Graphic Era


Exhibition | Workshops
April 4–26, 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, digital 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, digital artists are leading the art community through new and uncharted territory.

Graphic Era gathers digital artists from around the country who are engaging larger audiences through social, digital, and print media.

“Casablanca Feature” by Alex Fine

Graphic Era Programs
Saturday, April 4, 2020

Workshops10 am–12 pm

Flipbooks: Before There Were GIFs with Hayley Thornton-Kennedy – ONLINE WORKSHOP PENDING

Visual Storytelling with Alex Fine – CANCELLED

Artist Talks | 2–3 pm – CANCELLED

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 – CANCELLED

Juried Exhibition – ONLINE
April 4–26, 2020

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

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


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