18 Student Works Chosen for Society of Illustrators' Annual Competition

Illustrations by seniors and recent grads will be on display May 7 – 31 at the Museum of American Illustration

"Coco Rosie" by Brian McQuilkin BFA '13 (illustration); digital processes.

March 17, 2014

Eighteen works by senior Illustration majors and recent graduates have been accepted into this year's prestigious Society of Illustrators' Student Scholarship Competition.

Winning entries include two each from Anna Heigh '14, Alex Bond BFA '13, Brian McQuilkin BFA '13 and Gregory Wright BFA '13. Other finalists include Meredith Bentley '14, Rita Carroll BFA '13, David Curtis BFA '13, Kristen Fritsch BFA '13, Elizabeth Garvey '14, Sun Kim BFA '13, Hey Min Kim BFA '13, Jimin Lee '14, Rebecca Syracuse '14 and Jessica Welhaf '14. Their original artwork will be on display in the 2014 Student Scholarship Exhibit at the Museum of American Illustration in New York from May 7 through May 31. A full-color catalog accompanies the exhibition.

"Honey Bee Pattern" by Elizabeth Garvey '14 (Illustration); oil on wood.

This year, a jury of professional illustrators and art directors chose 300 works from more than 8,700 entries submitted by 78 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 9.

"Ballet" by Kristen Fritsch BFA ’13 (Illustration); digital processes.

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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