Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Hively Helps Judge the Society of Illustrators 2009 Student Scholarship Competition
"What a wonderful opportunity to see lots of work from schools all over America. And to be able to join a group on Monday that included some of my all time favorite artists: Murray Tinkelman, Geoffrey Moss and Ted Lewin--Elwood Smith had to cancel at the last minute. And I got to meet artist Scott Brundage and Bruce Jennings. We were one of five panels judging the work. We go back on March 9 to make the final selection from the work that has been put in by the panel of judges. It was interesting to compare and contrast the work that came in with our own student show. Ours is a bit different in we accept entries from outside the US and our judging process is more like grading class projects, each judge ranks each piece on a scale from 0 to 4, 4 being the highest. Only 3s and 4s make it into the show, only those receiving a majority of 4s are are medal winners. Thanks to Lisa St Cyr and Scott Bakal for inviting me to join the panel. It was a treat, everyone at the Society takes special care of visitors."