David J Mascaro Teaching Gallery

Medical illustration is a visual profession with a rich history of artistic excellence. As a profession, we have a tradition of sharing our craft with each other and with students. Through the years, David J. Mascaro collected many outstanding and unique works of art by some of the best artists in both medical and commercial illustration. Max Brödel, Elizabeth Brödel, Gerald Hodge, Bob Demarest, Keith Kasnot, Rebekah Dodson, Russell Drake, Tom Jones, Stephen Gilbert, John Karapelou, Arthur Lidov, Paul Peck, Elizabeth Roselius, Will Sheperd and Bill Westwood are but a few of the artists represented in the collection. David collected not to indulge some personal whim, but to better share with his students his deep appreciation and respect for the craft of illustration.

A gallery that educates, inspires, and motivates—what better learning environment can we provide for the future of our profession? It became our aim to build upon David’s core collection and establish a permanent teaching gallery. In the spring of 2000, the program began a campaign to acquire original artworks from our alumni, the hundreds of talented and dedicated professionals who have earned degrees in medical illustration from our university. This teaching gallery serves our students, faculty, and alumni as an essential educational resource, a wellspring of inspiration, and a challenge to always strive for excellence.

mascaro back standing

"Musculature of the Back" by David J. Mascaro, rendered in watercolor, 3/4 life-size.

 

mascaro back reclining

"Study of the Back" (after David) by David J. Mascaro, rendered in opaque watercolor.

The David J. Mascaro Teaching Gallery was formally dedicated August 16, 2000. With the ceremony we recognized the value of art in the service of medicine. With the formal naming of the gallery we honored the collector. David made this gallery possible. We thank him sincerely for his passion for medical illustration, his talent for teaching, and his pursuit of artistic excellence.

We wish to gratefully acknowledge generous donations from Kip Carter, Frank Corl, Harry A. Germagian, Nancy Gordon, John V. Hagen, Lewis J. Hinely, Jr., EdD, Joel Ito, Myrna Caban Reyes, Kevin A. Somerville, William Welsh, MD, and William Winn. We are very appreciative of all who donated for the ongoing maintenance of the gallery.

Exposure to a diversity of styles and techniques is important to a well-rounded artistic education. For this reason, we are also soliciting artworks from all professional medical illustrators, regardless of degree or alma mater. We would be honored if we could include your work in the gallery. Our students would truly appreciate being able to learn from your example. If you would like to make a donation please contact Bill Andrews at 706/721-3266 or at bandrews@augusta.edu

The David J. Mascaro Teaching Gallery can be found in the Department of Medical Illustration, located on the first floor of the Pavilion III building, on the Health Sciences Campus of Augusta University in Augusta, GA. Please contact us to arrange a tour.

Student Award Gallery

This Gallery represents recent outstanding examples of award-winning artwork produced by our students.

Glaucoma by Josh Klein

 

"Glaucoma"

a poster by Joshua Klein, Class of 2015. Rendered in Photoshop.

David J. Mascaro Award for Excellence in Color
2015 O A Parkes Inernational Symposium & Student Conference


"The Role of Liver Biochemistry in Blood Tests and Veterinary Medicine"

an interactive IBook by Tasha Obrin, Class of 2014. Cinema 4D, Photoshop and Ibooks Author

Award of Excellence in the Interactive Media category, as well as the Student Best of Show Award in New Media
Association of Medical Illustrators, 2014.

 

Ibook Tasha Obrin

Will McAbee

 

"The World's Smallest Heart Pump"

an editorial cover by Will McAbee, Class of 2013. Rendered in Photoshop.

Award of Merit, Editorial
Association of Medical Illustrators, 2013


"The Renin-Angiotensin-Aldoseterone System"

an Interactive iBook by Jaime Rippke, Class of 2013. Cinema 4D, Ibooks Author, Photoshop

Award of Excellence, Interactive
Student Best in Show, New Media
Association of Medical Illustrators, 2013.

 

Jaime Rippke

Tasha Obrin

 

"Shaken baby Syndrome"

a poster by Tasha Obrin, Class of 2014. Rendered in Photoshop.

Award of Merit, Didactic/Instructional Anatomical/Pathological
Association of Medical Illustrators, 2013.


