The Spectrum 19 Awards in eight categories were announced May 19 in Kansas City during Spectrum Fantastic Art Live!, a convention focused on fantasy and science fiction art and associated with SPECTRUM books.
The winners in each category are:
Gold – Tyler Jacobson: Talon of Umberlee
Silver – Android Jones: Boom Festival
Gold – Edward Kinsella: Wooden Bones
Silver – Jean-Babtiste Monge: Ragnarok
Gold – Alex Alice: Sigfried III
Silver – Jim Murray: DOTA 2: Tales from the Secret Shop
Gold – Justin Sweet: Jack the Giant Killer
Silver – Daniel Dociu: Hangar
Gold – Virginie Ropars: Jack
Silver – Thomas S. Kuebler: I am Providence
Gold – Jean-Baptiste Monge: Mic Mac Cormac
Silver – James Gurney: Kosmocertatops
Gold – Raoul Vitale: Turin and the Glaurung
Silver – Android Jones: Water Dragon 2012
Gold – Michael Whelan: CK Unmasked
Silver – Justin Gerard: Portrait of a Monster #3
Presenters included Spectrum founders Arnie and Cathy Fenner, Tor Books Art Director Irene Gallo, and artists Gregory Manchess, Greg Spalenka, Iain McCaig, Jarrod and Brandon Schiflett, Donato Giancola, and Michael Whelan.
Finalists in each category were projected onto a 30′ wide screen; the screen was also used to remember those in the artistic community who had passed away in the previous year and to review the recipients of the Grand Master Award.
Framing the festivities were performances by the nationally renowned Quixtotic Fusion dance company and by Phadroid aka digital creator Android and dancer Phaedra Jones. The awards show was produced by Lazarus Potter of the Lazarus Design Group in association with Quixotic Fusion and the Midland Theater. Spectrum Fantastic Art Live! was organized by Jim Fallone, Shena Wolf, Bunny Muchmore, Arlo Burnett, Lazarus Potter, and the Fenners.
All of the award winning work will be included in Spectrum 19: The Best In Contemporary Fantastic Art, which will be published by Underwood Books in November.
More coverage and photos at Rockville Music Magazine.
Update: 05/23/2012: Irene Gallo has granted permission for the use of her photos here. I apologize for not providing credit earlier. That happened because the photos attached to the press release were not attributed.