Spectrum 22 Artist Acceptance Email Notifications!
The artists selected for inclusion into Spectrum 22 are now receiving their acceptance letters through email. Full details on how to provide us with your high resolution artwork, along with the opportunity to double check the details of your work(s) and contact information for the index section are provided.
The Spectrum 22 Artist List!
The complete list of artist names selected for inclusion into Spectrum 22 is now available. The five member jury, comprising of Justin Gerard, Virginie Ropars, Greg Ruth, Annie Stegg Gerard and Dice Tsutsumi, reviewed thousands of entries during a daylong event held on February 28, 2015 at the Flesk Publications offices in Santa Cruz, California.
From everyone here at Spectrum, we would like to thank all of the artists who submitted to Spectrum 22! Please click here to view the list.
Spectrum 22: The Best In Contemporary Fantastic Art Award Nominations!
The Spectrum 22 jury has nominated the top five artist works in each of the eight categories for a silver and gold award. Justin Gerard, Virginie Ropars, Greg Ruth, Annie Stegg Gerard and Dice Tsutsumi went late into the evening on Saturday, February 28 as they discussed the merits of hundreds of pieces of art before finalizing this list. The winners will be announced at the Spectrum 22 Awards Ceremony held in conjunction with the Spectrum Fantastic Art Live event in Kansas City, Missouri on Saturday, May 23th. Congratulations to all of the artists who have been considered! The full list of artist names and the artwork can be viewed here.
Spectrum 22 Jury Selections and Nominations Complete!
After an exhilarating day of judging on Saturday the Spectrum 22 jury has finished selecting the submissions for inclusion in the book. The nominations for awards have also been decided. We are currently compiling their picks and making the list of artist names that have been selected into Spectrum 22. We are dedicated to working solely on this duty to share the names soon as possible. Please watch this website in the coming days for more details.
Spectrum 22 Jury Event!
The Spectrum 22 jury arrived at the Flesk offices in Santa Cruz, California on February 28, 2015! Justin Gerard, Virginie Ropars, Greg Ruth, Annie Stegg Gerard and Dice Tsutsumi convened to cast their votes for the works that will be included in Spectrum 22. Watch for jury interviews that will be posted in our videos section! You can visit the Flesk Publications blog to see pictures taken during the day here.
Watch the Greg Ruth documentary The Dry Brush Master online!
Get to know Spectrum 22 jury member Greg Ruth by watching his documentary The Drybrush Master by visiting his website here! Ruth will be joining us on February 28th for the Spectrum 22 judging event at the Flesk offices in Santa Cruz, California.
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Spectrum Fantastic Art Live runs May 22-24th, 2015 at the Kansas City Convention Center, Kansas City, MO. For full details and to purchase tickets visit: spectrumfantasticartlive.com Be a part of Spectrum Fantastic Art Live by attending this event that celebrates the fantastic art and its creators. SFAL is a fantasy-focused art fair, in which creators can display, share and sell originals, prints, sculpture, crafts, toys and more to an audience of fans and peers. There is something for everything, including presentations, panels, displays, portfolio reviews, workshops, educational opportunities and the Spectrum 22 awards ceremony. In short, our goal is to honor the artists and put on a fantasy art convention that anyone is welcome to attend and enjoy.
Tribes of Kai! A simple spark sets in motion a power struggle ablaze in conflict. Fully painted by Daren Bader and written by Lance HaunRogue! Tribes of Kai is an oversized, full-color hardbound book boasting sixty exciting pages of story and pinups by top creators including Frank Cho, Dave Palumbo, plus Julie Bell and Boris Vallejo. Trade and Deluxe Limited editions will be available in August, 2015 from Flesk Publications. Pre-order through the Flesk Kickstarter campaign and get free bonus items.
Steve Rude visited our Flesk offices in Santa Cruz, California on February 19th to work with us on his new book, The Nexus Chronicles. This new collection assembles eight of Steve's favorite Nexus creations scanned direct from the original art. This 304 page book comes out this fall. For now, you can watch Steve provide a drawing demonstration of Nexus in his sketchbook.
Interview with Dice Tsutsumi during the Spectrum 22 judging event. This was filmed at the Flesk offices on February 28, 2015 in Santa Cruz, California.