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Spectrum 21: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art Now Available!

The best-selling Spectrum series continues with this twenty-first lavishly produced annual. Challenging, controversial, educational, and irreverent, the award-winning Spectrum series reinforces both the importance and prevalence of fantastic art in today’s culture. With exceptional images by extraordinary creators, this elegant full-color collection showcases an international cadre of creators working in every style and medium, both traditional and digital. The best artists from the United States, Europe, China, Australia, South America and beyond have gathered into the only annual devoted exclusively to works of fantasy, horror, science fiction, and the surreal, making Spectrum one of the year’s most anticipated books.

Featured in SPECTRUM 21 are over 300 diverse visionaries, many of them world-renowned, including Paul Bonner, Donato Giancola, James Gurney, Iain McCaig, Shaun Tan, Sam Weber and Allen Williams. With art from books, graphic novels, video games, films, galleries, advertising and the fine arts, Spectrum is both an electrifying art book for fans and an invaluable resource for clients looking for bright new talent. The entire field is discussed in an invaluable, found-nowhere-else Year In Review. Contact information for each artist is included.

Often imitated, never equaled, SPECTRUM 21 continues the freshness and excellence that was established twenty years ago.

Order online at Flesk Publications.

Announcement: Irene Gallo Joins the Spectrum Advisory Board!

Spectrum is pleased to announce Irene Gallo has joined the Spectrum Advisory Board! Irene is one of the original board members under Cathy and Arnie Fenner's directorship and we are elated that she will continue in her capacity of trusted advisor. A graduate of Cooper Union and currently the Creative Director/Art Director of Tor/Forge/Starscape Books as well as Associate Publisher of Tor.com, Irene is one of the most thoughtful and influential people in the world of fantasy & science fiction. She also has, with Greg Manchess, curated three wildly successful Spectrum Exhibitions at New York's Museum of American Illustration and, with Dan dos Santos, organizes the annual MicroVisions event which benefits to Society of Illustrators' Student Scholarship Fund. We are absolutely overjoyed to be able to count on Irene’s continued guidance as Spectrum sails into its next 20 years. We'll be adding Irene's bio to the Spectrum website in the coming weeks.

The Advisory Board assists and helps the Spectrum Fantastic Art director, John Fleskes, in answering questions relating to growth, staying current in the genres Spectrum represents, identifying areas of neglect that require attention, encouraging discussion within the group to think outside of Spectrum's knowledgeable area when selecting jury members, helping in putting Spectrum in touch with schools or institutions, advising on how Spectrum can better help the community and individual artists, and generally how to improve Spectrum. The Advisory Board selects and votes upon the Grand Master Award recipient each year.

The Spectrum 22 Call for Entries is Now Open!

The Call for Entries for Spectrum 22 is now open! This is an invitation to all professional and student artists, art directors, publishers and artists' representatives to submit entries to the 22nd Annual Spectrum International Competition for Fantastic Art. All artworks in all media embracing the themes of science fiction, fantasy, horror and the surreal are eligible for this show. Fantastic art can be subtle or obvious, traditional or off-the-wall, painted, sculpted, done digitally or photographed: There is no unacceptable way to create art, and there are no set rules that say one piece qualifies while another does not. Imagination and skill are what matters. Work chosen by the jury will be printed in full color in the Spectrum annual, the peer-selected “best of the year” collection for the fantastic arts. Click here to submit.

Latest Video

Interview with Spectrum award winning artist Petar Meseldzija as he discusses his thirty year career. This 19 minute feature was filmed in his studio in October 2013 by John Fleskes.

Steve Rude sketching at our Flesk booth during the Rose City Comic Con in September 2014.

Brom, Terry Dodson and Steve Rude met up for two days in Portland, Oregon for the Rose City Comic Con in September 2014. The three artists signed and sketched for fans at our Flesk/Spectrum booth. Watch the video to see some of the action that happened at our booth! Thanks to everyone who visited us!

Interview With George Pratt During the Spectrum 21 Judging Event. Spectrum 21: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art is available now!

Interview With Cory Godbey During the Spectrum 21 Judging Event. Spectrum 21: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art is available now!

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