The Bucks County Illustrators Society, which I co-founded with Monika Hinterwaldner, had its first Members Show last week, and on Friday we hosted a wine and cheese reception at the beautiful estate of Nobel Prize-winning author Pearl S. Buck, in Perkasie, PA. It was an outstanding evening, with over 150 art-lovers attending, several sales, many connections made and compliments paid. All the artists are to be congratulated on a truly enjoyable array of illustrations, appreciated by many not only for their beauty but for the stories they tell of adventure, humor, mystery, charm and grace. Some photos are below, delightfully captured by Steve Brown of Looking Glass Photography in Perkasie.
The art on this postcard is by Becca Haushalter Klein, an up-and-coming illustrator in our area, a huge Disney fan (perhaps you could tell) with a Belle (of Beauty and the Beast) personality.
The illustrators of BCIS have had the good fortune to be invited to create a Member Show, to be hung in the large gallery of the Cultural Center at the Pearl S. Buck estate in Perkasie, PA. Becca’s illustrations just explode with mood and magic, and we were very glad she gave the ok for us to use her illustration for our card.
There will be a variety of other lively and imaginative illustrators exhibiting in the show, including
James Bennett, Dot Bunn, Amanda Condict, Joe DeVito, Heather Davulcu, Ponder Goembel, Pamela Hamilton, Monika Hinterwaldner, Deb Hoeffner, Denise Callanan-Kline, Kim Kurki, Linda LaRose, Christina Maniet, Kathryn Maxwell, Steve Ottey, Rebecca Rhodin, Dave Song, Joe Tacynec, Eric Wight, Glenn Zimmer and myself.
If you are in the area of beautiful Bucks County, PA, from June 26 to 28, you should take a look at our show – especially Friday the 28th, when we’ll have an open wine and cheese reception from 7-9 pm. More info at theBCIS website at