Welcome to our Thanksgiving Art & Gratitude Parade!

Thanksgiving is just under two weeks away, we are celebrating at the Art Licensing Show with a Portfolio Members, open-submission of Thanksgiving Art & Gratitude.

“There is always something to be grateful for…”

We’re inviting our ALSC artists to share a piece of Thanksgiving art that communicates and celebrates gratitude, thanks, love, peace, word art, inspiration, family, friends and even pumpkin pie if you’d like (for the love of pumpkin pie, which always seems in short supply the rest of the year)! This is the time when we take a pause to share a meal and celebrate with family, friends, and loved ones to express a prayer of gratitude for the people, the love and the things we have in our lives.


For us at the Art Licensing Show, we’re starting this celebration off by expressing how grateful we are for the amazing Artists on our site. And for the Art Directors, Product Development Managers, CEOs and Manufacturers who use the Art Licensing Show to fulfill their art licensing needs.

Make this the time for choosing gratitude, expressing kindness and building your own happiness. Being grateful and expressing kindness can also bring out the best in those around us. Some evidence suggests that we can actively choose to practice gratitude — and that doing so raises our happiness. And you don’t need to be a neuroscientist to know that choosing to focus on good things makes you feel better than focusing on bad things.

Make gratitude a practice regardless of how you feel, not just every November — but all year long. And let’s express gratitude not just for the big things like good heath, a job you love doing, having children and grandchildren, but for the things you experience in life and nature like — the smell of the fall season, the song on the radio that reminds you of high school or hearing from an old friend or relative. And even for Uncle Freddy, who will probably have a bit too much to drink this Thanksgiving while he shares his political views on the recent election. Let’s Give Thanks…. for all of it.

ALSC Portfolio Artists Send in Your Gratitude Art!

1. To participate in the Thanksgiving Art & Gratitude Parade click here to get all the details. All of the art will be posted on this blog post with a link to your ALSC portfolio. (If you are not yet a Portfolio Subscription Member and are actively seeking to license your artwork, we would love to have you join us. Upgrade or Renew here to participate in the groups like ALSC Art Challenges.)

2. Share your art on any social media add the hashtag #ALSCArtandGratitude. And we’re “GRATEFUL” for your participation!

3. Share what you are grateful for in the comments below!

See our Thanksgiving Art & Gratitude Parade below!

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Bernadette Youngquist

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Joan Beiriger

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Nadia Kronfli

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Annie Troe

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Valentina Rota

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Jill Meyer

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Kat Ford ~ Corpirate

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Susan Brand

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Judy Sorrels Art

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LeslieAnn Clark

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Jeanne Rollison

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Kandyce Art Studio

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Amanda Voris

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Vicky Yorke Designs

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Jamie Kalvestran

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Pam Branch

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Karen Beers

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Sarah Hudock

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Marion Richardson

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Valerie Hart

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Jo Lynch

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Gioia Albano

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Nancy Archer

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Laura Smith

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Deborah Faenza

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Jill Craig

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LuAnne Payne

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Madeline Faiella

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Franci T

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Vickie Singleton


16 responses to ALSC Thanksgiving Art & Gratitude Parade!

  1. What a wonderful show of art! Each image reveals all the personalities on this site. It’s wonderful! Thank you Cherish, for setting it all up! Your dream come true!

  2. My heart is SO FULL with gratitude for each and every one of you. Thank you for being the beautiful rainbow of colors that makes our community here SO special. It means so much to me that you are all enjoying the ALSC site and growing in your art professions and personal friendships as well. We really have the nicest and most creative community on the web right here. I am blessed to know so many of you personally and you have all had a lasting impact on my heart.

    Keep making your incredible artwork and sharing it as well! We have so many exciting things planned for the months ahead. I am SUPER thankful to have all of my art friends in my life. <3

  3. I am grateful to all the path I walked until now…even if sometimes I forget ;-) STill true

  4. This might sound odd, but I’m grateful for the World Wide Web. That and incredible recent innovations in digital art have utterly changed everything for us chickens… we are able to literally manifest our artwork and our dreams into a space where millions of people can see it – and gives us endless leeway and opportunities, too. This website is an example of not just creative art, but creative thinking: how can we put our art someplace where the right people can find it? This literal magnification of our dreams is wonderful and I am very thankful for it.

  5. Right now I am grateful for meeting/connecting with all kinds of wonderful artists here. Personally I’m grateful for this time of year, the crisp mornings and the fog in the valley, the beautiful leaves and the windy days. It is truly my favorite time of year! And of course, my family, my warm home, etc etc etc. <3

  6. I am SO grateful to be a small little part, on this AMAZING ALSC site!!! . . . so thrilled to have connected with other artists & designers, who share so graciously their art & wisdom . . . and for their BIG hearts and encouragement!!! . . . G R A T E F U L

  7. There isn’t enough room to write about all I’m grateful for. Pretty much all the great folks here and how inspiring you are. And challenging. You make me work harder and up my game. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

  8. I’m super grateful for Art Licensing Show community and the opportunities it provides for artists and licensees to connect and build working partnerships and relationships. Cherish, you rock! I’m grateful that you had the strategic vision, passion and persistence it has taken to make this dream a reality. Thankful, inspired and excited to see the success so many are having because of your hard work! And, of course, thankful for my family, friends, sunny days, green trees, blue sky’s , butterflies……………yadda yadda yadda!

  9. I too, am grateful for ALS and such a generous, supportive, community of artists! Happy Thanksgiving!

  10. I am thankful for family and friends and for this Thanksgiving season that helps me to pause and count my blessings. I am grateful for ALSC and the opportunities that lie ahead as I continue to create art. Happy Thanksgiving!

  11. In Italy we haven’t the Thanksgiving holiday so I don’t have much experience of Thanksgiving art, but it seems to me a beautiful celebration so I want to try! ^_^

  12. So thankful for Art Licensing Show and the monthly challenges that build my portfolio. Also for all of my Art Friends and all of the support you so graciously give!

  13. Wow! So much to be grateful for. Professionally, I am thankful for this site, Cherish and all involved. You have opened doors and connected me with some truly special people. Personally, I am grateful to be able to do what I love every day…and for my health…and for my family…an for the ocean…I could go on and on. ❤️

  14. I am grateful that Cherish has created her wonderful ALSC where licensors and licensees can meet and where they can share all kinds of information related to the art licensing industry! I have learned SO MUCH since I joined.

  15. I’m grateful for all of the lovely people I’ve met here who have become inspirations to me professionally, as well as dear friends.

  16. I am grateful for! I have made connections with so many wonderful people :-D I have grown since joining <3

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