Tuesday, March 6, 2012

19th Spectrum Fantastic Art Annual awards finalists

The finalists for the 19th Spectrum Fantastic Art Annual were announced. The winners will be announced in an award ceremony held at Spectrum Fantastic Art Live!, in Kansas City. Spectrum Fantastic Art Live! will be held between May 18-20th and as the official site states “is a natural extension of the eighteen-year success of the award-winning Spectrum art annual. As an international melting pot of talent, Spectrum: The Best In Contemporary Fantastic Art has come to symbolize the vibrancy, diversity, and overall excellence of the creative community. The popularity of the books has steadily increased over the years, and Spectrum exhibits at the Museum of American Illustration in New York City in 2005 and 2009 shattered attendance records, leaving artists and the public clamoring for more. Spectrum Fantastic Art Live!, in collaboration with Bob Self and Baby Tattoo Books, is an answer to that call.
We envision Spectrum Fantastic Art Live! as a fantasy-focused art fair, one in which creators will be able to sell originals and prints while promoting their work to patrons, collectors, and potential clients. Presentations, panels and displays will help broaden the public’s awareness of and appreciation for our field; art directors will be invited to meet new talent and conduct portfolio reviews; workshops and educational opportunities will be offered; and there will be the chance to network, socialize, and share.”

A great event I wish I could attend.
On Spectrum’s website you can also find photos and videos from the judging process. Here are the 19th Spectrum Fantastic Art Annual awards finalists:


Justin Coro Kaufman - Mothead
Android Jones - Boom Festival
Tyler Jacobson - Talon of Umberlee
Tyler Jacobson - Daask Crime Lord
Lucas Graciano - Temple Guardian


John Jude Palencar - Bared Blade
Edward Kinsella - Wooden Bones
Petar Meseldzija - Eowyn and the Lord of the Nazgul
Dragan Bibin - Vid the Vampire
Jean-Babtiste Monge - Ragnarok


Jim Murray - DOTA 2: Tales from the Secret Shop
Sonny Liew - Malinky Robot
Andy Brase - DarkSun II
Phroilan Gardner - The Destroyer
Alex Alice - Sigfried III

Concept Art:

Justin Sweet - Jack the Giant Killer
Brian Matyas - Spartan Victory
Robh Ruppel - Yemen
Daniel Dociu - Hangar
Allen Williams - Unknown One


Jonathan L. Matthews - Batman, Black and White
Thomas S. Kuebler - I am Providence
Virginie Ropars - Jack
Allan Carrasco - Rhinatuar
Michael Defeo - Octopus


Chris Buzelli - Strength in Numbers
Jean-Baptiste Monge - Mic Mac Cormac
Bobby Chiu - Early Bloom
Ture Ekroos - Beneath
James Gurney - Kosmocertatops


Android Jones - Water Dragon 2012
Petar Meseldzija - The Rescuer
Bill Carman - Three Wishes
Raoul Vitale - Turin and the Glaurung
Omar Rayyan - Crow and the Pitcher


Eric Fortune - Last Embrace
Andrew Theophilopoulos - Princess of the Pleia Dians
Justin Gerard - Portrait of a Monster #3
Kei Acedera - Morning Chill
Michael Whelan - CK Unmasked

Congratulations and good luck to all the nominees!

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