"Spinothalamic Tract"

a poster by Ryan Hallman, Class of 2013. Rendered in Photoshop and Illustrator.

Award of Merit, Instructional Color
Association of Medical Illustrators, 2012.

 

Ryan Hallman

Alumni Gallery

This Gallery represent outstanding examples of medical illustration and animation produced by our recent graduates and alumni.

Rekito neck

 

"Neck Dissection for Anterior Cervical C1-C2 Approach"

selected drawings from suite of surgical illustrations by Andy Rekito, Class of 2002. Rendered in pen & ink.

Russell Drake Award of Excellence
Association of Medical illustrators, 2004.


"Diagnosis, Clinical Characteristics, and Surgical Treatment of Traumatic Cerebral Hematomas"

an educational poster by Andy Rekito, Class of 2002. Rendered in Photoshop.

Certificate of Merit, Instructional Color Illustration
Association of Medical illustrators, 2004.

 

Rekito hematoma

Swift vasculogene

 

"Vasculogenesis vs Angiogenesis"

a poster by Andrew Swift, Class of 1999. Rendered in Photoshop.

Ralph Sweet Member's Choice Award
Award of Excellence, Marketing/Promotional
Association of Medical Illustrators, 2003.


"Lumbar Wound Closed Irrigation System"

by Andy Rekito, Class of 2002. Rendered in pen & ink.

Certificate of Merit, Instructional Line Illustration
Association of Medical Illustrators, 2003.

 

Spinal Drain

Swift brain tumors

 

"Cystic Brain Tumors"

a poster by Andrew Swift, Class of 1999. Rendered in Photoshop.

Certificate of Merit, Marketing/Promotional
Association of Medical Illustrators, 2002.


"Advances in Brain Tumor Gene Therapy"

a poster by Andrew Swift, Class of 1999. Rendered in Photoshop.

Award of Excellence, Marketing/Promotional
Association of Medical Illustrators, 2001.

 

Swift brain gene

Entry Portfolio Gallery

This gallery highlights samples from applicant portfolios. They are organized into three galleries: hands drawings, figure drawings, and still life studies.

The portfolio is a vital component of the admissions process. We use the portfolio to assess a prospective student's prior artistic training and current abilities. The successful applicant's portfolio will clearly demonstrate advanced ability in drawing the human figure from observation.

  • Sound draftsmanship in rendering from direct observation, including expression of contour, proportion, perspective, form, light and shadow, tonal values, and surface textural detail
  • Accurate interpretation of color in realistic still life studies

The specific requirements for the Preview Portfolio and the Interview Portfolio can be found on the Admissions page of this website.

Links to the left will take you to three galleries which contain representative samples of the most important components in the successful applicant's portfolio.

Hands Student Gallery

This page presents samples of drawings of hands submitted by successful applicants to our program.

We request drawings and paintings of hands because they give us an idea of an applicant's ability to perceive functional structure, proportion and light on forms. Asking all applicants to submit images of hands better allows us to qualitatively and objectively compare and contrast between applicants' portfolios. Rendering of fine detail is of secondary concern. Images must be drawn from direct observation of a live model and without the use of photography. The drawings may be either in continuous-tone black and white or in color. Hands should be drawn approximately life size, and may be shown in repose or in action. An applicant's portfolio must include four drawings of hands.

All images are copyrighted by the respective artist. All rights reserved.

Hands

by Eric Olson
Class of 1999
Graphite

 

Hands

by Margaret Hardebeck, MD
Class of 1999
Graphite


Hand

by Louise Sexton
Class of 1999
Graphite

 

Hands

by Mason Wiest
Class of 1999
Charcoal


Hands

by Sally Griffith-Oh
Class of 2001
Watercolor

 

Hands

by Leigh McPhail Campbell
Class of 1999
Graphite


Artwork: "Hands" by Jennifer Darcy, Class of 2004, rendered in graphite.

by Jennifer Darcy, Class of 2004, 
rendered in graphite.

 

Artwork: "Hand," by Thomas Brown, Class of 2005, rendered in charcoal.

by Thomas Brown, Class of 2005, 
rendered in charcoal.


