Nov 18 2008 1:14pm

Chesley Awards anounced

Chesley: Kaluta, Donato, Lockwood

The Chesley Awards are peer art and illustration awards given out annually by the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists. The awards are named after Chesley Bonestell, the late astronomy artist. This year’s winners were announced at IlluxCon. Congrats to all the winners!

Award for Artistic Achievement
Michael Wm. Kaluta

Best Cover Illustration – Hardback Book
Donato Giancola, “The Outback Stars
(by Sandra McDonald, Tor)

Best Cover Illustration – Paperback Book
Donato Giancola, “Crystal Dragon
(by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller, Ace)

Best Cover Illustration – Magazine
Cory and Catska Ench, Fantasy & Science Fiction, 3/07

Best Interior Illustration
James Gurney, “Dinotopia: Journey to Chandara
(by James Gurney, Andrews McMeel)

Best Gaming Related Illustration
Donato Giancola, “Vanguard: Saga of Heroes
(Sigil Games Online)

Best Product Illustration
Todd Lockwood, “War of Angels”
(poster for Bullseye Tattoo)

Best Monochrome – Unpublished
Donato Giancola, “Season of Change

Best Color Work – Unpublished
Donato Giancola, “Red Sonja

Best Three Dimensional Art
Vincent Villafranca, “Conscious Entity and Its Maker

Best Art Director
Irene Gallo, Tor Books

Seen above: Michael Kaluta, Donato Giancola, and Todd Lockwood

Pablo Defendini
1. pablodefendini
Congratulations to all, and especially to you, Irene!
Christine Evelyn Squires
2. ces
Congratulations Irene!

Wow, 5 awards for Giancola. I wonder if he'll now remove his name from future awards, as he & Martiniere did for the Hugo.
Bridget McGovern
3. BMcGovern
Yep--this was a banner year for Tor-related people. Congratulations! (There really *should* be a celebration, shouldn't there?)...
Kevin Maroney
5. womzilla
You rock, Irene! And, uh, everyone else. But really, you. just. rock.
Irene Gallo
6. Irene
Thank you, all. And a big thanks to all the artist that do the heavy lifting.

Congrats to ALL the nominees. I've been to every Chesley ceremony, except this one, for the past bunch of years. Each time I come away thinking the nominees, never mind just the winners, would make for an awesome art book.
Tara Chang
7. tlchang
You've been to every C. ceremony but *this* one where you win? (No, wait. You win *every* year, don't you?) A big, hugely deserved congrats.

It would be fun to have books of the nominees. Beyond just the one retrospective volume that's out of the winners...
8. rogerothornhill
Congratulations for your amazing hard work.

And very classily related, I might add. There is a lot to be said for people who can quite legitimately toot their own horns but choose instead to use a plunger mute a la Cootie Williams. I wish there were more like you in the world, and especially in publishing.
Irene Gallo
9. Irene
Thanks, rogerothornhill. Now I'm blushing.

And, after rereading my comment, I think anyone that could translate it into english deserves an award. yikes! I'm a bad speller and a bad typist -- a killer combo.

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