The big illustration conference ICON 7 starts June 13th. I'm really excited because it's in Providence, RI this year. Are you going? I'll definitely be there. It's four days of lectures and events on the topic of Illustration. Illustrators from around the globe are coming!
If you don't want to commit to the whole conference there are two free events happening during the week that are open to the public. One is the Opening Reception for the RISD ICONS exhibit Wed. June 13th 6pm to 8pm at the Woods Gerry Gallery Providence, RI (FYI this gallery does not have air conditioning). And the other is the Rhode Show.
The Rhode Show will be a marketplace full of booths featuring the professional portfolios and products (available for purchase) of select illustrators (myself included) that will be attending the conference. My booth will display my professional portfolio (both 3D and 2D) as well as products I've designed that will be available for purchase. I'll have my centerpieces, books, and greeting cards with me. The Rhode Show is Friday June 15th from 6:30pm to 10pm at the Renaissance Hotel in Providence, RI. Come on down and say hello. I hope to see you there!