About SILA

The Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles was founded in 1953 by a handful of Southern California advertising artists and designers primarily to promote the professional status of illustration art as well as foster both philanthropic and educational goals. From this small beginning it has grown to a very productive membership whose work is seen locally and nationally by millions each year in all printed media, television, films, the Internet and gallery exhibitions.

Today SILA is firmly established as the major professional art entity on the West coast providing significant contribution to the vitality of not only the community itself but the nation as well.



SILA’s purpose is to:

  1. promote interest in the art of illustration
  2. encourage high ethical standards of professionalism in the field
  3. foster camaraderie and support for its members, and
  4. collaborate with other professional art organizations for mutual benefit.


Become a Member

Find out what SILA membership can do for you!


Become a Sponsor

Donations to SILA support its programs and initiatives. If you are interested in sponsoring an event or program, we have many opportunities for specific events. Ongoing discounts to our membership can be arranged for your Illustration related product or service.

SILA is a non-profit trade association, 501 c(6), not a charity. Sponsorship can be a deductible item for your business. Check with your tax accountant. 

PayPal Donations:

Check / Money Order Donations:
Payable to: “SILA” at The Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles, P.O. Box 8143, Los Angeles, CA 91409

For additional information or answers to other inquiries, please Contact SILA or call 800.799.6368.

SILA Sponsors Include:

Friends of SILA

ICON: The Illustration Conference AIGA/LA
Sacramento Art Directors and Artists Club