Illustration Week

November 04, 2011 - November 13, 2011

The Honorable Mayor Michael Bloomberg, on behalf of the City of New York, will be proclaiming the second week of November as the 5th Annual Celebration of Illustration Week.

Thank you to Todd Lambrix, Director, Illustration Program at Parsons the New School for Design, Mark Heflin, Director, AI-AP, and Anelle Miller, Director, Society of Illustrators, whose collaborative efforts over this past year have made this a reality.


neakid_thumb Summer Illustration Art Academy Exhibition and Reception
Friday, November 4  5- 8pm
A gallery opening at the Society of Illustrators featuring the works of students from the Summer Illustration Art Academy; an NEA sponsored program that took place in July in collaboration with the NYC Parks and Recreation Department After School Program.


Pictoplasma NYC

November 4 - 5  Hosted by Parsons The New School for Design

Tishman Auditorium, 66 West 12 St, 10011 NY


In its third US edition, the Pictoplasma Conference returns to New York and presents a marathon of 12+ inspiring lectures, talks and panel discussions by artists and designers pushing the edge of contemporary character visualization.


For a complete schedule and to reserve tickets visit their website


50 Years in 60 Minutes:

Evening with Murray Tinkelman 

Monday, November 7  6:30 - 8:30pm

Illustrator and historian Murrary Tinkelman will lead a special presentation on the history of illustration.  The event will be followed with a cocktail reception.

$15 non-members/$10 members/$7 students

painting by Joe Bowler

Illustrators Sketch Night at the Society of Illustrators

Tuesday, November 8  6:30 - 9:30pm


Illustrators will pose alongside professional models as the Dining Room transforms into a large sketch studio. The live jazz will be performed by The Half-Tones featuring illustrators Barry Blitt, Joe Ciardiello and Michael Sloan with special guest guitarist Kenny Wessel.  Open to the public.
$15/ $7 students


An Evening with Children's Book Icons

Wednesday, November 9  6:30 - 8:30pm


The Society of Illustrators presents an evening with children's book icons and illustrators Ted and Besty Lewin, Jerry Pinkney, and acclaimed writer and critic Leonard Marcus.  The evening will include a silent auction featuring a selection of original art sponsored by the Children's Book Council. A book signing will follow.

$15 non-members/$10 members/$7 students


Big Talk

A Pre-Party Symposium celebrating the launch of AI30 and AP27

Thursday, November 10  3-6PM

Downtown Community Television Center

87 Lafayette Street (at White Street)


Admission free.  Seating very limited.

3 Sessions in 3 Hours

Click here to learn more.




American Illustration 30 American Photography 27 Party 

Thursday, November 10

Angel Orensanz Foundation

172 Norfolk Street (off E. Houston St.)


Book Launch, Display & Celebration

Open bar and food

$50 per person, $25 for students and chosen website winners

Free for AI30 and AP27 selected book winners

Art Directors Club Hall of Fame Benefit Gala

Thursday, November 10  6pm

Capitale, 130 Bowery, NY


This year's recipients include Ruth Ansel, Marshall Arisman,

John Jay, Joe Pytka, and Paola Antonelli.

For more information about this event visit their website

An Evening with Tom Peak honoring Bob Peak:

Father of the Modern Hollywood Movie Poster

Friday, November 11  6:30 - 9pm


Join the Society of Illustrators and Tom Peak as they introduce for the first time ever, a book featuring the 40 year career of Bob Peak.  View never before seen illustrations along with his icon work for movies, TIME magazine covers, fashion advertising, and many more!

Followed by a cocktail reception.

$20 non-members/ $15 members/$7 students


Appraisal Day

Sunday, November 13  12-4pm


Bring one or two of your favorite family heirlooms to the Society for an appraisal.  Co-hosted with Heritage Auction Galleries for New York, Dallas, Beverly Hills, Paris and Geneva.

$20 non-members/ $15 members


Brunch at the Society

Sunday, November 13   11-3pm

The Society of Illustrators will be offering a $30 pre-fixe brunch.  Please make reservations by contacting the Director of Operations, John Capobianco