The jury for Spectrum 25: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art has nominated the top five artworks in eight categories for consideration for either a silver and gold award.
Judges Terry Dodson, Tyler Jacobson, Tran Nguyen, Karla Ortiz and Chuck Pyle debated the merits of hundreds of pieces of art before finalizing this list on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at the Flesk Publications offices in Santa Cruz, California.
Established in 1993 by Cathy and Arnie Fenner, the first Spectrum annual appeared in 1994 from Underwood Books; for a quarter of a century it has attracted participants from around the world and has set the standards for excellence in fantasy and science fiction art. John Fleskes became the Director and Publisher of Spectrum in 2014 with volume 21.
The recipients will be announced at the Spectrum 25 Awards Ceremony that will be held at the historic Brookledge Theater in Los Angeles, CA on Saturday, May 5, 2018. The 2018 Spectrum Grand Master Award honoree will also be announced during the ceremony.
The nominated works, along with the complete selections of the jury, will be featured in Spectrum 25: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art published by Flesk Publications and distributed to the trade internationally by Publishers Group West.
All of the award finalists can be viewed via this link.
The Night Mare
Mixc World Launch
SK2 cosmetics packaging and POP project
A Girl & Her Friends
Above the Timberline, page 118–Heading Home
The Old Man and the Forest
Castle in the Stars, Book 2, pages 60-61
Ugly Cinderwench and the Very Angry Ghost, page 3
Hellboy: Into the Silent Sea, page 11
Shirtless Bear Fighter #4, variant cover
CONCEPT ART CATEGORY
Transformers 5 Canopy
Okoye and Nakia the Dora Milaje
Geisha Interior (Ghost in the Shell)
Moment of Life
Statue of Peace
I’ll Need Entire Cities to Replace You
Life and Death
Nothing to See Here
Three Color Trilogy: Blue
Vraska, Relic Seeker
Dim Stars: Firing Back
Ella Standing Between the Earth and Sky
Tip of the Spear
Star Wars Triptych
[Thanks to Arnold Fenner for the story.]