Alta Journal Illustrators Score Top Honors

Six contributing artists were recognized in the Society of Illustrators Los Angeles’s annual competition.

society of illustrators los angeles medal winners
Mark Smith; Lisk Feng

Alta Journal’s contributing artists made an impressive showing at Illustration West 60, the Society of Illustrators Los Angeles’s (SILA) annual competition and exhibition intended to highlight the best in illustrated art from California and around the globe. This was the first year that Alta entered art from our magazine in the contest, and creative director John Goecke was delighted by the acknowledgment.

“Editorial illustration is a vital component to the way we share stories at Alta,” said Goecke. “We’re lucky to work with some of the best artist contributors in the business, and it’s encouraging to see them receive this well-deserved recognition.”

Judging content as varied as gallery art and courtroom sketches, magazine covers and corporate logos, SILA accepts and ranks submissions in 11 categories. Alta contributing artists Mark Smith and Lisk Feng took top and second honors, respectively, in the Editorial category, while four others received nods for this work in Alta. See the winners below:

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