Society Of Illustrators

Society Of Illustrators Founded in 1901, the Society is the oldest nonprofit dedicated to the art of illustration in The USA.
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On February 1, 1901 a group of nine artists and one advising businessman founded the Society, and by 1939 the Society had moved to its current headquarters in an 1875 carriage house located at 128 East 63rd Street. In 1981 the Museum of American Illustration was established which now features the art of such legendary artists as Rockwell, Pyle, Wyeth, Kent, Peak, Fuchs and Holland, as well as cont

emporary artists. In 2012 the Society received the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art, and created the MoCCA gallery in the second floor. Since then the Society has exhibited works by legendary artists Arnold Roth, Bill Griffith, and Harvey Kurtzman. The Society is also proud to now host the annual MoCCA Arts Festival.

Join us for the next Virtual Saturday Stories on Saturday, May 18. This month we're thrilled to welcome author and illus...
05/11/2024

Join us for the next Virtual Saturday Stories on Saturday, May 18. This month we're thrilled to welcome author and illustrator X. Fang straight from her studio in Maine!

Get ready to dive into the whimsical world of her debut picture book, "Dim Sum Palace," inspired by her love for dim sum! X. Fang will take us behind the scenes, sharing her creative process and reading her book.

As described by School Library Journal, "Dim Sum Palace" is "A savory delight for young readers who enjoy dreaming about food as much as eating it." After the reading, get ready for a hands-on drawing workshop related to the book!

This event is perfect for all ages, 5 and up. Just bring your pencils, coloring pencils, and paper! Don't miss out, click here to register for free: https://buff.ly/3wjuxCk.

The Student Scholarship Exhibition is on display now until Saturday, June 8, 2024!Join us for the opening reception TONI...
05/10/2024

The Student Scholarship Exhibition is on display now until Saturday, June 8, 2024!

Join us for the opening reception TONIGHT Friday, May 10 to celebrate the year’s best illustrations and animations created by college-level students!

✨ Friday, May 10
🚪 Doors Open: 5:30PM
🏆 Awards Ceremony: 6:30PM
⤴️ Click here for tickets: https://buff.ly/3wicIU6

This year’s Annual Student Scholarship Competition features works chosen from entries submitted by professors of illustration and animation students nationwide. In a competition which can kick start a career, students bring their most sophisticated, well-crafted and original work to be judged. A jury of professional peers, including illustrators and art directors, selects the most outstanding works created throughout the year. Work is juried into the competition based on the quality of technique, concept and skill of medium used. Top students are awarded financial support from the show.

Wenbo Wu
El Cosmico
Digital(Photoshop and Procreate)
School of Visual Arts
Instructor: Josh Cochran

Erica Hoelting
Harvest Mystiques
Digital (Procreate)
Kansas City Art Institute
Instructor: Il Sung Na

Xinna Li
The Alchemist
Digital (Procreate)
School of Visual Arts
Instructor: Frances Jetter

The Student Scholarship Exhibition is on display now until Saturday, June 8, 2024!Join us for the opening reception on F...
05/09/2024

The Student Scholarship Exhibition is on display now until Saturday, June 8, 2024!

Join us for the opening reception on Friday, May 10 to celebrate the year’s best illustrations and animations created by college-level students!

✨ Friday, May 10
🚪 Doors Open: 5:30PM
🏆 Awards Ceremony: 6:30PM
⤴️ Click here for tickets: https://buff.ly/3wicIU6

This year’s Annual Student Scholarship Competition features works chosen from entries submitted by professors of illustration and animation students nationwide. In a competition which can kick start a career, students bring their most sophisticated, well-crafted and original work to be judged. A jury of professional peers, including illustrators and art directors, selects the most outstanding works created throughout the year. Work is juried into the competition based on the quality of technique, concept and skill of medium used. Top students are awarded financial support from the show.

