Chesley Awards anounced

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Best Monochrome – Unpublished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Best Color Work – Unpublished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


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