8 UArts Illustrations Are Finalists in Society of Illustrators' Student Competition

Work by sophomore, junior and senior Illustration majors will be on display May 15 – June 5 at the Museum of American Illustration

"The Old Man and Death" by David Curtis '13 (Illustration), graphite and digital.

March 25, 2013

Eight UArts illustrations have been chosen as finalists in the 2013 Society of Illustrators' annual Student Competition.

Illustration students selected for this prestigious competition include seniors Alex Bond, David Curtis, Kristen Fritsch, Andy Hood and Gregory Wright, who had two pieces accepted; junior Kate O'Hara; and sophomore John Brickley. Their original artwork will be displayed at the Museum of American Illustration in New York from May 15 through June 5. A full-color catalog accompanies the exhibit.

"All the Apparatus Album Cover" by Kate O'Hara '14 (Illustration), pencil and digital.

This year, a jury of professional illustrators and art directors chose 270 works from more than 8,600 entries submitted by 81 schools nationwide. The Society, as well as various other generous private and corporate donors, grants over $50,000 in scholarships to the best students featured in the competition. Awards and certificates will be handed out during an opening reception on Friday, May 17.

"American Metropolis" by John Brickley '15 (Illustration), digital.

Held every year since 1981, pieces are accepted based on quality of technique, concept and skill of medium used. In a competition that can kick start a career, students bring their most sophisticated, well-crafted and original work to be tested.

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