After twenty years of editing Spectrum Fantastic Art Annual, Cathy and Arnie Fenner have announced their plans to turn the book over to John Fleskes, of Flesk Publications, with volume 21. Fleskes will handle the judging process and publication of the annual book.
The Society of Illustrators at 128 East 63rd Street will host an exhibit in conjunction with the Spectrum art contest from September 1 through October 17. Spectrum was founded in 1993 and presents excellence in science fiction and fantasy art through a series of Hugo-nominated collections each year. A ticketed Opening reception will take place on September 11. The following day, the Society will host Art Out Loud 6 from 1pm to 5 pm featuring artists James Gurney, Sam Weber, Charles Vess, Donato Giancola, and Gregory Manchess. A portion of the proceeds from the Spectrum Exhibition will be donated to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night Walk in Dave Stevens’s memory.