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Society of Illustrators honors five MIAD students

The Society of Illustrators has accepted a record five MIAD Illustration students and recent alumni to the organization’s 2021 Student Scholarship Competition. Congratulations to Josh Beedy ’21, Emily Bowers ’20, Anja Brandl ’22, Colleen Schinler ’21 and Lindsey Yeager ’21 for their winning entries!

The Society of Illustrators’ Student Scholarship Competition is the largest and most prestigious student illustration competition in the country. Students’ work is submitted by the college’s faculty. From more than 8,700 entries, a jury of professional peers, including illustrators and art directors, select the 300 most outstanding works. 

Selected pieces will be exhibited in the Society of Illustrators’ online gallery beginning June 2 and published in a catalog. Scholarship awards are granted to about 25 students whose work is deemed the best of the best.

Josh Beedy ’21 (Illustration)

Emily Bowers ’20 (Illustration)

Anja Brandl ’22 (Illustration)

Colleen Schinler ’21 (Illustration)

Lindsey Yeager ’21 (Illustration)


Overture Center gallery hosts MIAD alumni

Two alumni from the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) are exhibiting work at Madison’s Overture Center. Cassandra Smith ’06 (Sculpture) and Stacey Steinberg ’04 (Drawing) both have work on display in separate galleries at the performing arts space.

Battle of the Bands: Product Design class showdown

French Renaissance alt rock met space cowboy country from the future in one Product Design class at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD). Students in Storytelling: Compelling Narrative of the Design Process were tasked with creating a band, complete with newly designed instruments, stage plots and lighting, costumes and even a feature on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

Ordinary people doing extraordinary work: Growing Resistance

In the 50th anniversary year at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD), the college presents “Growing Resistance: Untold Stories of Milwaukee’s Community Guardians,” an exhibition in the Brooks Stevens Gallery running January 8 – March 2, 2024. Related programs include zine making, a book club, student-guided tours and a story circle with community partners.

Metalwork and molds: MIAD alum on Kohler Residency

Eye-opening and awe-inspiring: this is how Nirmal Raja ’08 (Painting) describes learning to work with liquid metal. The Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) alum recently completed the John Michael Kohler Arts Center Arts/Industry Residency in Kohler, Wisconsin.


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