Chemers Gallery

Children's Book Signing and Illustration Show
featuring award-winning illustrators

The times they are a changin'... We know you missed our annual Children's Book Illustration Show in December and we did too! We have the perfect cure for those children's book blues!
Outstanding Illustrators
You know us...we like to shake things up and believe that rules were made to be broken! Just to keep you on your toes, our new Children's Book Signing & Illustration Show will run differently than past events, so be sure to read all the information below as some details have changed.

Hint Hint
 Pay especially close attention to pre-sale of books and seat reservations for artist talks.

Meet the illustrators   
Saturday, April 4  2015
show continues through April 18
See below for times

benefiting  The Wooden Floor

View & purchase original illustrations, meet & greet our 2 illustrious illustrators and pick some new favorite signed books for your collection!

And now for the ch-ch-ch-changes...

Pre-sale of Books 
Books will be pre-sold NOW through March 21st
. The first 
100 books per illustrator will be pre-signed & dedicated. Pre-sold books thereafter will not be pre-signed, but you can pick them up at the event and take them to the illustrators for signing and dedication.  We will have limited titles and quantities available to purchase the day of the show, so to ensure you get your first choice, come in to pre-order today! 


Just a reminder...  the artist signing is only for books purchased at Chemers Gallery. 

Illustrator Talks 
We know how much you love to get up close and personal with the illustrators, and now it's even easier! We've moved our ever-popular artist talks and demonstrations indoors and limited seating for a more intimate, one-on-one experience with Raúl and Rafael.  Our limited seating of 75 seats 
is available by reservation only. Call or come in to Chemers Gallery with your donation of $10 per person, to The Wooden Floor, to reserve your seats by Monday, March 30th

Schedule of Events 
1:00 Doors open for reserved seats
1:30 Talks begin promptly
 Rafael López: "Transcending Text" 
 Raúl Colón: "The Art of Daydreaming"
2:30 - 5pm Doors open to general public

 Click here for the complete book list

For updated info, check our blog


And now...Meet the lllustrators! 
Back to wow us for a 4th time with his velvety textures and smooth lines, Raúl Colón again brings a wonderful array of Latin American inspired illustrations. Using washes of watercolor, colored pencil and sharp instruments to scratch into paper, Raúl's unique style perfectly captures the moment.   
His most recent book, Draw!, is close to Raúl's heart. This delightful book without words is inspired by his own childhood spent indoors suffering from chronic asthma. Journey through his rich imagination to the wilds of Africa where pachyderm pals, galivanting giraffes and mischevious monkeys leap off the page.

Although the original illustrations from this book will not be available for purchase, we will have limited edition prints as well as originals from Raúl's other books, coming soon!
Rafael López is joining us again! His vivid works are infused with the magical symbolism he experienced growing up in Mexico City. His bold acrylic paintings on wood are textural and rich,  appearing collage-like in their effect. Rafael's stylistic approach is reminiscent of Diego Rivera. Rafael's many recognitions  include  Pura Belpré  and Americas Awards. 
With a release date of March 24th, you know what that means...Get your 1st Editions here! Drum Dream Girl is full of dream-like imagery that makes you want to melt into the book.  Based on the true story of a Chinese-African-Cuban girl in the 1930's who broke Cuba's traditional taboo against female drummers, Rafael's illustrations are interspersed with emotion and whimsy.  

Pre-sales of books are limited &  
will continue until March 21st 
Seating for illustrator talks & demos is by
reservation only and will be inside Chemers Gallery  
Please reserve by March 30th

A Percentage of Art Sales to Benefit...
Located in Santa Ana, The Wooden Floor is a nonprofit organization that seeks to empower low-income youth with strong self-esteem, self-discipline and a sense of accomplishment through dance, academic and family programs. Since 2005, 100% of their students have graduated from high school on time and have gone on to pursue higher education.

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in Enderle Center since 1978  17300 17th Street, Suite G, Tustin, CA 92780  
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April 4 
Children's Book Signing & Illustration Show featuring Raúl Colón & Rafael López 1-5pm
April 18- May 2
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