Graphic Era


Exhibition | Bazaar | Workshops
April 4–25, 2020

With new opportunities to share our lives and activities with millions of viewers instantaneously, a resurgence in the field of graphic illustration has generated new innovations in the age-old artform. Brand-name corporations, magazines, and media outlets are turning to artists to engage a public whose attention is being drawn in more ways than ever before. As competition grows for the “thumb-stopping” social network users, illustrators are leading the art community through new and uncharted territory.

Graphic Era gathers artists from around the country who are using illustration, both traditionally and digitally, to engage larger audiences through social, digital, and print media. Artists working in editorial, conceptual, and book illustration will introduce visitors to an artform that is evolving for a new generation and their interests.

“Casablanca Feature” by Alex Fine

The Big Day Mini-Con
Saturday, April 4, 2020

The Bazaar10 am–6 pm

Selected artists sell their prints and wares

Workshops10 am–12 pm

Flipbooks: Before There Were GIFs with Hayley Thornton-Kennedy

Visual Storytelling with Alex Fine

Artist Talks | 2–3 pm

Kat Irannejad is the co-founder and an Executive Illustration Agent at Snyder New York, a women-owned (MWBE) artist representation agency based in New York and London that represents illustrators, designers, animators, and image-makers from around the world. Originally from Bethesda, MD, she attended Walt Whitman High School and received the Scholastic Art & Writing National Portfolio Award for her painting folio. She has a BFA from Boston University’s College of Fine Arts and an MFA in Painting as well as an MS in Art History from the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. She spent years as a photo and illustration editor for  The New York Observer, National Geographic Books, and others, and eventually found her happy place working directly with artists and creatives as an illustration agent.

Alex Fine is an illustrator originally from the suburbs of Washington, DC. Now living in Baltimore, MD, he freelances for a variety of publications including weekly assignments for the Washington Post and Newsweek. In 2015, he co-founded the Baltimore Academy of Illustration.

Exhibition Opening Reception | 3–5 pm

Extended Viewing Hours | 5–8 pm



Graphic Era Artist Information

Juried Exhibition
April 4–25, 2020

Kat Irannajed, Co-Founder and Executive Illustration Agent, Snyder New York

Grand Prize – $500
Gold – $250
Silver – $150
Bronze – $100

All selected entries will be printed for the exhibition by the Delaplaine.

Get details about entering your artwork here.

April 4, 2020 • 10 am–6 pm

All of the selected artists for the exhibition will be eligible to receive a table on a first-come, first-serve basis to sell their artwork and any related products during opening day. Artists retain all proceeds and are responsible for all sales transactions at their tables. Registration information will be made available to artists after selections have been announced.

Registration Fee: $75

Set-up: 8:30–9:45 am

Break-down: 6–7 pm


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