Tag: Illustration

The World Illustration Awards 2018 Call for Entries is now open

Illustrators in any country working in any medium or context can enter work created between January 2017 and February 2018.

Submissions can be made into eight categories as either a New Talent (students or those within 2 years of graduation or entering the illustration world) or as a Professional entry.

Work may be entered by the creator or third parties such as agents, colleges or commissioners.

In addition to the prestige of being recognised by the World Illustration Awards, there are many tangible benefits to entering:

Be seen by commissioners:

  • Selected entries will be promoted across our extensive industry networks as soon as they come in.
  • All entrants have their work seen and judged by industry professionals, which may lead to commissions.
  • All 200 shortlisted and winning entries are included in a full colour, 128-page catalogue, direct mailed to 1,300 major commissioners worldwide.
  • All shortlisted and winning entries will be showcased on the Awards site in dedicated online portfolios.
  • All shortlisted artists will have their work promoted across the AOI’s industry networks.
  • All shortlisted and winning entries will be presented in a high-profile exhibition at Somerset House, London held in June 2018.
  • All shortlisted entries have the opportunity to be selected for a touring exhibition which receives over 40,000 visitors every year.

Be in with a chance to win some incredible prizes:

  • This year there are cash prizes for the Overall Winners, sponsored by rOtring: £2,000 for the Overall Professional Winner, and £1,000 for the Overall New Talent Winner.
  • The Overall Professional Winner will receive 1 full page in Directory of Illustration No. 35. including an online portfolio with 100 images. The value is $2695 USD.
  • The Professional Advertising Category Winner will receive an iPad Pro, Apple Pencil and Procreate software package, courtesy of the Advertising Category sponsor Procreate.
  • The New Talent Advertising Category Winner will receive a Procreate software package, courtesy of the Advertising Category sponsor Procreate.
  • All category winners will be given a complimentary annual AOI membership, valued at £160

Entry fees apply. We accept payment in three currencies:

Single entry: 1 image or 1 moving image link: £25 / $33 / €30
Multiple Entry: Up to 5 entries (which can be a mixture of still and moving images): £45 / $60 / €54

The deadline for submissions is Tuesday 6 February 2018.

Submitted by Daisy McMullan. Email: awards@theaoi.com

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Black and White & Read all Over opens July 27 at Kettle Art

Kettle Art proudly presents ‘Black & White and Read all Over’ featuring Illustrators Brad Albright, William Bubba’ Flint and Miguel ‘Miggy’ Aguilar. Illustrations are everywhere. In the papers, on the web, on products, on billboards and more. They instruct, amuse, infuriate, tell us what to buy /where to go, and overall are an integral part of our lives. The three artists we present come from three diverse areas of illustration and essentially cover all previously mentioned aspects of living in America.

This show runs through August 19, 2017

About the Artists

Brad Albright is a multidisciplinary artist, illustrator, and merch designer working with leading licenses in music, entertainment, and publishing. Guided by a lifelong love of drawing, his specialties include album cover illustration and 3D poster design for retro red/blue glasses. As inspired by music, comics, literature and movies, his line-art illustrations often revel in science fiction, horror, and Wild West genres. The pieces on display include gig posters, personal illustrations, and pop-culture inspired poster art, most of which are presented in 3D with provided glasses.

William Bubba Flint recieved his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Southern Methodist University. His Editorial Cartoons appear in The Dallas Morning News, The Dallas Cowboys Star magazine, The Katy Trail Weekly, The White Rock Lake Weekly, Park Cities People, Preston Hollow People and Amusement Today. Flint has also illustrated six children books. Artist Statement: I describe my work as Future Paintings of the Past! I find inspiration from all areas of Pop Culture. Childhood memories constantly creep into my paintings. With a nod to Pop Surrealism, Lowbrow and Underground, I want the paintings to give a quick glimpse into a universe that almost makes you smile…

Miguel “Miggy” Aguilar has been part of the Dallas underground since the early 2000’s when he introduced his first three comic books under the title of “Mr. Zombie”. After that he started showing his lowbrow artwork at bars around the Deep Ellum area. He was invited to show in his first gallery show at Nine Eyes Gallery in the winter of 2005 where he met the artist & future gallery owner Frank Campagna of the great Kettle Art. In addition to the lowbrow ink style work that has made him a regular feature at the gallery he has continued to work in the comic book medium, done fliers for bands and is now showing interest as a fine art painter, some of which will be featured in this show.

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Kettle Art Gallery

Deep in the Art of Ellum
2650-B Main Street
Dallas, TX 75226
Founded in historic Deep Ellum in 2005, Kettle is committed to nurturing emerging and mid-career North Texas visual artists through innovative exhibits and events, including:

– For the Love of Kettle
– For the Love of Artists
– Holiday Presence
– Deep Ellum Wine Walk
– Deep Dish: Deep Ellum Art+Restaurant Night
– and so much more!

