American Illustration 36 Winners

Andrew Watch "External Goods" $4000 Nancy Lee Rhodes Roberts Scholarship Award
Monday, April 10, 2017

Congratulations to 4th year student, Andrew Watch, who's won the $4,000 Society of Illustrators Scholarship and is set to be exhibited in New York's Museum of American Illustration with 6 fellow OCADU students. In addition to this, his work was selected to appear in the coveted American Illustration 36 anual, and the work of 2nd year student, Toko Hosoya, and 4th year students, Sarah Alinia Ziazi and Dalbert Vilarino, have been chosen to appear permanently on AI’s archive.

From 10,000 submissions, the jury selected only 380 images total (professional and student) to appear in the book and represent the best pictures from 2016.

This year’s distinguished jury included Deanna Donegan, Art Director, The New Yorker;  Kayla E., Editor-in-Chief and Designer, Nat. Brut;  Nathan Huang, Art Director, The New York Times;  Francesco Izzo, Graphic Designer, Associate Art Director, Nautilus;  Jaya Miceli, Art Director and Graphic Designer, Simon and Schuster / Scribner;  Matt Vee, Designer,  Penguin / Viking;  Jing Wei, illustrator and Illustration Director, Etsy; who selected 300 pieces based on the quality of technique, concept and skill of medium used. 

Scholarship awards were granted to only 25 students whose work was deemed "The Best of The Best". OCADU students claimed 5 of those scholarships!

The Opening Reception and Awards ceremony will take place on Friday, May 12th, 2017.

Book launch events that celebrate the winners will be held in New York City on November 8-9, 2017. 


Congratulations, students and faculty!

KaYoung Lee "The Dog Walkers" $1500 The Warby Parker Visionary Scholarship
Varvara Nedilska "The Collector" $1000 The Nancy Cheadle Scholarship Award
Sarah Alinia Ziazi "Her Prologue" $500 The Jonathan LeVine Gallery Blurred Line Scholarship Award
Wenting Li "Hanging Gardens"
Marlee Jennings “Wanderer"

American Illustration 25th Anniversary Timeline Exhibition

AI 25th
Monday, February 11, 2008 - 5:00am to Tuesday, February 19, 2008 - 5:00am

American Illustration is widely regarded as the leading juried annual and advocate of contemporary illustration in North America and the world. To commemorate its 25th anniversary, it commissioned some of the industry's biggest stars to each depict the mood or seminal event of one year in the past quarter century. Appearing for the first time in Canada, this unique collection of prints created by Seymour Chwast, Sue Coe, R.O. Blechman & Nicholas Blechman, Vivienne Flesher & Ward Schumaker, Henrik Drescher, Filip Pagowski, Ruth Marten, Matt Mahurin, Steven Guarnaccia, Jordin Isip, Frances Jetter, Jeffrey Fisher, Juliette Borda, Jason Holley, Karen Barbour, Mark Ulriksen, Robert Parada, Steve Brodner, Guy Billout, Katherine Streeter, Tomer Hanuka, Saelee Oh & Souther Salazar, John Hendrix, Nathan Fox, and OCAD alumna and faculty, Anita Kunz, will be on exhibit in the Great Hall, February 11-19, and will coincide with a presentation by AI's Director, Mark Heflin, in Central Hall on February 14, 1-3pm. Following his presentation, attendees are invited to view the exhibit and meet Mr. Heflin.

Illustration: Yuko Shimizu

Venue & Address: 
Great Hall 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario

Congratulations to Illustrator Jody Hewgill

Hewgill Courage Illustration
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 3:45pm

Associate Professor Jody Hewgill garnered two American Illustration awards, the pieces will be featured in the American illustration 35 book  an illustration on the theme of Courage commissioned by Middlebury College, and a portrait of the musician Courtney Barnett for Rolling Stone Magazine


Artists Profile - Hanna Barczyk

Illustration of hands holding red flowers
Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 12:45pm

Illustration Alumni Hanna Barczyk’s “Artist Profile” is in this month’s American Illustration.