Best of Show 2011

The legendary Art Directors Club in New York City will host a special exhibit of award-winning student artwork from San Francisco’s Academy of Art University, Sept. 17–24. Best of Show 2011 will encompass top selections from the university’s annual Spring Show, where graduating students present their best work and meet employers to consider career opportunities.
Every spring, Academy graduates assemble their student work in a massive show in San Francisco that showcases the school’s 18 majors, including Animation & Visual EffectsFashionFine Art,PhotographyGraphic DesignIndustrial DesignMultimedia Communications and more. For the Art Directors Club (ADC) exhibition, the most accomplished artworks and projects have been curated to create a special exhibition at ADC headquarters at 106 W. 29th St. in Manhattan.
This is the first time the university’s student work has been shown at ADC. Academy President Elisa Stephens said, “The global nature of art and design industries and opportunities is a tremendous advantage for our students and graduates. I am thrilled that we are able to bring this outstanding exhibit to New York and broaden the exposure of our recently graduated students.”
The ADC exhibition, which is open to the public, will be accompanied by public Open House events Sept. 17 and 18, and private receptions and workshops. If you’re interested in attending either Open House, you can RSVP here. Regular hours for viewing are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The Art Directors Club is one of the most concentrated groups of creative talent in the world, and is a gathering place for leaders in visual communication. Each year ADC brings together the best minds in the creative industries to celebrate the winners of its Annual Awards and Young Guns competitions. The ADC’s Hall of Fame is recognized globally for honoring innovators who have made significant contributions to visual communications, and whose lifetime achievements represent the highest standards of creative excellence