Spectrum 23 Award Nominees


-By Arnie Fenner






Kristine and Colin Poole have sculpted, cast in bronze, and hand-finished the Spectrum 23 Gold, Silver, and Grand Master Awards.



John Fleskes has posted the list of artists selected for inclusion in the annual and announced the Spectrum 23 award finalists in eight categories as determined by a jury consisting of David Palumbo, Cynthia Sheppard, Kirk Thatcher, Charlie Wen, and Terryl Whitlatch (you can learn much more about each judge by hitting this link). While Spectrum Fantastic Art Live—which has included the awards ceremony for the past 4 years in Kansas City—is being revisioned for San Francisco in 2017, John and his Advisory Board wanted to continue the tradition of a Spring gathering to celebrate the accomplishments of our community. The historic Society of Illustrators in New York seemed like the perfect place to hold the ceremony and, thanks to Anelle Miller and her gracious staff at the SoI, the arrangements have been made for a gala evening May 7. The Grand Master Award will also be presented during the festivities. Because of limited seating it will be RSVP and I'll share details on how to attend (and who this year's award presenters will be) in the very near future.






Norman Rockwell's painting, "The Dover Coach," greets visitors to the bar at the Society of Illustrators





Having art make it through an arduous jury process and being selected for inclusion in Spectrum (or any number of other worthwhile annuals) is an accomplishment in itself; being considered for a Gold or Silver Award should always be considered a happy, if unexpected, surprise. I've said in the past that awards are not won, they're earned. On their own they don't make careers—that's up to each artist to achieve for themselves—but they can certainly help them. As can being nominated or to be accepted into an annual; the old comment of "it's an honor to be..." is often repeated simply because it's true. Dan dos Santos and Justin Gerard provided some perspective on competitions and awards awhile back that are valuable reads.



Receiving an award doesn't guarantee piles of cash or legions of clients or patrons; it doesn't make the day-to-day work any easier. Awards—and the ceremonies often wrapped around them—are symbols, not exactly of some kind of carved-in-stone success, but simply of respect both from and, ideally, for our community. Regardless of the outcome, the results are a positive for everyone: joining together to celebrate skill and imagination encourages each of us while the more attention we can attract for our field, for the creators and their work, the greater the opportunities for all.



But now, without further ado, this year's nominees for the Gold and Silver Spectrum Awards. Congratulations—and good luck!—to one and all!









ADVERTISING CATEGORY



Nico-Delort-BlessingOfAthena-A-Spectrum23-nominationNico Delort

The Blessing of Athena


Bartosz-Kosowski-Discworld-A-Spectrum23-nominationBartosz Kosowski

Discworld



Colin-Poole-Vishnus-third-Avatar-A-Spectrum23-nominationColin Poole

Vishnu’s Third Avatar



Andrew-Thompson-Glitch-A-Spectrum23-nominationAndrew Thompson

Glitch



Joseph-Qiu-24HRmoviemarathon-A-Spectrum23-nominationJoseph Qiu

24 Hour Movie Marathon





BOOK CATEGORY



Chris_Ayers-Munchasaurus_Rex-B-Spectrum23-nominationChris Ayers

Munchasaurus Rex



RovinaCai_TomThom-Spectrum23-nominationRovina Cai

Tom, Thom



Donato-Giancola-Vesurius-B-Spectrum23-NominationDonato Giancola

Vesuvius



karla-ortiz-sorcererofthewildeeps-B-Spectrum23-nominationKarla Ortiz

Sorcerer of the Wildeeps



Annie_Stegg-Gerard-RenardAndTheStrawberries-B-Spectrum23-nominationAnnie Stegg Gerard

Renard and the Strawberries





COMIC CATEGORY



Daren-Bader-Tribes-of-Kai-pg41-C-Spectrum23-nominationDaren Bader

Tribes of Kai, page 41



Gael_Bertrand_cover_Island_Magazine-C-Spectrum23-nominationGael Bertrand

Island #4 cover



Tyler-Crook-HarrowCounty1Cover-C-Spectrum23-nominationTyler Crook

Harrow County #1 cover



Nic-Klein-DRIFTER-7-C-Spectrum23-nominationNic Klein

Drifter



Paolo-Rivera-Hellboy1953-C-Spectrum23-nominationPaolo Rivera

Hellboy 1953





CONCEPT ART CATEGORY



Mirko-Failoni-The-Mushroom-Forest-CA-Spectrum23-nominationMirko Failoni

The Mushroom Forest



Te-Hu-Journey_to_west-CA-Spectrum23-nominationTe Hu

Journey to West




Vance Kovacs

King Louie’s Court

(Actual Artwork by Vance Kovacs will be posted on April 15th, after the release of the new Jungle Book film.)




Seth-Rutledge-Window-View-CA-Spectrum23-nominationSeth Rutledge

Window View



Dejian-Wu-leewiartDragon Island-CA-Spectrum23-nominationDejian Wu

Dragon Island





DIMENSIONAL CATEGORY



akihito-death-wings-D-Spectrum23-nominationAkihito

Death Wings



Thomas-Kuebler-Adelpha-and-Her-Sister-D-Spectrum23-nominationThomas Kuebler

Adelpha and Her Sister



Patrick-MASSON-Blind_Death-D-Spectrum23-nominationPatrick Masson

The Blind Death



forest-rogers-morrigan-D-Spectrum23-nominationForest Rogers

The Morrigan



Dug-Stanat-MeetingMasterJones-1-D-Spectrum23-nominationDug Stanat

Meeting Master Jones





EDITORIAL CATEGORY



Donato-Giancola-Empathy-E--Spectrum23-nominationDonato Giancola

Empathy



Tran_Nguyen_TravelingToaDistantDay-E-Spectrum23-nominationTran Nguyen

Traveling To a Distant Day



greg-ruth-Finnegans-Field-E-Spectrum23-nominationGreg Ruth

Finnegan’s Field



ChrisSeaman_FamilyPortraithausen-E-Spectrum23-nominationChris Seaman

Family Portraithausen: A Tribute to Ray Harryhausen



sam-weber-the_language_of_knives-E-Spectrum23-nominationSam Weber

The Language of Knives





INSTITUTIONAL CATEGORY



Julie-Bell-Behind-The-Veil-I-Spectrum23-nominationJulie Bell

Behind the Veil



Wesley-Burt-NaturalConnection-I-Spectrum23-nominationWesley Burt

Natural Connection



bill-carman-medievalbatman-I-Spectrum23-nominationBill Carman

Medieval Batman



Te-Hu-offering-I-Spectrum23-nominationTe Hu

Offering



Tyler-Jacobson-Exalted-Angel-I-Spectrum23-nominationTyler Jacobson

Exalted Angel





UNPUBLISHED CATEGORY



Dragan-Bibin-Pull-U-Spectrum23-nominationDragan Bibin

Pull



Jaemin-Kim-king-under-the-mountain-U-Spectrum23-nominationJaemin Kim

King Under the Mountain



Greg-Opalinski-Initiate-U-Spectrum23-nominationGreg Opalinski

Initiate



Rob-Rey-Bioluminescence-U-Spectrum23-nominationRob Rey

Bioluminescence



Wayne-Haag-Dust_Devil-U-Spectrum23-nominationWayne Haag

Dust Devil

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