Wednesday, November 26, 2008

2007 Chesley Awards

Over one week ago, on November 17th, on the site of The Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists were announced the winners of the 2007 Chesley Awards. The Chesley Awards are offered yearly in the recognition of individual works and achievements in art. The awards were established in 1985 and are named in the honor of Chesley Bonestell. As the site states this year several awards were decided by decimal point difference in the final rankings. Here is the full winners list:


Best Cover Illustration – Hardback Book: Donato Giancola - “The Outback Stars” by Sandra McDonald

Best Cover Illustration – Paperback Book: Donato Giancola - “Crystal Dragon” by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller

Best Cover Illustration – Magazine: Cory and Catska Ench - Fantasy & Science Fiction Magazine, March 2007

Best Interior Illustration: James Gurney - “Dinotopia: Journey to Chandara” by Andrews McMeel

Best Gaming Related Illustration: Donato Giancola - “Vanguard: Saga of Heroes”, Sigil Games Online

Best Product Illustration: Todd Lockwood - “War of Angels”, poster for Bullseye Tattoo

Best Monochrome – Unpublished: Donato Giancola - “Season of Change”, Pencil and Chalk on Toned paper

Best Color Work – Unpublished: Donato Giancola - “Red Sonja”, Oil

Best Three Dimensional Art: Vincent Villafranca - “Conscious Entity and Its Maker”, Bronze

Best Art Director: Irene Gallo, Tor Books

Award for Artistic Achievement: Michael Wm. Kaluta

Congratulations to all the winners!