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
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Jody Hewgill’s portrait of Courtney Barnett was recently honoured with an Award of Merit by the Society of Illustrators. The picture appeared in Rolling Stone (March 26, 2015) alongside a review of the Australian singer’s album Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit. Hewgill’s work is currently on display as part of the Illustrators 58 exhibition in New York City.
“I wanted this portrait to reflect Courtney’s gift for turning seemingly mundane subject matter into humorous and clever lyrics,” says Hewgill, an assistant professor in OCAD University’s Faculty of Design. “I chose to illustrate the background scene upside down to reflect her clever observations and unique perspective on the world around her. It’s also a nod to her hometown, Melbourne, which is on the opposite side of the planet from us.” The painting – acrylic on wood panel – measures 10” x 16”.
This is far from Hewgill’s first pop-culture commission. She has been working with Rolling Stone for 15 years and, in 2015, Hewgill received a gold medal from the Society of Illustrators for her painting – Before Midnight – commissioned for Entertainment Weekly.
Gary Taxali's illustration, a private commission for Chef Thomas Keller (owner of the famous restaurant, The French Laundry) won an award from The Society of Illustrators. The opening Exhibition is February 5 at The Museum of American Illustration, NYC. This is the Society of Illustrators annual juried competition. The award reception/opening of the exhibit will take place at the Society of Illustrators on Feb 3rd in NYC. Here is more information: