Published: Jan 12, 2012
Details from senior illustration student Julia Yellow's Student Gold Medal winner (left) and graduate illustration student Gautam Dutta's Student Silver Medal winner (right).
SAVANNAH, Georgia - SCAD students had an unparalleled showing at Illustration West 50, the 50th annual Illustration West Competition sponsored by the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles (SILA). SCAD students earned both gold and silver medals along with more than 100 certificates of merit. SILA is the largest juried illustration competition west of New York, created to promote the professional status of illustration art.
"Winning so spectacularly at SILA puts SCAD illustration students at the forefront of illustration," said SCAD Chair of Illustration
Allan Drummond. "SILA is a world-class competition. The communication arts industry looks to the West Coast to see the very latest developments in illustration. The sheer volume of accepted entries for SCAD and the diversity of ideas and styles is a testament to SCAD Illustration's focus on both the nurturing a student's individual voice, and our focus on professional career-focused work."
The Student Gold Medal and a $1,000 scholarship went to senior illustration student Julia Yellow. The Student Silver Medal and a $750 scholarship went to graduate illustration student Gautam Dutta.
In addition, SCAD illustration professors Mohamed Danawi and Daniel Powers submitted pieces that were accepted in the professional category.
All the awarded work is eligible to be displayed on the SILA Web site with the artists' names and contact information. This Web site is a valuable resource for potential employers and collectors.
Select work will also be displayed at the Illustration West 50 Exhibition at Gallery Nucleus, 210 E. Main St., Alhambra, California, at a date to be announced.