Society Of Illustrators

Society Of Illustrators The mission of the Society of Illustrators is to promote the art and appreciation of illustration, its history and evolving nature through exhibitions, lectures and education.
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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 contemporary 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.

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Congratulations Yuko Shimizu for receiving a Caldecott Honor for The Cat Man of Aleppo! The Cat Man of Aleppo (Client: P...
01/26/2021

Congratulations Yuko Shimizu for receiving a Caldecott Honor for The Cat Man of Aleppo!

The Cat Man of Aleppo (Client: Penguin Young Readers, Putnum, AD: Cecilia Yung) will exhibit in Illustrators 63: Book & Editorial exhibition and has been awarded a Silver Medal!

For more info: https://societyillustrators.org/event/illu63-part2/

Congrats Michaela Goade for receiving the Caldecott Medal for We Are Water Protectors!We Are Water Protectors was includ...
01/26/2021

Congrats Michaela Goade for receiving the Caldecott Medal for We Are Water Protectors!

We Are Water Protectors was included in The Original Art 2020 exhibit & Michaela spoke about the book during the panel, Own Voices: Celebrating Diverse Children's Books. Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OgrtN3PL5Q

Congrats @frankmorrison for receiving the Coretta Scott King (Illustrator) Book Award for R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Aretha Franklin...
01/25/2021

Congrats @frankmorrison for receiving the Coretta Scott King (Illustrator) Book Award for R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul! ⠀

Join Frank Morrison for Saturday Stories on February 20 for a behind the scenes look at his creative process, referencing the dynamic illustrations from one of his latest books Respect, Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul. Frank will showcase in a live demonstration, his graffiti art, technique, inspiration, influences, use of words, color and themes. Participants are invited to draw along using any drawing and coloring materials that they have on hand. Suggested materials list and a printable coloring page can be found on the registration page. Good for ages 5 and up. Free with registration! Register here: https://societyillustrators.org/event/satstories-frankmorrison/

Thank you to The Bruce J. Heim Foundation for supporting The Original Art. Their generous gift and belief that books play a vital role in the development of a child’s imagination and dreams will greatly aid our educational programming for K-12 students.

Join award-winning painter and freelance illustrator Gregory Manchess for a special art demonstration on Friday, January...
01/14/2021

Join award-winning painter and freelance illustrator Gregory Manchess for a special art demonstration on Friday, January 22nd at 6PM (ET) on Zoom. Watch Gregory Manchess complete a painting while he describes his process and takes questions from the audience. Free with Registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ODt2kejhSf-qgAiSpyPnCw

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Attn: Undergraduate Department Chairs & Administrators! Submit work to the Student Scholarship Competition now! Deadline...
01/13/2021

Attn: Undergraduate Department Chairs & Administrators! Submit work to the Student Scholarship Competition now! Deadline for entries is February 22, 2021.⠀⠀

This competition is only open to Undergraduate Department Chairs/ Administrators who are interested in entering their student's work. If you are a Department Chair/ Administrator who is not already registered to enter work, please contact us for more information. ⠀

#SocietyofIllustrators #NYC #StudentScholarship #Illustration #Illustrators

We are happy to welcome back visitors starting Wednesday, January 13 with two new exhibits on display and a selection of...
01/11/2021

We are happy to welcome back visitors starting Wednesday, January 13 with two new exhibits on display and a selection of artwork from our Permanent Collection. Click here for more information: https://societyillustrators.org/exhibitions/

Please note that our current hours are Wednesday - Saturday from 11AM-5PM. All visitors must reserve a timed ticket through our website. We are carefully following guidelines and regulations released by the CDC. Please review the healthy and safety guidelines to help prepare for your visit. Click here to plan your visit: https://societyillustrators.org/shop/tickets/admission-tickets/

#SocietyofIllustrators #Illustration #Illustrator #Illustrators #Illustrators63 #DavidGrove #PermanentCollection

Register now for the next virtual Sketch Night this Thursday, January 7th from 7-9PM (ET) hosted by Ted Michalowski and ...
01/06/2021

Register now for the next virtual Sketch Night this Thursday, January 7th from 7-9PM (ET) hosted by Ted Michalowski and featuring model and professional dancer Janet Mayer live from London via Zoom!

