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Artwork by John Hendrix

Sketchbooks capture an artist’s ideas whenever and wherever inspiration strikes.

In these pages, quick sketches can provide a blueprint to follow when creating an elaborate piece of art, while observational drawing focuses on the documentation of the external world and includes travel and nature studies.

Sketchbooks are the connection between an artist and introspection, often the rawest and most unique artwork an artist creates.

Artist Members are asked to share their personal sketchbook pages framed and ready for hanging, either within their sketchbook, removed from their sketchbook, or digitally printed.

Single pages, spreads, or a series of several pages will be accepted in any medium.

A jury will determine the best among the entries to receive the Stevan Dohanos Award.

Curated by Leslie Cober. Learn more about the exhibit. 

Call for Entries:

Important Dates & Guidelines

Deadline for art to be sent to the Society of Illustrators: October 18, 2022

Exhibit Dates: November 1 – January 7, 2023

Opening Reception: Friday, November 18, 2022

Who can enter: Any Illustrator or Illustrator-S of the Society of Illustrators.

Guidelines for Art: Art is required to be framed and ready for hanging. It is up to our Members to represent the Society at the highest level in this exhibition, which will be viewed by the public and all the remarkable art communities of New York City. Art may be created in any medium including oil, watercolor, digital, collage, etc. Work must be framed with wire on the back ready to hang. The Society will be using safety clips to secure art to the walls. For this reason we request wood frames.

Email to receive the Artist Agreement. Agreement must be filled out before work can hang in the exhibit.

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