Fernanda Cohen will moderate the lecture "Illustration as Fine Arts"
at the Society of Illustrators on March 9th
. Cohen has been running a lecture series at the society for over two years now. She chooses the topics and speakers, who discuss issues of interest to other illustrators. This week's lecture will focus on illustrators' work being shown at fine arts galleries in New York, the pros and cons of being a commercial artist when trying to break into the gallery world, and the difference between commercial and fine art.
Gallery owners Heidi Leigh and Nick Leon from Animazing Gallery in Soho and Alix Sloan from Sloan Fine Art on the Lower East Side were chosen for the lecture by Cohen. They will discuss the crossover from illustration to fine arts, the criteria they use for their exhibitions, the role of illustrative artwork in New York's gallery scene, and how illustrators should go about exhibiting their personal work.
For more information on the lecture, visit the Society of Illustrators' site
See Fernanda Cohen's illustration portfolio here.