Student Scholarship Exhibitor List


Margaret Gillespie
Margaret is a Boston-based illustrator who takes her inspiration from the beauty of everyday life, nature, and her travels. Working primarily in gouache, she uses the most vibrant colors she can find, incorporating foliage and pattern whenever possible. She loves writing stories about childhood memories that will make you laugh, and is currently working on a children's book. Margaret likes sweaters, blueberry scones, and has an excellent memory.
Maria Laureno
Maria Laureno is a graduate of Ringling College of Art and Design with a BFA in Illustration. She specializes in detailed realistic watercolor paintings but loves experimenting with a wide variety of mediums. Whether creating traditional or digital pieces, her products reflect her unique hand drawn style. She is currently working at American Greetings as a Product Designer and enjoys creating products that connect people and help make memories. She also loves traveling and corny jokes.
Meredith Shriner
I am an illustrator and graphic designer preparing to graduate from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania with a B.F.A. in Communication Design. I have always loved drawing and working with my hands to create. I use illustration to invent characters and worlds that tell stories. My work often contains a touch of quirkiness and humor. I am always excited to grow and try new things when it comes to my work, and I am grateful to all of my mentors who have encouraged me to do so.
Mihyun Amy Ryu
Amy Ryu is an illustrator from South Korea. With two lovely younger siblings, she learned how to create adventurous stories of imaginary things and places, and drew them with anything she could find that makes marks. Loving fantasy and children's stories as well as games of all kinds, she creates picture books, interactive book, 2D games, and animations . Her dream is to open a Book Cafe filled with art books.