The Spectrum 24 Awards were presented at a ceremony in the historic Folly Theater in Kansas City on April 22 during Spectrum Fantastic Art Live.
Gold and Silver Awards recipients were selected by a jury consisting of Christian Alzmann (Senior Art Director ILM), Laurie Lee Brom (gallery painter), Mark Newman (sculptor), Victo Ngai (illustrator), and John Picacio (illustrator) in eight categories. Also presented were the Spectrum Rising Star Award (for an emerging talent) determined by Kristine and Colin Poole and the Spectrum Grand Master Award (for lifetime achievement) selected by the Spectrum Advisory Board.
The awards this year were newly designed, sculpted, and cast by artist, SFX creator, past Spectrum juror, and Face-Off competition-winner J. Anthony Kosar.
The award-winning works and the other art selected by the jury will be included in Spectrum 24: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art edited by John Fleskes and published in November by Flesk Publications.
SPECTRUM RISING STAR AWARD
Silver Award: Greg Ruth “Daredevil”
Gold Award: Bayard Wu “Hunting”
Silver Award: Edward Kinsella III “Danneee”
Gold Award: Brom “Lamia”
Silver Award: Dave McKean “Black Dog: The Dreams of Paul Nash”
Gold Award: Jeremy Wilson “Chimera Brigade #5”
CONCEPT ART CATEGORY
Silver Award: Iain McCaig “Minion 5”
Gold Award: Sean Murray “Court of the Dead: Voxxingard”
Silver Award: Akihito “Nephila”
Gold Award: Jesse Thompson “Dress-Up Frog Legs”
Silver Award: Galen Dara “Seven Salt Tears”
Gold Award: Tim O’Brien “Beyonce ‘Lemonade'”
Silver Award: Ed Binkley “William Finds Some Flowers and a Giant”
Gold Award: Bill Carman “Ms. Hatter and a Smile”
Silver Award: Jeffrey Alan Love “Orange Skies”
Gold Award: Karla Ortiz “The Death I Bring”
2017 GRAND MASTER AWARD
For more information about Spectrum please go to: http://www.spectrumfantasticart.com
Congratulations to all of the winners.
I just love the piece titled Beyonce ‘Lemonade’ by Tim O’Brien, as well as the piece titled Ms. Hatter and a Smile by Bill Carman.
This is an award that I continue to love every winner in. Wish the Hugo for best pro artist had this level.
The awards look really nice. I also love all the winner except one.
“The Death I Bring” is swell, and Beyonce is appropriately goddess-like. The “Queen Bey” visual pun is great.
I keep going back to stare at “dress-up frog legs”
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