@janetmayerofficial will model as Ophelia in a fresh alternative take on William Shakespeare's Hamlet, modeling in two daring fashions of designer Megan Casey, with soft pastel tones and floral whimsical prints, inspired by imaginative artist Henry Darger. Set design, creative direction for this theme, and live Zoom camerawork by Matthew Lawrence, of @drawingcabaretcouture in London. ⠀

Click link to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ifTrElr4RueXw7m508xlug

Registrants will need to create a Zoom account prior to joining in, and must pay the $15 admission fee to access the meeting code. Those participating in the Society's Sketch Scorecard will have their online sessions noted. ⠀

#SIAtYourService #SketchNight #Illustration #Illustrators #Ophelia #WilliamShakespear #Hamlet #MeganCasey #Whimsical #Floral #HenryDarger #Desgin #DrawingCabaret #London

There's still time to register for Creating Character and Stories, a Zoom illustration workshop taught by illustrator/au...
01/05/2021

There's still time to register for Creating Character and Stories, a Zoom illustration workshop taught by illustrator/author Clare Pernice!

Class for age group 5-7 begins tomorrow, January 6th and class for age group 8-11 begins Thursday, January 7th. Tickets are $120 per series/$108 discounted ticket for sibling(s) will be automatically applied during checkout when you have 2 tickets in your cart. For more information: https://societyillustrators.org/creatingcharacters-wkshp/#1608677918223-667a4e2f-38e7

The Original Art 2020 exhibit will close next Wednesday, December 23rd! ⠀⠀Our new and temporary hours are Wednesday - Sa...
12/18/2020

The Original Art 2020 exhibit will close next Wednesday, December 23rd! ⠀

Our new and temporary hours are Wednesday - Saturday from 11AM-5PM. Prior to arrival, all visitors must purchase a timed ticket online and read the health & safety guidelines. Please note we will be closed starting December 24th and will reopen on January 12th. ⠀

Plan your visit: https://societyillustrators.org/plan-your-visit/#

Imagery from the Gold Medal winning book, The Bear and the Moon illustrated by Catia Chien

Register now for virtual Sketch Night tonight Thursday, December 17th from 7-9PM (ET). Join model Abigail Lashbrook for ...
12/17/2020

Register now for virtual Sketch Night tonight Thursday, December 17th from 7-9PM (ET). Join model Abigail Lashbrook for a Charles Dickens Christmas themed evening.

Sign up here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_UvNw6JOrSf6PShL8chlHMw

Registrants will need to create a Zoom account prior to joining in, and must pay the $15 admission fee to access the meeting code. Those participating in the Society's Sketch Scorecard will have their online sessions noted. ⠀

#SIAtYourService #SketchNight #Illustration #Illustrators #CharlesDickens #Christmas

The Society of Illustrators is closed today, Thursday, December 17th. We will reopen tomorrow, Friday, December 18th at ...
12/17/2020

The Society of Illustrators is closed today, Thursday, December 17th. We will reopen tomorrow, Friday, December 18th at 11AM (ET). Stay safe, everyone!

Register now for virtual Sketch Night tonight, December 10th from 7-9PM (ET) with host Ted Michalowski and model Emperor...
12/10/2020

Register now for virtual Sketch Night tonight, December 10th from 7-9PM (ET) with host Ted Michalowski and model Emperor Vanity Society for a Cracked Candy Cane Christmas Quarantine themed evening with two freaky festive costumes.

Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_yqr-crEzQMqkJVy4fvHHGA⠀

Registrants will need to create a Zoom account prior to joining in, and must pay the $15 admission fee to access the meeting code. Those participating in the Society's Sketch Scorecard will have their online sessions noted.

Help Fund 2021 SI at Your Service Programs NOW to Receive 2020 Charitable Deduction!⠀⠀With the season of giving upon us,...
12/09/2020

Help Fund 2021 SI at Your Service Programs NOW to Receive 2020 Charitable Deduction!⠀

With the season of giving upon us, we would greatly appreciate your help to fund our 2021 SI at Your Service online programs. We urge you to make a holiday gift to the Society of Illustrators NOW to receive a 2020 charitable deduction. Every contribution via the link below makes a difference to our ability to serve you!

https://societyillustrators.org/support-the-society/⠀

Image from SI At Your Service Zoom Lecture Series⠀
Starting a Career in Illustration with moderator Jonathan Bartlett and panelists Dave Curtis, Jeremy Leung and Christina Chung⠀

#SocietyofIllustrators #SIAtYourService #Illustrators #Illustration

The 2020 Original Art Exhibition Catalog is now available for purchase online and in the SI Museum Shop! Click link to p...
12/08/2020

The 2020 Original Art Exhibition Catalog is now available for purchase online and in the SI Museum Shop! Click link to purchase: https://societyillustrators.org/shop/books-media/si-publications/2020-oa-catalog/⠀

The Original Art is a showcase for the most outstanding children’s book illustration published within the U.S. each year. This year to celebrate the 40th anniversary of The Original Art over 153 books were selected to take part with the exhibit! This publication outlines the show crediting the artist, publisher, art director, editor and author.⠀

Cover art by the 2020 Gold Medal winner, Cátia Chien, for The Bear and the Moon (Chronicle Books)⠀

#SocietyofIllustrators #TheOA2020 #Illustrator #Illustration

🚨 Free online lecture tonight starting at 6PM (ET)! Learn How Alternative Comics Found a Home on Kickstarter with artist...
12/08/2020

🚨 Free online lecture tonight starting at 6PM (ET)! Learn How Alternative Comics Found a Home on Kickstarter with artist and designer @ganzeer, who recently crowdfunded his debut graphic novel The Solar Grid on Kickstarter, and Oriana Leckert, Kickstarter’s Senior Outreach Lead for Publishing & Comics.

