Published: Jan 13, 2011
The Gold Award and a $1,000 scholarship went to senior illustration major Tran Nguyen.
SAVANNAH, Ga. - SCAD students had an unparalleled showing at the 49th Illustration West Competition sponsored by the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles (SILA)
. When the honors were announced in early January, work by SCAD students walked away with unprecedented Gold and Bronze Awards along with more than 150 certificates of merit.
"This is an extraordinary accomplishment," said SCAD Savannah illustration professor Mohamed Danawi. "SCAD has an abundance of talent and we are so excited and proud that this talent is being recognized."
"SILA is the largest juried illustration competition west of New York," said SCAD Atlanta illustration program coordinator Rick Lovell. "For our students to do so well in such a competitive environment is a testament to the exceptional work coming out of SCAD."
The Gold Award and a $1,000 scholarship went to senior illustration major Tran Nguyen. The Bronze Award and a $500 scholarship went to senior illustration major Adela Kang.
All the awarded work is eligible to be displayed on the SILA Web site with the artists' name and contact information. This Web site is a valuable resource for potential employers and collectors.
Select work will also be displayed at the 49th Annual Illustration West Exhibition at Gallery Nucleus, 210 E. Main St., Alhambra, California, from Jan. 21-31.