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Communication Arts Interviews Illustration Faculty Jaime Zollars

Artist Discusses Freelance Career, Other Creative Pursuits in Q & A

Posted 06.03.09 by MICA Media Relations

Jaime Zollars, Tengu Graveyard, acrylic paint and collage.

BALTIMORE--Artist Jaime Zollars, who teaches in MICA's illustration department, was recently interviewed for the Insights section of Communication Arts. She discussed her inspiration -- fairytales and 15th- and 16th-century Flemish painters, how she overcomes creative blocks, and career advice for young illustrators.

Zollars' clients include Clarion Books, Albert Whitman & Co., Scholastic Inc., Harcourt, L.A. Weekly, Highlights Magazine, Spider, Ladybug, and Babybug magazines, Where Magazine, Westchester Magazine, and Scott Foresman.

She has been featured in fine art galleries in Oregon and Calfornia, most recently at Copro Nason Gallery's Hi-Fructose show. She also is participating in VS., a new exhibition at Baltimore's Windup Space, June 5-July 31.

For more information, call 410-225-2300.

Caption information: Jaime Zollars, Tengu Graveyard, acrylic paint and collage.

Founded in 1826, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) is the oldest continuously degree-granting college of art and design in the nation. The College enrolls nearly 3,500 undergraduate, graduate and continuing studies students from 49 states and 52 countries in fine arts, design, electronic media, art education, liberal arts, and professional studies degree and non-credit programs. With art and design programs ranked in the top ten by U.S. News and World Report, MICA is pioneering interdisciplinary approaches to innovation, research, and community and social engagement. Alumni and programming reach around the globe, even as MICA remains a cultural cornerstone in the Baltimore/Washington region, hosting hundreds of exhibitions and events annually by students, faculty and other established artists.

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