🚨 Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ZVwzwpXWQUmxRcNeR1rdLQ

This program is supported in part by @Kickstarter⠀

Image 1: Headshot by Lauren Renner, Image 2: ©️ 2018 Ganzeer, Inc.⠀

#SocietyofIllustrators #SIAtYourService #Kickstarter #Free #Lecture #Comics #GraphicNovel #Illustration #Illustrator #Artist #Designer #Publishing #crowdfunded

Free Saturday Stories with Caldecott Medalist, illustrator & author Matthew Cordell next Saturday, December 12th from 10...
12/05/2020

Free Saturday Stories with Caldecott Medalist, illustrator & author Matthew Cordell next Saturday, December 12th from 10:30AM-12:00PM (ET). ⠀

@cordell_matthew will read his newest picture book, Hello, Neighbor! The Kind and Caring World of Mister Rogers. Following the story time, Matthew will lead an art workshop to demonstrate how he creates the pictures in his books--with old fashioned pen and ink dip pens and watercolor paint.⠀

🚨 Click here to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ml-M4WpZSTK2hsjNMzkAKw

Thank you to The Bruce J. Heim Foundation for supporting The Original Art. Their generous gift and belief that books play a vital role in the development of a child’s imagination and dreams will greatly aid our educational programming for K-12 students. ⠀

#SocietyofIllustrators #SIAtYourService #SIKidsIllustration #Illustration #Illustrators #Free #Workshop #Pen #Ink #misterrogersneighborhood

Register now for the next virtual Sketch Night on Thursday, December 10th from 7-9PM (ET) with host⠀Ted Michalowski and ...
12/04/2020

Register now for the next virtual Sketch Night on Thursday, December 10th from 7-9PM (ET) with host⠀
Ted Michalowski and model Emperor Vanity for a Cracked Candy Cane Christmas Quarantine themed evening with two freaky festive costumes. Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_yqr-crEzQMqkJVy4fvHHGA

Registrants will need to create a Zoom account prior to joining in, and must pay the $15 admission fee to access the meeting code. Those participating in the Society's Sketch Scorecard will have their online sessions noted. ⠀

#SIAtYourService #SketchNight #Illustration #Illustrators #Festive #Holidays

Free online lecture! How Alternative Comics Found a Home on Kickstarter on December 8th starting at 6PM (ET). Click here...
12/02/2020

Free online lecture! How Alternative Comics Found a Home on Kickstarter on December 8th starting at 6PM (ET).

Click here to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ZVwzwpXWQUmxRcNeR1rdLQ⠀

While comic books and the comic arts have long held a prominent place in mainstream popular culture, there has always been an “outsider art” streak in the medium, particularly in alternative and underground comix. And outsider comic artists tend toward a strong DIY ethos, up to and including funding their work. Learn about the medium’s alt-history from artist and designer @ganzeer, who recently crowdfunded his debut graphic novel The Solar Grid on Kickstarter, and from Oriana Leckert, Kickstarter’s Senior Outreach Lead for Publishing & Comics, about some of the ways the platform has facilitated innovation and experimentation by queer people, people of color, and other marginalized people whose work is situated outside of the mainstream comics world.⠀

This program is supported in part by @Kickstarter

Image ©️ 2018 Ganzeer, Inc.

We are grateful for the support from our community in 2020 as we faced the most daunting global health crisis of our lif...
12/02/2020

We are grateful for the support from our community in 2020 as we faced the most daunting global health crisis of our lifetime. Regardless of our COVID-19 closure, we hosted 13 exhibits and 53 programs that served 50,000 people. ⠀

For those able to, please make a tax deductible donation to help us ensure our future exhibits and programs in 2021. Click link to make a donation today: https://societyillustrators.org/support-the-society/

Image from Winter Drawing Academy during Materials for the Arts creating characters and comics workshop. ⠀

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Join Melinda Beck for the next Art Out Loud Online tomorrow at 1PM (ET) for a studio tour and demo! ⠀⠀How to watch: Open...
11/30/2020

Join Melinda Beck for the next Art Out Loud Online tomorrow at 1PM (ET) for a studio tour and demo! ⠀

How to watch: Open your Instagram app at 1PM (ET) and navigate to the Society's profile page. A pink circle will appear around the profile image with the words "Live". Click to watch!

