Chesley Awards

The Chesley Awards were established in 1985 by the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists to recognize individual artistic works and achievements during a given year. The Chesleys were initially called the ASFA Awards, but were later renamed to honor famed astronomical artist Chesley Bonestell following his death in 1986.[1] The awards are presented annually, typically at the World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon).[2]

Chesley Award categories

Chesley Award results

Chesley Award Winners & Nominees for 2014[3]

The following are the winners and finalists for works done in 2013 for the 2014 Awards.

Best Cover Illustration: Hardback Book

  • Winner: Todd Lockwood – A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan; Tor, Feb. 2013

Other Nominees:

  • Jason Chan – Lost Covenant: A Widdershins Adventure by Ari Marmell; Pyr, Dec. 2013
  • Kekai Kotaki – Quintessence by David Walton; Tor, March 2013
  • Maurizio Manzieri – Book of Iron by Elizabeth Bear; Subterranean Press, Sept. 2013
  • Michael Whelan – A Memory of Light by Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson; Tor, Jan. 2013
  • Allen Williams – Light Reading, Queen Victoria’s Book of Spells, edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling; Tor, March 2013

Best Cover Illustration: Paperback Book

  • Winner: Kerem Beyit – The Scroll of Years by Chris Willrich; Pyr, Sept. 2013

Other Nominees:

  • Jason Chan – Harbinger by Phillippa Ballantine; Ace, July 2013
  • Julie Dillon – Ancient Discovery; Crossed Genres Magazine 2.0 Book One; Crossed Genres Publications, April 2013
  • Justin Gerard – Power Under Pressure (The Society of Steam) by Andrew P. Mayer; Pyr, Jan. 2013
  • Dehong He – Shield of Sea and Space by Erin Hoffman; Pyr, May 2013

Best Cover Illustration: Magazine

Other Nominees:

  • Julie Dillon – Elliptic, Clarkesworld, December 2013
  • Maurizio Manzieri – The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, March/April 2013
  • Cynthia Sheppard – Bull Spec, Spring 2013

Best Interior Illustration

  • Winner: Brian Kesinger – Walking Your Octopus, July 2013; Baby Tattoo Books

Other Nominees:

  • Robert Hunt – “Fire Above, Fire Below” by Garth Nix; Tor.com, May 2013
  • John Jude Palencar – “A Terror” by Jeffrey Ford; Tor.com, July 2013
  • John Picacio – “The Button Man and the Murder Tree” by Cherie Priest; Tor.com, May 2013)
  • John Picacio – The Good Life; Popular Science Magazine, June 2013
  • Greg Ruth – “Dragonkin” by Lavie Tidhar; Tor.com, July 2013
  • Greg Ruth – The Running of the Bulls, The Running of the Bulls by Harry Turtledove; Tor.com, March 2013

Best Three-Dimensional Art

  • Winner: Devon Dorrity – Cecaelia, Queen of the Ocean, clay

Other Nominees:

  • Thomas Kuebler – Krampus the Yule Lord, mixed
  • David Meng – Leatherback, resin
  • Michael Parkes – Goddess of the Hunt, 1/2 life-size bronze
  • Forest Rogers – Goblin Spider, Kato polyclay
  • Vincent Villafranca – Star Smith, bronze

Best Unpublished: Color Work

  • Winner: Donato Giancola – Huor and Hurin Approaching Gondolin, oil on linen

Other Nominees:

  • Rhea Ewing – Ancestor Series – Neanderthal
  • Stephanie Pui-Mun Law – Ships Passing in the Night, watercolor
  • Dave Leri – Death Squealer, oil on masonite
  • Annie Stegg – Lilaia the Naiad, oil on paper

Best Unpublished: Monochrome Work

Other Nominees:

  • Justin Gerard – The Fox Princess, pencil
  • Rebecca Guay – Tender Morsels, graphite
  • John Picacio – La Luna
  • Travis Lewis – Bone Collector, graphite

Best Product Illustration

Other Nominees:

  • Mitchell Bentley – 2014 Space Art Calendar; Atomic Fly Studios and Alban Lake Publishing, December 2013
  • Julie Dillon – 2014 Llewellyn's Astrology Calendar June 2013
  • Justin Gerrard – “Morzag! Lord of Destruction” poster
  • Iain McCaig – Call of the Muse, Spectrum 20 Call for Entries poster
  • John Picacio – El Arpa (Loteria Card Illustration from Lone Boy)

Best Gaming-Related Illustration

  • Winner: Lucas Graciano – The Last Stand of Thorin Oakenshield for The Battle of Five Armies Board Game Ares Games
  • Winner: Ryan Yee – Fruit of the First Tree for Fate Reforged Magic the Gathering WoTC 2016

Other Nominees:

  • Tyler Jacobson – Ruric: Thar the Unbowed (2014 Core Set Magic card) WotC, July 2013
  • Todd Lockwood – Observant Alseid (“Theros” Magic card) WotC, Sept. 2013
  • David Palumbo – Serene Remembrance (“Gatecrash” Magic card) WotC, Feb. 2013
  • Steve Prescott – Prognostic Sphinx (“Theros” Magic card) WotC, Sept. 2013
  • Chris Rahn – Ashen Rider (“Theros” Magic card) WotC, Sept. 2013

Best Art Director

  • Winner: Irene Gallo – Tor & Tor.com

Other Nominees:

  • Lou Anders – Pyr
  • Lauren Panepinto – Orbit Books
  • William Schafer – Subterranean Press
  • Jon Schindehette – Wizards of the Coast

Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award

Other Nominees:

Further reading

  • The Chesley Awards: A Retrospective, John Grant and Elizabeth Humphrey. Artists' and Photographers' Press Ltd. 2003 ( It won a Hugo Award in 2004).

