The Chesleys will be held at the Utah NASFIC in Layton Utah, July 4 -7, 2019. For more information about the convention please visit their website at https://www.spikecon.org. ASFA member Vincent Villafranca is the artist guest and we can't wait to get involved. There will be ways for artists to participate at the convention so please check this space!
Best Hardback Book Cover
Marc Simonetti - The Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks
Best Paperback Book Cover
Jamie Jones - The Tiger's Daughter by K. Arsenault Rivera
Best Magazine Cover
Ingrid Kallick - Cricket Magazine January 2017
Best Interior Illustration
Gregory Manchess - Above the Timberline by Gregory Manchess
Best Gaming-Related Illustration
Melissa Gay - The Offering, Sagaborn RPG Core Rule Book
Best Product Illustration
Annie Stegg Gerard - Stormy Serenade - DragonCon 2017 T-Shirt
Best Color Work Unpublished
Charles Urbach - Not All Treasure Is Gold - Colored Pencil
Best Monochrome Work Unpublished
Ruth Sanderson - Dragon Drum - Ink
Forest Rogers - Octopoid Descending
Best Art Director
Neil Clarke - Clarkesworld
Nomination list is here:
The Chesleys will be given out at Worldcon 76 in San Jose in August.
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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As part of our mission to provide educational resources, the ASFA Art eNews brings you current trending happenings in the field of science fiction and fantasy publishing as well as topics of interest by editors, writers and artists in the field.
None of the goals and aspirations mentioned above can come to fruition without an engaged and vibrant membership. Membership in ASFA is open to anyone with an interest in the genre (not just artists), and includes artists, collectors, art directors, publishers, educators and fans from around the world.
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