12 Student Works Are Finalists in Society of Illustrators' Annual Competition

March 1, 2016

Selected illustrations by seniors and recent grads will be on display May 10 – June 4 at the Museum of American Illustration



“The School” by Abayomi Louard-Moore BFA ’15 (Illustration), digital.

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

Finalists include Kuba Jennes BFA ’15 (Illustration), Aiden Jimeno BFA ’15 (Illustration), Rebecca Kirby BFA ’15 (Illustration), Abayomi Louard-Moore BFA ’15 (Illustration), Rowan MacFarlane ’16 (Illustration), Kristen Miller BFA ’15 (Illustration), Molly Egan BFA ’15 (Illustration), James Firnhaber ’16 (Illustration), Natalia Jablonski ’16 (Illustration), Shannon Ryan ’16 (Illustration), Nicole Wheat BFA ’15 (Illustration) and Kailey Whitman ’16 (Illustration).



“Sicky Girl” by Rowan MacFarlane ’16 (Illustration), acrylic on wood.

Their original artwork will be on display in the 2016 Student Scholarship Exhibit at the Museum of American Illustration in New York from May 10 through June 4. A full-color catalog accompanies the exhibition.

This year, a jury of professional illustrators and art directors chose less than 300 works from entries submitted by 86 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 13.



“Growth and Decay” by Natalia Jablonski ’16 (Illustration), digital.

Held every year since 1981, the Society of Illustrators’ Student Scholarship Competition selects pieces based on the quality of technique, concept and skill of medium used, and is credited with kick starting students’ careers.



“Evil Dead” by Kristen Miller
 BFA ’15 (Illustration), digital.