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Illustration & Fashion (2017)

Juried, All Media Art Show
Exhibition Dates: April 28 - June 9, 2017
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 10 AM - 4 PM

Guest Juror: Bil Donovan, Fashion Illustrator and Educator

Whether the subject is a toaster, a teapot, a tuxedo, or a trench coat, for this show, line and flair are the most valued skills. (Lighting too if the entry is a photograph.) Admittedly a little commercial – remember, it’s how Andy got his start. The subject needn’t be the artist's creation, but the execution needs to be solidly the artist's style.

Reception: Friday, April 28, 2017, 5-7 PM
Meet the Artists! Refreshments served. Open to the public.
At the reception, models from shops of Tanger Outlets in Riverhead including Chico's, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH and NYDJ, among others, will be showcasing wears from their new spring collections. In addition, student model Emily Blumenthal will be modeling unique Salvation Army fashions – complete outfit for under $12! – and student model Maddy Seitles will be modeling a recycled fashion dress designed and created by East End Arts Education Director Diane Giardi. With the theme of Illustration & Fashion, all attendees are invited to dress as outrageously as they dare!

EEA Members receive 15% discount on all purchases.

ARTISTS: For info on entering your work into this show, click here >>



Bil Donovan
Fashion Illustrator and Educator
Juror for Illustration & Fashion, 2017

Bil Donovan is an artist, fashion illustrator and educator. Donovan subscribes to the idea that less is more and uses this premise to create work that is elegant with a timeless style. He has had an ongoing relationship with FIT, first, as a student, then advisor, mentor and currently as an Assistant Adjunct Professor in the Illustration Department where he teaches Illustration that reflects the contemporary market.
Donovan’s lifestyle, environmental and architectural illustrations have been commissioned by many cosmetics firms including Dior and Lancome and his elegant and sophisticated images have been included in many exhibits most recently the Night and Day at the Museum of The Fashion Institute of Technology and highlighted in The Line Of Fashion at the Museum of the Society of American Illustrators.
Bil currently resides in the East Village in New York City and works from his creative utopia studio in Tribeca.





Programs of the East End Arts Gallery are made possible with public funding provided by New York State Council of the Arts, Suffolk County, and the Town of Riverhead.