Corcoran College of Art + Design students create illustrations for 2011 White House Holiday Guide Book.

November 30, 2011

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For the second year, the Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design, along with students from Duke Ellington School of the Arts, has partnered with the White House to illustrate the 2011 White House holiday guide book distributed to each guest touring the White House during the holiday season. Inspired by the theme “Shine, Give, Share,” eight artists from the Corcoran College of Art + Design were among those selected by the White House illustrated the guide book.

Featured Artists

The Corcoran artists featured are Meta Carr, Mary Elcano, Aidan Elisabeth Fredericks, Eleanor Graves, Annemarie Heekin, Sarah Miller, Erin Schwartz, and Lois Rothman. These current students in the College’s Exhibition Design, Interior Design, and Fine Art degree programs worked closely with the White House staff to produce original artworks. The illustrations will become part of the White House collection.

The Corcoran is proud to partner with the White House for the second year; in 2010, Corcoran student artists illustrated the first holiday guide book issued by the Obama administration.

Read more about the project in The Washington Post or see the guide book.

2010 White House holiday guide book

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