Illustration Students Win Record Number of Awards

Every year, Ringling College Illustration students participate in the annual Student Scholarship Competition, held by the prestigious Society of Illustrators. Every year, Ringling students win awards - but this year, Ringling students knock it out of the park winning a record total of thirty-seven awards, more than any other art school in the U.S.

This year’s competition saw 2,278 entries submitted by 74 participating institutions from across the country. Students submitted their strongest, most creative and original artworks under the guidance of their professors including, Department Head, Scott Gordley, and faculty, Gary Barker, Katy Betz, Don Brandes, Jon Foster, Octavio Perez, Caleb Prochnow, Sean Murray, and Joe Thiel.

The award-winning Ringling College illustrations were created using a number of different mediums including digital illustration, Z Brush and Photoshop, acrylic, gouache, scratchboard, and mixed media. Ringling students, Jamie Green and Emelie Thomas won both the $1,000 Lila and Ben Dryer Scholarship Award and the $300 The Howard Koslow Memorial Award for Excellence in Illustration, respectively. 

On the result of this year’s competition, Scott Gordley says, “The success of our students is a testament to their hard work and the dedication of our wonderful faculty — both are second to none. We all feel blessed by our experience here!”

Congratulations to our award winners and to all Illustration students who participated in the competition!

 

Title: The Great Gatsby
Student: Dionisius Bangun
Medium: digital
Instructor(s): Joe Thiel
 

Title: She's Got Pluck
Student: Becca Bartels
Medium: Digital, Procreate
Instructor(s): Katy Betz
 

Title: Fruitlings
Student: Rachel Givens
Medium: Risograph Print
Instructor(s): Katy Betz
 

Title: Shark Piece
Student: Patricia Burgos
Medium: Digital
Instructor(s):
 

Title: Music Days
Student: Lauren Coney
Medium: Digital
Instructor(s): Joe Thiel
 

Title: Good Day of Fishing
Student: Colin Coviello
Medium: Digital/Z Brush
Instructor(s): Scott Gordley
 

Title: Hapi Berthdai
Student: Colin Coviello
Medium: Digital/Z Brush
Instructor(s): Scott Gordley
 

Title: Fearless
Student: Giovanna Dasso
Medium: Gouache, Acrylic, Digital, Colored Pencil
Instructor(s): Scott Gordley
 

Title: Vine Charcoal
Student: Sarah Dickover
Medium: Procreate
Instructor(s): Joe Thiel
 

Title: A Look
Student: Ezra Gaeta
Medium: Digital
Instructor(s): Joe Thiel
 

Title: L'abbraccio
Student: Ezra Gaeta
Medium: Digital
Instructor(s): Joe Thiel
 

Title: Fungi Foragers Festival
Student: Jamie Green
Medium: Digital
Instructor(s): Katy Betz
$1,000 Lila and Ben Dryer Scholarship Award
 

Title: Meanwhile Vol. 9 Cover
Student: Jamie Green
Medium: Digital
Instructor(s): Joe Thiel
 

Title: Cat
Student: Amanda Guerra
Medium: Scratchboard
Instructor(s): Don Brandes
 

Title: Racing Through the City
Student: Lindsey Hiramoto
Medium: Digital
Instructor(s): Caleb Prochnow
 

Title: Lost in the Jungle
Student: Sydney Jackson
Medium: Digital, Acrylic
Instructor(s): Joe Thiel
 

Title: Flight
Student: Emory Kjelsberg
Medium: Digital
Instructor(s): Jon Foster
 

Title: Rabbit Races
Student: Emory Kjelsberg
Medium: Digital
Instructor(s): Gary Barker
 

Title: Matilda
Student: Esther Kwak
Medium: Digital
Instructor(s): Joe Thiel
 

Title: The Wealth of a Region
Student: Esther Kwak
Medium: Digital
Instructor(s): Joe Thiel
 

Title: Summer Beach
Student: Yekyung Kwon
Medium: Digital
Instructor(s): Joe Thiel
 

Title: The Box
Student: Yekyung Kwon
Medium: Digital
Instructor(s): Joe Thiel
 

Title: In A Corner Of The World
Student: Sang Lam
Medium: Photoshop
Instructor(s): Octavio Perez
 

Title: Slicing into New Territory
Student: Jamiel Law
Medium: Digital
Instructor(s): Joe Thiel
 

Title: Crossroads
Student: Tess Lockey
Medium: Digital
Instructor(s): Joe Thiel
 

Title: Self Portrait with Three Chimneys
Student: Tess Lockey
Medium: Digital
Instructor(s): Joe Thiel
 

Title: Altered State
Student: Sara Lull
Medium: Digital
Instructor(s): Joe Thiel
 

Title: Hallucinogenic Plants
Student: Sara Lull
Medium: Digital
Instructor(s): Joe Thiel
 

Title: Excursion
Student: Amirah Patel
Medium: Digital
Instructor(s): Sean Murray
 

Title: Pup Pool Party
Student: Skylar Stewart
Medium: Gouache
Instructor(s): Katy Betz
 

Title: The Chase
Student: Samantha Szura
Medium: Digital, Photoshop
Instructor(s): Caleb Prochnow
 

Title: Illustration Senior Show
Student: Emelie Thomas
Medium: Mixed
Instructor(s): Joe Thiel
 

Title: Kathrine Johnson
Student: Emelie Thomas
Medium: mixed
Instructor(s): Joe Thiel
$300 The Howard Koslow Memorial Award for Excellence in Illustration
 

Title: Cat Nap
Student: Katelan Thomas
Medium: Digital
Instructor(s): Joe Thiel
 

Title: Casted Away
Student: Matti Wenger
Medium: Digital
Instructor(s): Joe Thiel
 

Title: Summer at the Quarry
Student: Matti Wenger
Medium: Digital
Instructor(s): Joe Thiel
 

Title: Wolf in Sheeps Clothing
Student: Leo Zamarripa
Medium: Digital
Instructor(s): Joe Thiel
 

*Artwork by Ringling senior, Colin Coviello, Hapi Berthdai 

 

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