2018 Chesley Award Winners

The 2018 Chesley Awards winners have been announced:

Best Cover Illustration: Hardcover

Best Cover Illustration: Paperback or Ebook

Best Magazine Illustration

  • WINNER: Ingrid Kallick for Cricket 1/17
  • Julie Dillon for Clarkesworld 5/17
  • 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Best Color Work: Unpublished

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

Best Monochrome Work: Unpublished

  • WINNER: Ruth Sanderson for “Dragon Drum” (ink)
  • 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)
  • Kaysha Siemens for “Pensive” (oil)

Best Three-Dimensional Art

  • WINNER: Forest Rogers for “Octopoid Descending” (kato polyclay)
  • 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)
  • Lisa Sell for “Manifesting Orb Dragon” (aves apoxie sculpt)
  • Vincent Villafranca for “Fever Dream #17” (bronze)

Best Gaming-Related Illustration

  • WINNER: Melissa Gay for Offering Sagaborn RPG Core Rule Book (Lone Wanderer Entertainment)
  • Kari Christensen for “Chandra Gremlin Wrangler” (Wizards of the Coast)
  • 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

  • WINNER: Annie Stegg Gerard for “Stormy Serenade” Dragon Con t-shirt
  • Kari Christensen for “Call of Cthulhu”
  • Julie Dillon for American Gods promo art
  • 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

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

Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award

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

The awards are given by the Association of Science Fiction & Fantasy Artists (ASFA). Winners were announced at Worldcon 76 held August 16-20, 2018 at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center in San Jose CA.

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