Congratulations to all the nominees and winners! Thank you to Joy Alyssa Day for the wonderful award this year.
Link to the album with the winners:https://goo.gl/photos/18J5gZ7sRT63K5ScA
Best Cover Illustration: Hardcover
Tran Nguyen Kushiel's Dart by Jacqueline Carey Subterranean Press, October 2016
Best Cover Illustration: Paperback or Ebook
Julie Dillon Beyond the Stars: At Galaxy's Edge by Assorted Authors Astral books Amazon Digital Services, August 2016
Best Cover Illustration: Magazine
Galen Dara Uncanny Issue 10, May/June 2016
Best Interior Illustration
Greg Ruth "Freedom is Space for the Spirit" by Glen Hirshberg Tor.com, April 2016
Best Gaming Related Illustration
Ryan Yee Die Young Kaladesh card set WotC, Sept. 2016
Best Product Illustration
Donato Giancola Portal Promotional art for Illuxcon
Best Color Work: Unpublished
Michael Whelan In a World of Her Own, Acrylic
Best Monochrome Work: Unpublished
Allen Williams The Fall of Night, Pencil
Best Three Dimensional Art
Forest Rogers La Belle Crustace, premier air-dry clay & washi paper
Best Art Director
Irene Gallo Tor/tor.com
Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award
The Chesleys will be given out next year at NorthAmeriCon 17 in San Juan Puerto Rico July 6-9. Come and join us in honoring the amazing work done in 2016.
Who are we? The Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists, or ASFA for short, is a non-profit educational 501c3 made up of artists, publishers, collectors and others with interest in the science fiction and fantasy art genres.
ASFA provides support services for artists, publishers, fans, and literary science fiction and fantasy conventions (cons) around the globe. Our members often assist in the running of art shows, mediating disputes and assisting in charity auctions. ASFA provides member suites at large conventions such as the World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon) , North American Science Fiction Convention (NASFiC), and work to support other regional conventions in many ways.
In accordance with our Bylaws and Mission Statement, ASFA has set up the ASFA Community Network for our members in order to provide the services and information mentioned. The community contains forums, galleries, links and a calendar of events. We provide feedback to artists, information on convention art shows and a place to gain assistance from experienced professionals in the field. There are ongoing developments of content that will include typical art show rules, forms, updates and locations, assistance with press releases, places to find art supplies, and a workshop forum for community feedback. There is even an area for artists and publishers to seek out one another and make arrangements for work.
ASFA also gives out the Chesley Awards, which were established in 1985 as ASFA's peer awards to recognize individual works and achievements not otherwise recognized by the Hugo Awards (or other literary & art awards), during a given year. The Chesleys were initially called the ASFA Awards, but were renamed a year after their conception to honor famed astronomical artist Chesley Bonestell after his death in 1986. The awards are usually presented annually at the World Science Fiction Convention and sometimes at the North American Science Fiction Convention when the Worldcon is held outside of North America.
For a little over a year now, we have been offering a means of providing relevant industry news and content. Based upon our Twitter feed and folks we follow, we are proud to produce the ASFA Art eNews, a tri-weekly e-newspaper for your edification (members - see tab above).
As part of our mission to provide educational resources, the ASFA Art eNews brings you current trending happenings in the field of science fiction and fantasy publishing as well as topics of interest by editors, writers and artists in the field.
None of the goals and aspirations mentioned above can come to fruition without an engaged and vibrant membership. Membership in ASFA is open to anyone with an interest in the genre (not just artists), and includes artists, collectors, art directors, publishers, educators and fans from around the world.
Join ASFA today - sign up for only $35.00 per year, or get a discount at $60.00 for 2 years.
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