Feeling the Butterflies A-fluttering

The Society of Illustrators posted the list of artists for the Original Art Show opening in October.  I discovered a bevy of respected artists I have admired from afar, and now I am in their company.  Before reading the list I felt confident, and now my heart's a-flutter and the nerves are going.  I hope many of them will be there so I can exchange words of gratitude and gush. I've posted the same list below.  The one's highlighted are medal winners. Go to the links above for images and more information.

Barroux
My Dog Thinks I'm a Genius

The Brothers Hilts
The Insomniacs

Jim Arnosky
Creep and Flutter

Patrick Arrasmith
The Last Apprentice:
Grimalkin the Witch Assassin

Amy June Bates
Minette's Feast:
The Delicious Story of
Julia Child and Her Cat

Carin Berger
A Perfect Day

Holly Berry
Colorful Dreamer:
The Story of Artist Henri Matisse

Brian Biggs
The Boy Who Cried Alien!
and
Everything Goes, In the Air

Sophie Blackall
Mr. and Mrs. Bunny–
Detectives Extraordinaire!
and
Are You Awake?

Freya Blackwood
Maudie and Bear

Barry Blitt
George Washington's Birthday:
A Mostly True Tale

Serge Bloch
My Snake Blake
and
Snowed Under and Other Christmas Confusions

Calef Brown
Pirateria

Scott Campbell
East Dragon, West Dragon

Nancy Carpenter
Heroes of the Surf

Tad Carpenter
Sad Santa

Lauren Castillo
The Reader
and
Happy Like Soccer

Nicoletta Ceccoli
Cinderella

Joey Chou
It's a Small World

Bonnie Christensen
Fabulous! A Portrait of Andy Warhol

R. Gregory Christie
It Je's Happened:
When Bill Traylor Started to Draw

Bryan Collier
I, Too, Am America
and
Fifty Cents and a Dream:
Young Booker T. Washington

 Raúl Colón
Annie and Helen
and Don't Forget, God Bless Our Troops

Matthew Cordell
If You Were a Chocolate Mustache

Laëtitia Devernay
The Conductor

Tony DiTerlizzi
A Hero for Wondla

Gérard DuBois
Monsieur Marceau: Actor Without Words

Olivier Dunrea
Little Cub

Chris Van Dusen
If I Built a House

John S. Dykes
F is for Fenway

Kirstie Edmunds
The Monster Who Lost His Mean
Lois Ehlert
Mice

Carson Ellis
Under Wildwood

Brian Floca
Marty McGuire Digs Worms!

Douglas Florian
Poem Runs
and
unBEElievables

Edwin Fotheringham
Those Rebels, John & Tom

Marla Frazee
Boot & Shoe

Susan Gal
Day By Day

Michael Garland
Grandpa's Tractor

Arthur Geisert
The Giant Seed

Sara Gillingham
Now I am Big!

Andrew Glass
Moby Dick:
Chasing the Great White Whale

Domenica More Gordon
Archie

Keith Graves
The Orphan of Awkward Falls

Emily Gravett
Wolf Won't Bite!

Melissa Guion
Baby Penguins Everywhere!

Amanda Hall
The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau

Jessie Hartland
Bon Appétit! The Delicious Life of Julia Child
and How the Dinosaur Got to the Museum

Julian Hector
C. R. Mudgeon

Edward Hemingway
Bad Apple: A Tale of Friendship

John Hendrix
A Boy Called Dickens

Yumi Heo
Lady Hahn and Her Seven Friends

Will Hillenbrand
Bear in Love

Holly Hobbie
GEM

Hadley Hooper
Here Come the Girl Scouts!

Stacy Innerst
Levi Strauss Gets A Bright Idea:
A Fairly Fabricated Story of a Pair of Pants

Alison Jay
Song of the Stars

Oliver Jeffers
This Moose Belongs to Me

Steve Jenkins
The Beetle Book

D.B. Johnson
Magritte's Marvelous Hat

William Joyce and Joe Bluhm
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore              

William Joyce
The Sandman:
The Story of Sanderson Mansnoozy


Maira Kalman
Looking at Lincoln

G. Brian Karas
Lemonade in Winter:
A Book About Two Kids Counting Money

Jon Klassen
This is Not My Hat
and
House Held Up By Trees

Jim LaMarche
The Carpenter's Gift

Giles Laroche
If You Lived Here: Houses of the World

Huy Voun Lee
Red, White and Boom!

Gwen Hendrickson
Under the Baobab Tree

E.B. Lewis
Each Kindness

Brian Lies
MORE

Renata Liwska
The Christmas Quiet Book

Beth Lo
Auntie Yang's Great Soybean Picnic

Ethan Long
Scribbles and Ink

William Low
Machines Go to Work in the City

Gianna Marino
Meet Me at the Moon

 Peter McCarty
Chloe

Barbara McClintock
Twelve Kinds of Ice
and Leave Your Sleep

 Nikki McClure
Apple
Patrick McDonnell
The Monster's Monster

Jill McElmurry
Mario Makes a Move

Joe McKendry
One Time Square,
A Century of Change
at the Crossroads of the World
   
Holly Meade
In the Sea

Wendell Minor
Night Flight:
Amelia Earhart Crosses the Atlantic
and
If You Spent A Day with
Thoreau at Walden Pond

Kelly Murphy
Secrets at Sea

Jon J. Muth
Blowin' in the Wind

Matthew Myers
Bartholomew Biddle and the Very Big Wind

Scott Nash
The High Skies Adventures
of Blue Jay the Pirate

Kadir Nelson
I Have a Dream

Tao Nyeu
Squid and Octopus: Friends for Always

Ryan O'Rourke
Eight Days Gone

John Obrien
Look...Look Again

 C.F. Payne
Mousetronaut:
Based on a (Partially) True Story

LeUyen Pham
Vampirina Ballerina

Giselle Potter
Cecil the Pet Glacier

Majorie Priceman
Cold Snap

Chris Rashka
Otter and Odder: A Love Story

Adam Rex
Chloe and the Lion

Christian Robinson
Harlem's Little Blackbird

Eric Rohmann
Oh, No!

Marc Rosenthal
Making a Friend

Roger Roth
The Roller Coaster Kid

Steven Salerno
Brothers at Bat:
 The True Story of an
Amazing All-Brother Baseball Team

Dan Santat
Oh No! Not Again!
and Bawk & Roll

Brian Selznick
Wonderstruck

David Small
One Cool Friend

Betsy Snyder
Tons of Trucks

Meilo So
Alex the Parrot
and
Water Signs Blue

David Soman
Ladybug Girl and Bingo

Kristin Sorra
No Dogs Allowed!

Bob Staake
Don't Squish the Sasquatch!
 and
Look! Another Book!

Naoko Stoop
Red Knit Cap Girl

Simms Taback
Simms Taback's Dinosaurs

Matt Tavares
There Goes Ted Williams
 the Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived

 Chris Van Dusen
Randy Riley's Really Big Hit

 Mike Wimmer
George

Jeanette Winter
Kali's Song

Ashley Wolff
Baby Bear Sees Blue

Wong Herbert Yee
Summer Days and Nights

Eugene Yelchin
Breaking Stalin's Nose

Taeeun Yoo
You Are a Lion! And Other Fun Yoga Poses
and
Tua and the Elephant

Hyewon Yum
Mom, It's My First Day of Kindergarten!

Pamela Zagarenski
Sleep Like a Tiger

Paul O. Zelinsky
Earwig and the Witch