LoneStarCon's art-related activities include original artwork and prints on display and for sale in the Art Show, many of which will go to the art auction on Sunday, a varied Art Program throughout the convention, and Art Night, a visual arts festival throughout the evening of Friday, August 30. Art Night will kick off with the Chesley Awards, recognizing individual artistic works and achievements in science fiction and fantasy, and continue with panels, workshops, and demonstrations.
The Art Show
We are now accepting applications for space in our Art Show. Full information on how to enter can be found on the Art Show Entry page.
The following artists are currently confirmed for the LoneStarCon 3 Art Show (as of June 5, 2013). We will update this list regularly between now and the convention. We are pleased to present our online artist showcase to introduce you to the artists and their work - follow the links below for biographies, photos, and sample artworks (where available - in some cases we have linked directly to the artist's website pending on the creation of their showcase entry).
Art Night will be held in the evening of Friday, August 30, 2013, in the Exhibit Hall of the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. The Chesley Awards Ceremony, sponsored by the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists (ASFA), will start off the evening in a nearby ballroom. Next, Art Night will flow into the Exhibit Hall where artists will be involved in a variety of items such as presentations, discussions, demonstrations, etc. Following that we will offer the Artists Reception in or near the Art Show. This will be open to all members of the convention so that they can meet with the artists, enjoy the food and beverage of the reception, and peruse the Art Show in leisure with other art fans and professionals. The Artists Reception is traditionally co-sponsored by Worldcon and ASFA and this year is no exception. Please plan on attending Art Night with us!
ASFA 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. 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.
We have provided an additional page with more information on the Chesley Awards including a video of the 2011 Chesley Award Ceremony which took place at Renovation, the 2011 Worldcon.