Over the years, Kettle has been the recipient of numerous awards and designations, including:
– USA Today’s 10 Best Art Galleries in Dallas
– Dallas Observer’s Readers’ Choice for Best Art Gallery
– Dallas A-List’s Best Art Gallery

In celebration of D Magazine’s 40th anniversary, Kettle Art’s founder Frank Campagna was named one of “The Dallas 40”, recognizing Dallas citizens who have made a remarkable impact on the city.

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Free Workshop: The Basics of Illustration by Erica Guajardo Sept. 30

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Hosted in partnership with Little D Markets

Commerce Street Night Market (map)

444 Commerce Street, Dallas, TX, 75202

Bring out your inner artist! Dallas artist Erica Guajardo brings a multitude of experience as a public and gallery artist to the upcoming Commerce Street Night Market. Join Erica for an interactive lesson on the basics of illustration. Participants will create a free style painting using simple techniques taught by Erica. Create your own masterpiece, take it home, and display it in your own personal Louvre!

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:

Erica Guajardo is an Oak Cliff based artist who specializes in bold designs across public and gallery spaces, and textiles/handbags. She holds degrees in printmaking and interior design, as well as a Bachelor of Arts from UTA.  In 2014, she was selected as one of the artists to participate in the “Parking Meter Project” in Deep Ellum.  Along with that, she has painted in nearly 100 different venues and festivals, and instructed “painting with a twist classes” in the metroplex.

Registration is limited to 20 students. Registrants must arrive by 6:55 PM. Spots will be given up to those on a waiting list after 6:55 PM. 

Registration is Free! Reserve your space now! http://knowhowdallas.com/classes/2016/9/11/the-basics-of-illustration-by-erica-guajardo

Submitted by Terry Han. Email: terry@littledmarkets.com

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Leonard Marcus: Free Lecture June 13 on Golden Books; Golden Legacy exhibit through June 21

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A New Deal for the Nursery Lecture with Leonard Marcus Irving Arts Center June 13 @ 1 p.m.

“A New Deal for the Nursery: Golden Books and the Democratization of American Children’s Book Publishing” In the 1940s, Golden Books revolutionized American family life by making quality children’s books widely available at affordable prices for the first time ever. In this lively illustrated presentation, renowned historian Leonard Marcus tells the behind-the-scenes tale of the visionary enterprise that brought together top-flight artists, authors, educators, and marketing wizards to make Golden Books a beloved American icon and household brand. Lecture to be followed by a FREE Family Funday Event from 2–4 p.m. Flyer: Leonard Marcus lecture

The exhibition, “Golden Legacy: Original Art from 65 Years of Golden Books,” organized by the National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature, is on view at the Irving Arts Center through June 21. For more information call 972.252.7558 or visit our website at www.IrvingArtsCenter.com

Leonard Marcus is one of the world’s leading writers about children’s books and the people who create them. His award-winning books include Golden Legacy: How Golden Books Won Children’s Hearts, Changed Publishing Forever, and Became an American Icon Along the Way; The Annotated Phantom Tollbooth and Randolph Caldecott: The Man Who Could Not Stop Drawing. Leonard curated The New York Public Library’s critically acclaimed recent exhibition, The ABC Of It: Why Children’s Books Matter and speaks about his work throughout the world, most recently in China. He teaches at New York University and lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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A.G. Ford Children’s Book Illustration Workshop May 30

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The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators North Texas Chapter will host the workshop on May 30. AG Ford is a Frisco-based very established and award-winning children’s book illustrator. He has a good blog full of his illustrations. You’ll get a glimpse into his world as a brand new father with the recent baby samples, and also see more work samples on AG’s website. Would you consider please sharing this with your members in the next few days?

Here are the details:
On Saturday, May 30, the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators North Texas Chapter will host New York Times Bestselling illustrator AG Ford for a full-day, interactive illustration workshop called CHANNELING YOUR CREATIVE ENERGY THROUGH ART: AN INTERACTIVE ILLUSTRATION WORKSHOP. AG strongly believes each person should channel their creative energy in the right direction to get the most from their abilities. During this full-day workshop for beginning to advanced illustrators, AG will share his knowledge as an illustrator since 2007 and experience publishing 14 children’s books.

https://northtexas.scbwi.org/events/channeling-your-creative-energy-through-art-by-agford-workshop/

• DATE/TIME: May 30, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (attend just for the morning or all day)
MORNING WORKSHOP (9 a.m. til about noon) will include AG’s path to becoming an illustrator, school visits as well as the picture book process, developing a portfolio and the business side of illustrating.

AFTERNOON WORKSHOP (about 1 to 4 p.m.) will be completely hands on – drawing, illustrating and how to tell stories through illustrations, so come ready to work.
• COST: Attend in the morning ($50 for SCBWI members; $65 for guests) or all day ($75 for SCBWI members; $95 for guests, including lunch).
• LOCATION: Latino Cultural Center, 2600 Live Oak Street, Dallas
• REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Please register by May 22 by visiting https://northtexas.scbwi.org/events/. Some art supplies will be provided, so register early to make sure there are enough. Walk-up registrations will be accepted, space permitting.

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