Artstation Magazine: The Concept Art Awards to be presented at Lightbox Expo

From Ralph McQuarrie and the original Star Wars trilogy to H. R. Giger and Alien, from Mary Blair and Alice in Wonderland to Eyvind Earle and Sleeping Beauty, concept art and concept artists are a defining part of the modern entertainment experience. Beginning this September, a new industry award will celebrate their role throughout the world of movies, television, video games and more. On September 7th, the Concept Art Association will host its first annual award show: The Concept Art Awards, presented by LightBox Expo, in Pasadena, CA.

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Cartoon Brew: Inaugural Concept Art Awards To Take Place September 7 In Pasadena

“I really want to highlight this amazing group of talented individuals that I am honored to call peers, and what they bring to these industries,” said Ryan Meinerding. “I think this event is going to do just that. There has never been anything like it for concept artists before and I’m excited to say it’s finally happening, not just for the artist community but for a wider audience as well.”

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Newsarama: CONCEPT ART AWARDS to Debut this September

In recent years, with the increased use of CGI in live action and animation, the ability to create highly rendered finished pieces of art quickly have made concept art and artists valuable assets, yet this large group of unsung heroes are rarely recognized. During the event, artists will be honored for their artistic excellence in Live Action for film and broadcast, Animation for film and broadcast, Games (both mobile and PC/console), Original Concepts/Independent, Student Work, and Fan Art, along with a Lifetime Achievement Award and a LightBox Community Icon Award.

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Chiustream: Concept Art Awards

The Concept Art Association was created with the mission of elevating the profile of concept artists, their art and their essential role in screen entertainment. industries. The group was founded by Ryan Meinerding, Marvel Studios Head of Visual Development; Talent Manager Rachel Meinerding; and Nicole Hendrix, producer and co-founder of the BRIC Foundation.

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