What Is It?
The CANSCAIP Collection is a travelling art exhibit of illustrations created for Canadian children's books. The Collection consists of original art by 35 illustrators. All of the artists are members of CANSCAIP—the Canadian Society of Children's Authors, Illustrators and Performers—and work professionally in the area of children's culture. The CANSCAIP Collection is framed and ready to hang. All of the artwork has been published in children's books and, whenever possible, a copy of the relevant book is provided for display.
The CANSCAIP Collection offers the public an opportunity to enjoy the richness of the original artwork, and to appreciate the wide variety of media and techniques used by the artists. The viewer also has an opportunity to gain some valuable insights into the process of putting together an illustrated children's book.
Who Can Book the Collection?
The Collection can be exhibited in secure public and private spaces such as galleries, libraries, schools, universities, colleges and other cultural centres.
Where the Collection Has Been Exhibited
It has been exhibited in Halifax, Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, New York, Guadalajara and many other cultural centres.
Who Is in the Collection?
There are 35 artists in the CANSCAIP Collection including Brenda Clark, Heather Collins, Phoebe Gilman, Linda Hendry, Maryann Kovalski, Vladyana Krykorka, Michael Martchenko, Robin Muller, Ruth Ohi, Barbara Reid, Mark Thurman, Ian Wallace and many others.
Which Media Are Shown?
Media include watercolour, pen and ink, acrylics, tempera, gouache, pencil, colour pencil, pastels, oils, plasticine, collage and mixed media.