The jury for Spectrum 25: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art has nominated the top five artworks in eight categories for consideration for either a silver or a gold award. Judges Terry Dodson, Tyler Jacobson, Tran Nguyen, Karla Ortiz and Chuck Pyle debated the merits of hundreds of pieces of art before finalizing the nominees on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at the Flesk Publications offices in Santa Cruz, California.
The recipients will be announced at the Spectrum 25 Awards Ceremony that will be held at the historic Brookledge Theater in Los Angeles, CA on Saturday, May 5, 2018. Tickets to the ceremony are free, but are extremely limited; owned and operated by the owners of LA’s legendary private club for professional magicians The Magic Castle, the Brookledge Theater is both exclusive and intimate and attendance will be limited to 70 people. (Those interested in attending should send inquiries via the Spectrum website for more information.) The 2018 Spectrum Grand Master Award honoree will also be announced during the ceremony. The nominated works, along with the complete selections of the jury, will be featured in Spectrum 25: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art published by Flesk Publications and distributed to the trade internationally by Publishers Group West.
Without further delay, the finalists for this year’s awards!
The Night Mare
Mixc World Launch
SK2 cosmetics packaging and POP project
A Girl & Her Friends
Above the Timberline, page 118–Heading Home
The Old Man and the Forest
Ugly Cinderwench and the Very Angry Ghost, page 3
Hellboy: Into the Silent Sea, page 11
Shirtless Bear Fighter #4, variant cover
CONCEPT ART CATEGORY
Transformers 5 Canopy
Okoye and Nakia the Dora Milaje
Geisha Interior (Ghost in the Shell)
Moment of Life
Statue of Peace
I’ll Need Entire Cities to Replace You
Life and Death
Nothing to See Here
Three Color Trilogy: Blue
Vraska, Relic Seeker
Dim Stars: Firing Back
Ella Standing Between the Earth and Sky
Tip of the Spear
Star Wars Triptych
Congratulations and good luck to all of the artists who have been nominated!