Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Spectrum Exhibition Opens September 11

I can't think of a place I'd rather be on September 11 than the opening of the second Spectrum Exhibition a the Museum of American Illustration in New York. The last Spectrum show was one of the most popular exhibitions in the history of the Society of Illustrators.

From the Society of Illustrators website

The Museum of American Illustration is proud to announce an exhibit featuring the top fantastic artists from around the world as seen in the annual Spectrum. Created in 1993 by Cathy and Arnie Fenner to showcase fantastic-themed art work, Spectrum is now the leading resource for art directors, art buyers, and fans of the genre. Selected pieces are chosen by top jurors in the field and images are produced in the full color book printed annually.

The Spectrum exhibit features a selection of over 120 works from both legendary artists and talented newcomers from the last four annuals. Divided into seven categories, the exhibit showcases multi-media works including original art in both traditional and digital medium, video, 3D, comics and graphic novels. Artists include Julie Bell, Kinuko Y. Craft, Eric Fortune, William Basso, Brom, James Gurney, Tony DiTerlizzi, Terese Nielsen, Yuko Shimizu, Michael Whelan, Donato Giancola, John Jude Palencar, Phil Hale and many more. The artwork will be on display from September 1 through October 17, 2009. In conjunction with the exhibit the Society will hold an Opening Reception on Friday, September 11, 2009. Tickets are $40 for non-members and $35 for members, and are limited.

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Steve said...

Sounds, well, "fantastic." Wish I could be there...(by the time you read this, James, I'm sure you will have caught the duplication of the press release text in the post).

James Gurney said...

Thanks, Steve. I eliminated eliminated the redundancy.

Kactiguy said...

Oh man, I really want to go to this. I got a piece in the show, but I'm not sure if I can make it out to New York or not. Maybe I just need to bite the bullet and go. Heck, I might even get to meet you.

James Gurney said...

Hey, Guy--I'll just be one flea on the back of a pretty awesome dog, but I'll be at the Spectrum opening. Hope you can make it too. I'll also be doing Art Out Loud the next day (Saturday the 12th, more on that soon)--so if you come it will be worth the trip.

BTW, love your blog "So cat, Tacos." Wish I could have hung out with you guys on your ALA road trip.

K. W. Broad said...

Oh wow, awesome! I've been collecting the books for years now, but didn't know they started doing live exhibits! Maybe next year I can make that :) I'm determined to get my art in there one of these years ;P

James Gurney said...

Hi, Kyle...I was just thinking of you today when I glanced up at my bulletin board and saw a cool dragon drawing you once did for me on an envelope. I'll look for you one day in the Spectrum book...or show.