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Meet the Illustration West 62 Award Winners: Matthew Daley

Meet the Illustration West 62 Award Winners: Matthew Daley

SILVER AWARD Cartoons ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Matthew Daley is a digital illustrator based out of Toronto Canada where he shares a house with his librarian wife and their cats Geri Sizzler and Jerry Sizzler. A graduate of Sheridan College’s Interpretive Illustration Program, Daley has had work featured in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe and Toronto Star. In addition, he has designed posters for music acts such as Devo and The...

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Meet the Illustration West 62 Award Winners: Sonia Alins

Meet the Illustration West 62 Award Winners: Sonia Alins

SILVER AWARD Institutional ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ With an artistic personality halfway between Surrealism and Romanticism, Sonia Alins develops a narrative where she addresses her personal reflections, usually tied to emotions and dreams. Thus, her art shows recurring references to femininity, feminism, motherhood, family or passage of time. The protagonists in Sonia’s work are almost...

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Meet the Illustration West 62 Award Winners: Robert Carter

Meet the Illustration West 62 Award Winners: Robert Carter

GOLD AWARD Unpublished & Self-Promotional ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ www.crackedhat.com ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Robert Carter was born in St. Albans, England, but moved to Ontario, Canada, at an early age. He went on to study Art and Illustration, graduating from the prestigious Sheridan College School of Art and Animation. A professional illustrator for over two decades, Robert's style combines a strong foundation...

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Member of the Week Carol Heyer

Member of the Week Carol Heyer

“I’m a full time illustrator and writer. Before beginning my freelance career I worked for an independent movie production company as production designer and writer of feature films. I have written/illustrated thirty-two children’s picture books, among them HUMPHREY’S FIRST CHRISTMAS, and ONCE UPON A COOL MOTORCYCLE DUDE, winner of eight state awards.     My art has appeared on everything from book covers to bookmarks and I’ve done work for DISNEY, WIZARDS OF THE COAST, Ray Bradbury,...

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Meet the Illustration West 62 Award Winners: Flore Deman

Meet the Illustration West 62 Award Winners: Flore Deman

SILVER AWARD Editorial ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Flore Deman is an award-winning illustrator with a versatile portfolio that includes editorial illustrations for newspapers or magazines, (children's) books, cover illustrations, and packaging as personal work. She often raises important social issues such as human rights, mental health, global warming, sexism, and racism. She wants to give a...

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What Are SILA Members Doing? Bill Robles Is Speaking At CrimeCon 2024

What Are SILA Members Doing? Bill Robles Is Speaking At CrimeCon 2024

Bill Robles Courtroom Illustrator New York gallery owner Margo Feiden, who represents famous caricaturist Al Hirschfeld, said history and celebrity will draw collectors to the courtroom art, but ultimately she predicts artists will become collectible. Said Feiden: “People won’t say I have a drawing of the O.J. Simpson trial, they’ll say, I have a Bill Robles”. For 53 years, Bill Robles has mastered the art of on-the-spot illustration. The 1970 Charles Manson trial launched a career as a...

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Meet the Illustration West 62 Award Winners: Jun Zhou

Meet the Illustration West 62 Award Winners: Jun Zhou

SILVER AWARD Children’s Market ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ “I am delighted that my work 'Paper Mom' received the Silver Award in the Children's Market category. The inspiration for this illustration stemmed from a personal moment. While listening to the song '53º 40,6 N 008º 06,3 E' by Sangre de Muerdago, I was struck by its gentle melody, evoking memories of love and nostalgia, particularly for my mother. Simultaneously, I noticed a tissue on my desk,...

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Meet the Illustration West 62 Award Winners: Gianluca Foli

Meet the Illustration West 62 Award Winners: Gianluca Foli

BRONZE AWARD Editorial ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Gianluca Folì is an award-winning italian illustrator who lives and works in Rome. He likes pizza but doesn't play the mandolin. In more than 20-years of his career, Gianluca has pursued a path of study, of gaze, of search for his own intimate vocabulary. He explores the connection with things, visually referencing the objective correlative in the poetry of Thomas Eliot and Eugenio Montale which clearly...

