Work by Studio Kayama has been recognized by many national and local level organizations.

Frank H. Netter, MD Memorial Scholarship in Medical Art

Ikumi is the recipient of Frank H. Netter, MD Memorial Scholarship in Medical Art from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Frank. H. Netter, M.D. is known world-wide as a medical illustrator who could distill complex medical subject matter into clear, effective teaching images. Dr. Netter was not only a skilled draftsman, but knowledgeable in anatomy, physiology, and pathology through his medical training. Family and friends established this scholarship to recognize a student in Art as Applied to Medicine who displays a similar balance of medical and scientific knowledge with the artistic skills that he exhibited throughout his career. Winners of this award have excelled in their academic courses; displayed exceptional art expression; and most importantly utilized both resources to create well designed and effective didactic illustrations.

Ikumi Kayama recipient of Frank Netter Award medical artIkumi with the Department Chair, Gary Lees, CMI.

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Ikumi had the honor to meet Ms. Francine Netter, Dr. Netter’s daughter for dinner!

Certificate of Merit, Illustrators Club of DC, Maryland, and Virginia Juried Exhibition

The IC exhibition features the best recent work of Washington, DC area illustrators. The submitted work are judged by a distinguished panel, and is held in a gallery just few blocks from the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC. The exhibit is open to the public.

Ikumi’s “breathing lungs”, illustration series depicting the lungs and rib cage in motion, has received a Certificate of Merit from Illustrators Club of DC, Maryland, and Virginia.

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Her piece along with other illustrators will be exhibited in:

PEPCO’s Edison Place Gallery
702 8th Street NW
Washington DC 20001

Exhibition Dates June 10 – July 13, 2013
Gallery Hours Tuesday – Friday, noon to 4 pm
Phone (202) 872-3396

Opening Reception Thursday, June 13, 2013, 6-8:30 pm

Award of Excellence, Association of Medical Illustrators (AMI)

At the 63rd annual conference of the Association of Medical Illustrators, an Award of Excellence in the Instructional line category was awarded for “Submuscular Ulnar Nerve Transposition”.

AMI awards are given on the basis of merit expressed in problem-solving, accuracy of information, effectiveness, and craftsmanship/quality.

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Blue ribbon!

Best in Show & People’s Choice Award, Guild of Natural Science Illustrators (GNSI)

The Annual GNSI Juried Exhibit features the best recent work by the members of GNSI. The submitted work are judged by a distinguished panel, and is held in a gallery space at the annual conference site. At the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators Conference and Business meeting in Bozeman, MT, Best in Show & People’s Choice Award was given to “Asymmetrical Metamorphosis of Paralichthys dentatus”.

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About Ikumi Kayama

Studio Kayama’s Founder, Ikumi Kayama is an award-winning medical & scientific illustrator who helps scientists and doctors how to be heard and understood and how to express the value of what they do through accurate and useful illustrations. Ikumi's mission is to make science relevant and accessible to everyone using accurate visuals. She also gives PowerPoint Design Tip seminars for the scientists and various illustration technique courses for the artists. Come say hello and follow Ikumi on facebook, twitter, LinkedIn, Youtube, and Google+ .