Friday
Jan162015

MFA Alumni Work Featured in BYU Alumni 50th Anniversary Show

The Hartford MFA in Illustration program is happy to have learned that several of our former students are exhibiting work in the BYU Department of Visual Arts 50-Year Anniversary Alumni Show, "Every Polished Grace."

Particpants include Eric Himle (MFA Class of 2014), Greg Newbold (MFA Class of 2009), and Val Paul Taylor (MFA Class of 2010).

The Above is Titled "Unburdened," by Greg Newbold, 24x32 oil on canvas

The show runs from January 16 to February 9 2015 occupying all three floors and the secured gallery exhibit space of the Harris Fine Arts Center on the campus of Brigham Young University. You can learn more about the BYU Department of Visual Arts, or if you are an alumnus, submit to be in an alumni show, on their website: http://dvagalleries.byu.edu/general-information

Friday
Jan162015

Chris Piascik Illustrates Rhode Island Monthly. 

Current MFA Student Chris Piascik (Class of 2015) Illustrated the current cover of Rhode Island Monthly!

You can check out this, and more of Chris's work on his website: http://chrispiascik.com

For more on Rhode Island Monthy, visit http://www.rimonthly.com/

Friday
Jan162015

Eric Himle (Class of 2014) in BYU Alumni Show

MFA alumnus Eric Himle (Class of 2014) has a painting from his senior thesis featured in the BYU Alumni show, Every Polished Grace.

You can learn more about the BYU Department of Visual Arts, or if you are an alumnus, submit to be in an alumni show, on their website: http://dvagalleries.byu.edu/general-information

Monday
Jan122015

Click, Clack, Moo Illustrated by Betsy Lewin, One of 100 Best Children's Books Ever!

Low Residency MFA in Illustration's faculty member Betsy Lewin has made it onto Time Magazine's list of 100 Best Children's Books EVER, with Click, Clack, Moo, Cows That Type, written by Doreen Cronin. Her work is featured along side legendary books like Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak, and Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans. Congratulations, Betsy!

You can read the full list here: http://time.com/100-best-childrens-books/

Monday
Jan122015

Betsy Lewin & Student Kate Parkinson on Library Journal's Sping 2015 Preview

Faculty member Betsy Lewin of the Low Residency MFA in Illustration program at the Hartford Art School, and her student Kate Parkinson (Class of 2015) have made it onto the School Library Journal's Spring 2015 Preview Book review! The article gives a run-down of new publications for children to watch out for this spring. The list includes Lewin's "addition to the I Like to Read list with Good Night, Knight (May), the tale of a knight’s quest for a dish of delectable cookies," and Parkinson's "debut on the spring list with Grace (May) a picture book about an ungainly ballerina."

 

Tuesday
Jan062015

2015 Student Scholarship Competition

Every year since 1981 the Society has held the Student Scholarship Competition. Over three hundred works are chosen from more than 8,700 entries submitted by professors of college-level students nationwide. In a competition which can kick start a career, students bring their most sophisticated, well-crafted and original work to be tested. A jury of professional peers, including illustrators and art directors, selects the most outstanding works created throughout the year. Pieces are accepted based on the quality of technique, concept and skill of medium used. 

Only School Administrators and department chairs are eligible to enter this competition on behalf of full-time Undergraduate students. Please email exhibitions@societyillustrators.org if you are in charge of entering school work and would like more information, or visit the competition website at: http://www.soicompetitions.org/


Monday
Dec152014

Julia Y Exhibits in Ghost Gallery Holiday Miniature Art Extravaganza

Current MFA student Julia Y (Class of 2015) is exhibiting her illustrations in two locations in the Seattle area as part of Ghost Gallery's 9th Annual Holiday Miniature Art ExtravaganzaArt will be on display until Monday February 9 as part of a group exhibit of 50 local and global artists. Julia's work includes mixed media illustrations of unique sea creatures made using fabric, acrylic paint, and embroidery done as studies for her thesis currently in progress. Original artwork is available for purchase at the exhibit or online through Ghost Gallery's website