I was shocked when I was notified that my Destinations piece was awarded the Gold Medal in the annual SILA (Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles) competition.
I originally did this piece for a calendar published by the Finest | Magma Brand Communication Group.
This particular illustration has been extremely popular, it was published by American Illustration, Communication Arts, 3x3 and will be in the upcoming Advertising and Institutional show of the Society of Illustrators / NY. And I had already known that it was also accepted into the annual SILA show, which I was very happy about since I had never entered this competition. But to hear that I won the Gold Award in the Advertising cathegory was as unexpected as it was thrilling. Thanks SILA!
There will be an opening reception on March 28 at 7:00 pm at the Gallery Nucleus with the Awards Ceremony at 8:00 pm, unfortunately I won't be able to attend. The exhibit will end on April 3, 2009.