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Chesley Awards to be announced at Renovation!

The 69th World Science Fiction Convention
PO Box 13278
Portland, OR 97213-0278


Sunday, August 9, 2009

Reno – Renovation is pleased to announce that the 2011 Chesley Awards (“the Chesleys”) will be presented at the convention at a highlighted ceremony.

The Chesleys are given annually by the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists (ASFA). Awards are given in a range of categories including cover and interior illustration, product illustration, art director and artistic achievement. The roll of honor for the Chesleys features many of the field’s best known figures including Michael Whelan, Donato Giancola and Bob Eggleton.

“The presentation of the Chesleys in Reno forms an important element of our wider commitment to science fiction and fantasy art” said Renovation chair Patty Wells. “In addition to honoring Guest of Honor Boris Vallejo and presenting the largest genre Art Show ever seen in Nevada, we will also be putting on an extensive art program including talks, panels and presentations”.

Mike Willmoth, ASFA President, added “The visual arts offer a unique means to express science fiction and fantasy themes, and ASFA is delighted to be working closely with Renoavtion on both the Chesley Awards and related events. I hope that all of the attendees will take the time to look around the exhibits and to meet some of the artists working in the field while they are at the convention”.

Editor’s Note: The Chesley Awards were established in 1985 as ASFA’s peer awards to recognize individual works and achievements 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.


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