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.: Program
Posted on November 13th, 2010See more news about Artist Talks, Book Signings, Masterpiece

An Exceptional Children's Book Illustrators Exhibition

Meet and talk with award winning illustrators Christopher Bing, David Macaulay, Kelly Murphy, Matt Tavares, Chris Van Allsburg and David Wiesner, who will be signing books and taking part in a forum at the Brush Art Gallery & Studios in Lowell, MA at a unique reception held October 2nd, 2010.

The featured illustrators' original art will be exhibited at the gallery from September 19th to October 24th, 2010.
Posted on August 16th, 2010See more news about Exhibits, Artist Talks, Book Signings

"May Book Bonanza!"

Come down to see authors and illustrators ready to sign and talk about their latest books at Books of Wonder in New York City, May 16th, 2010, 1-3 PM:

Kate Feiffer & Diane Goode - 'But I Wanted a Baby Brother'
Maya Gottfried - 'Our Farm'
KELLY MURPHY - 'Over At The Castle'
Sherry North - 'Because I am Your Daddy'
Wendy Popp - 'Where the Sunrise Begins'
Gail Silver & Christine Kromer - 'Anh's Anger'
Posted on May 15th, 2010See more news about Book Signings, Artist Talks

Kelly Murphy at Chemers Gallery

I will be in Tustin, CA, at the Chemers Gallery as a featured artist in their 18th Annual Children's Book Illustrators' Show & Signing, along with Ronald Himler, Rafael Lopez, Kristina Swarner and Lee White. The show will benefit the wooden floor (previously known as Saint Joseph Ballet), providing hope and opportunity through dance, academic and family programs.
Posted on December 5th, 2009See more news about Exhibits, Book Signings, Artist Talks

Kelly Murphy solo show at the Danforth Museum

Solo show and book signing at the Danforth Museum. Come enjoy the city wide festivities in Framingham, MA. Original paintings of The Boll Weevil Ball are on view from May 12th to August 15th.
Posted on June 1st, 2008See more news about Exhibits, Book Signings, Artist Talks, Picture Books

The Boll Weevil Ball book signing

The Boll Weevil Ball (Henry Holt and Company) book signing at Books of Wonder, NYC. Saturday 12-2PM.
Posted on May 31st, 2008See more news about Book Signings, Artist Talks, Picture Books