2017 Chesley Award Winners Announced

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The Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists (ASFA) has announced this year’s Chesley Award winners at NorthAmeriCon 17, held July 6-9 2017 at the Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel and Casino in San Juan, PR.

The nominees and winners follow.

BEST COVER ILLUSTRATION: HARDCOVER

  • Winner: Tran Nguyen for Kushiel’s Dart, Jacqueline Carey (Subterranean)
  • Dan dos Santos for Fables: Cubs in Toyland, Bill Willingham (Vertigo)
  • Todd Lockwood for The Summer Dragon, Todd Lockwood (DAW)
  • Cliff Nielsen for Lady Midnight, Cassandra Clare (McElderry)
  • David Palumbo for Arcanum Unbounded, Brandon Sanderson (Tor)
  • John Picacio for In the House of the Worm, George R.R. Martin (BSFS)

BEST COVER ILLUSTRATION: PAPERBACK OR E-BOOK

  • Winner: Julie Dillon for Beyond the Stars: At Galaxy’s Edge, Ellen Campbell, ed. (Astral)
  • Tommy Arnold for A Taste of Honey, Kai Ashante Wilson (Tor.com Publishing)
  • Sarah Anne Langton for Central Station, Lavie Tidhar (Tachyon)
  • Gene Mollica for Breath of Earth, Beth Cato (Harper Voyager)
  • Victo Ngai for Forest of Memory, Mary Robinette Kowal (Tor)

BEST COVER ILLUSTRATION: MAGAZINE

  • Winner: Galen Dara for Uncanny 5-6/16
  • Elizabeth Leggett for Lightspeed 2/16
  • David Palumbo for Aliens: Life and Death #1 (Dark Horse)
  • Paolo Rivera for Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. 1953 (Dark Horse)
  • Jeremy Wilson for Chimera Brigade #1, Serge Lehman & Fabrice Colin (Titan)

BEST INTERIOR ILLUSTRATION

  • Winner: Greg Ruth for “Freedom is Space for the Spirit”, Glen Hirshberg (Tor.com 4/16)
  • Rovina Cai for “Tom, Thom,” K.M. Ferebee (Tor.com 2/16)
  • Kari Christensen for Court of the Dead: Chronicle of the Underworld, Tom Gilliland (Insight Comics)
  • Tran Nguyen for Kushiel’s Dart, Jacqueline Carey (Subterranean)
  • Ivica Stevanovic for The Bestiary, Ann VanderMeer, ed. (Centipede

BEST THREE-DIMENSIONAL ART

  • Winner: Forest Rogers for “La Belle Crustace” (premier air-dry clay & washi paper)
  • Akihito Ikeda for “Nephila” (mixed media)
  • Thomas Kuebler for “Medusa” (mixed media)
  • Virginie Ropars for “The Evil Eye” (mixed media)
  • Lee Shamel for “The Scepter of the Crystal Flame” (mixed media)

BEST GAMING-RELATED ILLUSTRATION

  • Winner: Ryan Yee for “Die Young” (Wizards of the Coast)
  • Mauricio Calle for “Encounter at Stygeon Prime” (Fantasy Flight Games)
  • Cliff Childs for “Long-Finned Skywhale” (Wizards of the Coast)
  • Ryan Pancoast for “Inventor’s Apprentice” (Wizards of the Coast)
  • Matthew Stewart for “Mastertrinketeer” (Wizards of the Coast)

BEST PRODUCT ILLUSTRATION

  • Winner: Donato Giancola for Portal Promotional art for Illuxcon
  • Clark Huggins for Advertisement for RECKLESS DECK (ImagineFX 2/16)
  • John Picacio for “La Corona” (illustration from his Loteria series)
  • Cynthia Sheppard for Llewellyn’s 2017 Astrological Calendar (Llewellyn)
  • Greg Spalenka for banner art to promote Roxana Illuminated Perfume

BEST ART DIRECTOR

  • Winner: Irene Gallo
  • Neil Clarke
  • Sheila Gilbert & Betsy Wollheim
  • Lauren Panepinto
  • Cynthia Sheppard

LIFETIME ARTISTIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

  • Winner: Hayao Miyazaki
  • Greg Manchess
  • Iain McCaig
  • Wendy Pini
  • Drew Struzan
  • Berni Wrightson

Originating in 1985 as the ASFA Awards, the Chesleys were established to recognize individual works and achievements not recognized by the Hugo, Nebula, or other literary and artistic awards. They were renamed to honor science fiction artist Chesley Bonestell following his death in 1986. Presented annually at the World Science Fiction Convention, the Chesleys are sometimes held at the North American Science Fiction Convention when the Worldcon takes place outside North America.

For more information about ASFA and the Chesley Awards, see the official ASFA website.

The slideshow album with the winners’ pieces can be found here. 

 

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