Several of my artists attended, and my staff and my interns joined me for the evening. On a personal note, I met an old friend, Julie Lieberman, a professor of illustration at the Savannah College of Art. We had the time to catch up over a glass of wine, and she invited me to speak to the students, along with one of my artists, John Mattos. You never know what can happen when you are at the American Illustration Party. Who knows, maybe next year a trip to Paris!
Even though the place was super packed I did get a chance to take a quick walk through of the artwork on the walls. Several of our artists had pieces in the show and they included Tim Bower, Scott Brundage, Dongyun Lee and Jason Seiler (in order of appearance below.)
The AI Party celebrates the annual launch of the American Illustration book. Over the years, AI has been the go-to source for new and cutting edge illustration and photography. It is the place to be seen if you are breaking boundaries, and many of the featured artists and photographers have gone on to great careers in their fields.
My recommendation... enter next year.