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MoCCA Arts Festival Announces 2019 Awards of Excellence Winners

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MoCCA Arts Festival Announces 2019 Awards of Excellence Winners

The Society of Illustrators announced on Tuesday the winners for this year’s MoCCA Arts Festival Awards of Excellence, which recognize the most outstanding work on view at the festival, and are open to all artists tabling at the 2019 MoCCA Arts Festival. Judges included Patrick Crotty, Rebekka Dunlap, Maria Hoey, Nathan Huang and Ben Passmore. The program was Chaired by Maëlle Doliveux and Co-Chaired by Ben Passmore.

Categories include Short Form and Long Form books, Single Image cartoons and comics, and Special Format works. One gold medal and two silver medals are awarded per category. Artists winning this award will be acknowledged with a special medal and financial award, The M. Prize, given in memory of Timothy Patrick Moynihan and made possible through the generosity of friends and family. In addition, winners will also receive a tablet from MoCCA sponsor Wacom, as well as a gift certificate from artist supply store and sponsor Blick Art Materials.

Guests of the MoCCA Arts Festival are invited to view the winning selections at the artist’s booth in the Exhibitor Hall, located at Metropolitan West in New York City from April 6-7.

2019 Winners

Short Form

GOLD: “Okay Okay” by Rose Wong (Booth C 137)

SILVER: “Ballad of the Bird Hole” by Sabrina Futch (Booth E 178)

SILVER: “Haunted Francis” by John F. Malta (Booth A 110)

Long Form

GOLD: “Do Geese See God – Chapters 2 & 3” by Nicholas Offerman (Booth B 133 B)

SILVER: “Crimes” by Kelsey Wroten (Booth C 135)

SILVER: “Executive Information Packet Journal” by Benjy Brooke (Booth J 288 B)

Single Image

GOLD: “Indentity I” by Anuj Shrestha (Booths A 103, 104, 105, 106)

SILVER: “2014 in LA” by Alfonso de Anda (Booth F 206)

SILVER: “The Little Death” by Yadi Liu (Booth H 258)

Special Format

GOLD: “Subway Friends” by Diana Schoenbrun (Booth H 250)

SILVER: “Soap Bubble” by Qiaoyi Shi (Booth I 270)

SILVER: “All dogs are my amigos” by Alfonso de Anda (Booth F 206)

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Haunted Francis

Haunted Francis

Executive Information Packet

Executive Information Packet

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