The Association of Science Fiction & Fantasy Artists annually gives out the Chesley Awards, which were established in 1985 as ASFA’s peer awards to recognize individual works and achievements not otherwise recognized by the Hugo Awards, during a given year. The Chesleys were initially called the ASFA Awards, but were later renamed to honor famed astronomical artist Chesley Bonestell after his death in 1986. The awards are usually presented annually at the World Science Fiction Convention or at the North American Science Fiction Convention when the Worldcon is held outside of North America. This year’s ceremeony will take place at the Reno World Con, Renovation, August 17th — 21st.

There are a lot of new names on the list this year. Good luck to all!!!

This year’s nominees are:

Paperback (Gallery)
Volkan Baga, for The Zombies of Oz by Christian Endres; Atlantis, November 2010
Jason Chan, for Geist by Phillipa Ballantine; Ace, 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

Hardcover (Gallery)
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 Risingby Sheri S. Tepper; Harper Voyager, August 2010
Michael Whelan, for The Way of the Kings by Brandon Sanderson; Tor, August 2010

Magazine (Gallery)
Julie Dillon, for Clarkesworld #48; September 2010
Nick Greenwood, for Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show #17; June 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

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

Interior Illustration (Gallery)
Jason Chan, Vilcabamba by Harry Turtledove;, 2010
Jon Foster, Four Horsemen, at Their Leisure by Richard Parks;, April 2010
Donato Giancola, Middle Earth: Visions of a Modern Myth by Donato Giancola;
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 (Gallery)
Daren Bader, Isis; oil
Julie Dillon, Planetary Alignment; digital
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 (Gallery)
Eric Braddock, Highborne; graphite & white charcoal on toned paper
Anthony Francisco, Tikbalang; digital
Ed Ko, Drawing for Beautiful Grim; pencil
Petar Meseldžija, UNK!; pencil
Ian Miller, Triptych; ink
David Palumbo, Zombie Girl; acrylic

Product (Gallery)
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
Sam Weber, Shadow Rising by Robert Jordan, promo art for Tor ebook; January 2010

Gaming (Gallery)
Daarken, Harbor Serpent (Magic card, Magic 2011 core set); WotC, July 2010
Lucas Graciano, Amorphous Drake (Legends of Norrath); Sony Online Entertainment, 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
Lou Anders — Pyr Books
Irene Gallo — Tor Books
William Schafer — Subterranean Press
Jon Schindehette — Wizards of the Coast
David Stevenson — Ballantine / Del Rey

Lifetime Artistic Achievement
Jeffrey / Catherine Jones
Ian Miller
Moebius/Jean Giraud
Darrell K. Sweet
Boris Vallejo