Graphic designer, illustrator, lecturer, educator and author Paul Sahre established his New York studio in 1997. While consciously maintaining a small office, Sahre has nevertheless built a large presence in American graphic design. The balance he strikes between commercial and personal projects is evident in the physical layout of his workspace: part design studio, part silkscreen lab, part classroom. In one room he designs and prints posters (some of which are in the permanent collection at the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum) for various off-off Broadway theaters, while in the other room he is busy designing book covers for authors such as Rick Moody, Chuck Klosterman, Ben Marcus and Ernest Hemingway. Sahre is also a frequent visual contributor to The New York Times. He is the author of Leisurama Now: The Beach House for Everyone, 1964-_______, a loving look at a short-lived product of early ‘60s consumer optimism: affordable middle-class summer homes. Sahre received his BFA and MFA from Kent State and teaches graphic design at the School of Visual Arts. He lectures extensively all over the world. He is a member of Alliance Graphique Internationale.
Sahre is also a frequent visual contributor to The New York Times. He is the author of Leisurama Now: The Beach House for Everyone, 1964-_______, a loving look at a short-lived product of early ‘60s consumer optimism: affordable middle-class summer homes. He lectures extensively all over the world.
Moe Brooker was named Pennsylvania Artist of the Year in 2010 at the Governors Awards for the Arts. Brooker has an extensive exhibition record including more than thirty solo exhibitions. He is represented by June Kelly Gallery in New York and Sande Webster Gallery in Philaldelphia. Brooker’s paintings can be found in many major collections, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Studio Museum of Harlem, the Musées de Montbéliard, France and Musée des Beaux-Arts du Canda in Ottawa, Ontario. In 1992, Brooker was commissioned by Absolut Vodka to produce an “Absolut Brooker” label. Brooker is the Chair of Foundations and Professor of art at Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia and a Visiting Critic at Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art.
Awards chosen by both jurors will be presented to the winners at the Opening Reception on Thursday, March 21 at 3:30pm.