On February 1, 1901, nine artists and one businessman founded the Society of Illustrators with the following credo: “The object of the Society shall be to promote generally the art of illustration and to hold exhibitions from time to time.” This simple dictum has held true for over a century. Ever since that day it has been the Society’s mission to promote the art of illustration, to appreciate its history and evolving nature through exhibitions, lectures and eduction, and to contribute the service of its members to the welfare of the community at large. The Society is a great place for illustrators of all kinds to come together to learn and share from one another. There are many ways you can join as a member here.
Make sure to check out the Society’s Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art or MoCCA. It is located at 128 East 63rd Street and hosts many unique artworks and exhibits. Also check out MoCCA Arts Fest which takes place on April 5 and 6 of next year. The festival features a talented group of guests from the comic, cartoon, and illustration industry among other related booths. It will definitely be an exciting place to be for those who want to pursue a career in these areas.