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The Chesley awards for 2021

Best Cover: Hardcover Book

Corinne Reid Encounters with the Imaginary Vol. 3 edited by Jeszika Le Vye and Kira Night Boneshaker Press (September 2020)

Best Cover: Paperback or Ebook

Charles Urbach Ghost Riders in the Sky by Timothy Zahn Swallow’s End Publishing (April 2020)

Best Magazine Illustration

Francesca Resta Clarkesworld #169 (October 2020)

Best Interior Illustration

Iris Compiet The Dark Crystal Bestiary by Adam Cesare, Brian Froud, Wendy Froud, Iris Compiet Insight Editions (October 2020)

Best Gaming Related Illustration

Lindsey Look “Sublime Epiphany” Core Set 2021 MtG WotC (July 2020)

Best Product Illustration

Wylie Beckert A Clockwork Orange (MONDO poster)

Best Color Work: Unpublished

Kai Carpenter “The Selkie” (Oils)

Best Monochrome: Unpublished

Ashley Hankins “Unmasked” (Digital)

Best Three Dimensional Art

Lisa Sell “The Birdcage Bandit” (Mixed Media)

Best Art Director

Irene Gallo Tor/Tordotcom

Artistic Lifetime Achievement Award

Richard Corben (Final year of eligibility)


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Suggestion list for 2020 Chesley

Started by Sara Felix in Welcome to the Forums - News and FAQs Aug 7, 2020. 0 Replies

Hey all the suggestion list has now been published.  If you go to the voting tab you can see the lists, the albums, and the form to nominate! Thanks!Continue

The Mothership- A New Facebook Forum

Started by Sara Felix in Welcome to the Forums - News and FAQs Aug 7, 2020. 0 Replies

Hey All-We sponsored a forum called the Mothership on Facebook. It has a large membership and is a discussion place for interesting topics related to being a working artist today.  We have found that…Continue

Where to Sell Science Fiction and Fantasy Art without going to a convention

Started by Debbie Hughes in The Commons Jul 23, 2019. 0 Replies

Would like to get a discussion going on where we can all sell our works without necessarilygoing to a convention. We cannot all afford to travel and pay high convention costs.  I recently looked into…Continue

Anyone out there?

Started by Toni DeBiasi in The Commons. Last reply by Debbie Hughes Apr 20, 2019. 1 Reply

Not a lot if discussion going on it seems. I’m interested in con exposure.Any suggestions?Thanks!Continue



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2015 was the 30th anniversary of the Chesley Awards.

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