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This past weekend was Spectrum Fantastic Art Live. Aside from being an amazing convention full of demos, panels, artists and friends, the real highlight of the weekend was the Spectrum 24 Awards Ceremony. Held at the beautiful Folly theatre, we were treated to an evening of stand-up comedy, live dancing, and some amazingly heartfelt speeches.
In addition to the book awards, Kristine and Colin Poole awarded their Spectrum Rising Star Award, and we got a sneak peak into J. Anthony Kosar's process of creating this year's Spectrum Award, which is a jaw dropping work of art.
SPECTRUM RISING STAR:
Silver Award: Greg Ruth, "Daredevil"
Gold Award: Bayard Wu, "Hunting"
Silver Award: Edward Kinsella III, "Danneee"
Gold Award: Brom, "Lamia"
Silver Award: Dave McKean, "Black Dog: The Dreams of Paul Nash"
Gold Award: Jeremy Wilson, "Chimera Brigade #5"
CONCEPT ART CATEGORY
Silver Award: Iain McCaig, "Minion 5"
Gold Award: Sean Murray, "Court of the Dead: Voxxingard"
Silver Award: Akihito, "Nephila"
Gold Award: Jesse Thompson, "Dress-Up Frog Legs"
Silver Award: Galen Dara, "Seven Salt Tears"
Gold Award: Tim O'Brien, "Beyonce 'Lemonade'"
Silver Award: Ed Binkley, "William Finds Some Flowers and a Giant"
Gold Award: Bill Carman, "Ms. Hatter and a Smile"
Silver Award: Jeffrey Alan Love, "Orange Skies"
Gold Award: Karla "Oritz" Ortiz, "The Death I Bring"
2017 GRAND MASTER AWARD