Illustration Students Accepted into Scholarship Competition
Four PNCA student illustrators accepted into prestigious Society of Illustrators scholarship competition
Congratulations are due to four of our Illustration students whose work has been accepted into the 2016 Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship Competition:
Elana Gurewitz, Kitkitdizzi, 2016. colored pencil, ink, Photoshop.
Vance McDermott, Detroit’s Heidelberg Project, 2016. graphite, digital.
Tess Rubinstein, Porch Crawler, 2016. cut paper, block printing ink, scratchboard, colored pencil, pigment pen.
Emily Schwartz, Selfie 1, 2016. digital.
Every year since 1981 the Society has held the Student Scholarship Competition. Over three hundred works are chosen from more than 8,700 entries submitted by professors of college-level students nationwide. A jury of professional peers, including illustrators and art directors, selects the most outstanding works created throughout the year. Pieces are accepted based on the quality of technique, concept and skill of medium used.
From the Society’s endowment, generous contributions from private and corporate donors, and proceeds from an annual auction of member-donated artworks, scholarship awards are granted to about 25 students whose work is deemed the best of the best.
Each spring the Student Scholarship Exhibit is held in the galleries of the Museum of American Illustration at the Society of Illustrators, where awards and certificates are given to the students during an opening reception.