SPECTRUM 17 AWARD WINNERS
The jury for the seventeenth annual Spectrum competition convened in Kansas City, MO on the weekend February 26, 2010 to make their selections from nearly 6,000 works of fantastic-themed art for this year's book. Spectrum is the only art annual with specific categories devoted to Comics, 3D Works, and Concept Art and was the first to feature an Unpublished category.
The jury has given special recognition for superior achievement to the following artists in each of eight categories. The artists receive a Spectrum Award sculpted by Joseph DeVito which rests on a base sculpted by Tom Banwell with either a gold or silver engraved plate bearing the recipient¹s name. The jury consisted of Bill Carman [artist/educator Boise State University], Kerry Callen [artist/DGM Hallmark Cards], John Fleskes [publisher: Flesk Publications], Rebecca Guay [artist/founder Illustration Master Class], and Iain McCaig [artist/film designer].
Works created by the judges (or created under their direction) were excluded from consideration for awards. All of the art selected by the judges will be included in Spectrum 17: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art to be published by Underwood Books of Nevada City, CA in October, 2010. Spectrum is distributed to the trade by Perseus, Ingram, Baker & Taylor, and Diamond Comic Distributors. The series' editors are Cathy and Arnie Fenner.
Please join us in congratulating these exceptional talents!
Gold Award: SAM WEBER ("Absinthe Drinker"/ art director: Jim Burke/ client: Dellas Graphics)
Silver Award: CRAIG ELLIOTT ("Never the Twain" / client: C.E. Gallery)
Gold Award: OMAR RAYYAN (MISMANTLE - THE RAGE TIDE / art director: Christian Trimmer / client: Hyperion Books)
Silver Award: SCOTT GUSTAFSON ("A Confabulation of Dragons" / art director: Scott Gustafson / client: The Greenwich Workshop)
Gold Award: STEVEN TABBUTT ("The Incident" / art director: Sungyoon Choi / client: Rabid Rabbit)
Silver Award: ERIC ORCHARD ("Cloud Cave 3" / art director: Chris Staros / client: Top Shelf Productions)
Gold Award: DANIEL DOCIU ("Wasp Hives" / art director: Daniel Dociu / client: ArenaNet/GuildWars 2)
Silver Award: RITCHE SACILIOC ("Monuit Valley")
Gold Award: MARK NEWMAN ("Eel Walker" / art director: Mark Newman / bronze)
Silver Award: JACK MATHEWS ("Cover Girls of the DC Universe: Catwoman" / art director: Jim Fletcher / designer: Adam Hughes / client: DC Direct / painted resin)
Silver Award: VIRGINIE ROPARS ("Alba" / polymer, mixed media)
Gold Award: CHRIS BUZELLI ("Aging Tyger" / art director: SooJin Buzelli / designer: Maynard Kay / client: Asset International/AI5000)
Silver Award: SAM WEBER ("The Crow Procedure" / art director: Brian Morgan / client: The Walrus)
Gold Award: ED BINKLEY ("The Mouse's Return")
Silver Award: MICHAEL J. DEAS ("Edgar Allan Poe" / art director: Carl Herrman / designer: Carl Herrman / client: U.S. Postal Service)
Gold Award: ERIC FORTUNE ("Beyond the Past")
Silver Award: DONATO GIANCOLA ("Shaman's Loss")
Silver Award: HEATHER THEURER ("Game of Chase")
Again, on behalf of Spectrum and the Spectrum 17 Jury we extend our congratulations to these artists! We will continue to sort through the significant amount of artwork voted on by the jury in the coming weeks and should have a complete list of artists selected for Spectrum 17 on this website in mid-March.
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