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Win original art by LA's top illustrators

This year we’re collaborating with some of LA’s most talented illustrators to create original works of art to be showcased at our IDEA Awards Gala. Each illustrator is bringing his or her own unique style and interpretation to this year’s theme “WHAT IF WE?” All attendees will have an opportunity to win one of the pieces of art.

 See the final work on display at the Gala on June 4th!

The Artists:

Adhemas Batista

Adhemas Batista is a brazilian born digital artist working for top brands listed on Fortune' 500 and passionate about art and urban lifestyle.

Based in Los Angeles since 2006, Adhemas has worked with some of the world's biggest brands and top agencies from all corners of the world. Under the flag "I'm Selling Colors", Adhemas brings a vast set of skills from Creative Direction, Design and Illustration to Photography. His work is recognizable for the vibrancy and color of his homeland that still shines through any corporate quagmire. Bold and glorious with all the colorful flourish and passion of any Brazilian carnival scene with influences from pop culture and urban lifestyle.

Adhemas' Portfolio


Honolulu-born Ekundayo (Dayo) is a multi-media artist whose work has gained an international following with its visually stunning, eerie quality and surreal imagery. Through a tumultuous upbringing, Ekundayo’s one constant has been an unwavering passion for creating art. After studying Illustration at Art Center College of Art and Design in Pasadena CA Ekundayo has worked with a variety of clients including linkin Park, Ford, Sony, Walt Disney Pictures and Warner Bros. entertainment as well as creating large scale murals and gallery exhibitions. His work–an undeniably captivating blend of various techniques and genres–haunts viewers with masterful interpretations of raw emotion.


Eric Nyquist

Eric Nyquist is an American artist working in Los Angeles. After graduating from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, he began a career as a working artist and illustrator. His body of work includes meticulous drawings, paintings, and collages that merge the organic and the industrial.

Nyquist chooses the line as his tool in creating dense narratives so detailed they straddle the representative and the abstract. His work disrupts stereotypes and forces the viewer to go beyond simply “looking” at things. Each drawing asks us to see analytically and not just physically.

In a technological age of rapid image making, Nyquist uses classical methods to create contemporary results. From etching to lithography, he upholds the craft of print-making while expanding the possibilities of the medium. The printing process informs his drawings—as he arranges layers and screens of color and texture into each piece.

His work has been commissioned by institutions including NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art and The New York Times. He has also collaborated with fellow artists including Beck, Doug Aitken, and Jakob Dylan. His illustrations have been published all over the world in magazines, books, and newspapers including the 2014 best-selling Southern Reach Trilogy by Jeff VanderMeer.

Eric's Portfolio

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