Stephanie Bravo
The Forest Spirits
Digital (Procreate)
Ringling College of Art and Design
Instructor: Joe Thiel

Rongzhang Ye
Seal
Digital (Procreate)
School of Visual Arts
Instructor: Steve Brodner

Olivia Williams
Lantana
Watercolor, Colored Pencil
Savannah College of Art and Design
Instructor: Charla Pettingill

The Student Scholarship Exhibition opens TODAY and will be on display until Saturday, June 8, 2024!Join us for the openi...
05/08/2024

The Student Scholarship Exhibition opens TODAY and will be on display until Saturday, June 8, 2024!

Join us for the opening reception on Friday, May 10 to celebrate the year’s best illustrations and animations created by college-level students!

✨ Friday, May 10
🚪 Doors Open: 5:30PM
🏆 Awards Ceremony: 6:30PM
⤴️ Click here for tickets: https://buff.ly/3wicIU6

This year’s Annual Student Scholarship Competition features works chosen from entries submitted by professors of illustration and animation students nationwide. In a competition which can kick start a career, students bring their most sophisticated, well-crafted and original work to be judged. A jury of professional peers, including illustrators and art directors, selects the most outstanding works created throughout the year. Work is juried into the competition based on the quality of technique, concept and skill of medium used. Top students are awarded financial support from the show.

Xinyu Zhang
Healing
Pencil, pastel color pencil and watercolor
School of Visual Arts
Instructor: Sam Weber
Nancy Lee Rhodes Roberts Scholarship

Ryan Davis
The Oval Lady
Digital (Procreate)
Washington University in St. Louis
Instructor: Ignacio Sanchez Prado
Nancy Lee Rhodes Roberts Scholarship

Zejun Ada Shen
Mitosis
Colored pencil and digital
School of Visual Arts
Instructor: Travis Louie
The Warby Parker Visionary Scholarship

The Student Scholarship Exhibition opens tomorrow and will be on display until Saturday, June 8, 2024!Join us for the op...
05/07/2024

The Student Scholarship Exhibition opens tomorrow and will be on display until Saturday, June 8, 2024!

Join us for the opening reception on Friday, May 10 to celebrate the year’s best illustrations and animations created by college-level students!

✨ Friday, May 10
🚪 Doors Open: 5:30PM
🏆 Awards Ceremony: 6:30PM
⤴️ Click here for tickets: https://buff.ly/3wicIU6

This year’s Annual Student Scholarship Competition features works chosen from entries submitted by professors of illustration and animation students nationwide. In a competition which can kick start a career, students bring their most sophisticated, well-crafted and original work to be judged. A jury of professional peers, including illustrators and art directors, selects the most outstanding works created throughout the year. Work is juried into the competition based on the quality of technique, concept and skill of medium used. Top students are awarded financial support from the show.

Luke Farwell, College for Creative Studies
Hot Buttered Soul
Mixed media, Photoshop, ink on paper
Francis Vallejo, Instructor
Nancy Lee Rhodes Roberts Scholarship Award

Sophia Briej, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design
Flourish of Becoming
Risograph print
Christiane Grauert, Instructor
In Honor of David Apatoff

Satoko Okuno, ArtCenter College of Design
Panther-Lizard
Acrylic, oil, and oil stick on canvas
Aaron Smith & Allison Miller, Instructors
The Jerry Pinkney Legacy Scholarship

We are happy to announce that John Hendrix is the 2024 Distinguished Educator award winner! The Distinguished Educator h...
05/06/2024

We are happy to announce that John Hendrix is the 2024 Distinguished Educator award winner!

The Distinguished Educator has attained the highest standards of academic achievement and has demonstrated interest in and capability of furthering the Society’s educational programs.

Join us in celebrating John Hendrix at the Student Scholarship Awards Ceremony and Reception!

✨ Friday, May 10
🚪 Doors Open: 5:30PM
🏆 Awards Ceremony: 6:30PM
🎟️ Click here for tickets: https://buff.ly/3wicIU6

John Hendrix is a New York Times bestselling author and illustrator. His books include The Faithful Spy: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Plot to Kill Hi**er, called a Best Book of 2018 by NPR, Drawing Is Magic: Discovering Yourself in a Sketchbook, The Holy Ghost: A Spirited Comic, Miracle Man: The Story of Jesus, and many others. His award-winning illustrations have also appeared on book jackets, newspapers, and magazines all over the world. His newest graphic novel, The Mythmakers: The Remarkable Fellowship of J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis, will be out in fall 2024 from Abrams Books.

