Friday, October 8, 2010

Update for Illustrators: NYC Annual Winter Conference Art Showcase

Art Directors talked, and we listened! Art Directors told us that they'd prefer to browse art in a gallery-type format, seeing one piece per illustrator displayed. So we've changed the planned Portfolio Display at the Annual Winter Conference to an Art Showcase.

Here's how it the Art Showcase will work:
  • Illustrators need only prepare one piece and business cards or postcards rather than a full portfolio.
  • Art Directors and other industry professionals will browse the Friday night art display, picking up cards from the illustrators whose work interests them.
  • Literally hundreds of invited Agents, Art Directors, Editors and other publishing professionals will be viewing the art.
  • It's just $50 to participate in the Porfolio Showcase, but if you enroll in the Illustrators Intensive it's FREE.
  • The display will be juried and two cash prizes will be awarded along with one awesome Grand Prize--an all-expenses paid trip to New York and meeting with art directors!

Be sure to visit for more information and guidelines and don't miss this terrific opportunity to have your work viewed by the decision makers! There's truly no other event where you can have your work seen by so many agents, editors and art directors!

And click here to register for the Annual Winter Conference.


  1. I'm not an illustrator, but I would guess a wise illustrator would have a copy of one of their pieces of art on their card. :)

  2. I can't resist piping up here - Sharon, you are right. At the showcase in 2005 I put sample art from a book I had written on my card, and a couple of months later I sold my first book, SCRIBBLE, to an editor at Knopf who had picked it up.