Meet Charlotte!

I am VERY pleased to announce that Charlotte and the Quiet Place, a new picture book by Deborah Sosin, illustrated by me, is now available at a store near you!

Reviews for Charlotte...

"Charlotte, a brown-skinned girl with a mop of curly hair, struggles to find peace and quiet living in New York City: 'On the sidewalk, the jackhammers blast. On the street, the sirens warble and wail.' After Charlotte chases her dog into the park, the two sit under a tree where Charlotte calms her breathing and her mind, finding a 'quiet place inside' she can return to as needed. Woolley uses electric starbursts and lightning bolts to visually punctuate the noises assailing Charlotte—it isn’t subtle, but neither is city life. Readers who feel similarly overwhelmed may take inspiration from the way that Charlotte discovers mindfulness on her own terms."—Publishers Weekly, June 1, 2015

"Charlotte models mindful breathing for kids," slideshow and blurb: Lion's Roar, May 22, 2015

Review by Andrea Miller in August (print-only) issue of Shambhala Sun.

Memories and Magic Exhibition

I am very pleased to invite you all to a solo exhibition of my work this month presented by Kweli Journal and East Harlem Presents at The Poet's Den Gallery and Theater! I am so honored to have the opportunity!

Kweli Journal and East Harlem Presents are proud to host “Memory and Magic: The Art of Sara Woolley,” on display January 16, 2015 – February 8, 2015 at Poet’s Den Gallery, 309 East 108th Street, NY, NY. The exhibit features a wide selection of work by this talented Latina artist, and includes illustrations that have appeared in children’s books, on book jackets and in advertisements. Preview art from Charlotte and the Quiet Place (Parallax Press, April 2015), Los Pirineos, the Mostly True Memoirs of Esperancita Gómez, and more. Study process work and finished art. Then meet Sara Woolley at Poet’s Den Gallery during an Artist’s Reception on Friday, January 30th, 6 - 10 pm. Original work and prints will be available for sale.

Educators Symposium and the New York Society of Illustrators

Please join me on Saturday October 11th 4:15 - 5:45 PM at the New York Society of Illustrators for a seminar on Technology and Craft where I'll be copresenting with illustrators Marcos Chin (School of Visual Arts) and Margo Dabaie at the 2014 Learn Out Loud Educators Symposium.

We will discuss finding new outlets for illustration.  "Learn how these artists took the initiative to create new aspects of their careers and discovered a passion for pattern-making, fashion design, toy and jewelry design, home accessories, comics and zines, and more! "

 

The highly anticipated bi-annual Educators Symposium takes place every other year in the Society of Illustrators headquarters in NYC- the mecca of illustration.  Illustration professors gather from all over the country and world for this high impact, high value development opportunity filled with idea sharing and networking. 

 

Click here to find out more information or to attend the Educators Symposium.

World Cup Fever

World Cup Fever

by SW admin on June 24, 2014

I’m not generally a sports person… but its kind of impossible not to catch a little world cup fever!

Personally, I’m Rooting for Colombia.

I do however love Art, a Good Beer and a Great Party.   Thankfully Zum Schneider NYC provided me with a chance to put all of these things together at once!  For the next 3 weeks, until the Final Game in July Zum Schneider, a Bavarian Beer Garden in NYC’s Lower East Side, will be hosting ourdoor screenings, of the games with their particular crazy artistic Schneider flavor including theatre, a live band, and a 19 foot Mural by yours truly!  Special thanks to Angela Wendt and Sylvester Schneider for such an amazingly fun project!

 


Fate And Company Signing and Book Release Party

Fate & Company book one is complete and ready to come home with you! 

I find myself feeling so very, very grateful!   It was such a nice feeling opening up the box full of freshly printed comics!  Fate & Company is such an amazing project to get to work on, with a writer who knows when to chime in, and when to just let me go off on my own artistically!

The wonderful people at Enigma Bookstore in Astoria, Queens made us feel so welcome and put together a really nice book launch event for myself and co-creator Mark Boutros.   So to everyone who came by Saturday night or helped make Fate & Company happen – THANKS!  If you didn’t get the chance to come by, check out the great pics below by Roderick Paulus from Toy Masters Video Magazine ! And … if you don’t yet have your copy of F&C you can pic one up already signed at Enigma Bookstore, or from my store.