2017 Chesley Awards Winners

The 2017 Chesley Awards winners have been announced:

Best Cover Illustration: Hardcover

Best Cover Illustration: Paperback or E-book

Best Cover Illustration: Magazine

  • Galen Dara for Uncanny 5-6/16

Best Interior Illustration

  • Greg Ruth for “Freedom is Space for the Spirit”, Glen Hirshberg (Tor.com 4/16)

Best Color Work: Unpublished

  • Michael Whelan for “In a World of Her Own” (acrylic)
  • John Harris for “The Ark” (oil)
  • Vanessa Lemen for “Holding On and Letting Go” (oil on canvas)
  • Miranda Meeks for “December” (digital)
  • Shreya Shetty for “The Dragon Charmer” (digital)

Best Monochrome Work: Unpublished

  • Allen Williams for “The Fall of Night” (pencil)
  • Marcela Bolivar for “White Crown” (Photoshop)
  • Jana Heidersdorf for “Darkness Acrylics” (pencil & digital)
  • Travis Lewis for “Soul Engine” (graphite)
  • Ruth Sanderson for “Luna” (scratchboard)

Best Three-Dimensional Art

  • Forest Rogers for “La Belle Crustace” (premier air-dry clay & washi paper)
  • Akihito Ikeda for “Nephila” (mixed media)
  • Thomas Kuebler for “Medusa” (mixed media)
  • Virginie Ropars for “The Evil Eye” (mixed media)
  • Lee Shamel for “The Scepter of the Crystal Flame” (mixed media)

Best Gaming-Related Illustration

  • Ryan Yee for “Die Young” (Wizards of the Coast)
  • Mauricio Calle for “Encounter at Stygeon Prime” (Fantasy Flight Games)
  • Cliff Childs for “Long-Finned Skywhale” (Wizards of the Coast)
  • Ryan Pancoast for “Inventor’s Apprentice” (Wizards of the Coast)
  • Matthew Stewart for “Mastertrinketeer” (Wizards of the Coast)

Best Product Illustration

  • Donato Giancola for Portal Promotional art for Illuxcon
  • Clark Huggins for Advertisement for RECKLESS DECK (ImagineFX 2/16)
  • John Picacio for “La Corona” (illustration from his Loteria series)
  • Cynthia Sheppard for Llewellyn’s 2017 Astrological Calendar (Llewellyn)
  • Greg Spalenka for banner art to promote Roxana Illuminated Perfume

Best Art Director

  • Irene Gallo
  • Neil Clarke
  • Sheila Gilbert & Betsy Wollheim
  • Lauren Panepinto
  • Cynthia Sheppard

Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award

  • Hayao Miyazaki
  • Greg Manchess
  • Iain McCaig
  • Wendy Pini
  • Drew Struzan
  • Berni Wrightson

The awards are given by the Association of Science Fiction & Fantasy Artists (ASFA). Winners were announced at NorthAmeriCon 17, the 12th North American Science Fiction Convention (NASFiC), held July 6-9 2017 at the Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel and Casino in San Juan, Puerto Rico.