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Kelly Murphy in the SOI Illustrators 56 Exhibit



An original drawing from Kelly Murphy's new book The Mouse With The Question Mark Tail (written by Richard Peck) is exhibited in the Society of Illustrators's Illustrators 56 Book and Editorial show at the Museum of American Illustration in New York City.
Posted on February 7th, 2014See more news about Exhibits, Society of Illustrators

"The Mouse With The Question Mark Tail" at the 2013 Original Art opening reception
at the Society of Illustrators



An original oil painting from Kelly Murphy's new book The Mouse With The Question Mark Tail (written by Richard Peck) exhibited in the Society of Illustrators's 2013 Original Art show at the Museum of American Illustration in New York City. To its left is a painting by good friend Robert Byrd, from his book Africa is My Home. A Child of the Amistad.
Posted on October 24th, 2013See more news about Exhibits, Society of Illustrators

"We Art Boston" Fundraising Event and Auction

Kelly Murphy is one of the illustrators contributing to this October's We Art Boston fundraiser. We Art Boston was conceived and organized by Brookline illustrator and friend Joe McKendry and his wife Susan, in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings.

"We realized by the time we mobilized The One Fund would be closed. This was a way of helping," said McKendry, whose wife, Susan Hass McKendry joined the effort which kicks off with an auction October 11th and ends with a family event October 20th, on the Rose Kennedy Greenway.

The more than 40 participating artists of We Art Boston honor the role of story time with a fundraiser featuring original works of art from some of the most beloved contemporary children's books. Proceeds benefit the Emergency and Trauma Fund at Boston Children's Hospital, providing physical and emotional care to families following sudden events, with the hope of helping every family feel a little safer when they go to sleep at night.

Kelly is one of four illustrators who will be onsite, creating stuffed animal portraits for visiting children, and is one of eleven illustrators (including Joe McKendry, David Macaulay, Eric Carle, Tony DiTerlizzi, Barbara McClintock and more) who created an original collaborative illustration of the words "We Art Boston" for the auction.

Posted on October 11th, 2013See more news about Exhibits

Portraits for TEDMED 2013



As a member of RISD's Illustration Department faculty, Kelly Murphy participated in a large-scale collaborative illustration project for the TEDMED 2013 Conferences, art directing and creating illustrations for publication on the conferences' printed book programs, banners, and various other types of display at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. Kelly created portraits of speakers Ashley Atkinson and Larry Brilliant.
Posted on April 16th, 2013See more news about New Work, Exhibits

Kelly Murphy at Society of Illustrators 55 in New York City



Kelly Murphy at the Awards Presentation and Gala for Illustrators 55, at the Museum of American Illustration in NY. Excited to be on the wall with Victo Ngai, Jon Foster and Alessandro Gottardo a.k.a. Shout.
Posted on February 1st, 2013See more news about Society of Illustrators, Exhibits

Kelly Murphy in the Original Art Traveling Exhibition

Kelly Murphy's original art for Secrets At Sea was handpicked by the Society of Illustrators among the Original Art's winning entries for its select (40 out of 139 winning entries) Traveling Exhibition, which is a showcase celebrating children's book illustrators whose work is seldom seen outside the studio or publisher's office.







Posted on November 8th, 2012See more news about Exhibits, Society of Illustrators

Kelly Murphy's "Secrets At Sea" in the Society of Illustrators Original Art Show 2012


Kelly Murphy's chapter book Secrets At Sea was selected by the Society of Illustrators to be featured in The Original Art 2012. The Original Art is an annual exhibit created to showcase illustrations from the year's best children's books published in the U.S. Its opening reception will be held on October 25th, 2012, at the Museum of American Illustration in New York City.
Posted on August 24th, 2012See more news about Awards, Exhibits, Society of Illustrators

Kelly Murphy in RISD ICONS



Kelly Murphy is one of the Rhode Island School of Design alumni chosen to be featured in the select exhibit RISD ICONS: A Legacy of Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design, which will be held at RISD's Woods Gerry Gallery from June 12th to 25th, 2012, in conjunction with the ICON7 conference which is organized in Providence, RI, this year. The RISD ICONS show opening will be on June 13th.
Posted on June 3rd, 2012See more news about Exhibits

Society of Illustrators Book and Editorial Exhibit, Opening Reception

I will be attending the Awards Presentation and Gala for ILLUSTRATORS 53: Book and Editorial Categories which starts at 6:00 PM on Friday, February 4th, 2011. Please browse the full list of artists on exhibit at this prestigious Society of Illustrators event.
Posted on February 4th, 2011See more news about Exhibits, Society of Illustrators

Exceptional Children's Book Illustrators Exhibition



The outstanding Children's Book Illustrators Exhibition at the Brush Art Gallery & Studios (Lowell, MA) starts today. Please do note the updated and definitive lineup of artists: Christopher Bing, David Macaulay, Kelly Murphy, Matt Tavares and David Wiesner.
Posted on September 19th, 2010See more news about Exhibits

Kelly Murphy's artwork available for bidding at Gallery Nucleus

You can begin bidding online for an original illustration by Kelly Murphy created for a benefit auction in support of 826LA: "Eyewitness Reports!".








Posted on August 23rd, 2010See more news about Exhibits

An Exceptional Children's Book Illustrators Exhibition

Meet and talk with award winning illustrators Christopher Bing, David Macaulay, Kelly Murphy, Matt Tavares, Chris Van Allsburg and David Wiesner, who will be signing books and taking part in a forum at the Brush Art Gallery & Studios in Lowell, MA at a unique reception held October 2nd, 2010.

The featured illustrators' original art will be exhibited at the gallery from September 19th to October 24th, 2010.
Posted on August 16th, 2010See more news about Exhibits, Artist Talks, Book Signings

Kelly Murphy at Gallery Della-Piana

Kelly Murphy's original illustrations and sketches from a various amount of children's books will be displayed at Wenham's Gallery Della-Piana.

Opening Saturday, February 27th from 4-6pm

Gallery Della-Piana
152R Main St
Wenham, MA 01984
(978) 468-1944

The show will be hanging from Feb 27 - Apr 24th.
Regular gallery hours are Thur-Sat 11-6pm.

Many pieces will be available for purchase!
Posted on February 27th, 2010See more news about Exhibits, Chapter Books, Picture Books

Kelly Murphy at Chemers Gallery

I will be in Tustin, CA, at the Chemers Gallery as a featured artist in their 18th Annual Children's Book Illustrators' Show & Signing, along with Ronald Himler, Rafael Lopez, Kristina Swarner and Lee White. The show will benefit the wooden floor (previously known as Saint Joseph Ballet), providing hope and opportunity through dance, academic and family programs.
Posted on December 5th, 2009See more news about Exhibits, Book Signings, Artist Talks

Kelly Murphy solo show at the Danforth Museum



Solo show and book signing at the Danforth Museum. Come enjoy the city wide festivities in Framingham, MA. Original paintings of The Boll Weevil Ball are on view from May 12th to August 15th.
Posted on June 1st, 2008See more news about Exhibits, Book Signings, Artist Talks, Picture Books