Al Williamson, 2010 Spectrum Grand Master

Al Williamson is the winner of the 2010 Spectrum Grand Master Award, presented to a living artist whose exceptional career has influenced readers and fellow artists; Williamson passed away June 12, 2010. “The Advisory Board selected Al for this honor back in February,” says Cathy Fenner, co-director of Spectrum Fantastic Art. “So while this announcement is being made several months after Al’s death, he was very much with us when the decision was made that he be this year’s honoree. It’s appropriate that his award be both a recognition and a remembrance of an important artist and member of the arts community.”