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Just got this email. Congrats guys!!
Press Notice. For Immediate Release 3/05/07
The jury for the fourteenth annual Spectrum competition convened in Kansas City, MO on the weekend February 23, 2007 to make their selections from over 5000 works of fantastic-themed art for this year's book. A new category— Concept Art— was added this year. 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 recipient’s name. The jury consisted of Mark Chiarello [artist/editor & art director for DC Comics], Dan dos Santos [artist], Marc Gabbana [artist/concept artist Ice Blink Studio], Brandon Ragnar Johnson [artist/concept artist], Dawn Murin [art director for Dungeons & Dragons/Wizards of the Coast], and Adam Rex [artist]. Art works created by jurors or created under their direction were excluded from consideration for awards. All of the art selected by the judges will be included in Spectrum 14: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art to be published by Underwood Books of Nevada City, CA in October, 2007. 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 applauding these exceptional talents!
Gold Award: JAMES JEAN ("Spacerace 2020”/ client: Nike / art director: Mark Thede)
Silver Award: DONATO GIANCOLA ("Vanguard: Saga of Heroes" / client: Sigil Games Online / art director: David Glibertson)
Gold Award: JON FOSTER (cover to 9Tail Fox by Jon Courtenay Grimwood / client: Night Shade Books / art director: Jeremy Lassen)
Silver Award: SHAUN TAN (“The Giants” from The Arrival by Shaun Tan / client: Lothian Books, Melbourne/ art director: Shaun Tan)
Gold Award: ADAM HUGHES (“Wanda—Lost” / client: Marvel Entertainment-Upper Deck / art director: Mark Irwin)
Silver Award: JAMES JEAN (FABLES: 1001 Nights of Snowfall cover / client: Vertigo/DC Comics / art director: Shelly Bond)
Gold Award: DANIEL DOCIU (“Crescent City” / client: ArenaNet/Guildwars / art director: Daniel Dociu)
Silver Award: JONNY DUDDLE (“The Circus Freako” / client: Future Publishing Ltd.)
Gold Award: CAM DE LEON ("Not Tested On" / client: Happy Pencil / art director: Cam de Leon )
Silver Award: RICH KLINK ("Cinnamon")
Gold Award: JAMES JEAN ("Crowdsourcing” / client: Wired Magazine / art director: Jeremy Lacroix)
Silver Award: JOAO RUAS ("Downtown” / client: Future Publishing Ltd. / art director: Rob Carney)
Gold Award: WILLIAM BASSO ("October Shadows” / client: Creatures Features / art director: William Basso)
Silver Award: TODD LOCKWOOD ("War of Angels" / client: Bullseye Tattoos / art director: Rhyan Scorpio-Rhys)
Gold Award: JOAO RUAS ("Haunted #3”)
Silver Award: JOHNNY YANOK ("Postmort-mmmms”)
GRAND MASTER AWARD (presented by the Spectrum Advisory Board)
The Spectrum Grand Master Award is presented to a living artist for career excellence.
The next Spectrum (#15) will open for entries in October 2007: information will be available through the mail and the official Spectrum website: http://www.spectrumfantasticart.com/.
Spectrum: The Best In Contemporary Fantastic Art is acknowledged as the premiere showcase for imaginative illustration, sculpture, and Fine Art. Founded in 1993 by Cathy and Arnie Fenner, the Spectrum annuals are a who's-who of the best and brightest artists working today in all media. A retrospective show of selected art that appeared in the first eleven volumes of the series was held at the Museum of American Illustration in New York City in 2005. A second exhibition is planned for 2009.
The Art Department (blog)
Hey did James Jean enter any artwork? =)
Mainloop- man i must be dyslexic.. cuz i thought you asked how many people are on lsd
yes james jean is out. of. control.
he deserves them
Massive congrats from myself and the ImagineFX team to Joao Ruas and Jonny - guys, you just rule, massively. Also, Daniel congrats, and I can't wait for the workshop in IFX.
if you're wondering if you got in, (like me) try to be patient...
i checked the entry form which says:
"Only entrants whose works are selected by the jury for inclusion in the annual will be notified by mail in April, 2007 with additional information. A list of of accepted entrants will also be posted on the Spectrum website: www.spectrumfantasticart.com We will not be notifying entrants that did not have work selected: plan to check the website to see if your name is on the list."
Aly, thanks for giving me a phonecall and pointing me in this direction! I got straight off my rowing machine, missed the end of the MAn Utd vs Reading match, checked conceptart, jumped around excitedly and cracked open a bottle of ale! (If i'm still fat when i get married in May it's all your fault)
I can't tell you how excited i am, that news has made my year!
(and ChEERs Rob and Sve!)
And congrats everyone else!!
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Hat's off to you mega talented guys and gals that made it into Spectrum...and for those that got awards...all of them truly deserved.
woo shaun tan local boy woo
Congrats everyone!! Such an exciteing moment for you all.
Yeah and damn, James Jean won three times. geez!
Is there a chance to get the full list of the artists whos work will be published as well?
Thanks a lot.
I’m told that the list of everyone who got in might be up in 2-4 weeks. Mind you, while I have inside information I am not the official voice of Spectrum -- take what I say as a general guideline. Spectrum is Herculean effort made by two people each and every year, Arnie and Cathy Fenner. Yay to them for making our lives a little more colorful!
And here is the handsome Jury:
The Art Department (blog)
Look at Dan he has those chubby cheeks I just want to pinch. Everyone looks so judge like.
congrats to all the winners!!!
James Jean kicking ass this year, he also got an award inthe book and editorial of the SoI annual.....
congrats to everyone!!!
- i wonder if the jury wearing black was premeditated?
Yep, congrats to all the winners. Looking forward to it.