Original Art Online Gallery Access
Purchasing online access grants you 24 hours to view the gallery online.
For those in the community who are unable to visit the exhibit in person, the Society has created a virtual gallery for you to enjoy from the comfort of your home! The ticket price to view the online gallery is the same as for the on-site gallery (click here to learn about pricing). Entry to both galleries is free for Society of Illustrator Members (click here to learn how to become a Member). Both exhibits will open to the public beginning October 28th and ending December 30th, 2020. A full list of featured artists can be found online here.
Founded in 1980 by illustrators’ agent and art director Dilys Evans, this exhibit showcases original art from the year’s best children’s books as determined by a jury of outstanding illustrators, art directors, and editors. The jury also selects Gold and Silver Medal recipients for the year’s exhibit.
The 2020 Gold Medal is awarded to Cátia Chien for The Bear and the Moon (Chronicle Books). 2020 Silver Medals are awarded to Frank Morrison for R-E-S-P-E-C-T and to Jillian Tamaki for My Best Friend (both Simon & Schuster / Atheneum Books for Young Readers).
The Original Art honors exceptional children’s book artists in two other award categories each year.
The Dilys Evans Founder’s Award celebrates the year’s most promising new talent in the field. The 2020 jury has selected Peter Van den Ende for The Wanderer (Levine Querido / The Em Querido List).