Lori McElrath-Eslick's work has been in the Bolognafiere Annual Exhibition in Italy and in the Society of Illustrator’s Annual, NY. She has been an artist in the Children’s Writers and Illustrators Market and a SCBWI recipient of the Magazine Merit award winner. McElrath-Eslick was also an Ezra Jack Keats fellowship award recipient.
She has illustrated books for several different publishers: Margaret K. McElderry Books, Simon & Schuster, Boyds Mills Press, Lion Publishing UK, HarperCollins, and Eerdmans Books for Young Readers. She also exhibits and paint for herself. Some of her works are featured in the Michigan governor's residence art exhibition, Muskegon Museum of Art's Regional exhibit and award winner, the Catherine Lorillard Wolfe art exhibit & award winner at the National Art Club in New York. Her work is in the permanent collections of: Sprint Corporation, Kerlan Collection, University of Minnesota, Mazza Museum of Children's Book ART, University of Findlay, California Department of Education, Grand Valley State University, Department of Education Board Room, Frankel Cardiovascular Center at the University of Michigan as well as many other public and private collections. McElrath-Eslick is proud to say that she is a Kendall College of Art and Design grad and recipient of the "Recent Graduate Award".