Announcing the Spectrum Fantastic Art Award Finalists

The 19th edition of the Spectrum Fantastic Art Annual was juried yesterday. This year,  gold and silver medal winners will be announced at an awards ceremony at Spectrum Live, a weekend long celebration of fantastic art, in Kansas City, May 18-20th.

The award finalists are…


Justin Coro Kaufman: Mothead
Android Jones: Boom Festival
Tyler Jacobson: Talon of Umberlee (above)
Tyler Jacobson: Daask Crime Lord
Lucas Graciano: Temple Guardian



John Jude Palencar: Bared Blade
Edward Kinsella: Wooden Bones
Petar Meseldzija: Eowyn and the Lord of the Nazgul
Dragan Bibin: Vid the Vampire
Jean-Babtiste Monge: Ragnarok (above)



Jim Murray: DOTA 2: Tales from the Secret Shop (above)
Sonny Liew: Malinky Robot
Andy Brase: DarkSun II
Phroilan Gardner: The Destroyer
Alex Alice: Sigfried III


Concept Art:

Justin Sweet: Jack the Giant Killer
Brian Matyas: Spartan Victory
Robh Ruppel: Yemen (above)
Daniel Dociu: Hangar
Allen Williams: Unknown One



Jonathan L. Matthews: Batman, Black and White
Thomas S. Kuebler: I am Providence (above)
Virginie Ropars: Jack
Allan Carrasco: Rhinatuar
Michael Defeo: Octopus



Chris Buzelli: Strength in Numbers
Jean-Baptiste Monge: Mic Mac Cormac
Bobby Chiu: Early Bloom
Ture Ekroos: Beneath
James Gurney: Kosmocertatops



Android Jones: Water Dragon 2012 (top of post)
Petar Meseldzija: The Rescuer (above)
Bill Carman: Three Wishes
Raoul Vitale: Turin and the Glaurung
Omar Rayyan: Crow and the Pitcher



Eric Fortune: Last Embrace (above)
Andrew Theophilopoulos: Princess of the Pleia Dians
Justin Gerard: Portrait of a Monster #3
Kei Acedera: morning Chill
Michael Whelan: CK Unmasked


Good luck to all the finalist! Follow Spectrum’s website to see photos of the judging and further announments of who was selected for the annual.

Spectrum 19 will be out in the full—it always excels at bringing us the broadest array of fantasy inspired art the field has to offer. I’m looking forward to seeing them and many of these artist at Spectrum Live in May.

For a glimpse of the judging process:


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