Festival of the Book, Bozeman Public Library, Bozeman MT, November 2015
FOOD FOR MY SOUL: Caldecott Award winning author and illustrator Jon Klassen and author Mac Barnett of Extra Yarn and Sam and Dave Dig a Hole were the featured event.  Just as the Royals won the world series, Cindy hit a home run with these 2 characters whom were hilariously entertaining. What a team! Thanks to the library for creating these exceptional experiences for the community.
Mac's website John's website

j b Creative Magazine, Colorado Springs CO, Fall

Emily is a featured artist in the fall issue of the magazine which is distributed at libraries and hotels around Colorado Springs. Following recent events she was inspired to write the following poem:

My cup runneth over
my brain is a buzz
with the recent activity
I feel like "Emily says and Emily does".
I can climb a skyscraper,
I have struck gold!
Luck of the Irish?
No, just food for the soul
like Stretch Armstrong
I reach
for the stars.
I won't rest
until I sink my dreams.
I believe.

Arrowhead Public School, K-8, Creative Writing and Illustration Unit, Pray MT
As a visual artist and educational consultant Emily created 4 weeks of curriculum and shares, "We dove in like dolphins, creating our own stories and illustrations. As a finale', the students had a gallery showing at the Livingston Art & Culture Center; their manuscript, illustration, book cover & thumbnails were on display in May for the community to enjoy. Bravo students! Next stop poetry."

E.B. Lewis has won the Caldecott Award multiple times and is a master of watercolor. Both a fine artist & illustrator of children's books, he has coined himself an "artistrator". Newspaper Article

"I had the opportunity to meet E.B. Lewis, one of my favorite illustrators, in NYC during the Winter SCBWI Conference. As an aspiring author and illustrator I knew it would be integral for the students to experience an accomplished illustrator. We invited him to Arrowhead where he provided an inspirational & moving presentation. His message resonated with our students- the perfect ending to our story. Thank you E.B!" website

Spring Gala Auction, Plains Art Museum, Fargo ND, April 24, 2015

To be auctioned off during the Plains Art Museum Spring Gala, "Up, Up and Away" will soon fly into the hands of a new collector. Emily was invited to submit works which she was very excited about. The museum shares, "Set against our spectacular interior, the Gala is an evening of magic with a great cause."
Click here to read more and purchase tickets 

Up Up and Away  
Watercolor with Paper cutting
14 " x 14 "

Paris Gibson Square Museum Auction, Great Falls MT, April 11, 2015

Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art Presents it's 18th Annual Art Auction: April Showers Bloom Art at The Square.

Join us, Saturday, April 11, 2015 for the Live Art Auction, A Quick Finish by three accomplished artists, a silent auction, cocktails, savory Hors D'Oeuvres, and Live Music.

Tickets are $65 each and are on sale NOW! Call 727-8255 to purchase yours today.

Apple Blossom Time, 12" x 12"

47th Annual Benefit Auction, Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings MT, March 7

Gas Guzzler (left) 
Crooning For Crocus II (below)

401 N 27th St., Billings MT 

  • 5 PM Doors Open: Cocktails & heavy hors d' oeuvres, Silent Auction Bidding, Live Auction Preview
  • 7:30 PM Live Auction, Bidding Begins

Artist in Residence, Acadia National Park, Acadia Maine, May 2015

Emily was chosen for their 2015 AIR program. The Artist-in-Residence Program at Acadia National Park offers professional writers, composers, and all visual and performing artists the opportunity to pursue their art form, enveloped in the natural landscape. She is excited to receive inspiration from the beauty of the park; creating new paper cuts with watercolor and composing/ polishing her children's book manuscripts.

Wonder and Whimsy Exhibit, Bozeman Public Library, January - February 2015



"I walked into the Bozeman library today and my jaw dropped looking at (and into) your art.  There is almost a hallucinatory quality to them as they draw your attention in.  They also have something about them that makes one want to touch them.  They are all so wonderful. Thank you again for such meaningful work." -Susan

Emily states, "When I visited the library for the first time I was inspired by the exhibit space and said to myself, I'm going to be exhibited here." One year later she received her acceptance letter.

The 25 paper cuts with watercolor exhibited within “Wonder and Whimsy” include the Centripetal Satire series, while others, still circular in shape, are “Chust fer Fancy”.  Emily shares, “As an educator my goal is to engage and educate my audiences, sharing a snapshot of my heritage layered within my favorite things.  As I research historic PA German designs, I revel at the similarities of the past and present; the many flowers and birds that take flight in my mind are also found within the fragile, delicate paper cuts from the 1700 - 1800’s.  Hard work, patience and embellishments are three things they impart, lastly I bring my heart.”

During my exhibit reception at the Bozeman Public Library I provided a presentation about my art and heritage with phish pie for everyone to sample (PA Dutch sweet molasses pie). newspaper article

Two weeks ago I partnered with an elementary school for a field trip to the Bozeman Library where they embarked upon a Treasure Hunt with "Wonder and Whimsy". The students were actively engaged as they used clues to learn more about the 25 paper cuts with watercolor.  I was excited to use the Library's fantastic exhibit space for a fun time of discovery.

It was also the perfect introduction for our 3 week Creative Writing and Illustration Unit- my first week with the K-8 students went very well as we shook up our imaginations; the foundation is laid along with many good feelings and excitement- week 2 will be coming up in February with our last week in April and their very own artwork exhibited at the Livingston Center for Art & Culture in May.