We would like to give a shout out to CCAD's 20th Art of Illustration Show (AOI), opening at the Sean Christopher Gallery (located in the Short North Arts District here in Columbus, Ohio) on Saturday, April 1st (gallery hop!)!!!
The Art of Illustration Show began in 1997 as a student driven exhibition designed to bring CCAD work out into the community and has been a staple of the Illustration department ever since. Rebecca Zomchek, an illustration professor at CCAD, and the rest of the AOI team received between 150 and 200 submissions this year, each ranging in style and technique, and branching across all majors. From these entries, a select group of skilled and practicing local judges determined which pieces would get in - this year totaling 44 pieces.
With artwork that spans the illustrative spectrum, CCAD boasts a selection that proves an inherent desire to produce and be surrounded by quality design, originality, and storytelling. CCAD is working and planning so the show continues to grow in diversity and number, and that AOI will remain a celebrated CCAD and Columbus tradition. This will be their 20th year of celebrating this show!
We hope you will stop by the gallery and see the artwork from these talented students!