Pittsburgh Society of Illustrators (PSI) was founded in 1997. We are a future-oriented professional group that sees no limits to the possibilities of the narrative art form of illustration, serving not only all print markets, but the web/interactive, animation, interior design, outdoor exhibit, and collectors' markets as well. We are the fourth largest Society of Illustrators in the United States, with every technique and process eclectically represented. PSI exists to fill the specific needs for an organization with which all Pittsburgh area illustrators and other persons interested in the aims of the society (buyers, gallery directors, educators, etc.) can affiliate. In order to achieve our general aims, PSI undertakes activities such as social gatherings, reception and entertainment of visitors, lectures and discussions, fund-raisers, exhibitions, meetings of professional and related groups, and similar activities. We organize workshops, field trips, and instructional materials to raise professional, student, and patron awareness of the illustration art form.
We meet the third Tuesday of the month for business and the last Friday of the month for our more informal social. Special programs are occasionally scheduled on Saturday afternoons. We also serve as a forum for our Society to contribute to the betterment of working conditions both in our region and nationally. At these meetings we also screen and interview new members, share portfolios and assignments, advise one another on techniques and inspirations, comment on trends in all art fields, and communicate professional information in a relaxed setting.