A freelance illustrator
since 1981, Yelenak has worked for a wide variety of clients, including
Golf Digest Magazine, Spalding Sports Worldwide, General Dynamics,
Pratt & Whitney Aircraft and The Hartford Insurance Company.
His paintings have been exhibited at the Society of Illustrators
in New York and at the Beckett Sports Art Gallery in Dallas. His "A Boston Legacy"
print was part of the Boston Athletic Association's "The
Race Through History" exhibit for the 100th Boston Marathon.
2001 Yelenak had a solo exhibition at the Old State House in Hartford,
Connecticut called "The Art Of Sports" from October 4th
through November 3rd.
He was the artist for
the official 1997, 1998, 2003
& 2004 Boston Marathon Lithographs,
the 1999, 2000, 2001,
2002 & 2003
NYC Marathon Posters and he produced the poster for the 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001
& 2002 Hartford Marathons.
His work also appears on the cover of the March/April 2002
and March/April 2003 issues of
Marathon & Beyond Magazine, on the
2001 Boilermaker 15K race poster as well as in the Quotable Runner Training Log.
Recent projects include
creating the painting for the official poster for the 25th
Anniversary 2002 Boilermaker 15K Road Race and the artwork
for the Distance Running Hall Of Fame's 2002 Induction and
the painting for the 2003 Distance
Running Hall of Fame Weekend
as well as a portrait of Arthur
Lydiard and Peter Snell for Marathon & Beyond Magazine.
In 2006 Yelenak painted
the cover for "Boston Marathon & Beyond" a special
edition commemorative magazine for 110th running of the Boston Marathon,
and the cover for "Grandma's Marathon & Beyond" a
special issue for the Grandma's Marathon in Duluth, Minnesota. The
poster for the 2006 Distance Running Hall of Fame Induction will
be completed by Andy in June.
Yelenak's work appeared
on the cover of the program for the 100th Yale-Harvard football
game, and more recently, on covers of Beckett's sports publications.
His painting of Michael Jordan
was selected as a winner in the 1997 Beckett Sports Art Gallery
An avid runner since 1974,
he has personal bests of: 1 mile - 4:47, 5K - 17:15, 20K - 1:14:30,
Marathon - 3:13:40.