On September 23rd The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book art had its Art Auction. Read here to learn more:
The auction features 26 exceptional works of art donated by the industry’s most celebrated artists including this year’s featured artwork: Gabriella’s First Day of Schoolby Raúl Colón, Red Crocodile by Eric Carle, and Mni Wiconi, Water is Lifeby Michaela Goade.
Children’s literature expert and historian Leonard S. Marcus, founder of the Carle Honors, will introduce the awards. In a special recording, The New York Times bestselling author, poet, and activist Amanda Gorman reads from her forthcoming debut picture book, Change Sings, illustrated by Loren Long. A special tribute to the Museum’s late co-founder Eric Carle will highlight art from his collection.
The online silent auction will close the night of the fundraiser at 8:30 pm EDT. Everyone is invited to attend the online event and bid on the auction. Proceeds from the auction support the mission of The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. We look forward to the auction and celebrating this year’s honorees: Artist: Raúl Colón, Angel: Every Child a Reader, represented by Carl Lennertz, Bridge: Dennis M. V. David and Justin G. Schiller and Mentor: Patricia Aldana.
The Carle Honors Premier Patron sponsors include: Anonymous, Disney Publishing Worldwide, Guastavino’s, HarperCollins Children’s Books, Jane Bayard Curley & Patrick Curley, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, Penguin Young Readers, and Random House Children’s Books.
The registration link for the event can be found here.”