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Monday, August 31, 2009

Spectrum Exhibit in New York

posted @ 8/31/2009 11:35:00 AM PT 

The Spectrum exhibit, featuring a selection of over 120 works from top contemporary fantastic artists, will be on display from September 1 through October 17 2009 at the Society of Illustrators, 128 East 63rd Street, New York. Artists include Julie Bell, Kinuko Y. Craft, Eric Fortune, William Basso, Brom, James Gurney, Tony DiTerlizzi, Terese Nielsen, Yuko Shimizu, Michael Whelan, Donato Giancola, John Jude Palencar, Phil Hale, and many more.

The opening reception will be held Friday, September 11, 2009. Also in conjunction with the exhibit, James Gurney, Sam Weber, Charles Vess, Donato Giancola, and Gregory Manchess will demonstrate their skills and techniques in an open forum at the Art Out Loud 6 event, to be held Saturday, September 12 from 1-5 p.m.

Hugo-nominated Spectrum, founded in 1993, publishes yearly compilations of contemporary fantastic art. A percentage of the proceeds from the exhibit will be donated to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

2009 Chesley Awards Winners

posted @ 8/12/2009 04:43:00 PM PT 

The 24th annual Chesley Awards were announced at Anticipation, the 2009 Worldcon in Montréal, on August 7, 2009. The Chesley Awards were established in 1985 as ASFA's peer awards to recognize individual works and achievements during a given year.

COVER ILLUSTRATION, HARDCOVER

COVER ILLUSTRATION, PAPERBACK

  • John Picacio, for Fast Forward 2 (by Lou Anders, ed.; Pyr)
  • Dan Dos Santos, for Cry Wolf (by Patricia Briggs; Ace)
  • Michael Komarck, for Dragonforge (by James Maxey; Solaris)
  • Paul Youll, for Hell and Earth (by Elizabeth Bear; Roc)
  • Todd Lockwood, for The Stormcaller (by Tom Lloyd; Pyr)
  • J.P. Targete, for The Turtle Moves! Discworld's Story Unauthorized (by Lawrence Watt-Evans; Benbella)

COVER ILLUSTRATION, MAGAZINE

INTERIOR ILLUSTRATION

  • Donato Giancola, for "The Wraith" (by J. Robert Lennon; Playboy Nov 2008)
  • John Picacio, for Elric: The Stealer of Souls (by Michael Moorcock; Del Rey)
  • Adam Rex, for Frankenstein Takes the Cake (Harcourt)
  • Shaun Tan, for Tales from Outer Suburbia (Allen & Unwin)
  • Alan Lee, for Tales from the Perilous Realm (by J. R. R. Tolkien; Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

COLOR WORK, UNPUBLISHED

MONOCHROME WORK, UNPUBLISHED

THREE-DIMENSIONAL

ARTISTIC ACHIEVEMENT

ART DIRECTOR

GAMING-RELATED ILLUSTRATION

  • "Stoic Angel", Volkan Baga (Magic Card: Shards of Alara, Wizards of the Coast)
  • "Angelic Benediction", Michael Komarck (Magic Card: Shards of Alara, Wizards of the Coast)
  • "Cancel", David Palumbo (Magic Card: Shards of Alara, Wizards of the Coast)
  • "Firestorm", Tom Fleming (VS System, Upper Deck)
  • "Invincible Hymn", Matt Stewart (Magic Card: Shards of Alara, Wizards of the Coast)

PRODUCT ILLUSTRATION
  • "Hellboy 2", Dan Dos Santos (promotional art for the film, Dark Horse & Universal Pictures)
  • "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian", Justin Sweet (concept art for the film, Walt Disney Studios)
  • "Cyber Angel", Patrick Jones (poster, IlluXCon)
  • "False Magic", James Christensen (LE Canvas Print, Greenwich Workshop)
  • "The Name of the Rose", Volkan Baga (box art & promotional art for the game, Ravensburger Spieleverlag)

    The full list of nominated artworks is available on the ASFA website.

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