Pittsburgh Society of Illustrators


Welcome to the Pittsburgh Society of Illustrators!

Welcome to the official website of the Pittsburgh Society of Illustrators (PSI), one of the largest non-profit groups of illustrators in the nation. The Society brings local illustrators together to facilitate artistic and professional growth, advocacy for artists’ rights, and the comradery and promotion of our collective Pittsburgh talent.  With an enthusiastic volunteer base, PSI maintains a lively schedule of regular meetups and special events designed to educate, engage, and recognize working illustrators and students alike.

All PSI members and interested prospects and the public should click on the EVENTS icon above to stay informed on our busy calendar of events!  New programs, presently being organized by our Board, will be announced once the dates are confirmed and will be available in persson and on zoom. Included in current planning stages are a presentation by a Caldecott award winning children's book illustrator, specific technical demonstration programs, and a series on marketing your work using comprehensive social media planning. News on these programs are forthcoming very shortly!

Dates have been finalized for our PSI Socials for July and August before PSI returns to J. Gough's in September.
Dates, times, and addresses are below:
The July Social will be at the home of Kathy Rooney on Wednesday July 17th at 7PM. Kathy's address is 273 Catalpa Place, Pgh, PA 15228. (Mt Lebanon)
The August Social will be at President James Mellett's home, also in Mt Lebanon, on Thursday August 15th at 6:30PM. Jim's address is 500 S. Meadowcroft Avenue, Pgh, PA 15228. 
PSI will send numerous reminders about the socials as we get closer to those dates. Thank you to PSI VP Wintis Gibson for hosting our social last month. Great night!



Upcoming Events

Giuseppe Castellano, Founder of The Illustration Department, and host of The Illustration Department Podcast, will present to PSI on Sept. 7
PSI is presenting Giuseppe Castellano for an intimate afternoon of presentations on Saturday September 7. The venue and times are still being worked out.
Giuseppe was previously art director at Penguin Random House and Simon and Schuster and is now the founder of The Illustration Department. He is one of the most respected voices advocating for illustration in the contemporary marketplace, and his mentorships and workshops, especially in the children's book field, are exemplary.
Giuseppe Castellano, has accepted PSI's offer to host him for an exclusive presentation to our members on Sat. afternoon Sept. 7. To learn more about him, check out: illustrationdept.com/about, as well as his Illustration podcast: https://illustrationdept.com/podcast.

For his presentation to PSI, Giuseppe plans to focus on two subjects: his speciality, Kid Lit, as well as self promotion for illustrators. 

Please see Basecamp thread on this event to let us know you are coming. We need to know numbers to plan the venue properly.
We are encouraging a huge turnout as this is valuable for every illustrator seeking to create marketing tools that cut through the noise.


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