The Illustration Age: The Brilliant Work of Megan Foldenauer

The Brilliant Work of Megan Foldenauer. That is a literal statement. Unlike me and most of the rest of us doodling fools, Megan has a Doctorate in Philosophy. Yes, you read that right in addition to a couple of Baccalaureate’s in art and science and a Masters of Arts degree, Megan is a PhD. So stop your doodling and your chicken scratching and head over to see some amazing work. I have always been enamored with medical illustration, it is an old art form which has actually contributed something to the world. While it needs to be precise, there is room for interpretation and design in order to make anatomy and medical techniques useful as a teaching and informational tools. Megan has loads of great medical and scientific work here. I also like her portraiture. See it here and a very cool time-lapse video of her carbon dust technique here.
— Mark Kaufman

Trowbridge's Coup to Bring Pencil Art

Tracy Sullivan, art director at Trowbridge Town Hall, with a roller derby portrait by Megan Foldenauer – one of the Derwent Art prize exhibits in the Town Hall

Tracy Sullivan, art director at Trowbridge Town Hall, with a roller derby portrait by Megan Foldenauer – one of the Derwent Art prize exhibits in the Town Hall

Trowbridge is the only place outside London where the winners of this year’s Derwent Art Prize are being exhibited – at the Town Hall until November 22.

The prize celebrates the best art produced using pencils, sponsored by Derwent and it attracted entries worldwide.

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U of M Employee Art Exhibition

Each year, Gifts of Art presents an exhibition of the artwork made by University of Michigan Health System faculty, staff, students, volunteers and their family members. It is our pleasure to display the artistic accomplishments and showcase the exceptional talent and creativity of our extensive (~26,000) UMHS community. 

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MLive - ArtPrize Day 9

Two men talk over drinks at The Mitten Brewing Company where the "Faces of Michigan Roller Derby" look on from the background. The 2014 ArtPrize two-dimensional drawings were created by Megan Foldenauer, Grand Rapids, Mich., Thursday October 2, 2014. (Joel Bissell | MLive.com)

Two men talk over drinks at The Mitten Brewing Company where the "Faces of Michigan Roller Derby" look on from the background. The 2014 ArtPrize two-dimensional drawings were created by Megan Foldenauer, Grand Rapids, Mich., Thursday October 2, 2014. (Joel Bissell | MLive.com)

Marking a Mark - Derwent Art Prize

The Derwent Art Prize 2014 celebrates pencil art and its current exhibition at the Mall Galleries is very successful at demonstrating the range of artwork and approaches to making art that can be seen in contemporary pencil art today.

This post has:

  • a video of my walk round the Derwent Art Prize 2014 exhibition - to give you a feel for what it it looks like
  • some general observations about the exhibition
  • the artworks which caught my eye - including those that I would have had on my short list for prizewinners

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