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SOI 2022 Original Art Show Recap!

last updated 28 November 2022

On Novemebr 11th, the Bright Agency team took a trip to the Upper East Side’s Museum of Illustration, for the annual Society of Illustrators Original Art Show. The Original Art Show is an annual competition which celebrates the best of children’s illustrations from the year. Eleven of Bright’s artists were nominated and featured at the show! It was a special day for Bright, as a few of the UK team members attended the event with us. We had a fun day, filled with headshots and group photos, a team breakfast, and happy hour! To see the full day we had, check out associate agent Emily’s Instagram reel. The night concluded with the SOI Original Art Show award ceremony, and we were so excited to get out and support our artists. Take a look at some of the photos from our night!

title It was a full house! Here is our agent Anne Moore-Armstrong in front of some of the attendees.

title Here is Bright artist Galia Bernstein, with one of her illustrations, and Anne with another of Galia’s illustrations.

title Looking for our artists on the book shelf!

title Bright artist Mirelle Ortega (right) and her family, (who visited all the way from Mexico!) with Mirelle’s illustration!

title Our team watched as Bright artist Zahra Marwan accepted the Dilys Evans Fiunders Award, for the illustrations in her debut picture book, ‘Where Butterflies Fill the Sky’. This book also was recently placed on the New York Time’s Best Illustrated List.

title Some more of our artist’s work! Richard Jones, Ying Hui Tan, Yas Imanurma, Yasmeen Ismail.


A few of our agents and team members enjoying the reception! Lots of fun was had! Thank you SOI for a great night!

Click here to read our previous post of all of Brights nominees that were features at the 2022 SOI Original Art show.

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