Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Sci Fi/ Fantasy Illustration: Chesley Awards Winners 2011

2011 Chesley Awards Winners

(Named after illustrator Chesley  Bonestell, who was known for his space art. To see his work: )

2011 Chesley Awards, given by the Association of Science Fiction & Fantasy Artists (ASFA) were announced at Renovation, the 69th Worldcon. Winners are in red
Best Cover Illustration – Paperback Book
  • Jason Chan, for Geist by Phillipa Ballantine (Ace)
  • Volkan Baga, for The Zombies of Oz by Christian Endres (Atlantis)
  • Jon Foster, for Dreadnought by Cherie Priest (Tor)
  • Todd Lockwood, for The Ragged Man by Tom Lloyd (Pyr)
  • Stephan Martiniere, for Ares Express by Ian McDonald (Pyr)
  • Anthony Palumbo, for Yarn by Jon Armstrong (Night Shade Books)
  • John Picacio, for Elric: Swords and Roses by Michael Moorcock (Del Rey)
  • Dan Dos Santos, for Alien Tango by Gini Koch (DAW)
Best Cover Illustration – Hardback Book
  • Michael Whelan, for The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson (Tor)
  • Kinuko Y. Craft, for Midsummer Night by Freda Warrington (Tor)
  • Don Maitz, for Blasphemy by Mike Resnick (Golden Gryphon Press)
  • Gregory Manchess, for Spectrum 17 by Cathy Fenner & Arnie Fenner, eds. (Underwood)
  • John Picacio, for The Waters Rising by Sheri S. Tepper; (Harper Voyager)
Best Cover Illustration – Magazine:
  • Nick Greenwood, for Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show (6/10)
  • Julie Dillon, for Clarkesworld (9/10)
  • David A. Hardy, for Analog (4/10)
  • Andrey Lazarev, for Clarkesworld (11/10)
  • Sergio Rebolledo, for Clarkesworld (1/10)
  • James Ryman, for Heavy Metal (1/10)
Best Interior Illustration:
  • Donato Giancola, Middle Earth: Visions of a Modern Myth by Donato Giancola (Underwood)
  • Jason Chan, “Vilcabamba” by Harry Turtledove ( 2010)
  • Jon Foster, “Four Horsemen, at Their Leisure” by Richard Parks (
  • John Picacio, Elric: Swords and Roses by Michael Moorcock (Del Rey)
  • Keith Thompson, Behemoth by Scott Westerfeld (Simon Pulse)
Best Three-Dimensional Art:
  • Mark Newman, “Eel Walker”; bronze
  • Thomas S. Kuebler, “Scream Queen”; mixed media
  • David Meng, “Amphibiana”; mixed media
  • Michael Parkes, “The Letter”; bronze
  • Jordu Schell, “Ixana”; mixed media
  • Vincent Villafranca, “The Dogs of War”; bronze
Best Color Work—Unpublished:
  • Julie Dillon, “Planetary Alignment”; digital
  • Daren Bader, “Isis”; oil
  • David A. Hardy, “Portals to Infinity”; acrylic
  • Omar Rayyan, “The Favorite”; oil
  • Matthew Stewart, “Waterfall Dragons”; oil
  • Raoul Vitale, “Torin’s Quest”; oil
Best Monochrome Work – Unpublished:
  • Ian Miller, “Triptych”; ink
  • Eric Braddock, “Highborne”; graphite & white charcoal on toned paper
  • Anthony Francisco, “Tikbalang”; digital
  • Ed Ko, “Drawing for Beautiful Grim”; pencil
  • Petar Meseldžija, “UNK!”; pencil
  • David Palumbo, “Zombie Girl”; acrylic
Best Product Illustration:
  • Sam Weber, Shadow Rising by Robert Jordan, promo art for Tor ebook (1/10)
  • Bob Eggleton, Dragon’s Domain: The Ultimate Dragon Painting Workshop (Impact)
  • Donato Giancola, “St. George and the Dragon”, promo art for Dragon*Con 2010
  • Lars Grant-West, “Pact of the Blind”, promo art for IlluXCon 3
  • David Palumbo, “Transcend (aka Judgment)”, Heavy Metal tarot card; 2010
Best Gaming-Related Illustration:
  • Lucas Graciano, “Amorphous Drake” (Legends of Norrath); Sony Online Entertainment
  • Daarken, “Harbor Serpent” (Magic: the Gathering trading card, Magic 2011 core set); Wizards of the Coast
  • Kekai Kotaki, “Gaea’s Revenge” (Magic: the Gathering trading card, Magic 2011 core set); Wizards of the Coast
  • Howard Lyon, “Eel Umbra” (Magic: the Gathering trading card, “Rise of the Eldrazi” set); Wizards of the Coast
  • Matthew Stewart, “Bloodshot Trainee” (Magic: the Gathering trading card, “Scars of Mirrodin” set); Wizards of the Coast
  • L. A. Williams, “Maritime Guard” (Magic: the Gathering trading card, Magic 2011 core set); Wizards of the Coast
Best Art Director:
  • Jon Schindehette, for Wizards of the Coast
  • Lou Anders, for Pyr
  • Irene Gallo, for Tor
  • William Schafer, for Subterranean
  • David Stevenson, for Ballantine Del Rey
Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement:
  • Boris Vallejo
  • Brom
  • Jeffrey/Catherine Jones
  • Ian Miller
  • Moebius/Jean Giraud
  • Darrell K. Sweet
( I think it should have gone to  Jones, Boris is still sround to give us more great work, but Jones left us earlier this year.)

You can see the nominees and winners here:

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