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MICA Students Selected for Scholarship Competition; Receive Cash Awards

2014 Student Scholarship Competition features MICA students

Posted 04.24.14 by MICA Communications

Leonard Peng '14, "Pilgrimage 1" (detail), digital and graphite.

The Society of Illustrators has selected 15 MICA students for their 2014 Student Scholarship Competition. Students from several colleges and universities across the United States competed to exhibit their work in the Museum of American Illustration at the Society of Illustrators in New York.

Nineteen pieces from MICA were granted entry and will be on display from Wednesday May 7- Saturday May 31 at the museum. Students Xanthe Bouma '15 (illustration) and Leonard Peng '14 (illustration) will both receive a scholarship award based on their artworks, each receiving a $1,000 cash prize at the opening reception on Friday, May 9. Scholarships are offered to 25 student artists whose creations are viewed among the best in the competition.

The Student Scholarship Competition started in 1981 where over 8,700 entries are submitted for the competition. The select few hundred student participants who are chosen each year by a jury of professionals, including illustrators and art directors, become featured in the exhibition.

More information on the Museum of American Illustration at the Society of Illustrators can be found here.

Featured students in the 2014 Student Scholarship Exhibit include: Jess Bastidas '16 (humanistic studies, illustration), Mango Chutney, oil on board; Nan Cao '15 (illustration), War, pen brush, digital; Shirley Chan '14 (illustration), Beachy Keen, acrylic, gouache, digital; Clare DeZutti '14 (illustration), Temple Offerings, digital; Kirsty Hambrick '15 (illustration), Housefires 26, graphite and neocolor II; Erin Lux '14 (illustration), Why Are Women Eating Their Placentas, ink and digital; Erin Lux '14 (illustration), End of Life Care, pencil and digital; Kate MacDonald '14 (illustration), Beelzebub, ink; Matt Rockefeller '14 (illustration), Crazy Man with Birds, graphite, digital; Daniel Shaffer '14 (illustration), Ocean Isle, digital; Drew Shields '16 (animation, illustration), Ea's Den, hand drawn and digital; Drew Shields '16 (animation, illustration), Berserker, polymer clay; Rachel Suggs '15 (illustration), Mystery Scene, acrylic, digital; Rachel Suggs '15 (illustration), Boat Personal, acrylic; Boya Sun '13 (illustration), Marital Sex, digital; Boya Sun '13 (illustration), Sun Boya Riddle x, graphite and digital; and Kayla Wasil '13 (illustration), Kowloon, digital.

Top Image Caption: Leonard Peng '14, Pilgrimage 1 (detail), digital and graphite.
Bottom Image Caption: Xanthe Bouma '15, Garden Party (detail), digital.