The Society of Illustrators proudly presents the winners for the 2017 MoCCA Arts Festival Awards of Excellence. The awards are given out annually by the Society of Illustrators to recognize the most outstanding work on view at the festival created by an independent artist. The jury for this years ceremony included Senior Editor at First Seond Books Calista Brill, artist Cliff Chiang, Editorial Director Charles Kochman, artist Mark Newgarden, and cartoonist, illustrator, and painter Lauren Weinstein.
Society of Illustrators Executive Director Anelle Miller says, "The exhibitors at the MoCCA Arts Festival are among the most daring and inventive voices in comics and illustration working today, and we are pleased to celebrate their important work and advance the Society's long heritage of recognizing the finest artists in all fields of illustration with the MoCCA Arts Festival Awards of Excellence."
This years gold winners included: