2021 Chesley Awards

ASFA, The Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists, announced the winners of the 2021 Chesley Awards on February 6.

BEST COVER: HARDCOVER BOOK

  • Corinne Reid Encounters with the Imaginary Vol. 3 edited by Jeszika Le Vye and Kira Night (Boneshaker Press, September 2020)

BEST COVER: PAPERBACK OR EBOOK

  • Charles Urbach — Ghost Riders in the Sky by Timothy Zahn (Swallow’s End Publishing, April 2020)

BEST MAGAZINE ILLUSTRATION

  • Francesca RestaClarkesworld #169 (October 2020)

BEST INTERIOR ILLUSTRATION

  • Iris CompietThe Dark Crystal Bestiary by Adam Cesare, Brian Froud, Wendy Froud, Iris Compiet (Insight Editions, October 2020)

BEST GAMING RELATED ILLUSTRATION

  • Lindsey Look – “Sublime Epiphany”, Core Set 2021 MtG (WotC, July 2020)

BEST PRODUCT ILLUSTRATION

  • Wylie Beckert — A Clockwork Orange (MONDO poster)

BEST COLOR WORK: UNPUBLISHED

  • Kai Carpenter – “The Selkie” (Oils)

BEST MONOCHROME: UNPUBLISHED

  • Ashley Hankins “Unmasked” (Digital)

BEST THREE DIMENSIONAL ART

  • Lisa Sell – “The Birdcage Bandit” (Mixed Media)

BEST ART DIRECTOR

  • Irene Gallo Tor/Tordotcom

ARTISTIC LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

  • Richard Corben (Final year of eligibility)

The Chesley Awards were established in 1985 as ASFA’s peer award to recognize individual works and achievements during a given year. They were initially called the ASFA Awards but were later renamed to honor the famed astronomical artist Chesley Bonestell after his death in 1986. The Awards are nominated and decided upon by members of the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists.

1 thought on “2021 Chesley Awards

  1. I went looking on the ASFA website to see what that picture was, and apparently it’s concept art for a medallion. It’s one of the most beautiful things I’ve seen lately, and I hope the actual medallion lives up to it.

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