Heights artist wins illustration award
Heights illustrator Jamey Christoph received an Award of Excellence from Communication Arts for his work on the children’s book Gordon Parks: How the Photographer Captured Black and White America. The publication’s 56th Illustration Annual features an illustration from the book, which depicts impoverished families living in the shadow of the U.S. Capitol. The international competition reviewed more than 4,300 applicants and awarded Christoph its top award for illustrations in published books.
Christoph, a resident of Cleveland Heights since 2002, currently resides in Grant Deming’s Forest Hill Neighborhood.
Information about his children’s books and illustrations are available at www.jameychristoph.com.
In celebration of Appletree Books’ 40th anniversary festivities, Christoph will partner with the Cedar Fairmount bookseller for an afternoon of creativity and fun on Saturday, July 25, from 1–3 p.m. At the free event, which will feature several of his children’s books, the artist will unveil a new series of prints inspired by his favorite Cleveland Heights neighborhoods, as well as feature children’s books and toys illustrated by Christoph.
Bradley Eckert, partner of the artist, is a resident of Cleveland Heights, and a medical school student.