Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Finalists For The 2018 Chesley Awards Announced


The finalists for the 2018 Chesley Awards have been announced and will be presented at Worldcon 76 to be held August 16-20 2018 at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center in San Jose CA.

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.

Best Cover Illustration: Hardcover - click here for nominee artwork
  • Tommy Arnold for Horizon, Fran Wilde (Tor)
  • Marcela Bolívar for Julia, Peter Straub (Centipede)
  • Julie Dillon for Final Girls, Mira Grant (Subterranean)
  • Donato Giancola for Assassin’s Price, L.E. Modesitt Jr. (Tor)
  • John Harris for The Man in the Tree, Sage Walker (Tor)
  • Elizabeth Leggett for Retrograde, Peter Cawdron (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
  • Marc Simonetti for The Sword of Shannara, Terry Brooks (Grim Oak)


Best Cover Illustration: Paperback or Ebook - click here for nominee artwork
  • Julie Dillon for Beyond the Stars: New Worlds, New Suns, Ellen Campbell, ed. (self-published)
  • Aly Fell for Magic for Nothing, Seanan McGuire (DAW)
  • Jaime Jones for The Tiger’s Daughter, K. Arsenault Rivera (Tor)
  • Miranda Meeks for The Fisher of Bones, Sarah Gailey (Fireside)
  • Gene Mollica for Call of Fire, Beth Cato (Harper Voyager)
  • Dave Palumbo for Binti: Home, Nnedi Okorafor (Tor.com Publishing)
  • Stephen Youll for Acadie, Dave Hutchinson (Tor.com Publishing)


Best Magazine Illustration - click here for nominee artwork
  • Julie Dillon for Clarkesworld 5/17
  • Ingrid Kallick for Cricket 1/17
  • Eddie Mendoza for Clarkesworld 7/17
  • Reiko Murakami for Lightspeed 3/17
  • Sergei Sarichev for Clarkesworld 3/17


Best Interior Illustration - click here for nominee artwork
  • Gregory Manchess for Above the Timberline, Gregory Manchess (Saga)
  • John Picacio for “When The Devil Drives”, Melinda Snodgrass (Tor.com 7/17)
  • Dan Dos Santos for The Name of the Wind: 10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition, Patrick Rothfuss (DAW)
  • Omar Rayyan for Goblin Market, Christine Rosetti (Donald M. Grant)
  • Marc Simonetti for The Sword of Shannara, Terry Brooks (Grim Oak)
  • Sam Weber for “These Deathless Bones”, Cassandra Khaw (Tor.com 7/17)


Best Colour Work: Unpublished - click here for nominee artwork
  • Serena Maylon for “Erebor” (watercolor and gouache)
  • Alessandra Pisano for “Kindred Spirits” (oil)
  • Cynthia Sheppard for “Deconstructing Wonderland” (digital)
  • Charles Urbach for “Not All Treasure is Gold” (colored pencil)
  • Eric Velhagen for “Respite” (oil)


Best Monochrome Work: Unpublished - click here for nominee artwork
  • Ed Binkley for “Thistledown” (digital)
  • Bobby Chiu for “Romeo and Juliet” (digital)
  • Karla Ortiz for “Ada” (oil)
  • Christine Rhee for “Gumiho” (graphite)
  • Shawn E Russell for “Release” (graphite)
  • Ruth Sanderson for “Dragon Drum” (ink)
  • Kaysha Siemens for “Pensive” (oil)


Best Three-Dimensional Art - click here for nominee artwork
  • Skink Chen for “Resentful Beast” (painted cast resin)
  • Ellen Jewett for “The Burden of Motion and Ambition” (cold porcelain and polymer clay)
  • Colin & Kristine Poole for “Gift of the Faun” (bronze)
  • Forest Rogers for “Octopoid Descending” (kato polyclay)
  • Lisa Sell for “Manifesting Orb Dragon” (aves apoxie sculpt)
  • Vincent Villafranca for “Fever Dream #17” (bronze)


Best Gaming-Related Illustration - click here for nominee artwork
  • Kari Christensen for “Chandra Gremlin Wrangler” (Wizards of the Coast)
  • Melissa Gay for Offering Sagaborn RPG Core Rule Book (Lone Wanderer Entertainment)
  • Piotr Jabloński for “Moaning Wall Magic” (Wizards of the Coast)
  • Jaime Jones for “Ur-Dragon Magic” (Wizards of the Coast)
  • Sara Winters for “Compulsive Research Magic” (Wizards of the Coast)


Best Product Illustration - click here for nominee artwork
  • Kari Christensen for “Call of Cthulhu”
  • Julie Dillon for American Gods promo art
  • Annie Stegg Gerard for “Stormy Serenade” DragonCon t-shirt
  • Adam Hughes for “In a Galaxy Far, Far Away” LE Art Print
  • James Jean for The Shape of Water teaser poster
  • Rachel Quinlan for “Knight of Cups”


Best Art Director
  • Neil Clarke
  • Christine Foltzer
  • Irene Gallo
  • Lauren Panepinto
  • Cynthia Sheppard


Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award
  • Richard Hescox
  • Alan Lee
  • Gregory Manchess
  • William O’Connor
  • Allen Williams