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The Maurice Sendak Foundation's 2015 Sendak Fellows

  The Sendak Fellowship is a residency program that supports artists who tell stories with illustration. The Fellowship offers a four-week summer retreat for several artists to live and work at Scotch Hill Farm in Cambridge, New York.

The goal of the Sendak Fellowship, in Maurice’s words, was for the Fellows to “create work that is not vapid, stupid, or sexy, but original. Work that excites and incites. Illustration is like dance; it should move like—and to—music.” The Sendak Fellowship was inaugurated in 2010.

This year’s Fellows are:
Richard Egielski has illustrated fifty-two children’s books, eight of which he also wrote. He received the Caldecott Medal for Hey, Al, story by Arthur Yorinks.

Marc McChesney got his start as an assistant to printer Gary Lichtenstein, and has done work in fine-art painting, and through a friendship with Sendak himself was inspired to take up children’s illustration.

Doug Salati is an illustrator living in New York City. His illustrations have received recognition from American Illustration, 3x3, and the Society of Illustrators.

Stephen Savage has illustrated eight children's books, including Where's Walrus?, Little Tug, and the bestselling Polar Bear Night. His illustrations have also appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, Time, and Entertainment Weekly.

Joe talks to people on the radio for a living. In addition to countless impressive human "gets" - he has talked to a lot of Muppets. Joe grew up in Philadelphia, has been on the area airwaves for more than 25 years and currently lives in Washington County, NY with his wife, Kelly, and their dog, Brady. And yes, he reads every single book.
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