Some good news regarding The SI Give Back Fund! ⠀⠀It was in the early days of the lockdown and protests that the Society...
11/21/2020

Some good news regarding The SI Give Back Fund! ⠀

It was in the early days of the lockdown and protests that the Society staff and our Board began brainstorming programs and ideas in the interest of making the Illustrators Annual more accessible for all artists. We created the SI Give Back Fund for those who otherwise would not be able to enter the Annual.⠀

We are thrilled to share that over 150 creators from our industry donated to support this Fund. In addition, 170 artists were able to use the Fund to cover the costs of their entries. And now that the judging is finalized, we are thrilled to report that over 20 creators who used the Fund had work juried into the show. We are so thankful to all of our donors!⠀

Read more here: https://societyillustrators.org/sigivebackupdate/

Illustration by Min Heo

#SocietyofIllustrators #SIGiveBackFund #Illustrators63 #Illustration #Illustrators

There is still time to register for Own Voices: Celebrating Diverse Children's Books happening tonight, Wednesday, Novem...
11/18/2020

There is still time to register for Own Voices: Celebrating Diverse Children's Books happening tonight, Wednesday, November 18th starting at 6PM. Led by moderator @patcummingsbooks, children’s book illustrators @vashtiharrison, @brycollier, and @michaelagoade will discuss the importance of representation in children’s books and silver linings during this challenging time.⠀⠀
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Free to attend with registration ! Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_aveNBiz2S6W5V6ob-JF2Lw⠀
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Illustration above by Pat Cummings⠀
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#SocietyofIllustrators #SIAtYourService #TheOA2020 #Illustration #Illustrators

Illustrations by Cátia Chien for The Bear and the Moon (Chronicle Books) recipient of the Gold Medal.
11/18/2020

Illustrations by Cátia Chien for The Bear and the Moon (Chronicle Books) recipient of the Gold Medal.

Join N. Steven Harris for the next Art Out Loud Online tomorrow Tuesday, November 17th at 12PM (ET)!⠀⠀How to watch: Open...
11/16/2020

Join N. Steven Harris for the next Art Out Loud Online tomorrow Tuesday, November 17th at 12PM (ET)!⠀

How to watch: Open your Instagram app at 12PM (ET) and navigate to the Society's profile page. A pink circle will appear around the profile image with the words "Live". Click to watch!⠀

#SocietyofIllustrators #SIAtYourService #ArtOutLoudOnline #Illustrators #Illustration #Art #Demo

New online lecture! The Society of Illustrators is happy to host Own Voices: Celebrating Diverse Children's Books on Wed...
11/12/2020

New online lecture! The Society of Illustrators is happy to host Own Voices: Celebrating Diverse Children's Books on Wednesday, November 18th starting at 6PM! Free to attend with registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_aveNBiz2S6W5V6ob-JF2Lw

Led by moderator Pat Cummings, children’s book illustrators Vashti Harrison, Bryan Collier, and Michaela Goade will discuss the importance of representation in children’s books and silver linings during this challenging time.⠀

Illustration by Michaela Goade from the book We Are Water Protectors currently on display in The Original Art 2020 exhibit at the Society of Illustrators and online. ⠀

#SocietyofIllustrators #SIAtYourService #TheOA2020 #Illustration #Illustrators

Exciting opportunity for young illustrators to enroll in Creating Characters & Stories a Zoom illustration after school ...
11/10/2020

Exciting opportunity for young illustrators to enroll in Creating Characters & Stories a Zoom illustration after school workshop led by illustrator Clare Pernice!

This fun class offers in-class character drawing instruction and inspiration from weekly Scavenger Hunt & Drawing Prompts. At the end of the series students will have experienced drawing different characters and story ideas. They will also have gained a fun experience talking about their characters with the group.

Students ages 5-7 meet on Wednesday from 4-5:30PM (ET)
Class begins tomorrow, November 11th
Register here: https://societyillustrators.org/shop/tickets/creating-characters-pernice/

Students Ages 8-11 meet on Thursdays from 4-5:30PM (ET)
Class begins this Thursday, November 12th
Register here: https://societyillustrators.org/shop/tickets/creating-characters-pernice/

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17 years ago I did a comic book series entitled "NIA" (KNEE-uh) about an African American pre teen growing up in New York. Some months back SOI did a illustrative series on the impact the COVID-19 pandemic had on the Upper West Side. It inspired me to do a brief series on what the impact this pandemic might had on someone like Nia. How did her effect her family, friends, school, etc. Here is the first of six pages from that series.
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