SILA – The Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles presents our 61st annual Illustration West.
Illustration West is an annual competition and exhibition highlighting the year’s best illustration – both from L.A. and from all around the world. SILA is proud to represent established and emerging artists and demonstrate that this continues to be an exciting era for illustration.
Scroll down to see the judges – and links to their interviews – as well as our Exhibition Sponsor and Awards information
…and watch for the Call for Entries for
Illustration West 62!
Our 61st Year is Chaired by the Whole 2022 Board!
JOE CEPEDA, President, JON MESSER, 2nd VP/Programs & Secretary, SCOTT GANDELL, VP Development, DONIVAN HOWARD, Treasurer, AMARPAL KHANNA, Membership Chair, DAVID HABBEN, Web Chair and SANTOSH OOMMEN, Communications and Branding
Read Orlando’s Interview by Communications and Branding Committee member Chad Ewanic
Read Thomas’ Interview by SILA Secretary and Program Chair Jon Messer
Read Karina’s Interview by SILA President Joe Cepeda
Read Anita’s Interview by SILA Secretary and Program Chair Jon Messer
Read Vanessa’s Interview by SILA Secretary and Program Chair Jon Messer
Read Rick’s Interview by SILA Secretary and Program Chair Jon Messer
Robert St. Pierre
Read Robert’s Interview by SILA Secretary and Program Chair Jon Messer
Read Francis’ Interview by SILA Web Chair David Habben
Our Exhibition Sponsors
- Joseph Morgan Henninger Award – Best of Show
This award is presented to the best of all the Gold Award winners and is named for SILA’s first President during our founding year in 1953.
- Patrick Nagel Award for Excellence
This award is presented to the second best of all the Gold Award winners and is named to honor a great illustrator, Patrick Nagel.
- Gold, Silver and Bronze awards are awarded individually for in each category.
- Scholarships are presented to the Gold, Silver and Bronze Award winners from the Student category.
- Gold – Phillip Hays “I love it. I think it’s terrific.” $1000 Scholarship
- Silver – Elin Waite & Dick Oden $750 Scholarship
- Bronze – Bill Tara $500 Scholarship