These are a number of images from the past year that were selected for the Communication Arts and 3 x 3 illustration annuals. I just got the 50th Anniversary issue of CA's illustration annual and it's very good. There's also a nice timeline with images and artist's quotes from the past 50 years of the magazine's coverage of illustrators.
Communication Arts and 3x3, poster for Caroline or Change by Tony Kushner
3x3 (Gold Medal) and Communication Arts, poster for Marriage of Figaro, Vancouver Opera
Communication Arts, poster for Madame Butterfly, Vancouver Opera
Communication Arts, poster for Nixon in China, Vancouver Opera
Communication Arts, poster for Norma, Vancouver Opera
Sergio Makes a Splash! selected for the 3x3 Children's Book Annual