2018 Chesley Awards Nominees

The 2018 Chesley Awards nominees have been announced:

Best Cover Illustration: Hardcover

Best Cover Illustration: Paperback or Ebook

Best Magazine Illustration

  • Julie Dillon for Clarkesworld 5/17
  • Ingrid Kallick for Cricket 1/17
  • Eddie Mendoza for Clarkesworld 7/17
  • Reiko Murakami for Lightspeed 3/17
  • Sergei Sarichev for Clarkesworld 3/17

Best Interior Illustration

Best Color Work: Unpublished

  • Serena Maylon for “Erebor” (watercolor and gouache)
  • Alessandra Pisano for “Kindred Spirits” (oil)
  • Cynthia Sheppard for “Deconstructing Wonderland” (digital)
  • Charles Urbach for “Not All Treasure is Gold” (colored pencil)
  • Eric Velhagen for “Respite” (oil)

Best Monochrome Work: Unpublished

  • Ed Binkley for “Thistledown” (digital)
  • Bobby Chiu for “Romeo and Juliet” (digital)
  • Karla Ortiz for “Ada” (oil)
  • Christine Rhee for “Gumiho” (graphite)
  • Shawn E. Russell for “Release” (graphite)
  • Ruth Sanderson for “Dragon Drum” (ink)
  • Kaysha Siemens for “Pensive” (oil)

Best Three-Dimensional Art

  • Skink Chen for “Resentful Beast” (painted cast resin)
  • Ellen Jewett for “The Burden of Motion and Ambition” (cold porcelain and polymer clay)
  • Colin & Kristine Poole for “Gift of the Faun” (bronze)
  • Forest Rogers for “Octopoid Descending” (kato polyclay)
  • Lisa Sell for “Manifesting Orb Dragon” (aves apoxie sculpt)
  • Vincent Villafranca for “Fever Dream #17” (bronze)

Best Gaming-Related Illustration

  • Kari Christensen for “Chandra Gremlin Wrangler” (Wizards of the Coast)
  • Melissa Gay for Offering Sagaborn RPG Core Rule Book (Lone Wanderer Entertainment)
  • Piotr Jabloński for “Moaning Wall Magic” (Wizards of the Coast)
  • Jaime Jones for “Ur-Dragon Magic” (Wizards of the Coast)
  • Sara Winters for “Compulsive Research Magic” (Wizards of the Coast)

Best Product Illustration

  • Kari Christensen for “Call of Cthulhu”
  • Julie Dillon for American Gods promo art
  • Annie Stegg Gerard for “Stormy Serenade” Dragon Con t-shirt
  • Adam Hughes for “In a Galaxy Far, Far Away” LE Art Print
  • James Jean for The Shape of Water teaser poster
  • Rachel Quinlan for “Knight of Cups”

Best Art Director

  • Neil Clarke
  • Christine Foltzer
  • Irene Gallo
  • Lauren Panepinto
  • Cynthia Sheppard

Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award

  • Richard Hescox
  • Alan Lee
  • Gregory Manchess
  • William O’Connor
  • Allen Williams

The awards are given by the Association of Science Fiction & Fantasy Artists (ASFA). Voting is open to members of ASFA until May 27, 2018. Winners will be announced at Worldcon 76 to be held August 16-20, 2018 at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center in San Jose CA.

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One thought on “2018 Chesley Awards Nominees

  • May 9, 2018 at 2:45 pm

    As the author of RETROGRADE I’d like to commend Elizabeth for her diligence and accuracy in even the subtle details. You’ll notice the Sun is blue as it sits low on the horizon, while the distant hills are dull compared to the foreground. Her rendering is true to life in that this is precisely how such a scene would appear in the dust laden Martian atmosphere. It’s an amazing cover!


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