12 Illustration Students Selected for 2020 Society of Illustrators Exhibit

April 30, 2020

Seventeen works from 12 UArts Illustration students and recent alumni have been chosen this year for the prestigious Society of Illustrators Annual Student Scholarship Exhibit.

In a competition which can kickstart a career, students have submitted their most sophisticated, well-crafted and original work to be tested. Works were chosen from over 8,700 entries submitted in early February by college-level students who represented 74 schools nationwide. A jury of professional peers, including illustrators and art directors, selected the most outstanding works created throughout the year. Pieces were accepted based on the quality of technique, concept and skill of medium used.

From the society’s endowment, contributions from private and corporate donors, and proceeds from an annual auction of member-donated artworks, scholarship awards were granted to about 25 students whose work was deemed the best of the best.

The UArtists selected to exhibit were Julia Barnes BFA ’19, Julia Bianchi ’20, Julia Davis ’20, Logan DeCarme ’20, Oliver Jenkins BFA ’19, Mae Krasniewicz BFA ’19, Sophie Lane ’20, Abigail McManus ’20, Jennifer Mundy BFA ’19, Joseph Rogers ’20, Tilda Rose Sladek BFA ’19 and Melita Tirado BFA ’19. One of Krasniewicz’s pieces, “The Barnes Foundation,” was awarded the $1,000 Carol and Murray Tinkelman Scholarship Award. 

Each spring, the Student Scholarship Exhibit is traditionally held in the galleries of the Society of Illustrators in New York. In response to the COVID-19 situation, this year’s exhibition will be featured entirely online. More details regarding the online exhibition are forthcoming.

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Julia Barnes Illustration
Julia Barnes, "Untitled"
Julie Bianchi Illustration
Julia Bianchi, "Apt. #4"


Julia Davis Illustration
Julia Davis, "The Conductor Spread"


Logan DeCarme Illustration
Logan DeCarme, "Be Nice to Technology"


Sophia Lane Illustration
Sophia Lane, "It's All About Me"


Abigail McManus Illustration
Abigail McManus, "Chameleon"


Joseph Rogers Illustration
Joseph Rogers, "Turnpike"


Mel Tirado
Melita Tirado, "Walk the Runway"