References

  1. ^ "Chesley Awards". Science Fiction Chronicle. 21 (1). December 1999. p. 4.
  2. ^ "People in Business". The Tennessean. Nashville, TN. September 24, 2006. p. E5. Retrieved August 28, 2012. The Chesley Awards, established in 1985 by the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists, are annual international awards presented during the World Science Fiction Convention and on some occasions when WSFC is on another continent, the North American Science Fiction Convention.
  3. ^ ASFA Chesley Award Current Award Winners "2014 Chesley Awards" Check |url= value (help). August 2014.

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Alan M. Clark

Alan Marshall Clark is an author and an artist who is best known as the illustrator and book cover painter of many pieces of horror fiction. He was nominated for the Bram Stoker Award for Best First Novel for his 2005 book Siren Promised (co-written by Jeremy Robert Johnson).

He has won the World Fantasy Award for his illustrations ("Best Artist 1994"), and he has won many Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists' Chesley Awards. His book The Paint in My Blood was nominated for the "Best Art Book" for the 2005 Locus Awards. It was also nominated for the 2005 International Horror Guild Award for their "Non-fiction" category. His artwork has been featured on many signed limited editions from Cemetery Dance Publications, Lonely Road Books, Subterranean Press, Earthling Publications, and many other publishers of hardcovers as well as illustrations on the covers and interiors of textbooks, children's books, paperbacks, magazines and CDs.

He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1979. He owns the publishing company, IFD Publishing (started in 1999). He currently lives in Eugene, Oregon with his wife Melody.

Mr. Clark is listed in the newest edition of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists of the Twentieth Century: A Biographical Dictionary edited by Robert Weinberg, Jane Frank (McFarland & Company, 2009).

Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists

The Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists, ASFA, is a non-profit, educational association, whose membership is made up of amateur and professional artists, art directors, art show managers, publishers and collectors involved in the visual arts of Science Fiction, Fantasy, Mythology and related topics. It is currently based in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.ASFA's purpose is to encourage and develop amateur artistic talent, educate the public, publishers, patrons of the arts and anyone interested in works of these particularly types of art and craftsmanship in the rights, needs and problems of the people involved in the creation of this material.

Each year ASFA gives out the Chesley Awards, named for the great astronomical artist, Chesley Bonestell. The Chesleys were started in 1985 as a means for the SF and Fantasy art community to recognize individual works and achievements during the previous year.

Betsy Wollheim

Elizabeth Rosalind 'Betsy' Wollheim (born 5 December 1951, New York) is the President, co-Publisher and co-Editor-in-Chief of science fiction and fantasy publisher DAW Books, 'a small private company, owned exclusively by its publishers.' The latter roles are shared with Sheila E. Gilbert. She had worked at DAW as an associate editor from 1975. She is a recipient of the World Fantasy Award—Life Achievement.

Her father, Donald A. Wollheim, with her mother Elsie B. Wollheim, established DAW Books in 1971. She took over leadership of DAW in 1985.

Chesley Award for Best Art Director

The Chesley Award for Best Art Director is given by the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists (ASFA) to recognize the achievements of a science fiction or fantasy art director eligible in the year previous to the award.

Chesley Award for Best Color Work – Unpublished

The Chesley Award for Best Color Work – Unpublished is given by the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists (ASFA) to recognize unpublished achievements in original color science fiction & fantasy artwork eligible in the year previous to the award.

Chesley Award for Best Cover Illustration – Hardcover

The Chesley Award for Best Cover Illustration - Hardcover has been presented every year since 1985 by the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists to recognize achievement in the illustration of hardcover science fiction & fantasy. Each year the award recognizes works that were eligible for the award during the preceding year.

Chesley Award for Best Cover Illustration – Magazine

The Chesley Award for Best Cover Illustration - Magazine Art is given by the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists (ASFA) to recognize achievements in the illustration of science fiction & fantasy magazines eligible in the year previous to the award.

Chesley Award for Best Cover Illustration – Paperback

The Chesley Award for Best Cover Illustration - Paperback is given by the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists (ASFA) to recognize achievements in the illustration of science fiction & fantasy paperback books eligible in the year previous to the award.

Chesley Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement

The Chesley Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement is given by the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists (ASFA) to recognize the achievements of a science fiction or fantasy artist for work over their entire careers.

