Spectrum 27 Awards Nominations

Locus Magazine, Science Fiction FantasyThe 2020 Spectrum Awards nominees for the best in contemporary fantastic art have been announced.


  • “The Magic Flute Backstage”, Anna & Elena Balbusso
  • “Lilith”, Brom
  • “The Shining”, Bartos Kosowski
  • “The Part You Throw Away”, Alessandra Pisano
  • “Fighting in the Harpy Nest”, Bayard Wu


  • “Arthur Jermyn”, Sam Araya
  • “Ivywood”, Rovina Cai
  • “Penric’s Progress”, Dan dos Santos
  • “The Three Lords of Shambhala”, Sija Hong
  • “The Wind Up Bird Chronicle”, Yuko Shimizu


  • L’éveil, page 25, Thomas Campi
  • The Dollhouse Family #1, Jessica Dalva
  • Lightfall 1: Walk in the Woods, Tim Probert
  • Myre: Flora, Claudya Schmidt
  • Rainforest, Leif Yu

Concept Art

  • “Island Woodblock”, Ian Jun Wei Chiew
  • “la Marcarena”, Te Hu
  • “Xulith”, Finnian MacManus
  • “Captain Marvel Binary Powers Concept Design”, Andy Park
  • “Devourer of Ghosts”, Wu Qinghao


  • “Philosopher From The Past Coelacanth”, Michihiro Matsuoka
  • “Guardian of the Forest”, Lucas Pina Penichet
  • “Spinner of Dreams”, Colin & Kristine Poole
  • “Space Madness”, Dug Stanat
  • “Harpy”, David Zhou


  • “The Forest Yell”, Sam Araya
  • “Many Hearted Dog”, Galen Dara
  • “Blue Moon Harvest”, Angi Pauly
  • “Truth, Lies & Uncertainty: Truth”, Red Nose Studio
  • “Blue Hope”, Tooba Rezaei


  • “The Broken Sword/Throne of Eldraine”, Tyler Jacobson
  • “Claim the Firstborn”, Iain McCaig
  • “Quest”, Mike Miller
  • “The Stranger: The Seventh Faith”, John Jude Palencar
  • “Tymaret Chosen From Death”, Chase Stone


  • “492”, Diego Fernandez
  • “Ascent”, Axel Sauerwald
  • “Celsius 13: Junkyard Crew”, Jan Wessbecher
  • “Armorus”, Allen Williams
  • “The Spoon Thief”, Daniel Zrom

Judges for 2020 are Alice A. Carter, Craig Elliott, Anthony Francisco, Courtney Granner, Forest Rogers, and Chie Yoshii. Gold and silver medal winners in each category will be announced at the Spectrum 27 Awards Ceremony, March 20, 2020, at the Grand Ballroom of the Kansas City Convention Center in Kansas City MO. The 2020 Spectrum Grand Master Award honoree will also be announced during the ceremony. For more information, including images of the nominated art, see the Flesk and Spectrum Fantastic Art blog.

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