2020 Chesley Awards Finalists

The 2020 Chesley Awards nominees have been announced:

Best Cover Illustration: Hardcover

Best Cover Illustration: Paperback or Ebook

Best Magazine Illustration

  • Yoshitaka Amano for Blood Borne 6/19
  • Evan Cagle for Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chosen Ones #1, Mairghread Scott, Ornella Savarese, Celia Lowenthal & Alexa Sharpe (BOOM!)
  • Matt Dixon for Clarkesworld 5/19
  • Tiffany England for “Into the Wild Blue Yonder” (Cricket 10/19)
  • Tithi Luadthong for Lightspeed 6/19
  • Reiko Murakami for Lightspeed 1/19

Best Interior Illustration

  • Francois Baranger for The Call of Cthulhu, H.P. Lovecraft (Design Studio)
  • Audrey Benjaminsen for “The Time Invariance of Snow”, E. Lily Yu (Tor.com 12/14/19)
  • Amanda Makepeace for “Fanfare for Rose” (Amazing Stories Spring ’19)
  • John Picacio for Ninth House, Leigh Bardugo (Flatiron)
  • Armando Veve for “Knowledgeable Creatures”, Christopher Rowe (Tor.com 3/6/19)
  • Allen Williams for Pan’s Labyrinth: The Labyrinth of the Faun, Guillermo del Toro & Cornelia Funke (Katherine Tegen)

Best Color Work: Unpublished

  • Bruce Brenneise, “If Stones Could Cry” (digital)
  • Martina Fačková, “Spellbinding Terror” (digital)
  • Te Hu, “Who am I? — La Marcarena” (digital)
  • Debbie Hughes, “The Raven, the Wolf and the Maiden” (oil on panel)
  • Elizabeth Leggett, “The Devil/The City” (digital)
  • David Seidman, “The Divine Migration” (digital)
  • Lauren Raye Snow, “Anima Sola I” (digital)

Best Monochrome Work: Unpublished

  • Ken Cunnningham, “Both Their Coats Were Heavy” (graphite powder on dura-lar)
  • Jeff Echevarria, “Doctor, My Eyes” (charcoal, graphite, and gouache)
  • Tehani Farr, “Gyhan akaii dannan Deli Iatt (She who sits at the end of the world upon a mountain of bones dreaming)” (mixed media, watercolor, graphite pencil)
  • Melissa Sue Stanley, “The Tootsie Monster” (graphite)
  • Allen Williams, “The Hidden Light” (powdered graphite pencil, oil on board)

Best Three-Dimensional Art

  • Daria Aksenova, “The Crane Wife” (pen, ink, and goldleaf)
  • Sara Felix, “The Cosmic Egg” (mixed media)
  • Kristine Poole, “The Spinner of Dreams” (bronze)
  • Forest Rogers, “Selene” (mixed media)
  • Vincent Villafranca, “Unbridled and Unfettered” (bronze)

Best Gaming-Related Illustration

  • Wylie Beckert, “Rosethorn Acolyte” (Wizards of the Coast)
  • Iris Compiet, “Brazen Borrower” (Wizards of the Coast)
  • Melissa Gay, “Summer Dandelion” (Changeling Artist Collective)
  • Winona Nelson, “Lonesome Unicorn” (Wizards of the Coast)
  • Omar Rayyan, “Flaxen Intruder” (Wizards of the Coast)
  • Charles Urbach, “King By His Own Hand” (GameHole Con)

Best Product Illustration

  • Oliver Barrett, “Full Metal Jacket” (Mondo Poster)
  • Tehani Farr, “The Sky Mage” and “The God Eye” poster art (Pawahtun Festival)
  • Emily Hare for the Dragons 2020 calendar
  • Kez Laczin for cover art for the song “Stronger”, TheFatRat (Monstercat)
  • John Picacio, “La Cantarita” (Lone Boy)
  • Rachel Quinlan, Olde Fae tuck box (Changeling Artist Collective)

Best Art Director

  • Christine Foltzer
  • Irene Gallo
  • Kate Irwin
  • Lauren Panepinto
  • Nadine Schäkel
  • Cynthia Sheppard

Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award

  • Yoshitaka Amano
  • Stephanie Law
  • Gregory Manchess
  • Iain McCaig
  • Syd Mead
  • Wendy Pini
  • Allen Williams

The awards are given by the Association of Science Fiction & Fantasy Artists (ASFA). Voting (for ASFA members only) opens August 28, 2020, with winners to be announced during a virtual ceremony, likely in October.

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