Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Nominees For The 2016 Chesley Awards Announced

The Chesley Awards were established by the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists (ASFA) to recognize individual artistic works and achievements in the field of science fiction and fantasy.

The nominees for the 2016 Chesley Awards have been announced and will be presented at MidAmeriCon 2, during the 74th World Science Fiction Convention, Kansas City, MO, USA (August 17- 21).

Best Cover Illustration: Hardcover Book
  • Richard Anderson, 'The Dinosaur Lords' by Victor Milan (Tor, July 2015)
  • Lius Lasahido, 'Hannu Rajaniemi: Collected Fiction' by Hannu Rajaniemi (Tachycon, May 2015)
  • Todd Lockwood, 'Voyage of the Basilisk' by Mark Brennan (Tor, March 2015)
  • Cynthia Sheppard, 'Karen Memory' by Elizabeth Bear (Tor, February 2015)
  • Sam Weber, 'Dune' by Frank Herbert (The Folio Society, April 2015)

Best Cover Illustration: Paperback Book
  • Julie Dillon, 'The Very Best of Kate Elliott' by Kate Elliott (Tachycon, February 2015)
  • Tyler Jacobson, 'Beyond the Pool of Stars' by Howard Andrew Jones (Tor, October 2015)
  • Jeffery Alan, 'Love Wolfhound Century' by Peter Higgins (Gollancz, May 2015)
  • David Palumbo, 'Binti' by Nnedi Okorafer (Tor, September 2015)
  • John Picacio, 'Invasion of the Body Snatchers' by Jack Finney (Simon & Schuster, October 2015)

Best Cover Illustration: Magazine
  • Maurizio Manzieri, 'Asimov's', Oct/Nov 2015
  • Reiko Murakami, 'Lightspeed #63', August 2015
  • Tran Nguyen, 'Uncanny #4', May/June 2015
  • Greg Ruth, 'Alabaster: The Good, the Bad, and the Bird #1', Dark Horse Comics, Dec. 2015
  • shichigoro-shingo, 'Clarkesworld #109', October 2015

Best Interior Illustration
  • Galen Dara, 'Tuesdays with Molakesh The Destroyer' by Megan Grey (Fireside Magazine #19)
  • Marcel Mercado, 'Southlands RPG' (Kobold Press, July 2015)
  • Peter Mohrbacher, 'Angelarium: Book of Emanations' by Peter Mohrbacher & Eli Minaya
  • Tran Nguyen, 'Transition Management Survey' (Chief Investment Officer, September 2015)
  • Sam Weber, 'Dune' by Frank Herbert (The Folio Society, July 2015)

Best Colour Work: Unpublished
  • Joseph Bellofatto, 'Star Ship', Oil
  • Donato Giancola, 'Beron and Luthien in the Court of Thingal and Melian', Oil
  • Wayne Haag, 'Desert Wreck', Oil
  • Jessica TC Lee, 'Enchanted', Digital
  • Elizabeth Leggett, 'After Hours', Digital
  • Mark Poole, 'Memories', Oil
  • Eric Velhagen, 'Felines', Oil

Best Monochrome Work: Unpublished
  • Rovina Cai, 'Cold Wind'
  • Jeremy Enecio, 'Progeny', Graphite on Moleskin
  • Travis Lewis, 'Symbiosis', Graphite
  • Mark Molchan, 'Return', Graphite
  • Ruth Sanderson, 'Invoking the Dragon', Ink/Scratchboard
  • Chris Seaman, 'Family Portraithausen', Acrylic
  • Allen Williams, 'Bound', Graphite & Gold leaf accent

Best Three-Dimensional Art
  • Devon Dorrity, 'Flight of the Merrow', Clay & Bronze
  • Thomas Kuebler, 'Adelpha and Her Sister', Mixed
  • Stelios Mousarris, 'Inception Coffee Table', Wood
  • Forest Rogers, 'The Morrigan', Mixed
  • Virginie Ropars, 'Okunoshima', Mixed
  • Vincent Villafranca, 'Dark Day for the Metal Heads', Bronze

Best Product Illustration
  • Linda Adair, 'Adolescence' – Promo art for IlluXcon 2016
  • Mitchell Bentley, 'Mitchell Davidson Bentley 2015 Calendar' – Albon Lake & Atomic Fly Studios
  • Rovina Cai, 'Black Hole' – card for Cosmos Tarot & Oracle Deck, The Light Grey Art Lab
  • Jacob Murray, 'A Game of Thrones: The Card Game' – 2nd edition box art, Fantasy Flight Games
  • John Picacio, 'El Arbol' – Loteria card, Lone Boy
  • Magali Villeneuve, 'George R.R. Martin: Song of Ice and Fire' – 2016 calendar, Bantam

Best Gaming - Related Illustration
  • Clint Cearley, 'Mind Rot' – Dragons of Tarkir Magic Card, WotC
  • Vincent Proce, 'Guardian Automaton' – Magic Origins Magic Card, WotC
  • Anna Steinbauer, 'Blessed Spirits' – Magic Origins Magic Card, WotC
  • Ryan Yee, 'Fruit of the First Tree' – Fate Reforged Magic Card, WotC
  • Min Yum, 'Sandblast' – Fate Reforged Magic Card, WotC

Best Art Director
  • Neil Clarke, Clarkesworld magazine
  • Irene Gallo, Tor Books & Tor.com
  • Jeremy Jarvis, Wizards of the Coast
  • Elizabeth Leggett, Lightspeed magazine
  • Lauren Panepinto, Orbit Books & Muddy Colors contributor
  • Betsy Wolheim & Shelia Gilbert, DAW Books

Lifetime Artistic Achievement
  • Kinuko Y Craft
  • David A Hardy
  • Greg Manchess
  • Iain McCaig
  • Wendy Pini
  • Drew Struzan