Faculty Zina Saunders' Animations for Mother Jones: Two for Tuesday

Catch up on faculty Zina Saunders' recent animated political commentary for Mother Jones. Last week it was Archbishop Timothy Dolan's anti-gay sermon, this week billionaire Charles Koch is the man in the mirror, making an appeal to the billionaire in all of us.


Confessions of a Mixed Media Artist

Check out faculty Lisa Cyr's newly launched blog, Confessions of a Mixed Media Artist.

"Every attempt at the easel presents an opportunity to explore new tools, materials and processes. Without a set intention, I create. There are happy accidents that begin to happen. When I take chances and challenge the unknown, things that I could not have predicted occur. I find that when I begin to play, I open the door for discovery to enter. This blog is a documentation of my ongoing process of discovery." -Lisa Cyr


National Figures at William Scott Gallery with Jim Burke (Class of 2012) and Scott Bakal (Class of 2007)

Above left: Jim Burke's "James," and right: Scott Bakal's "Explosion#1"

The William Scott Gallery presents National Figures, a show curated by Damon Lehrer and Rick Berry exhibiting a handful of well-known figure painters, including Jim Burke (Class of 2012) and Scott Bakal (Class of 2007).

See Scott's blog post about the process of creating his pieces for the show here.

Join the artists for an opening reception Friday, October 7, from 6-8pm at The William Scott Gallery, 450 Harrison Ave., #65, Boston, Massachusetts. Parking is free and available.


Society of Illustrators 22nd Members Open Call For Entries: Fear

One of the benefits of being a member of the Society of Illustrators is being eligible to submit work to exhibits such as this members open, titled Fear.

The society asks members to confront their worst fears: ghosts, cockroaches, spiders, snakes, heights, water, enclosed spaces, tunnels and bridges, failure, public speaking, exams... and of course, deadlines! (which in this case is November 14)

The jury for this exhibit includes Steve Brodner, Dennis Calero, Joe Ciardiello, Leslie Cober-Gentry (Class of 2011), and Kinuko Craft, with Guy Billout as Chairman.

Illustration by Perry Peterson


Eileen San Felipe's (Class of 2010) Solo Show at Bob Bar in NYC

Eileen San Felipe (Class of 2010) was so inspired by the city assignments during her time in the HAS MFA in Illustration program, that she expanded on the theme after she graduated, creating a body of work based on her travels since.

Stop by for the opening of her first solo show, Travels, at Bob Bar in New York City on Wednesday, October 12, from 7pm-11pm. The exhibition will be up throughout the month of October.

Bob Bar
235 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002

left: San Francisco, by Eileen San Felipe


N.C. Wyeth's 'Treasure Island' illustrations on view at Brandywine Museum

The Brandywine Museum in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, is commemorating the 100th anniversary of the publication of Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island with a show of all sixteen of N.C. Wyeth's (1882-1945) original paintings created for the book.

Wyeth created the illustrations in about three-and-a-half months, working spontaneously right on the canvas. He used neighbors and acquaintances as models for the striking three-by-four foot works which were reduced to around six inches tall in the printed book. The book's success began a long relationship between Wyeth and the publisher, Scribner, leading to a popular series of children's books illustrated by Wyeth. Read more in this Fox News article.

The exhibit is on view through November 20.

right: "Old Pew" from Treasure Island, illustrated by N.C. Wyeth in 1911 


Society of Illustrators Hosts Gallery Talk: Illustrator As Designer

Join John Hendrix, Christopher Silas Neal, and Jennifer Daniel at the Society of Illustrators in New York City this coming Saturday for what Jennifer calls on her blog, "a group therapy session about our ongoing identity crisis as 'dillustrators'."

This three-ring-circus presentation about designed images, drawn text and the creative process takes place at the Society of Illustrators, 128 East 63rd Street, on Saturday, October 1st, from 2pm-4pm.

Tickets: $15 Non-Members | $10 Members | $7 Students