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.
Spectrum 22 Call for Entries Poster Art by Victo Ngai!
This year's call for entries poster has been created by Victo Ngai. "I was thrilled when Victo agreed to do the poster this year," explains John Fleskes. "She was my first choice and someone who I feel represents the current state of illustration in a fresh way that helps define a new generation of artists who will be paving new ground for decades to come. Victo's art is aptly titled 'Rule Breaker,' a theme that has always been prevalent with Spectrum." Learn more about Victo Ngai here.
Flesk and Spectrum Exhibiting at APE on October 4-5!
Flesk and Spectrum are coming to the Alternative Press Expo (APE) in San Francisco, California on October 4th and 5th. Come by our tables #222 and 223 to see what's new and flip through sample copies of the books coming out this Fall: Spectrum 21 and Drawing Beautiful Women: The Frank Cho Method! We have secured our models for Craig Elliot who will doing painting demonstartions on Saturday and Sunday. We hope to see you there!
Spectrum Fantastic Art Live 4 Exhibitor Booths Now Available!
Exhibitor booths and Artist Alley tables for Spectrum Fantastic Art Live 4 are on sale now! We have a new art-friendly venue that is both lush & convenient: everything will be familiar but fresh, everything—exhibit space, panel rooms, your hotel room, restaurants, bars, and theater—will be closer. Please note, however: space in 2015 is limited.
For full details click here.
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Watch Craig Elliott paint a portrait demonstration at our Flesk Publications booth at the Alternative Press Expo in 2013. This was conducted from life over a three hour time-frame.
Flashback: This is our second video of Pierre Alary during his signing at our Flesk booth at Comic-Con International in San Diego in 2011. Pierre's appearance was sponsored by Stuart Ng Books while he was there to promote his new titles. Watch as Pierre creates a lovely drawing for a lucky fan..
Warren Chang discusses his upcoming exhibit at the Monterey Museum of Art. Over a dozen paintings will be on display including a series of preliminary studies and drawings at the Monterey Museum of Art La Mirada running from October 23, 2014 to April 6, 2015. The opening reception is on October 23, 2014, 5:30pm-7:30pm. Warren Chang is nationally recognized for his realist paintings of biographical interiors and local fieldworkers of the Monterey County area. Chang creates subtle narratives that celebrate the human spirit. A native of Monterey, his work is also inspired by the novels of John Steinbeck and the magnetic beauty of the region. An exhibit catalog produced by Flesk Publications, the Monterey Museum of Art and the Winfield Gallery will be available direct at the museum during the exhibit and from the Flesk website and at the Winfield Gallery.
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