Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

2015 Portfolio Show Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the Portfolio Show at Booklandia, our 2015 Spring Conference.

First Place: Alison Farrell
Second Place: Margaux Meganck
Third Place: Zoey Abbott Wagner
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Alison Farrell is an illustrator living in the charming city of Portland, Oregon.  Rain or shine she can be found transporting her son Finn around town on a ginormous cargobike decorated with stickers. Alison’s days are best spent drawing, reading and exploring Portland by bicycle. You can visit her website at:







aboutMargMargaux Meganck lives and works in Portland, Oregon. Having an illustrator in the family (her uncle, Robert Meganck) influenced Margaux's career goals early on. She grew up drawing from her imagination, studied life drawing in school, and now finds herself somewhere in-between. She loves soft edges, good design, and subtle pallets punctuated with pops of color. Her influences include Chris Van Allsburg, Allen Say, David Wiesner, and Shaun Tan. Dark chocolate and large mugs of tea fuel her fire. You can visit Margaux's website at:






zoeymug3Zoey Abbott Wagner loves classical oil painting, sumi-e brush painting and bookarts. She also loves those simple yet layered picture books that never end up in the Goodwill pile. Zoey is on a mission to merge her interests and find her voice. She'll keep you posted. In the meantime, you can see Zoey's work at