2015 Chesley Awards

Just for the record… The Chesley Awards were given in a ceremony held at Sasquan.

Best Cover Illustration / Hardcover

  • Julie Dillon, Shadows Beneath: The Writing Excuses Anthology edited by Brandon Sanderson; Dragonsteel Entertainment, June 2014

Best Cover Illustration – Paperback

  • Raoul Vitale, Nebula Awards Showcase 2014 edited by Kij Johnson; Prometheus/Pyr

Best Cover Illustration – Magazine

  • Julie Dillon Analog April 2014

Best Interior Illustration

  • Anna Balbusso and Elena Balbusso, “Ekaterina and the Firebird” by Abra Staffin-Wiebe; Tor.com, January 2014

Best Gaming Related Illustration

  • Peter Mohrbacher, Pharika, God of Affliction Magic card, Journey into Nyx; WotC, May 2014

Best Product Illustration

  • Donato Giancola, George R.R. Martin Song of Ice and Fire 2015 calendar Bantam, 2014

Best Color Work – Unpublished

  • Michael C. Hayes, Alegretto oils

Best Monochrome Work – Unpublished

  • Allen Williams, “Sphynx” graphite

Best Three-Dimensional Art

  • Dan Chudzinski, The Mudpuppy, resin & mixed media

Best Art Director

  • Irene Gallo, Tor & Tor.com

Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award

  • John Harris


10 thoughts on “2015 Chesley Awards

  1. First?

    Cue the Puppies whining that the Irene Gallo nod is further proof of conspiracy against them

  2. Thanks for this Listing — I’d probably have missed it if you hadn’t been on the ball. Mind you, I’ve been known to Quibble about the use of “Best….”, in the Chesley & other awards, including the Hugos, but my recollection is that the Chesley people have always picked some remarkably good stuff that might easily have been overlooked otherwise.


  3. I also note (while hitting the clicky) that the only one of these artists who would have been on the Puppy-free ballot is Dillon. In that alternate reality, Dillon would have been joined by John Picacio, Galen Dara, Stephan Martiniere, and Chris McGrath. I think she would have won anyway, because that Shadows Beneath image became *instantly* iconic (it was reblogged a LOT on tumblr).

  4. Congratulations to the winners – that’s some very, very, beautiful work there. Love John Harris’s work especially – wonder if he had anything to do with Homeworld/ or if the game designers were inspired by him?

    @Dave – I keep getting a 403 error on your link, but you can see the trophy here. Fittingly, it’s also very pretty!

  5. Many congratulations to all the winners and nominees! I’m extra pleased to see the Raoul Vitale because of the Nebula Award connection. =)

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