NEWS and EVENTS
We at the Illustration Department want to Congratulate Jason Raish 2006. It was announced by the Society of Illustrators that he is the recipient of the Stevan Dohanos Award 2011. (awarded to an artist in recognition of his or her artistic excellence).
Congratulation to Jason Raish 2006, His illustration above was selected to the Society of Illustrators Annual 54,
He also won a silver medal from the Advertising and Design Club of Canada 62nd annual awards and a bronzes in the Posters and Newspaper Ads catergories in this illustrated poster campaign for Bounce.
Jason was working on this project in tokyo when the big earthquake hit and he had to run away to korea to finish it. These illustrations are being used as posters, print ads, and mailing inserts. Done through Leo Burnett in Toronto for Procter & Gamble for their new product, Bounce Dryer Bar that repels pet hair. He also drew the package and hand lettered type.
Professor Chris Spollen' Robot sculture is accepted to the Norman Rockwell Museum Robot-On. An outdoor installation for the 21st Cent.
The exhibition will run from July 16 through October 31, 2011, Opening reception July 16 from 4 pm until 6 pm.
Congratulation to Irvin Rodriguez 2010, He haved won the grand prize, The Gold Award for the Illustrator of the Year at the annual event celebrated the winners in the L. Ron Hubbard Writers and Illustrators of the Future Contests. Contest judges —including New York Times bestselling author Kevin J. Anderson (Dune series), World Fantasy Award winner Tim Powers ("On Stranger Tides," adapted as the 4th Pirates of the Caribbean film), multiple Hugo and Nebula award winner Robert J. Sawyer (The WWW Trilogy), Hugo and Nebula award winning author Larry Niven (the Ringworld series), and internationally acclaimed artists, Dave Dorman (Star Wars and Batman artist), Stephen Hickman (over 350 book and magazine covers), Robert Castillo (S.P.I.C. The Storyboard of my Life), and Cliff Nielsen (cover artist for Chronicles of Narnia.
BFA Illustration Exhibition 2011
May 11 to 24
On April 7, 2011 at the Mega Stamp show at The New Yorker Hotel, New York City The Postal Service issued a 29-cent Herb Stamp with 5 Designs. Artist Teresa Fasolino, a faculty at the Illustration department created original oil paintings for each stamp inspired by traditional botanical illustrations. The stamps were designed by Phil Jordan. Each Herb stamp depicts a species in bloom a leaf and flower. The popular herbs depicted are used in medicine and gardens for cooking and decoration. The species illustrated are Oregano, Flax, Foxglove, Lavender, and Sage. The artist was in attendance and signed stamps.
Congratulations to Professor William Low, for designing and overseeing production of his faceted glass works, Sunrise and Moonrise for the Parkchester Station (IRT number 6 train) in the Bronx. This incredible piece of public art will be a part of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority/Arts for Transit Permanent Art Program. Installation begins on April 24.
Congratulations to Allison Brady, Hui Lin Zhu, and Tara Jacoby, their illustraions were selected to be in the Society of Illustrators 2011 student exhibition.
Awards Ceremony and Opening Reception
Friday, May 6, 2011
Exhibition Dates: May 4 - May 28, 2011
128 EAST 63RD STREET NEW YORK, NY 10065 212 838 2560
The Illustration Department is thrilled and proud to learn that Eric Velasquez, one of our most talented professors is the recipient of the Pura Belpre Award for Illustration for his Children's book "Grandma's Gift". To learn more about the Pura Belpre Award please click on the art work. Eric was also awarded the NAACP images award this past year for his book "Our Children Can Soar" an award he shares with fourteen other Illustrators.
Keri Calabrese, graduate of 2010 recently designed these plush, stuff dolls and the graphic display that accompany them. These cute animal characters were developed for a company where she is presently employed. The designs were base entirely on her illustrations.
Faculty member Chris Spollen exhibition at the Society of Illustrators. Professor Spollen's work has developed over the past thirty years in his role as an illustrator. He has worked for a broad spectrum of national clients.In his spare time he enjoys building human powered machines. Over the past ten years he has been concentrating his energies on the computer. And has recently been developing his mixed media fine art prints. Chris Spollen’s work is represented in several private collections and he has exhibited his work nationally recently he had his second museum show. Currently the Professor is working on a series of metal and wood sculptures.
In this exhibition, images and subject matter range from flying ships to vintage airplanes. Professor Spollen gathers his materials from the beaches of the small island where he currently resides. His recent work is drawn from recycled metal that he extracts from the common the household pantry; these sculptures themselves are small works of art. Professor Spollen also shoots the work he creates digitally and with aide of a computer creates fantasy environments in which these images come alive. His art is reminiscent of a simpler time of tin toys, trains, planes, and automobiles, the unbridled bliss that is youth, with a touch of naiveté
Society of Illustrators | 128 E. 63rd St. | New York | NY | 10065
Faculty member Bil Donovan launched the publication of Advanced Fashion Drawing-Lifestyle Illustration at The Society of Illustrators. Donovan spoke about the process of writing a book designed specifically for those interested in pursuing a career in fashion and lifestyle illustration. He also spoke about his collaboration with other artists in making this a beautiful and unique bool\k. A cocktail reception and book signing followed the presentation.
read the interview of professor Donovan by Emily Ford
New York Mets Hall of Fame recipient, Darryl Strawberry visited the classroom of Instructor Leslie Cober-Gentry. The fourth semester General Illustration class was working on an assignment in which they were asked to create the portrait of a well-known sports personality for an editorial article. Mr. Strawberry posed in front of the classroom for 1½ hours while the class drew his portrait and listened to him speak about positive work habits that pertain to both being a professional baseball player and a professional artist.
