The second of the two-part annual exhibition Illustrators 55 will be held at the Museum of American Illustration at the Society of Illustrators from January 30 through March 2, 2013. The exhibit features works by leading contemporary illustrators worldwide, selected by a prestigious jury of professionals.
The exhibit includes works in the Editorial, Book and Advertising Categories.
Illustrations featured in the Editorial category include work commissioned by newspapers or magazines, medical and scientific journals or online magazines. This year's Gold Medals are awarded to Jason Holley for his piece titled "Bike Pain", Donato Giancola for "J.R.R. Tolkein", and Mark Ulriksen's "Capturing Memories." Silver Medals go to John Cuneo for "Erotic Art", Leo Espinosa for his piece "Young European Composers", and Frank Stockton's "Nuke 'em."
Illustration in the Book category include all single image illustrations originally commissioned for use inside or on the covers of hardbound and paperback books, including fiction and non-fiction; children's and young adult literature and comic books. Gold Medal winners include Anna and Elena Balbusso for their image "Tatyana", Victo Ngai's "Jacks and Queens at the Green Mill", and Sam Weber for "Lolita." Silver Medals are awarded to Julianna Brion's "Wirefox", Etienne Delessert's "Ionesco Stories 2", and Yuko Shimizu for her piece "The Unwritten."
Advertising illustration includes work for advertisements appearing in newspapers, magazines or on television; video and CD covers; brochures, fashion, point-of-purchase and packaging illustration; movie and theater posters. This year's Gold Medals go to Raymond Bonilla for "The Piano", Stephen Kroninger's "Grand Central", and Yuko Shimizu for "Tame Your Hair." Silver Medals go to Josh Cochran for his piece "Go Fly a Kite", Aad Goudappel for "Ballet", and Adam McCauley's "Simplicity".
The Illustrators 55 will now be exhibited throughout the entire building, including the 3rd floor Hall of Fame Gallery. Moving Image entries will also be playing in the new Winsor McCay Screening Room.