Mary K. Baumann and Will Hopkins The firm of Hopkins/Baumann specializes in editorial design. They work between Minneapolis and New York and serve magazines and book publishers as well as corporate clients. They have extensive experience in publication redesign and startups and in producing print projects from concept to publication.
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Keith Kasnot Artist/Illustrator, as well as animator, art director and producer, well versed in virtually every area of visual communication. He is a Certified Medical Illustrator and a member of the Association of Medical Illustrators. He has served on the Board of Governors of the AMI and has been chairman of several annual meetings. His professional experience spans nearly thirty years.
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Gregory Manchess Artist/Illustrator. He exhibits frequently at the Society of Illustrators in New York where he has won many gold and silver medals. He has also won the Hamilton King Award based on his career achievements. His work can been seen not only within the pages of the National Geographic Magazine but also in numerous galleries around the world.
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C.F. (Chris) Payne Artist/Illustrator. In 1980 he began his career as a freelance illustrator and soon amassed an impressive client list. He has won gold and silver medals from the Society of Illustrators in New York. His work can be seen on many magazine covers, ten children's books, and many galleries. He has been commissioned to paint countless politicians, authors and entertainers.
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Chris Sloan Senior Editor, National Geographic (Art Director, 1992-2007). He is an artist who specializes in science visualization, but also paints in oils and etches. In his various roles at National Geographic, he has visited many scientists in the field and has participated in several digs around the world. He even has a prehistoric crocodile from China named after him. He has written articles for the Magazine, just completed a book on human evolution for the Smithsonian, and is the author of seven children's books on archaeology and paleontology.
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Jack Unruh Artist/Illustrator. Much of his work parallels an interest in the outdoors, while some of the more conceptual illustrations are a result of waiting for the right moment. His work has appeared in numerous magazines, annual reports and many advertising assignments. He has won gold and silver awards from the Society of Illustrators in New York, The Hamilton King Award, Illustrators Hall of Fame, and was named Art Director of the Year.
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Entries and fee due - March 15, 2010
Notification of Acceptance - April 5, 2010
Hanging/Catalog fee due - April 19, 2010
Hi-res scan due - April 19, 2010
Delivery of framed art - May 8, 2010
Opening reception - May 13, 2010
Pick up of art - Saturday, June 26, 2010, 10am-12noon


702 8th Street NW
Washington DC 20001
Exhibition Dates May 10 – June 25, 2010
Opening Reception Thursday, May 13, 2010, 6-8:30 pm
Gallery Hours Tuesday – Friday, noon to 4 pm
Phone (202) 872-3396


Any work created or published in the two years prior to February 15, 2010 by IC members, non-members or students living or working in Washington DC, Maryland or Virginia or adjoining states are eligible. Entries may be submitted by illustrators, students, clients, art directors or designers.


Entries must be uploaded to our website on or before March 15, 2010.


Just follow the instructions on the site to fill out the forms and upload your image(s). Please be sure to clearly identify your entry and fill out all the information. If a piece is being submitted in more than one category, this requires a separate entry page and additional fee.


We are pleased to announce that we have lowered our fees this year:
• IC Members - $20 per entry
• Non-members - $30 per entry
• Students - $10 per entry
Payment can be either by PayPal or personal check. Checks must be received in a timely fashion or your entry will not be considered.


Only accepted entrants will be notified, around April 5, 2010. At that time you will be given instructions about delivery of framed art and hi-res scans for the catalog.


All accepted entries will receive a Certificate of Excellence. Certificates for Best of Category will be awarded and one illustration will be awarded as Best of Show. Gold and Silver medals may also be awarded within each category for exceptional work.


The hanging and printing fees have been combined to lower the cost. The fee is $80 per entry. This fee allows us to produce the show and print a full-color catalog. Checks (or PayPal payment) must be received by April 19, 2010 or your entry will be eliminated.


Original, professionally framed illustrations must be delivered to PEPCO's Edison Place Gallery, 702 Eighth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001 on Saturday, May 8, 2010 between 10 am and 2 pm. If your work is digital, please make sure it is delivered as a framed, high quality, fine art print. All art must be available for the duration of the exhibition from May 8 to June 26. Pick up of art is to be June 26.


EDI – Editorial: Newspapers, magazines, periodicals, multimedia

ADV – Advertising: Magazine, newspaper advertisements, fashion illustrations, brochures, point-of-purchase, direct mail and posters

P&P – Products and Packaging: Calendars, announcements, greeting cards, T-shirts, stamps, music, video packaging and other packaging

BKS – All Books: Cover or inside illustrations for hardback or paperback, fiction, non-fiction, adult and children’s books

INS – Institutional: Annual reports, in-house publications, corporate projects, government service projects

TMS – Technical, Medical, Scientific: educational illustrations for magazines, journals, books, multimedia and web

U&P – Uncommissioned and Promotional: Any illustration created without a specific assignment including self-promotional or portfolio pieces.

S&A – Sequential and Animation: Can be 2-D or 3-D

STU – Student: Any work created in a class or for personal use while a student.

Note: Work that was commissioned by a client but not published should be entered in the category for which it was originally assigned.

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