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The Arts Council of Southeast Missouri will host Flights of Fantasy, our annual Juried Exhibit June-July of 2017. Our natural sense of curiosity is drawn to the strange, unfamiliar and fantastic. The unexplainable and imagined has long been embraced in all art mediums through subtle or obvious deviations from reality in traditional and off-the-wall imagery. The Arts Council of Southeast Missouri is looking for artists who incorporate the themes of science fiction, fantasy, and the surreal in their works. This exhibition welcomes original artwork of all media from artists across the United States.

Deadline for Entries: April 15       Artist Notified: May 10              Exhibition Dates: June 2 – July 29

Opening Reception: June 2, 2017 from 5:00 – 9:00 pm, Awards Announced at 6:00 pm

Exhibition Location: Arts Council of Southeast Missouri, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

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Please contact our Gallery Manager, Bri DeWitt, with any questions and to submit your proposal,

Wendy Martin is an internationally known children’s book illustrator and fantasy artist. Her art has strong graphic leanings reminiscent of Alphonse Mucha’s Art Nouveau works. The media she uses to complete her paintings are both traditional and digital: mainly watercolor, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. She has a love of patterns and textiles, which also show up in her illustrations. Wendy says if she had to use 3 words to describe her work, they would be, ‘myth, magic’ and ‘mystery.’She currently works from her design and art studio in St Louis, MO, where she creates book illustrations full time.
As a graduate of the School of Visual Art in New York City (Bachelor of Fine Arts, 1988), she began her career as a commercial artist creating branding, illustrations and logos for corporate communications.

During her free time, she created fine art in watercolor and entered juried shows much like this one, going on to become a signature member of the Connecticut Watercolor Society. After the birth of her daughter in 1994, she left the corporate world and pursued her passion for children’s books. To date, she has six published children’s picture books (The Story Circle, Piñata Books, 2016), and three published coloring books for adults (Animal Totem Mandala, Magical Child, 2016), with a new coloring book due out in September 2017 (Color & Conjure, Llewellyn Worldwide). She is represented by Natalie Lakosil of the Bradford Literary Agency.