The word on the street for awhile was that the Society of Illustrators NY was not keeping up. Kinda like the 19th century academy. The street is not saying that anymore or it's not paying attention. Still the gold standard for illustrators in my opinion because of the variety and quality. Proof? Well how else would something like this win a medal in the next annual, Illustrators 54. Anelle Miller, director of SI, called yesterday (I love that she calls all who got in) to inform me that I had been awarded Silver in the institutional category. This is my second medal with SI NY. Unbelievable. Of course it'll take another year to earn enough bribe money for the next one.