He is the Kenneth E. Hudson Professor of Art and Chair of the MFA in Illustration and Visual Culture program at the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis.

Join us for the Student Scholarship Awards Ceremony! ✨ Friday, May 10🚪 Doors Open: 5:30PM🏆 Awards Ceremony: 6:30PM🎟 Get ...
05/03/2024

Join us for the Student Scholarship Awards Ceremony!

✨ Friday, May 10
🚪 Doors Open: 5:30PM
🏆 Awards Ceremony: 6:30PM
🎟 Get tickets: https://societyillustrators.org/event/student-ceremonyreception/

Celebrate the incredible achievements of our talented students and educators! We'll be presenting awards to the 2024 Scholarship Award Winners and honoring the 2024 Distinguished Educator in the Arts, John Hendrix! 🌟

Art by Alania Hinckson
Off to See My Lover
Collage (watercolor + gouache painted paper)
Maryland Institute College of Art

Join us for The Puerto Rican War, a performance featuring puppets, marionettes, and costumes based on the woodcut novele...
05/02/2024

Join us for The Puerto Rican War, a performance featuring puppets, marionettes, and costumes based on the woodcut novelette by the talented artist John Vasquez Mejias. The performance tells the true story of Puerto Rican revolutionaries as they fought against colonialism in 1950.

Originally self-published by John, The Puerto Rican War is now being released in a stunning new hardcover edition by Union Square & Co. Don't miss your chance to grab a copy of this captivating book, available for purchase after the performance!

🇵🇷 Thursday, May 30
✨ Doors open at 6:30pm
🎭 Performance starting at 7:00pm
🎟️ https://buff.ly/3JHXhYh

We're thrilled to host Carousel, the long-running live comics series at the Society on Wednesday, May 22 from 6:30-8:30p...
05/01/2024

We're thrilled to host Carousel, the long-running live comics series at the Society on Wednesday, May 22 from 6:30-8:30pm! The evening will feature six incredible cartoonists showcasing their graphic novels and comics, performed and read live right before your eyes!

Featuring Presentations By:
Juliette Collet
Emily Flake
Hyesu Lee
Jonah Newman
Daisy Ruiz
Bishakh Som
Hosted by the one and only R. Sikoryak!

Stick around after the performances for a book signing. Get your tickets now and spread the word: https://buff.ly/4bisEo5

We're thrilled to host Carousel, the long-running live comics series at the Society on Wednesday, May 22, from 6:30-8:30...
04/30/2024

We're thrilled to host Carousel, the long-running live comics series at the Society on Wednesday, May 22, from 6:30-8:30pm!

The evening will feature six incredible cartoonists showcasing their graphic novels and comics, performed, and read live right before your eyes!

Featuring Presentations By:






Hosted By the one and only !

Stick around after the performances for a book signing.

Get your tickets now at the link in our bio and spread the word! ⤴️

FLASH SALE! There’s still a chance for you to secure your very own this limited edition Riso print by  of the main visua...
04/30/2024

FLASH SALE! There’s still a chance for you to secure your very own this limited edition Riso print by of the main visual for MoCCA Fest 2024 at ✨50% off! ✨
Order yours today!
Any questions regarding the presale please contact our Retail Coordinator, Melissa Kleynowski, at 212-838-2560 or email at [email protected]
*Riso or Risograph is a printing process made by layering different colored inks to create rich and vibrant images. Because this process requires adding one layer of ink at a time, slight differences in registration are natural and sometimes roller marks from the machine can occur. This is just a quirk of working on the Riso that makes each print unique! The artist always inspects each Riso print for good print registration, but it’s not a perfect medium, which is why it has exclusive textures and colors!

