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Darcy Day Zoells
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Key Colors Competition Winner!
THE NEW BICYCLE has been chosen by Clavis Publishing. Pub date planned for Fall 2023
Key Colors Competition
I'm thrilled that two of my books were selected as finalists in this Clavis Publishing competition. Fingers crossed!
Carte Blanche Concert
The second concert with jazz harpist Isabelle Olivier, on July 21, 2022
The Swiss Benevolent Society of Chicago chose my design for Hop Swiss, a specialty beer made for their 150th anniversary.
Such an honor to be asked to be the Illustrator in the Spotlight for the upcoming issue of Illinois' Prairie Wind.
Kids Climate Summit
I'm so excited to be mentoring young artists at the Kids Climate Summit 2022. Cannot wait to see what they come up with!
Concert Collaboration: Noted Jazz harpist, Isabelle Olivier + my illustrations! It was a magical concert.
Peter & the Wolf
Listen to Prokofiev's iconic music and story, performed by Jeffrey Panko (piano) and Marianne Parker (narrator) at PianoForte in August 2019. Illustrations by me!
On Exhibition, 2020
This image was chosen for The Children-Spectators exhibit at the Bologna Children's Book Fair, 2020. This year the fair and the exhibitions were virtual due to the pandemic.
Printers Row Lit Fest
I was honored to be on a panel with other debut authors and illustrators at this iconic Chicago event, for "So You Want to Write a Children's Book?" moderated by the wonderful Esther Hershenhorn.
On Exhibition, 2019
This image was chosen for the Children-Spectators exhibit at the Bologna Children's Book Fair, 2019.
This image won the Prairie Writer's and Illustrator's Day judged by Jim Hoover, Assoc. Art Director at VikingChildren's Books and author/illustrator, Kelly Light.
I'm thrilled that WHEN GOD GAVE US WORDS (Flyaway Books, Sept 2018), has received numerous positive reviews and has just been listed as one of 2018's Best Spiritual Books for Children.
Bologna Children's Book Fair
In 2014, I presented a software for illustrators at the Bologna Children's Book Fair.
It was a thrill to be a part of this event, which drew contestants from all over the world.
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