Mazza Museum Virtual Weekend Conference

Six renowned artists/authors to be featured in Mazza’s Virtual Weekend Conference 2020

University of Findlay Mazza Museum’s Weekend Conference 2020 will be offered virtually Nov. 13 and 14. Attend the Weekend Conference for graduate credit, undergraduate credit, or for general registration.

Specifically designed for educators, artists, authors, and children’s book enthusiasts, those who participate will be able to enjoy learning from the featured professionals. As in years past, the event will feature six renowned children’s book artists and authors whose works have brought smiles to countless children.

Cost of registration for Mazza’s Virtual Weekend Conference is $50 and includes attendance to all six keynote sessions, multiple chances to win door prizes, and access to presentation recordings for up to three months after the conference. If you take the conference for credit, the general registration fee is waived. After registering for the event, participants will receive a secure link to access the Conference via Zoom.

To register, visit the Mazza Museum online.

For specific questions relating to the Weekend Conference or how to register, please contact the Mazza Museum at 419-434-5521 or [email protected].


Featured professionals will include:

Arree Chung is a Chinese-American author and illustrator of many books for children, including Mixed, A Colorful Story, Ninja, Ninja!, Attack of The Clan, Out!, and The Fix-It Man. A graduate of Art Center College of Design, he lives in Union City, California.

Bryan Collier is a beloved illustrator known for his unique style combining watercolor and detailed collage.  He is a four-time Caldecott Honor recipient for Trombone Shorty, Dave the Potter, Martin’s Big Words, and Rosa.  His books have won many other awards as well, including six Coretta Scott King Illustrator Awards.  He lives in New York with his family.

E.B. Goodale is the award-winning author and illustrator of many books for children, including Under the Lilacs, Here and Now, A Kiss for Akaraka, A Most Unusual Day, and Windows.  A graduate in illustration from MassArt, she lives in Salem, Massachusetts.

Stephen T. Johnson’s visually arresting and conceptually rich body of work forges connections between words, objects and ideas.  His art spans a broad range of concepts and contexts and can be seen in site-specific public art commissions, gallery and museum exhibitions, and original award-winning children’s books such “Alphabet City,” a Caldecott Honor and a New York Times Best Illustrated book of the year.  Stephen is a professor at the University of Kansas and he lives in Lawrence, Kansas.

Laurie Keller is the author and illustrator of many books for children, including Potato Pants, We Are Growing!, Do Unto Others: a Book About Manners, Arnie the Doughnut, and Birdy’s Smile Book. A graduate of the Kendell College of Art and Design of Ferris State University. Laurie lives in North Muskegon, Michigan.

Daniel Miyares is a critically acclaimed picture book author and illustrator. Some of his books include: FloatNight OutThat is My Dream, Bring Me A Rock!, That Neighbor Kid, A Chip Off the Old Block, Surfs Up, Pardon Me, Bambino and Mr. Twain, and Float. Daniel lives in Lenexa, Kansas.