As part of Carnegie Hall citywide festival Fall of the Weimar Republic: Dancing on the Precipice, we are hosting a Costu...
04/25/2024

As part of Carnegie Hall citywide festival Fall of the Weimar Republic: Dancing on the Precipice, we are hosting a Costumed Sketch Night that will transport you back to Berlin during the Golden Twenties! ✨

On Wednesday, May 1 from 6:30-8:30pm, join us for an evening of artistic inspiration and vintage allure, hosted by the fabulous A.E. Kieren! 🎨 ✒️ Featuring two models costume designer Kayleigh Laymon and dancer Douglas Gillespie.

Whether you're a seasoned artist or just starting out, all are welcome to sketch the night away. We've got you covered with chairs and sketch boards. Just bring your favorite art materials!

And why not treat yourself to a classic cocktail from our bar while you immerse yourself in the magic of the era? 🍸✨ See you there: https://societyillustrators.org/event/costumed-sketch-night-at-the-society-13/

Join us for an exciting Comic Arts Workshop with New Yorker Cartoonist Yinfan Huang on May 4th, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm ...
04/25/2024

Join us for an exciting Comic Arts Workshop with New Yorker Cartoonist Yinfan Huang on May 4th, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at the Society of Illustrators!

Learn how to craft your own engaging 4-panel comic from start to finish in just two hours!
From brainstorming to coloring, this workshop will cover it all.

Participants will explore various prompts and themes, experiment with watercolor and ink pen techniques, and leave with a mini sketchbook filled with your very own comics!

Registration is only $30, and all materials are included. 🎟️✨ Hurry, spaces are limited to 15 students! Recommended for ages 13-14. Click here for tickets: https://buff.ly/49PEcOE

We are happy to announce that Alicia DeSantis, Deputy Editor at The New York Times, is the 2024 Richard Gangel Award win...
04/24/2024

We are happy to announce that Alicia DeSantis, Deputy Editor at The New York Times, is the 2024 Richard Gangel Award winner!

Established in 2005, the Richard Gangel Art Director Award honors art directors currently working in the field who have supported and advanced the art of illustration. This award is named in honor of Richard Gangel (1918–2002), the influential art director at Sports Illustrated from 1960 to 1981, whose collaboration with illustrators during that period was exceptional.

Join us in celebrating Alicia at the Book & Editorial Awards Ceremony and Reception this Friday, April 26!

Doors Open at 5:30PM
Awards Ceremony at 6:30PM
Tickets are $20, click here: https://societyillustrators.org/event/illu66part2reception/.

🎨✨Join us for an inspiring Saturday Picture Book Spotlight with the talented illustrator Hyewon Yum! 🎨✨ On May 4th, from...
04/24/2024

🎨✨Join us for an inspiring Saturday Picture Book Spotlight with the talented illustrator Hyewon Yum! 🎨✨ On May 4th, from 10:30am-12:00pm, Hyewon will read her book "Not Perfect" written by Maya Myers, featuring the beloved character Dot.

Participants will have the chance to unleash their artistic talents in a hands-on workshop. Create beautiful portraits of yourself or someone special using collage.

Tickets are available now! Admission is $35 for one adult and one child, including a signed book and art supplies. Additional siblings can join for just $10 each. 🎟️✨ Perfect for ages 5 and up!

Get tickets here:https://buff.ly/3JuKRCS

We're thrilled to announce that the incredibly talented Edel Rodriguez is the 2024 Hamilton King Award winner! The Hamil...
04/23/2024

We're thrilled to announce that the incredibly talented Edel Rodriguez is the 2024 Hamilton King Award winner!

The Hamilton King Award, created in 1965 by Mrs. Hamilton King in memory of her husband through a bequest, is presented annually for the best work in the Annual Exhibition executed by a member of the Society. One of the industry’s most prestigious awards, the selection is made by former recipients of this award and may be won only once.

Edel Rodriguez has won this award for his first ever graphic novel, Worm: A Cuban American Odyssey, outstanding accomplishments, and repeated excellence as a member of the Society of Illustrators.

Join us in celebrating Edel at the Book & Editorial Awards Ceremony and Reception this Friday, April 26!

