Chesley Nominations are happening now!
The Chesley Suggestion list is out! And voting links can be found on the voting tab of the website. You have until October 20th to get your nominations in!
We worked with Chicon 8 to create #GeeksWhoInk, an October prompt list for all you sketchy people out there! Join us in creating some art and the chance to display at Chicon 8 next year.
Some Things you Should Know
Artists are a visual lot and we really appreciate it when we have visual clues for whom we are connecting to. Please be sure to fill out your profile and upload an avatar so we know who we are talking to! You avatar should be a picture that is a GIF, JPG or PNG and limited to 10MB.
This is a closed membership only community and we want to insure it is a SAFE place for everyone. It is YOUR community and you should always feel at home here.
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.
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