Announcing the 2011 Chesley Award Winners

The winners of the 2011 Chesley Awards we announced today at Renovation, the reno World Con. The Chesleys are given by the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists each year for excellence in genre art.

Congratulations to all the winners and nominees.

Click on the category headers to view the nominated work.


Winner: Jason Chan, for Geist by Phillipa Ballantine; Ace, November 2010

  • Volkan Baga, for The Zombies of Oz by Christian Endres; Atlantis, November 2010
  • Jon Foster, for Dreadnought by Cherie Priest; Tor, September 2010
  • Todd Lockwood, for The Ragged Man by Tom Lloyd; Pyr, August 2010
  • Stephan Martiniere, for Ares Express by Ian McDonald; Pyr, August 2010
  • Anthony Palumbo, for Yarn by Jon Armstrong; Night Shade Books, 12/2010
  • John Picacio, for Elric: Swords and Roses by Michael Moorcock; Del Rey, December 2010
  • Dan Dos Santos, for Alien Tango by Gini Koch; DAW, December 2010


Winner: Michael Whelan, for The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson; Tor, August 2010

  • Kinuko Y. Craft, for Midsummer Night by Freda Warrington; Tor, November 2010
  • Don Maitz, for Blasphemy by Mike Resnick; Golden Gryphon Press, 08/2010
  • Gregory Manchess, for Spectrum 17 edited by Cathy Fenner & Arnie Fenner;
  • Underwood Books, Nov. 2010
  • John Picacio, for The Waters Rising by Sheri S. Tepper; Harper Voyager, August 2010


Winner: Nick Greenwood, for Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show #17; June 2010

  • Julie Dillon, for Clarkesworld #48; September 2010
  • David A. Hardy, for Analog; April 2010
  • Andrey Lazarev, for Clarkesworld #50; November 2010
  • Sergio Rebolledo, for Clarkesworld #40; January 2010
  • James Ryman, for Heavy Metal; January 2010


Winner: Mark NewmanEel Walker; bronze

  • Thomas S. Kuebler, Scream Queen; mixed media
  • David Meng, Amphibiana; mixed media
  • Michael Parkes, The Letter; bronze
  • Jordu Schell, Ixana; mixed media
  • Vincent Villafranca, The Dogs of War; bronze

Interior Illustration

Winner: Donato GiancolaMiddle Earth: Visions of a Modern Myth by Donato Giancola;

  • Jason Chan, Vilcabamba by Harry Turtledove;, 2010
  • Jon Foster, Four Horsemen, at Their Leisure by Richard Parks;, April 2010
  • Underwood Books, 10/2010
  • John Picacio, Elric: Swords and Roses by Michael Moorcock; Del Rey, December 2010
  • Keith Thompson, Behemoth by Scott Westerfeld; Simon Pulse, October 2010

Unpublished Color

Winner: Julie DillonPlanetary Alignment; digital

  • Daren Bader, Isis; oil
  • David A. Hardy, Portals to Infinity; acrylic
  • Omar Rayyan, The Favorite; oil
  • Matthew Stewart, Waterfall Dragons; oil
  • Raoul Vitale, Torin’s Quest; oil

Unpublished Monochrome

Winner: Ian MillerTriptych; ink

  • Eric Braddock, Highborne; graphite & white charcoal on toned paper
  • Anthony Francisco, Tikbalang; digital
  • Ed Ko, Drawing for Beautiful Grim; pencil
  • Petar Meseldžija, UNK!; pencil
  • David Palumbo, Zombie Girl; acrylic


Winner: Sam WeberShadow Rising by Robert Jordan, promo art for Tor ebook; January 2010

  • Bob Eggleton, Dragon’s Domain: The Ultimate Dragon Painting Workshop; Impact, September 2010
  • Donato Giancola, St. George and the Dragon, promo art for Dragon*Con 2010
  • Lars Grant-West, Pact of the Blind, promo art for IlluXCon 3
  • David Palumbo, Transcend (aka Judgment), Heavy Metal tarot card; 2010


Winner: Lucas GracianoAmorphous Drake (Legends of Norrath); Sony Online Entertainment, 2010

  • Daarken, Harbor Serpent (Magic card, Magic 2011 core set); WotC, July 2010
  • Kekai Kotaki, Gaea’s Revenge (Magic card, Magic 2011 core set); WotC, July 2010
  • Howard Lyon, Eel Umbra (Magic card, “Rise of the Eldrazi” set); WotC, April 2010
  • Matthew Stewart, Bloodshot Trainee (Magic card, “Scars of Mirrodin” set); WotC, October 2010
  • L. A. Williams, Maritime Guard (Magic card, Magic 2011 core set); WotC, July 2010

Art Director

Winner: Jon Schindehette — Wizards of the Coast

Lifetime Artistic Achievement

Winner: Boris Vallejo


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