2019 Chesley Awards Finalists

The 2019 Chesley Awards nominees have been announced:

Best Cover Illustration: Hardcover

Best Cover Illustration: Paperback or Ebook

Best Magazine Illustration

  • Cindy Fan for Strange Horizons 11/18
  • Donato Giancola for Analog 3-4/18
  • Arthur Haas for Clarkesworld 5/18
  • Sean Andrew Murray for Clarkesworld 6/18
  • Greg Ruth for Stranger Things 2 variant cover, (Dark Horse)

Best Interior Illustration

  • Audrey Benjaminsen for “Triquetra”, Kirstyn McDermott (Tor.com 9/18)
  • Jon Foster for Legion: Lies of the Beholder, Brandon Sanderson (Subterranean)
  • Vanessa Lemen for The Left Hand of Darkness, Ursula K. Le Guin (Easton)
  • John Picacio for “Evernight”, Victor Milán (Tor.com 2/18)
  • Charles Vess for The Books of Earthsea, Ursula K. Le Guin (Saga)
  • Jeremy Wilson for Yellow, Bill Perry (self-published)

Best Color Work: Unpublished

  • Julie Bell, “Pegasus Befriends the Muses” (oil on wood)
  • Melissa Gay, “Harvest” (oil)
  • Te Hu, “8 buddha: jingnangshou” (digital)
  • Ingrid Kallick,”The Gardener Of Souls” (acrylic on masonite)
  • Mark Poole, “Falling” (acrylic)
  • Eric Wilkerson, “The Oba” (oil on panel)

Best Monochrome Work: Unpublished

  • Michael Blank, “The Midnight Encounter” (Photoshop)
  • Emily Hare, “Unburnt” (watercolor)
  • Yoann Lossel, “Diane” (mixed)
  • Matthew Stewart, “The Scroll of Isildur” (watercolor pencil)
  • Chris Wade, “Failure To Launch: Grounded” (graphite pencil)
  • Babs Webb, “Vacant Memory” (powdered graphite on bristol)

Best Three-Dimensional Art

  • Daria Aksenova, “Metamorphosis” (paper)
  • Dan Chudzinski, “Grim” (mixed)
  • Devon Dorrity, “Lilith and the Serpent” (bronze)
  • Patrick Masson, “Reflection” (Fimo and Magic Sculpt)
  • Forest Rogers, “Green Faun” (mixed)
  • Vincent Villafranca, “Bane of Thieves” (bronze)

Best Gaming-Related Illustration

  • Kari Christensen, “Feasting Hunger” (Betheseda)
  • Jesper Ejsing, “Bitterblossum” (Wizards of the Coast)
  • Lars Grant-West, “Glowspore” (Wizards of the Coast)
  • Howard Lyon, “Octopus Umbra” (Wizards of the Coast)
  • Mitchell Malloy, “Frantic Search” (Wizards of the Coast)
  • Ryan Pancoast, “Knight of Autumn” (Wizards of the Coast)

Best Product Illustration

  • Devon Dorrity, “Dragonsteel”, bronze & LED backlighting logo for Brandon Sanderson’s production company
  • Rachel Quinlan, “Portal”, promotional image for the Detroit Festival of Books
  • John Jude Palencar for A Song of Ice and Fire Calendar, George R.R. Martin (Bantam)
  • John Picacio, “La Musica” (Lone Boy)
  • Charles Urbach, “The Pirate Queen”, Gary Con promotional art
  • Boris Vallejo & Julie Bell, Boris Vallejo & Julie Bell’s Fantasy Calendar (Workman)

Best Art Director

  • Neil Clarke
  • Irene Gallo
  • Dawn Murin
  • Lauren Panepinto
  • Cynthia Sheppard

Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award

  • Diane Dillon
  • Jeff Easley
  • Greg Manchess
  • Iain McCaig
  • Ruth Sanderson
  • Allen Williams
  • Charles Vess

The awards are given by the Association of Science Fiction & Fantasy Artists (ASFA). Winners will be announced at NASFiC 2019, to be held July 4-7, 2019 in Layton UT.

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