July 9-12, 2014 • Portland Art Museum • Portland, Oregon
Poster by conference artist, Carson Ellis
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Registration includes all Main Stage presentations, Educator's Symposium, Roadshow Bazaar, breakfasts and parties. Tickets at each price level are limited.ATTEND ICON8
Workshops are a la carte and require an additional fee.RESERVE TICKETS
Over 50 Illustrators, Designers, Art Directors, Educators, Reps, Publishers, and Makers will inform and entertain you from our main stage. Many more to be announced.
Linda Joy Kattwinkel
Bridget Watson Payne
The ICON8 ROADSHOW is a pop-up event and marketplace showcasing the work and wares of over 60 exhibiting illustrators and artisans. Book signings, installations, and unusual books and handmade objects will all play a role in this high energy, exciting evening Opening Night cocktail event at the Portland Art Museum! Interested in applying?
Exploring the future of illustration July 9 at PNCA
Martha Rich, Fashion Institute of Technology
Esther Pearl Watson, Art Center College of Design
Roderick Mills, Illustration University of Brighton, UK
Susan Doyle, Rhode Island School of Design
Whitney Sherman, Maryland Institute College of Art
Jaleen Grove, The Cahén Foundation
Guin Thompson, Grand Valley State University
Alastair Adams, School of the Arts, English and Drama, Loughborough University, UK
Bryn Barnard, American International School of Kuwait
Brian Cairns, The Glasgow School of Art, Scotland, UK
Marshall Arisman, SVA
MFA Illustration as Visual Essay
Mark Tocchet, The University of the Arts
Bart van Leeuwen, Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Nannette Hoogslag, School of Communication, Royal College of Art, London
Don Kilpatrick III, College for Creative Studies
Jim Burke, New Hampshire Institute of Art
Robert Meganck, Virginia Commonwealth University
Wendy MacNaughton, Art Center College of Design
Adam Osgood, Columbus College of Art & Design
Alison Barratt, Design Centre, University of Sunderland, UK
Carey Fluker Hunt, The National Centre for Children’s Books, UK
Stumptown, Rose City, Penny City, “Where young people go to retire,” home of the rain, of the weird, bigfoot, tall bike riding hipsters, beervana, coffee, kicks, cart food, a vibrant illustration and design community is the home to ICON 8. The will be held at three venues within walking distance of each other: the Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA), Portland Art Museum (PAM), and McMenamins Crystal Ballroom.
Celebrating its 100th year in 2013, The Benson Hotel in Portland has graciously welcomed celebrities, CEOs and U.S. presidents. And now catering to a better class of people, The Benson welcomes illustrators, educators and image makers from around the world for ICON8. The Benson named Best Portland Hotel in 2012 by The Oregonian, is the official hotel of ICON8 and a block of rooms is reserved for attendees at $169 per night
ICON brings together top illustrators, designers, educators, representatives, and art buyers to explore The Future of Illustration.
The national Illustration Conference, ICON, is committed to providing a forum for an ongoing dialogue that serves the illustration, design, publishing, advertising, and academic communities. Its purpose is to provide a platform for the most influential illustrators and industry leaders to address, in a timely manner, the most pervasive issues facing the profession. Illustration Conference (ICON) is a 501 C-6 nonprofit organization of illustrators and is an entity in itself. ICON remains the only national conference specifically for illustrators and the graphic arts community providing an unprecedented forum for the creativity, inspiration and drive that captivates the profession.
Since 1999, we have produced conferences in Santa Fe, Philadelphia, San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, and Providence. These Conferences have continued to probe and discuss the issues relevant to the field of illustration and design. They have examined specific topics such as copyright, product development, children's books, promotion and contracts. The Conferences have maintained the standard of convening the industry's best and brightest talent to present and talk about their work, their business, their lives and their passion for illustration. They have also grown to include inspiring, informative and topical main stage sessions and pre-conference tours and workshops.