Illustration West 55 Opening Night – Friday, January 6, 2017

Dec 29, 2016 | Exhibitions, News, News & Events

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: 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