Artwork: "Hand," by Alissa Hogan, Class of 2006, rendered in graphite.

by Alissa Hogan, Class of 2006, 
rendered in graphite.

 

Artwork: "Hands with Fishing Lure," by Kristen Larson, Class of 2006, rendered in graphite.

by Kristen Larson, Class of 2006,
rendered in graphite.


Artwork: "Hands" by Lauren Sawchyn, Class of 2005, rendered in mixed media.

by Lauren Sawchyn, Class of 2005,
rendered in mixed media.

 

 

Still Life Student Gallery

This page presents samples of still lifes submitted by successful applicants to our program.

We request drawings and paintings of still lifes in color because they give us an idea of an applicant's ability to perceive, render and use color. Still lifes also afford us an opportunity to assess the applicant's skill with design and composition. In addition, we look at the applicant's use of perspective and handling of light on form. Images must be drawn from direct observation and without the use of photography. An applicant's portfolio must include at least three realistic still lifes in color. Note: Please do not include botanical, biological, medical, or other scientific illustrations among these compulsory pieces.

All images are copyrighted by the respective artist. All rights reserved.

still life by Gilleland

"Condiments" by Brad Gilleland, Class of
2002, rendered in gouache.

 

still life by Swift

"Limes" by Andrew Swift, Class of 1999,
rendered in colored pencil.


still life by Gough

"Shoes" by R. Annie Gough, Class of
2001, rendered in acrylics.

 

still life by Reiko

"Big Plans" by Andy Rekito, Class of 2002, rendered in watercolor and colored pencil.


still life by Schornak

"Onions" by Mark Schornak, Class of 1987, rendered in colored pencil.

 

still life by Jensen

"Still Life with Glass" by Michael Jensen,
Class of 2005, rendered in oil.


still life by Sawchang

"Still Life, Dorm Room" by Lauren Sawchyn,
Class of 2005, rendered in oil.

 

still life by Griffth

"Teapot & Tomatoes" by Sally Griffith-Oh,
Class of 2002, rendered in watercolor.

Figures Student Gallery

This page presents samples of life drawings and paintings submitted by successful applicants to our program.

We request drawings and paintings of the human form because they give us an idea of an applicant's ability to perceive functional structure, proportion and light on forms. Rendering of fine detail is of secondary concern. Images must be drawn from direct observation of a live model and without the use of photography. In-depth studies of limbs or isolated features may also be submitted, for example, a study of a torso or of the lower limb and foot. Quick gestural sketches may also be submitted. Portraits, including self-portraits, are encouraged. We also like to see fore-shortened views of the figure. An applicant's portfolio must include six life drawings and/or paintings, including at least two long poses (greater than one hour).

All images are copyrighted by the respective artist. All rights reserved.

figure by Turpin

"Female Nude, Standing" by Stacy Turpin,
Class of 2004, rendered in charcoal.

 

figure by Reynel

"Seated Male Nude" by Miguel Reynel, MD,
Class of 2000, rendered in charcoal.


figure by Campbell

"Reclining Female Nude" by Leigh McPhail Campbell, Class of 1999, rendered
in vine charcoal.

 

figure by Tyler

"Reclining Male Nude" by Debra Tyler, Class of 2005, rendered in charcoal.


figure by Hardebeck

"Figure Study" by Margaret Hardebeck, MD,
Class of 1999, rendered in charcoal.

 

figure by Swift

"Study of Leg" by Andrew Swift, Class of
1999, rendered in charcoal on newsprint.


figure by Slayden

"Figure Study" by Cameron Slayden, Class
of 2005, rendered in pastels.

 

figure by Rekito

"Female Gestural Sketch" by Andrew Rekito,
Class of 2002, rendered in charcoal.


figure by Jensen

"Studies of the Arm" by Michael Jensen,
Class of 2005, rendered in charcoal.

 

figure by Darcy

"Seated Male" by Jennifer Darcy, Class of
2004, rendered in ink wash.


figure by Rekito

"Figure Study" by Andy Rekito, Class of 2002, rendered in charcoal.

 

figure by Sullivan

"Self-portrait" by Brad Sullivan, Class
of 1997, rendered in oil.