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. The awards are presented annually, typically at the World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon).
Chesley Award Winners & Nominees for 2014
The following are the winners and finalists for works done in 2013 for the 2014 Awards.
Best Cover Illustration: Hardback Book
Best Cover Illustration: Paperback Book
Best Cover Illustration: Magazine
Best Interior Illustration
Best Three-Dimensional Art
Best Unpublished: Color Work
Best Unpublished: Monochrome Work
Best Product Illustration
Best Gaming-Related Illustration
Best Art Director
Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award
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.
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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.