Doors Open at 5:30PM
Awards Ceremony at 6:30PM
Tickets are $20, click here: https://societyillustrators.org/event/illu66part2reception/

📷 Deborah Feingold

Since 1958, SI has elected to its Hall of Fame artists recognized for their “distinguished achievement in the art of ill...
04/17/2024

Since 1958, SI has elected to its Hall of Fame artists recognized for their “distinguished achievement in the art of illustration.” Artists are chosen based on their body of work and the impact it has made on the field of illustration. This year’s honorees include contemporary illustrators Steve Brodner, Greg Manchess, and Yuko Shimizu, as well as posthumous honorees Gustave Doré, Robert Grossman, and Virginia Frances Sterrett. These artists join a list of the greatest names in illustration!
The Society will be honoring this year’s inductees at The Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony to be held on Thursday, September 26th, 2024. Details and tickets for the formal ceremony will be announced in the next few months.
For more information please call 212-838-2560 or email us at [email protected]

The 2024 Zankel Scholar Call for Entries is now open!Department Chairs & Administrators are invited to nominate 3-5 stan...
04/15/2024

The 2024 Zankel Scholar Call for Entries is now open!

Department Chairs & Administrators are invited to nominate 3-5 standout Junior level students to be considered. The Zankel Scholar seeks to name a passionate student interested in becoming a professional working illustrator. This scholarship is named in the honor of Arthur Zankel, who was a firm advocate for higher education. The winner will be financially supported for their senior year of college. This competition is only open to students currently enrolled in the United States who are studying Illustration.

Deadline to notify SI: Monday, April 29
Deadline for submissions: Friday, May 10
Virtual Interview date: Tuesday, June 25
Students must be able to attend their virtual interview to be eligible for the award

Check out the “What’s On” tab of our website for more information! ⤴️ or email [email protected]

Illustration by 2023 Zankel Scholar Winner, Cara (Ziruo) Wang from Rhode Island School of Design

The 2024 Will Eisner Scholar Call for Entries is now open!Department Chairs & Administrators are invited to nominate 3-5...
04/15/2024

The 2024 Will Eisner Scholar Call for Entries is now open!

Department Chairs & Administrators are invited to nominate 3-5 standout Junior level students to be considered. The Society seeks to name a passionate student interested in becoming a professional cartoonist. On behalf of the Will & Ann Eisner Family Foundation, the winner will be financially supported for their senior year of college. This competition is only open to student currently enrolled in the United States who are studying Sequential/Comic Art.

Deadline to notify SI: Monday, April 29
Deadline for submissions: Friday, May 10
Virtual Interview date: Wednesday, June 26
Students must be able to attend their virtual interview to be eligible for the award

Check out the “What’s On” tab of our website for more information! ⤴️ or email [email protected]

Comic by 2023 Eisner Scholar Winner, Jacob Voorheis ( ) from the College of Creative Studies ( )

The Society of Illustrators’ Main & Lower Level Galleries, containing the Illustrators Annual 64 Exhibition Book & Edito...
04/13/2024

The Society of Illustrators’ Main & Lower Level Galleries, containing the Illustrators Annual 64 Exhibition Book & Editorial Categories, will be closed on Saturday, April 13th, due to a private event.
The Main & Lower Galleries will be closed from 11AM-2PM, and will re-open to the public after 2PM for the remainder of the day.
Due to this, General/Senior/Student Admission Tickets to the Museum will be reduced to $5.00 for the duration of the day.
The 2nd & 3rd floor galleries containing our Unknown Pleasures by Tomer Hanuka Exhibition, and our Made In New York Exhibition, will remain open all day.
Any questions please feel free to call 212-838-2560 or email [email protected]

The wait is OVER! The Society of Illustrators 64th Annual is now available! In-store and online!Representing the very be...
04/12/2024

The wait is OVER!
The Society of Illustrators 64th Annual is now available!
In-store and online!
Representing the very best of 2021-2022, these volumes
�have been collected and treasured for decades by those interested in the art of illustration, and are not only an invaluable source of art buyers but also keep professional artists abreast of current trends and serve as inspirational teaching tools for art students and those entering the field.
Get yours today!
Questions? Call 212-838-2560 or email us at [email protected]

