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

 

Monday
Dec082014

Inga Poslitur Excepted into the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe 118th Exhibition

"Tulips Red and White," a painting by MFA Alumnus Inga Poslitur (Class of 2012), has been accepted for the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe 118th Exhibition at the National Arts Club in New York City.

The Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club came into being over a century ago, and serves to educate the public through its exhibitions and programs taking place throughout the year. 
For 60 years, the Club has been welcomed by the NAC in furthering that goal and hosting the Annual Open Juried Exhibition.

-National Arts Club Website

The show will run December 2nd through the 20th, with a Benefits Reception for the Metropolitain Museum of Art on December 12th, and an Awards Dinner on Friday December 19th.

Seen above is Inga's painting that will be featured in the exhibition, and below is a show-card with more details on the exhibition such as a list of participating artists and location.

Learn more about the National Arts Club on their webite: http://www.nationalartsclub.org/