Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles
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The Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles (SILA) was founded in 1953 by a group of Southern California artists and designers "...to promote the professional status of illustration art as well as foster both philanthropic and educational goals".
A scholarship program is provided, and annual awards are presented to illustrators for their works. The top annual award, named after the first president of SILA, is the "Joseph Morgan Henninger Award".
The Society maintains an association with the United States Air Force (USAF) whereby members may contribute appropriate art to the USAF Art Collection. Contributing artists are flown at government expense to a show of their works and receive awards for their contributions. The artists retain copyright to their works.
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