🎨Join us for Saturday Sketch on April 20 from 12-3pm at the Society of Illustrators! 🎨Hosted by the talented Johnny Domb...
04/08/2024

🎨Join us for Saturday Sketch on April 20 from 12-3pm at the Society of Illustrators! 🎨

Hosted by the talented Johnny Dombrowski. Artists of all skill levels are invited to dive into longer poses and enjoy the vibrant creative atmosphere. ✨🖌️

🎟️ $40.00
🍽️ Light Brunch
🥂 Bottomless Mimosas
🎨 Figure Drawing Session

Chairs and sketch boards will be provided, but don't forget to bring your own art materials!

Plus, your admission grants you access to explore the museum's exhibitions, Unknown Pleasures: The Art of Tomer Hanuka, Made in New York, and Illustrators 66: Part 2 Book and Editorial.

Secure your spot now: https://buff.ly/3VIwwu7

Illustration by Joan Chiverton
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Big thank you to our friends  for doing an amazing job curating the Illustrators Survival Corner and The Original Art: 4...
04/07/2024

Big thank you to our friends for doing an amazing job curating the Illustrators Survival Corner and The Original Art: 43rd Annual Exhibition at !

We are excited to see everyone tomorrow in Hall 30!

Join us for the next Virtual Saturday Stories featuring author & illustrator Darcy Day Zoells! Saturday, April 20 from 1...
04/06/2024

Join us for the next Virtual Saturday Stories featuring author & illustrator Darcy Day Zoells!
Saturday, April 20 from 10:30-11:30am
Free to register! Click here: https://buff.ly/43NzZcM

Meet Darcy Day Zoells from her studio in Chicago! She will share a behind the scenes about herself and how she created the story and pictures for her award winning book, The New Bicycle, an imaginative story layered with meaning. Mari sets off with her little dog on her new bicycle and travels from her simple neighborhood into increasingly fantastic settings. On the journey, she overcomes obstacles to make her own way, find friends and discover new places before returning home.

After reading her book, Darcy will teach an exciting drawing workshop titled Fun with Faces! An illustrator often must show a character in different emotions. After looking at some examples, Darcy will lead participants through a fun exercise that will explore creating emotion through line. Art supplies needed are: 8.5 x 11 copy paper, art supplies for drawing and coloring such as pencil, pen, markers, highlighters or colored pencils.

Good for all ages 5 and up.

Missing MoCCA Fest? We are too! Let’s cope with the post MoCCA blues by enjoying 15% off ALL MoCCA merchandise! The excl...
04/05/2024

Missing MoCCA Fest? We are too! Let’s cope with the post MoCCA blues by enjoying 15% off ALL MoCCA merchandise! The exclusive Riso Print Poster and Stixkers by ! T-Shirts, Totes, and Stickers by ! Mugs by !

All 15% off in-store & online!
Questions? Feel free to reach out to our Retail Manager, Melissa Kleynowski, at [email protected] or call at 212-838-2560

✨ The Society of Illustrators will be at the 61st Bologna Children's Book Fair April 8-11, 2024!✨ We are excited to be a...
04/04/2024

✨ The Society of Illustrators will be at the 61st Bologna Children's Book Fair April 8-11, 2024!✨

We are excited to be among the 1,500 exhibitors from approximately 100 countries and regions of the world.🌎 Meet us at the Illustators Survival Corner and check out 📚 The Original Art: Celebrating the Fine Art of Children's Book Illustration Exhibit and lots of activities.

🇮🇹 👉 Look through to see our full schedule of programming!

A huge thank you to everyone who braved the weather last night and joined us for an amazing presentation with , , and ! ...
04/04/2024

A huge thank you to everyone who braved the weather last night and joined us for an amazing presentation with , , and !

Nani's whimsical wordless picture book, Disagreement, offers insights into navigating conflicts, polarization, and miscommunication. A must-have for your book shelves. 📚 Get your copy in the SI Museum Shop today!

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