Science Fiction Awards Watch

ASFA – the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists have announced this year’s nominees, and have provided galleries of sample works.

Finalists for Hardback Books (Gallery)

These works are under consideration for nomination in the category of Best Cover Illustrations – Hardback Book Art for 2011. Images shown are for the purpose of Chesley nominations only. All rights are retained by the individual artists.

Tom Kidd for Deathbird Stories by Harlan Ellison (Subterranean Press, March 2011)
Stephan Martiniere for Prospero Regained by L. Jagi Lamplighter (Tor, September 2011)
Lee Moyer for Two Worlds and In Between: The Best of Caitlin R. Kieran (Subterranean Press, Sept. 2011)
Cliff Nielsen for The Tempering of Men by Sarah Monette & Elizabeth Bear (Tor, August 2011)
Greg Staples for The Horror Stories of Robert E. Howard (Subterranean Press, Feb. 2011)

Finalists for Paperback Books (Gallery)

These works are finalists in the category of Best Cover Illustrations – Paperback Books for 2011. Images shown are for the purpose of Chesley voting only. All rights are retained by the individual artists.

Mitchell D. Bentley for The Alamo and Zombies by Jean A. Stuntz (Yard Dog Press, Dec. 2011)
Dan Dos Santos for My Life as a White Trash Zombie by Diana Rowland (DAW, July 2011)
Justin Gerard for Hearts of Smoke and Steam by Andrew P. Mayer (Pyr, November 2011)
Lucas Graciano for The Goblin Corps by Ari Marmell (Pyr, July 2011)
David Palumbo for God’s War by Kameron Hurley (Night Shade, January 2011)
Matthew Stewart for The Cloud Roads by Martha Wells (Night Shade, February 2011)
Jon Sullivan for The Curious Case of the Clockwork Man by Mark Holder (Pyr, March 2011)
J. P. Targete for The Sword of Darrow by Alex & Hal Malchow (Ben Bella Books, May 2011)

Finalists for Magazine Covers (Gallery)

These works are finalists in the category of Best Cover Illustrations – Magazine Art for 2011. Images shown are for the purpose of Chesley voting only. All rights are retained by the individual artists.

Facundo Diaz for Clarkesworld #57, July 2011
Laura Diehl for Fantasy #53, August 2011
Lee Moyer for Weird Tales #357, Winter 2010/2011
Carly B. Sorge for Apex Magazine #28, September 2011
Dariusz Zawadski for Fantasy #50, May 2011

Finalists for Interior Illustrations (Gallery)

These works are finalists in the category of Best Interior Illustration Art for 2011. Images shown are for the purpose of Chesley voting only. All rights are retained by the individual artists.

Julie Dillon for The Dala Horse by Michael Swanwick (Tor.com, July 2011)
Scott Gustafson for Eddie: The Lost Youth of Edgar Allan Poe by Scott Gustafson (Simon & Schuster, Aug. 2011)
Ryohei Hase for Narco Americano by T. J. English (Playboy, February 2011)
Greg Staples for The Horror Stories of Robert E. Howard (Subterranean Press, Feb. 2011)
J. P. Targete for The Sword of Darrow by Alex & Hal Malchow (BenBella Books, May 2011)

Finalists for Gaming Illustrations (Gallery)

These works are finalists in the category of Best Gaming-Related Illustration Art for 2011. Images shown are for the purpose of Chesley voting only. All rights are retained by the individual artists.

E.M. Gist for Wandering Elf (Magic the Gathering: Tactics), Sony Online, January 2011
Lucas Graciano for Pathfinder Player Companion: The Humans of Golarian, Paizo Publishing, July 2011
Michael C. Hayes for Distress (2012 Core Set Magic card), WotC, July 2011
Chris Rahn for Glissa, the Traitor (“Mirrodin Beseiged” Magic card), WotC, Jan./Feb. 2011
Matt Stewart for Creepy Doll (“Innistrad” Magic card), WotC, September 2011

Finalists for Product Illustrations (Gallery)

These works are finalists in the category of Best Product Illustration Art for 2011. Images shown are for the purpose of Chesley voting only. All rights are retained by the individual artists.

Stuart Craig for production design for the Harry Potter films, Warner Brothers, 2011
Lee Moyer for Check These Out, 2012 Literary Pin-up calendar, Worldbuilders, 2011
John Picacio for George R.R. Martin: A Song of Ice and Fire, 2012 Calendar, Random House, July 2011
William Stout for Zombies 2012, calendar, Andrews McMeel, 2011
Michael Whelan for Gift from the Sea, Dragon*Con 2011 promo art & program book, 2011
Mark Zug for IlluXCon 2011 promo poster, 2011

Finalists for Best Three-Dimensional (Gallery)

These works are finalists the category of Best Three-Dimensional – Three-Dimensional Art for 2011. Images shown are for the purpose of Chesley voting only. All rights are retained by the individual artists.

Gil Bruvel for Dichotomy, cupro nickel
Thomas S. Kuebler for Baba Yaga, mixed
Michael Parkes for Moonstruck, bronze
Virginie Ropars for Autumnnalis Venenata, mixed
Vincent Villafranca for Robobike, bronze

Finalists for Unpublished Color (Gallery)

These works are finalists in the category of Best Color Work – Unpublished for 2011. Images shown are for the purpose of Chesley voting only. All rights are retained by the individual artists.

Stephen Hickman for The Hero of the Apotheosis, acrylic
David Palumbo for Through a Blood Red Veil, oil
Omar Rayyan for The Dragon and the Nightingale, watercolor
Eric Velhagen for Fantasy Feast, oil
Raoul Vitale for Turin and Glaurang, oil

Finalists for Unpublished Monochrome (Gallery)

These works are finalists in the category of Best Monochrome Work – Unpublished for 2011. Images shown are for the purpose of Chesley voting only. All rights are retained by the individual artists.

Justin Gerard for St. George and the Dragon, pencil
Stephen Hickman for Siegfried, ink on toned paper
Jo?o Ruas for Migration, graphite on paper, vellum & acetate
Raoul Vitale for The Yeti, pencil
Allen Williams for Wood Nymph, pencil

Finalists for Best Art Director

Matt Adelsperger for WotC
Lou Anders for Pyr Books
Irene Gallo for Tor
David Palumbo for Night Shade Books
Jon Schindehette for WotC

Finalists for Lifetime Artistic Achievement

Jim Burns
Jean Giraud (AKA “Moebius”)
Charles Vess