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Mar 3 2009 12:46pm

Spectrum 16 winners announced

Spectrum 16

Spectrum, the most anticipated art annual in the genre, just finished judging its 16th edition on a snowy Saturday in Kansas City. Award winners (listed below) were announced via video with Donato Giancola on Spectrum’s website on the day of the judging. The directors, Cathy and Arnie Fenner, are currently compiling all of the participating artists. Spectrum 16 will be available October 2009. Check out their website for a look at all the award-winning artworks and photos of the judging process.

Congrats to the award winners and all the artists that entered!

ADVERTISING

Gold
Ryohei Hase
“Go Forward and Forward”
Fightstar/Raw Power Management

Silver
Yuko Shimizu
“Little Red Polka Dots and Other Stories”
Microsoft UltimatePC

BOOK

Gold
Petar Meseldzija
“The Legend of Steel Bashaw”
Zmaj, Novi Sad

Silver
Jean-Baptiste Monge
“Dunlee Darnan”
Au Bord des Continents...

COMICS

Gold:
Jon Foster
“Buffy the Vampire Slayer #14”
Dark Horse Comics

Silver:
Aleksi Briclot
“Annihilation: Conquest #5”
Marvel Entertainment, Inc.

CONCEPT ART

Gold
Daniel Dociu
“Mole Tunnels”
ArenaNet/Guildwars

Silver
Kekai Kotaki
“Snow Battle”
ArenaNet/Guildwars

DIMENSIONAL

Gold
Akhito
“Elegant Medusa”

Silver:
David Meng
“Satyr’s Head”

EDITORIAL

Gold:
Craig Elliott

“Damali Richards”
Devil’s Candy Store

Silver:
Nate Van Dyke
“Pool Hall Brawl”
Juxtapoz Magazine

INSTITUTIONAL

Gold:
James Gurney
“Song In the Garden”
Maison D’Ailleurs

Silver
Jaime Jones
Wizards of the Coast

UNPUBLISHED

Gold
Jeremy Enecio
Title: “Koi”

Silver
David Laub
“She’s Back”

4 comments
Richard Fife
1. R.Fife
It's funny, but looking through the winners, I find myself more drawn to the Silver winners than the golds. In particular for the Book, Comics, Concept, and Institutional. The Dimensional and Unpublished are close calls.

I think the biggest thing that drew me to the above silver winners almost the more somber pallets (which I know that is preference, not "objective" judging by skill), but well, yeah. Especially the snow-battle one in concept. I was always a big fan of the "impressionist" idea of hinting at what is going on more than showing it, and Snow Battle really does that well.
Irene Gallo
2. Irene
Yeah, that Snow Battle sent me straight to Katoki's website...and then I realized I knew some of his other work. Definitely on my "wish list" for a book cover now.

I think it's a particularly great mix of styles this year. Makes me even more excited to see the full book.
Patrick Garson
3. patrickg
Would love to watch the movie, but why for the love of god did they make it Quicktime??

Do they know how hard it is to get the p.o.s off your computer? I can't sue Quicktime Alternative on my work laptop, what's wrong with an old fashioned avi? Sigh.

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