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Member of the Week Jennifer Bruce

Member of the Week Jennifer Bruce

Jennifer Bruce is an award-winning, Michigan-based illustrator who mixes traditional media with digital, combining figures with graphics, texture, and pattern. Her work has appeared on book covers, in magazines, art anthologies, and in galleries around the world. Her artistic focus is on young adult and middle grade publishing, editorial, and board/card game art. She is also the co-host of the YouTube podcast "An Artist and An Author in the Labyrinth", with the award-winning fantasy author...

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Meet the Illustration West 62 Award Winners: Sonja Stangl

Meet the Illustration West 62 Award Winners: Sonja Stangl

BRONZE AWARD Unpublished & Self-Promotional ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Sonja Stangl is an award-winning illustrator and visual communicator, based in Vienna, Austria. She holds a degree in Multimedia Art and has always been interested in the interplay of different fields in the creative industries. As an illustrator she works globally for big and small clients alike. Bringing her own visual language into children's books, advertising, animation and...

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Meet the Illustration West 62 Award Winners: Peter Greenwood

Meet the Illustration West 62 Award Winners: Peter Greenwood

PATRICK NAGEL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE ...rough draft... ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Peter Greenwood is a freelance illustrator working in a group studio on the south coast of the UK, he has been an illustrator for a long time and is represented by Folio Art in London. "I was commissioned by Anthill Films to illustrate a film poster for their new documentary about global community cycling. The poster was to be used in various formats for online and printed use. I...

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Meet the Illustration West 62 Award Winners: Jade Young

Meet the Illustration West 62 Award Winners: Jade Young

SILVER AWARD Student and Elin Waite & Dick Oden $750 Scholarship ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   Jade Young is an illustrator and graphic designer currently pursuing her MFA in Illustration from Savannah College of Art and Design. Her work combines horror and humor in graphic digital illustrations. Jade has been lucky as a freelancer and has worked with clients ranging from Blink 182, Primus, My Favorite Murder, and Last Podcast on the Left. She...

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Meet the Illustration West 62 Award Winners: Huining Shi

Meet the Illustration West 62 Award Winners: Huining Shi

GOLD AWARD Entertainment/Visual Development ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Huining Shi: I'm a concept artist based in LA, currently working at Treyarch. Right now, I'm mainly involved in Call of Duty projects. My primary gig involves crafting concepts for game environments, sprinkled with a dash of prop and graphic design work. When I'm not immersed in pixels and paint, you'll likely find me exploring the realms of gaming, cinema, and the globe itself. Art's my...

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Member of the Week Stephanie Gobby

Member of the Week Stephanie Gobby

Stephanie Gobby: "I am an illustrator and graphic designer that first entered the working world as a cast member at the Disneyland Resort. I earned my Bachelor of Fine Art in illustration from California College of the Arts in 2014 before going on to earn a Master of Fine Art at Washington University in St. Louis in Illustration and Visual Culture in 2021.   My client work has varied from chalkboards for local businesses to packaging design for breweries to corporate wall murals. I have...

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Meet the Illustration West 62 Award Winners: Xiaoyan Sun

Meet the Illustration West 62 Award Winners: Xiaoyan Sun

BRONZE AWARD Children’s Market ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Xiaoyan Sun is a freelance illustrator based in New York City. She has collaborated with literary magazines from different countries such as Popshot and The Middle Schoolers. Her creativity and understanding of art have been recognized by major international awards such as the World Illustration Award, Society of Illustrators 65, Illustration West 62, and Communication Arts.      ...

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May SILA Sketch Lounge

May SILA Sketch Lounge

Wednesday May 29, 2024 7pm – 9pm PT Relax, sketch, fix yourself a drink, and toss it around with other illustrators on Zoom. To get the Zoom link (will be sent an hour before the event starts): RSVP info@si-la.org

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Meet the Illustration West 62 Award Winners: Primary Hughes

Meet the Illustration West 62 Award Winners: Primary Hughes

BRONZE AWARD Graphic Novels/Comic Books ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Primary Hughes is best known for his vibrant acrylic portraits, which have been featured in numerous gallery exhibitions and publications from California to New York. Based in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, where he is a Professor of Illustration at Northern Michigan University, Hughes can often be found exploring the natural landscape along the coast of Lake Superior with his plein-air kit. His...

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