2014 Chesley Award Finalists

Finalists for the 2014 Chesley Awards, given by the Association of Science Fiction & Fantasy Artists (ASFA), were announced:

Best Cover Illustration – Hardback Book

  • Jason Chan, for Lost Covenant: A Widdershins Adventure by Ari Marmell (Pyr)
  • Kekai Kotaki, for  Quintessence by David Walton (Tor)
  • Maurizio Manzieri, for Book of Iron by Elizabeth Bear (Subterranean)
  • Todd Lockwood, for A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan (Tor)
  • Michael Whelan, for A Memory of Light by Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson (Tor)
  • Allen Williams, for “Light Reading”, Queen Victoria’s Book of Spells, Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling, eds. (Tor)

Best Cover Illustration – Paperback Book

  • Kerem Beyit, for The Scroll of Years by Chris Willrich (Pyr)
  • Jason Chan, for Harbinger by Phillippa Ballantine (Ace)
  • Julie Dillon, for Ancient Discovery: Crossed Genres Magazine 2.0 Book One (Crossed Genres)
  • Justin Gerard, for Power Under Pressure by Andrew P. Mayer (Pyr)
  • Dehong He, for Shield of Sea and Space by Erin Hoffman (Pyr)

Best Cover Illustration – Magazine

  • Julie Dillon, for Clarkesworld #87 (12/13)
  • Dan Dos Santos, for Fables #136 (12/13)
  • Maurizio Manzieri, for F&SF (3-4/13)
  • Cynthia Sheppard, for Bull Spec #8 & 9 (Spring 2013)

Best Interior Illustration

  • Robert Hunt, for “Fire Above, Fire Below” by Garth Nix (Tor.com 5/13)
  • Brian Kesinger, for Walking Your Octopus (Baby Tattoo)
  • John Jude Palencar, for “A Terror” by Jeffrey Ford (Tor.com 7/13)
  • John Picacio, for “The Button Man and the Murder Tree” by Cherie Priest (Tor.com 5/13)
  • John Picacio, for “The Good Life” (Popular Science 6/13)
  • Greg Ruth, for “Dragonkin” by Lavie Tidhar (Tor.com 7/13)
  • Greg Ruth, for “The Running of the Bulls” by Harry Turtledove (Tor.com 3/13)

Best Three-Dimensional Art

  • Devon Dorrity, for “Cecaelia, Queen of the Ocean” (clay)
  • Thomas Kuebler, for “Krampus the Yule Lord” (mixed)
  • David Meng, for “Leatherback” (resin)
  • Michael Parkes, for “Goddess of the Hunt” (bronze)
  • Forest Rogers, for “Goblin Spider” (Kato polyclay)
  • Vincent Villafranca, for “Star Smith” (bronze)

Best Color Work—Unpublished

  • Rhea Ewing, for “Ancestor Series – Neanderthal”
  • Donato Giancola, for “Huor and Hurin Approaching Gondolin” (oil on linen)
  • Stephanie Pui-Mun Law, for “Ships Passing in the Night” (watercolor)
  • Dave Leri, for “Death Squealer” (oil on masonite)
  • Annie Stegg, for “Lilaia the Naiad” (oil on paper)

Best Monochrome Work – Unpublished

  • Justin Gerard, for “The Fox Princess” (pencil)
  • Rebecca Guay, for “Tender Morsels” (graphite)
  • Travis Lewis, for “Bone Collector” (graphite)
  • John Picacio, for “La Luna”
  • Ruth Sanderson, for “The Descent of Persephone” (scratchboard)

Best Product Illustration

  • Julie Bell & Boris Vallejo, for “Jeannie’s Kitten” (IlluXCon 6 promo art)
  • Mitchell Bentley, for 2014 Space Art Calendar (Atomic Fly Studios and Alban Lake)
  • Julie Dillon, for 2014 Llewellyn’s Astrology Calendar (Llewellyn)
  • Justin Gerard, for “Morzag! Lord of Destruction” poster
  • Iain McCaig, for “Call of the Muse” (Spectrum 20 Call for Entries poster)
  • John Picacio, for “El Arpa” (Loteria Card Illustration from Lone Boy)

Best Gaming-Related Illustration

  • Lucas Graciano, for “The Last Stand of Thorin Oakenshield” (The Battle of Five Armies Board Game)
  • Tyler Jacobson, for “Ruric: Thar the Unbowed” (Magic: The Gathering)
  • Todd Lockwood, for “Observant Alseid” (Magic: The Gathering)
  • David Palumbo, for “Serene Remembrance” (Magic: The Gathering)
  • Steve Prescott, for “Prognostic Sphinx” (Magic: The Gathering)
  • Chris Rahn, for “Ashen Rider” (Magic: The Gathering)

Best Art Director

  • Lou Anders, for Pyr
  • Irene Gallo, for Tor and Tor.com
  • Lauren Panepinto, for Orbit
  • William Schafer, for Subterranean Press
  • Jon Schindehette, for Wizards of the Coast

Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement

  • Jim Burns
  • Kinuko Y. Craft
  • Diane Dillon
  • Drew Struzan

The winners will be announced at the Chesley Awards ceremony, to be held at Loncon 3, the 72nd World Science Fiction Convention, August 14-18, 2014. For more, see the ASFA website.