Toronto illustrator Julia Breckenreid has been awarded a gold medal for her conceptual editorial work, by the Society of Illustrators, NY. She will receive the medal in a ceremony at the Awards Gala on February 5, 2010. The painting "Double Life" was done for Toronto art director Faith Cochran at MORE Magazine Canada.
The Society of Illustrators 52nd Annual Exhibition, a juried competition, resulted in the selection of nearly 500 pieces by a jury of 45 of the country's most highly respected illustrators and art directors, including DJ Stout of Pentagram, Seymour Chwast, Guy Billout, Hanoch Piven, Ronn Campisi, Matt Mahurin, Luba Lukova, Brian Rea, Larry Gendron of The Deal Magazine, Pietro Corraini, Anthony Swaneveld, Monte Beauchamp of Blab! and Gail Bichler of The New York Times. From over 5,800 entries, the jury carefully selected the works for the Society of Illustrators 52nd Annual Exhibition held at the Society of Illustrators Museum of American Illustration.