Keith Negley – Society of Illustrators #55

It was the first day of class in my junior year of college. and I’ll never forget my illustration teacher Christine Beetow coming in and handing us all our own copy of the most recent Society of Illustrators annual (#40).

“Only the best of the best get in this book.” I can remember her saying, “Study it, this is your competition”.

That moment was galvanized in my mind and since then I’ve always held the SOI annuals as the pinnacle prize for our industry. It gives me great pleasure to say 14 years later the Society has awarded me two silver medals as well as selected 8 other pieces of mine for inclusion in the book. I’ve always been in awe of recipients of the medals and to be included among that group is nothing short of surreal. I want to thank all the jury for their time, Kate, Katie, and Tara, and of course this year’s Chair John Hendrix. And congratulations to all the other winners! Below are the pieces that were chosen. Apparently they cap artists at 8 for the book, so I need to decide which two won’t be included, but I wanted to post them all here. It’s been a hell of year, Thanks for looking!

Editorial:

NYT book review, “Wish You were here” AD Nicholas Blechman

NYT book review, “Home Burial” AD Nicholas Blechman

Christianity Today, “Barnabas Mam” AD: Gary Gnidovic

Nashville Scene,”New Face of Hate”  AD: Elizabeth Jones

Corporate Knights, “Anthropocene” AD: Jack Dylan

Dallas Observer, “Best of Dallas 2012″ AD: Tracie Louck

Institutional:

Joffery Ballet, The Nutcracker promotional calendar, AD: James Slate

Un-commissioned: Awarded Silver Medal

Eye Candy Art Show, Guilty Pleasures

Sequential: Awarded Silver Medal

Father’s Day, a visual essay

About Keith Negley

Keith Negley is an award winning illustrator based in Seattle, WA. His work has been recognized by The Society of Illustrators, American Illustration, Communication Arts, 3x3, Creative Quarterly and Lurzer’s Archive Best 200 Illustrators among others. To see more visit keithnegley.com

5 comments

  1. Congrats Keith! These are great, I especially love the father’s day series!

  2. Congrats. Okay. After seeing which images were selected, NOW I can see why you were picked. Just kidding. It’s no surprise with your great stuff.

  3. Man, such excellent work. You deserve the medals and the accepted entries, Keith.

  4. All of these are brilliant. So many favorites here… impossible to pick a favorite. None of us can wait to see what you’ll come up with next! Many congratulations!

  5. Chris Gash

    An incredible year of work, Keith, congratulations on all the successes!

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