Monday, March 14, 2011


I had the privilege of serving on the panel of judges for this year’s Columbus College of Art & Design’s Art of Illustration exhibition. 
AOI at Rivet Gallery

The exhibit features the best of CCAD student illustrations and is organized entirely by students.  I was part of a group of professional alumni jurors, which included- Linda Bittner (CCAD, ’88), Tim Bowers (CCAD, ’79), Eric Fortune (CCAD, ’99), and Scott Hull (CCAD, ’77) as well as Illustration Chair C. F. Payne.
  Award winning image and artist, Tyler Bolyard.

Awards, including prizes from various sponsors, were presented for best of show as well as first, second and third place.  Additionally, five selections identified as “judges favorites” received an original work of art from the respective judge

My “judges favorite” selection was an image created by Tyler Bolyard (senior).  Tyler is a very talented artist with a promising future.  He actually had 5 pieces selected for this year’s AOI show, including a three-dimensional piece…awesome stuff!  I thought I’d shine the ole’ blog spotlight on Tyler for a job well done. To see more of his work, check out:

Bowers, Bolyard and "judges favorite" award.
The show opened March 5 at Rivet Gallery, 1200 N. High St. in Columbus (the Short North), and continues through March 25.

Wishing you the best-Tyler!

Well, back to the drawing board,