December 2009
Newly formed Lansdowne Arts Board


Lansdowne, PA- Here I am with fellow Lansdowne Arts Board members; Orlando Haddad, Rick Prigg, Virigina Maroun, and Jared Lee. I am really thrilled to be included in this group of cool, talented people from fine arts, music, theater, and arts & business disciplines. Lansdowne is already a neat, arty town. It will be exciting to see what advances we can make to elevate our position in the county and region. What a cool way to end the year with this borough council appointed position!
November 2009
At the Type Director's Club


New York City- I am proud to teach in the Marywood University MFA Program for Working Professionals. I am here with my co-instructor, Melanie Hall, at the Type Director's Club in Manhattan. This cool facility is where study-tour classes are held. The Marywood program is near and dear to my heart- I am a member of the faculty AND a graduate of the program! (www.marywoodmfa.com www.tdc.org)
Autumn 2009
The Pumpkin Book is Re-released.


Nationally- The pumpkin book is back! The new board book edition is in stores this fall. Here is my mom, proudly showing off the book in Fred Meyer's on the west coast.
September 11, 12, 13 2009
The Lansdowne Arts Festival!

www.lansdowneartsfestival.com


Lansdowne, PA- The 7th annual Lansdowne Arts Festival was bigger and better than ever! Being one of the directors of this festival- my town's largest arts event- is one of the roles in my life I am very proud of. With sponsors like WXPN's World Café Live (88.5FM), the Philadelphia Zoo and the Philadelphia Inquirer this was a fantastic event. See you next year!
August 2009
Megan's entry for "Art of the Gecko" for The Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia

In conjunction with the gecko show at The Academy of Natural Sciences, Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, Gecko Exhibition Dates are July 25-September 7, 2009.

July 2009
Megan and her model & friend, Sarah, pose with Steady Hands

Sarah posed for the entrepreneur-perfume-maker for Steady Hands (a book of poems about jobs). After its publication with Clarion Books, Megan and Sarah celebrated and posed together with the printed book.

Summer 2009
Family Circle magazine art director mentions Megan

Family Circle magazine art director and "illustration fanatic", Lisa Kelsey, lists Megan as "one of the many talented illustrators that I've come across in my career as an art director", on Squidoo.com. Megan is listed under "assemblage/three dimensional work" and Lisa also says "nice children's illustrations as well".
June 2009
2nd Place, Editorial Art Category, PHILLUSTRATION 2009 @ The Philadelphia Sketch Club


Megan's image "Repairing Old Things", from New Jersey Life magazine, won a second place award in the editorial art category at the 2nd Annual Juried Exhibition of Illustration at The Philadelphia Sketch Club.
May 26, 2009



It's official! I am a winner in the Cloth Paper Scissors Magazine Calendar Contest! (scroll down a bit for more info.)
April 12, 2009
Steady Hands in the New York Times


NY, NY- New York Times Book Review, Children's Books "Bookshelf" mentions Steady Hands, poems by Tracie Zimmer, illustrations by Megan and Sean Addy.
March 2009
Megan is a Calendar Finalist in Cloth Paper Scissors Magazine National Calendar Competition


Loveland, CO.- Megan is a finalist in Cloth Paper Scissors' first annual calendar contest. The national art and craft magazine's competition "Life is Like a Box of ......" received many mixed-media entries from across the country. Megan's entry, "Life is Like a Box of Beach", is a 12 x 12 mixed-media collage on canvas using colored-papers, paint swatches, shells, seaweed, other "beach treasures", buttons, thread and hand-made copper heart.

Sixteen finalists were chosen. The finalists' entries will be on view at the International Quilt Festival. Thirteen pieces will be chosen for the calendar, the remaining entries will be highlighted in Cloth Paper Scissors magazine.
March 2009
A *Starred Review* from Booklist for Boats: Speeding! Sailing! Cruising!


Chicago, IL- The American Library Association's Booklist magazine gave Boats: Speeding! Sailing! Cruising! a starred review- "The trio who has already taken on trains and planes now turns to boats with wonderful, whimsical results. The fun part comes in the way the design and the mixed-media art come together. With so much to see, boat lovers will want to look at this more than once, and their parents will be happy to oblige with another reading."
February 2 - April 3, 2009
Art Exhibit - READYMADE: Found Objects from the American Landscape


Philadelphia, PA.- Four pieces of Megan's work were chosen for the show- READYMADE: Found Objects from the American Landscape. The exhibition focuses on the found object in paintings, sculptures and mixed-media objects. Megan was one of four professors from Moore College of Art & Design chosen to for the show. The exhibit was held at the Moore Galleries at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Center City, Philadelphia.



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