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Friday 2 March 2007

Spectrum Art Competition Winners

Winners and runners-up of the 14th annual Spectrum competition for fantastic art were determined in Kansas City, MO on the weekend of February 23, 2007, from over 5000 works of science fiction and fantastic-themed art, by jurists Mark Chiarello [artist/editor & art director for DC Comics], Dan dos Santos [artist], Marc Gabbana [artist/concept artist Ice Blink Studio], Brandon Ragnar Johnson [artist/concept artist], Dawn Murin [art director for Dungeons & Dragons/Wizards of the Coast], and Adam Rex [artist].

A new category, Concept Art, was added this year. The artists will receive a Spectrum Award sculpted by Joseph DeVito, which rests on a base sculpted by Tom Banwell with either a gold or silver engraved plate bearing the recipient's name. Art selected by the judges will be included in Spectrum 14: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art, edited by Cathy and Arnie Fenner, to be published by Underwood Books in October, 2007.

WINNER: Syd Mead
GOLD AWARD: "Spacerace 2020", James Jean (client: Nike / art director: Mark Thede)
SILVER AWARD: "Vanguard: Saga of Heroes", Donato Giancola (client: Sigil Games Online / art director: David Glibertson)
GOLD AWARD: Jon Foster, Cover of 9Tail Fox (by Jon Courtenay Grimwood) (client: Night Shade Books / art director: Jeremy Lassen)
SILVER AWARD: "The Giants", Shaun Tan (The Arrival) (client: Lothian Books, Melbourne/ art director: Shaun Tan)
GOLD AWARD: "Wanda--Lost", Adam Hughes (client: Marvel Entertainment-Upper Deck / art director: Mark Irwin)
SILVER AWARD: Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall, James Jean (client: Vertigo/DC Comics / art director: Shelly Bond)
GOLD AWARD: "Crescent City", Daniel Dociu (client: ArenaNet/Guildwars / art director: Daniel Dociu)
SILVER AWARD: "The Circus Freako", Jonny Duddle (client: Future Publishing Ltd.)
GOLD AWARD: "Not Tested On", Cam de Leon (client: Happy Pencil / art director: Cam de Leon)
SILVER AWARD: "Cinnamon", Rich Klink
GOLD AWARD: "Crowdsourcing", James Jean (client: Wired Magazine / art director: Jeremy Lacroix)
SILVER AWARD: "Downtown", Joao Ruas (client: Future Publishing Ltd. / art director: Rob Carney)
GOLD AWARD: "October Shadows", William Basso (client: Creatures Features / art director: William Basso)
SILVER AWARD: "War of Angels", Todd Lockwood (client: Bullseye Tattoos / art director: Rhyan Scorpio-Rhys)
GOLD AWARD: "Haunted #3", Joao Ruas
SILVER AWARD: "Postmort-mmmms", Johnny Yanok


Links on artists' names in the listing above are to their entries in the Index of Art Nominees section of the Locus Index to Science Fiction Awards.

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