FIT’s Illustration department was well represented at this years biennial National Conference on Illustration held this summer in Pasadena California.
According to the official website: ICON The Illustration Conference, the 6th biennial, one-of-a-kind, global conference unites more than 600 highly-skilled, highly-educated, independent, entrepreneurial illustrators, educators, students and creative professionals from all media.
The National Illustration Conference, (ICON), is committed to providing a forum for an ongoing dialogue that serves the illustration, design, editorial, advertising, and academic communities. Its purpose is to provide a platform for the most influential illustrators and industry leaders to address, in a timely manner, the most pervasive issues facing the profession.
Bil Donovan and John Jay Cabuay had the honor of being invited as guest speakers at this year’s event. Their presentation Au Currant, facilitated by another faculty member Melanie Reim, focused on the changing climate of fashion illustration in today’s market. Both John Jay and Donovan spoke about the value of applying the tools and techniques associated with traditional fashion illustration to garner new opportunities and successfully thrive in a vibrant market defined as Fashion Lifestyle.
Make plans to stop by campus to see the Fashion Illustration AAS and General Illustration BFA Graduating Student Exhibition May 11 - May 25. Opening will take place on Monday May 10,
|Illustration by John Jay Cabuay
|| Illustration by Bil Donovan
ICON The Illustration Conference, the 6th biennial, one-of-a-kind, global conference unites more than 600 highly-skilled, highly-educated, independent, entrepreneurial illustrators, educators, students and creative professionals from all media.
Amongst an illustrious group of speakers invited to ICON 6 this summer in Pasadena are two faculty members. Bil Donovan and John Jay Cabuay. Assistant Professor and ICON 6 Board Member and Education Chair, Melanie Reim, invited Donovan and John Jay to speak at a presentation titled: “A Passion For Fashion” because of their expertise and presence in the fashion/lifestyle industry today. Melanie also has, for the first time ever at ICON, instituted a student rate and an Educators’ Forum.
“A Passion For Fashion", will discuss the evolution of the genre of Fashion Illustration to incorporate lifestyle and how best to utilize the tools and techniques associated with this discipline to thrive in markets outside of the usual domain of Fashion Art. For further information on ICON6, please visit the website. www.theillustrationconference.org
The Illustration Department's second Lecture of the semester begins March 24th 6:30-8PM in, Robert Lagary Board Room 9th Floor. Please let your students know and consider allowing your evening students to attend.
Mark Garcia 2006 will be showing in a goup exhibition at 1199SEIU Gallery. Opening Reception will be on Tuesday, March 23rd, 7-7:30pm. Congratulation to you Mark.
The Illustration Department's first Lecture of the semester begins Feb 24th 6:30-8PM in the Haft Auditorium (C building)
Please let your students know and consider allowing your evening students to attend.
Act-i-vate is a composed of some wonderful Comic Book artists, very well known in the industry. Their Web collective features their own independent stories.
Yuling Deng 2009, have three of her paintings selected into the SILA Illustration West 48 show.
Congratulation to one of our faculty Bil Donovan who's work here have just been selected to be in the Society of Illustrators 52nd annual exhibition.
John Jay, a memeber of our Illustration faculty have his beautiful Illustrations show case in a book Title " BELLACIAO " An exhibition follow that took place in Paris France.
We want to congratulate our own faculty member Heidi Younger, she received a Bronze Award for her landscape illustration in Creative Quarterly #17
Congratulation to Jessica Yeomans 2008, her painting title "SoJung" was accepted into the 67th Annual Audubon Artists Juried Competition. The exhibit will run from September 27th-October 2nd at the Salmagundi Art Club @ 47 5th Ave. The opening reception will be held on Sunday, September 27th from 12-5.
Congratulation to Olivia Magnotta and Paule Trudel_Bellemare, Both of these students received the Richard Ely Memorial scholarship of five hundred dollars each. Olivia and Paule will be graduating with a AAS and attending the upper division this fall.
Congratulation to Inga Poslitur 2009, she is our precipitant of the 2009 Chancellor's Award. This award is a huge honor for
The Illustration Department. It is the first time that one of our student is bestow with the Chanellor award.
We at the Illustration Department are so proud of our colleague, Professor Bil Donovan, he recently was offered an exclusive one year contract with Christian Dior Beauty. Bil will be an Artist In Residence for Christian Dior Beauty and act
as a representative of the label during appearances and events. He will create in-house illustrations, promos and attend and hosts events where he will create on site portraits of the Attendees.
Beside this huge honor, Bil will have many of his illustration appearing soon in Elle Magazine,where he will create a Full page ad for May issue to promote a Green Issue, Lancome for Spring 09 promotion of Lancome kiosk in Macy's and Dillards, and Lord & Taylor's Spring 09 Cover of Catalogue promoting Beauty.
Roman Sharf 2008, illustrated the cover for Farbrengen Magazine, a Los angelos base publication dedicated to jewish theme.
Ariel Zuckerbrill and Qing Ping Mui 2007 were the artist and inkers for a recent published graphic novel title" Necessary Evil" Published by Desperado. Well done Ariel and Qing. I hope this is just the beginning.