Clarkesworld Magazine

Clarkesworld Magazine (ISSN 1937-7843) is an American online fantasy and science fiction magazine. It released the first issue October 1, 2006 and has maintained a regular monthly schedule since, publishing fiction by authors such as Elizabeth Bear, Kij Johnson, Caitlin R. Kiernan, Sarah Monette, Catherynne Valente, Jeff VanderMeer and Peter Watts.

David A. Cherry

'David Cherry (born December 14, 1949) is an American artist, author, and illustrator of science fiction and fantasy and has also done substantial work as a marketing artist, concept artist, and 3D modeler in the game production industry. David served as Lecturer and Head of the Art Department as well as Head of the Master Degree Program for artists at The Guildhall at SMU (Southern Methodist University), a graduate college dedicated to studies for people who want to work in the game production industry. David was also an attorney, as well as a past president of the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists (1988-90). He has been nominated eleven times for Hugo Awards, and 18 times for Chesley Awards (with 8 wins).Although at ease with oil painting and most other traditional media, David usually works in acrylic paint. As an illustrator of literary works, David has illustrated or done cover art for the works of such authors as Stephen R. Donaldson, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Lois McMaster Bujold, Terry Brooks, William Shatner, David Brin, L. Sprague de Camp, Poul Anderson, Piers Anthony, John Brunner, and his sister, C. J. Cherryh, among others. Publishers for whom David has worked include DAW Books; New American Library; Ballantine Books; Del Rey Books; Ace Books; TOR Books; Friedlander Publishing Group; Pocket Books; Phantasia Press; Donald M. Grant Publishing; The Hamilton Collection; Skybox Press; The Science Fiction Book Club; Bits and Pieces; Precedence Publishing; Pegasus Publishing; Iron Crown Enterprises; The Bradford Exchange; The Donning Company Publishers; and many others.

James C. Christensen

James C. Christensen (September 26, 1942 – January 8, 2017) was an American artist of religious and fantasy art and formerly an instructor at Brigham Young University. Christensen said his inspirations were myths, fables, fantasies, and tales of imagination.

John Grant (author)

John Grant (born 22 November 1949) is a Scottish writer and editor of science fiction, fantasy, and non-fiction.

Julie Dillon

Julie Dillon (born in 1982) is an American artist specializing in science fiction and fantasy art. A freelance illustrator, Dillon has created images for games, book and magazine covers, and covers for musical albums. Dillon's work has been nominated for the Chesley Award three times; she won the 2010 Chesley Award for Best Unpublished Color for "Planetary Alignment" (subsequently published as a cover for Clarkesworld Magazine), as well as the 2011 Chesley Award for "The Dala Horse" in Best Interior Illustration. She was nominated for the World Fantasy Award for Best Artist in 2012 and received the Hugo Award for Best Professional Artist in 2014, 2015, and 2017. She also received two Chesley Awards in 2015 for the Best Cover Illustrations for a magazine and a hardback book. Dillon lives and works in California.

ReConStruction

ReConStruction was the tenth occasional North American Science Fiction Convention. It was held in Raleigh, North Carolina, on August 5–8, 2010, at the Raleigh Convention Center, Marriott City Center, and the Downtown Raleigh Sheraton. This NASFiC was held because Melbourne, Australia, was selected as the location for the 2010 Worldcon.

Stephen Hickman

Stephen Hickman (born April 9, 1949) is an American artist, illustrator, sculptor and author. He is best known for his work in science fiction and fantasy, with over 350 book and magazine covers to his credit. His works illustrated the stories of Robert A. Heinlein, H. P. Lovecraft, J. R. R. Tolkien, Anne McCaffrey, and Andre Norton, Larry Niven's Man-Kzin Wars novels and Steven Brust's Dragaera series. His most widely circulated effort is a series of space fantasy postage stamps done for the United States Postal Service.

Todd Lockwood

Todd Wills Lockwood, (born July 9, 1957 in Boulder, Colorado, United States) is an American artist specializing in fantasy and science fiction illustration. He is best known for his work on the role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons, and for his covers for the books of R.A. Salvatore. His art has also appeared in books from Tor Books, DAW Books, and on magazine covers, including Satellite Orbit magazine in 1984-1985, Asimov's Science Fiction, Analog Science Fiction and Science Fact, Realms of Fantasy, Dragon Magazine, and Dungeon Magazine.

Tom Fleming (artist)

Thomas "Tom" Fleming (born June 11, 1966) is an artist who has worked on comic books, the fantasy/science fiction genre, and gaming. Fleming has been recognized with multiple awards throughout his career including four nominations for the Chesley Award. In 2012, a federal court awarded him damages due by HomeGoods, which sold unauthorized reproductions of two of his paintings.

Worldcon

Worldcon, or more formally the World Science Fiction Convention, the annual convention of the World Science Fiction Society (WSFS), is a science fiction convention. It has been held each year since 1939 (except for the years 1942 to 1945, during World War II). The members of each Worldcon are the members of WSFS, and vote both to select the site of the Worldcon two years later, and to select the winners of the annual Hugo Awards, which are presented at each convention.

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