Spectrum Award Winners

The gold and silver medal winners for this year’s Spectrum Awards were announced at Spectrum Fantastic Art Live, held in Kansas City, MO on the weekend of April 21-23.


  • 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

  • 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 Ortiz, “The Death I Bring”

Grandmaster: Bill Sienkiewicz
Spectrum Rising Star: Alexandra Pisano
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Spectrum Live Remains in KC

Despite an earlier announcement that Spectrum Fantastic Art Live would move to San Francisco in 2017, Arnie Fenner has now stated that the art and illustration would remain in Kansas City, taking place on April 21-23.
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Spectrum Fantastic Art Live Moves Towns, Dates

After originating in Kansas City, MO, Spectrum Fantastic Art Live has announced that they will move to San Francisco, CA for their 2016 show. Furthermore, rather than hold the show in May, the event will now be held in October. At its new location, SFAL will partner with the Academy of Art University.
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Spectrum Awards

The Spectrum Awards were presented at Spectrum Fantastic Art Live event in Kansas City, MO on May 23. The winners are listed below.

  • Rising Star Award: Wylie Beckert
  • Grand Master Award: Scott Gustafson
  • Advertisting Gold Award: Taylor Wessling for “Barbarians: Faust”
  • Book Gold Award: Dan dos Santos for Taking Flight
  • Comics Gold Award: Audrey Benjaminsen for Bernadette, page 1
  • Concept Art Gold Award: Sung Choi for “The Parade”
  • Dimension Gold Award: Forest Rogers for “Venetian Harpy”
  • Editorial Gold Award: Tran Nguyen for “A Distressed Damsel”
  • Institutional Gold Award: Rovina Cai for “Fake It”
  • Unpublished Gold Award: Cynthia Sheppard for “Momentum”

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