Illustration West 55 Opening Night – Friday, January 6, 2017
Yes, it’s time for another Illustration West Opening Night – our 55th!
We’ll be meeting at the Society’s Gallery at 5119 Eagle Rock Blvd., Los Angeles starting at 7:00 pm until 10:00 pm with the Awards Ceremony taking place at 8:00 pm.
There will be over 100 accepted entries hanging plus another 70 you can view on the Plasma Screen.
The Illustration West 55 website will also launch the same night: illustrationwest.org/55 and will join our 18 other on-line Illustration Wests.
We thank our Show Chair, Steve “Primary” Hughes for all he did to put ILW 55 together. We thank Scott Bakal for his CFE art work and also his awards design. We also thank the team of judges who reviewed over 1300 entries: Kristina Carroll, Martin Gee, Sheri Gee, Karla Ortiz, Richie Pope, Paolo Rivera and Zach Tutor.
Artwork ©2016 – Scott Bakal, no reproduction without permission of artist
Special kudos to our Award Winners:
Francis Vallejo – Joseph Morgan Henninger Award – Best of Show
Mark Smith – Patrick Nagel Award for Excellence
Scott Bakal, Bronze Award
Anna & Elena Balbusso , Silver Award
Anthony Benedetto, Gold Award
Xiao Qing Chen, Silver Award
Cameron Cottrill, Gold and Bronze Awards
Thomas Ehretsmann, Silver Award
Micah Epstein, Bronze Award
Patrick Faricy, Silver and Bronze Awards
Amy Huang, Silver Award and Elin Waite & Dick Odin Scholarship
Samrath Kaur, Gold Award and Phillip Hays “I love it. I think it’s terrific.” Scholarship
Ha Gyung Lee, Gold Award
Jerry Lofaro, Gold Award
Javier Medellin Puyou, Silver Award
Corinne Reid, Bronze Award
Meryl Rowin, Bronze Award
Leonardo Santamaria, Bronze Award and Bill Tara Scholarship
Danny Schwartz, Silver Award
Hayden Sherman, Silver Award
Miguel Tanco, Gold Award
Daria Theodora, Gold Award
Bill Thomson, Silver and Bronze Awards
Jeremy Wilson, 3 Gold Awards, 1 Silver and 2 Bronze Awards
See you on the 6th!
©2016 – Scott Bakal, no reproduction without permission of artist