Stuart Ng Books: LightBox Expo 2019 - Concept Art Awards

Thanks to these two dedicated women... Rachel Meinerding and Nicole Hendrix the Concept Art Association (CAA) was launched. https://www.conceptartassociation.com/ The mission: "elevating and raising the profile of concept artists, their art and their involvement in various entertainment industries." These founders share a common aim. ".... to help concept artists' names and their art be associated together in as many places as possible."

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CG Record: Concept Art Awards 2019 Winners Announcement

The 2019 Concept Art Awards Presented by LightBox Expo was a celebration of the history and craft of concept art. The September 7th inaugural event was held at LightBox Expo and had over 500 people in attendance. Awards for Excellence in Student Character Art (Lola Zhang- ArtCenter College of Design), Student Environment Art (Airi Pan- ArtCenter College of Design), Independent Character Art (Neeraj Menon), Independent Environment Art (Miguel Membreño), and Fan Art (Rafael Grassetti) were awarded in addition to five Lifetime Achievement Awards to Ron Cobb (Back to the Future), Ralph McQuarrie (Star Wars), Jean Giraud "Moebius" (TRON), H.R. Giger (Alien), and Syd Mead (Blade Runner).

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Pasadena Now: Behind-The-Scenes Motion Pictures Concept Artists Step Into the Spotlight in Pasadena with Saturday Awards

Artists responsible for the look of major motion pictures including Star Wars, Alien, Tron and Blade Runner will be honored at first annual Concept Art Awards at the Pasadena Convention Center on Saturday, Sept. 7. The event is one of the highlights of the LightBox Expo. The awards presentation is a new honor for creatives who may not be fully appreciated for the important work they do. Concept artists are people behind the scenes, who come up with the look and design of characters and style of a film, creating sketches and more to tell a story.

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Daily Star Trek News: Star Trek: Discovery Designer Neville Page to Host Panel at LightBox Expo

Star Trek: Discovery character designer Neville Page will be appearing at a new convention this weekend, highlighting artists in the film, television and video games industry.

The Hollywood Reporter published a list yesterday of ten must-see panels at LightBox Expo 2019. This new convention, being held at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, California, is billed as hosting “Over 250 of the best artists from the ANIMATION, LIVE-ACTION, ILLUSTRATION and GAMING industries coming together for the ultimate celebration of art.”

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Variety: Lightbox Expo Puts Spotlight on Industry Artists

Programming includes panels, demos, portfolio reviews and talks, as well as the inaugural Concept Art Awards, which will present lifetime achievement honors Saturday evening to H.R. Giger (“Alien”), Ralph McQuarrie (“Star Wars”), Jean “Moebius” Giraud (“TRON”), Ron Cobb (“Back to the Future”) and Syd Mead (“Blade Runner”).

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CG Society: Concept Art Awards

We would like to announce that our Lifetime Achievement recipients are H.R. Giger (Alien), Ralph McQuarrie (Star Wars), Jean Giraud “Mobieus” (TRON), Ron Cobb (Back to the Future), Syd Mead (Blade Runner). These Pioneers helped shape the worlds and characters of some of the biggest science fiction and fantasy movies of the 1970s and beyond and transformed the concept art industry into what it is today.  The Awards will be a celebration of the professional art created over the past year across film, series, and games. The event will be emceed by Jonah Ray (Mystery Science Theater 3000) and feature presenters such as Iain McCaig (Star Wars), Neville Page (Star Trek), Mingjue Helen Chen (Ralph Breaks the Internet), Bobby Chiu (Alice in Wonderland), Robh Ruppel (Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End), Dan Luvisi and many more special guests will join the show throughout the night.

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Cartoon Brew: The First Lightbox Expo Is Taking Place This Weekend In Pasadena

On Saturday evening, the expo will also host the first ever Concept Art Awards, a worthwhile initiative that recognizes this field’s growing importance. The awards are backed by the Concept Art Association, an organization dedicated to raising the profile of these artists. The inaugural lifetime achievement award will be split between five renowned artists, both alive and dead: H.R. Giger (Alien), Ralph McQuarrie (Star Wars), Jean “Moebius” Giraud (TRON), Ron Cobb (Back to the Future), and Syd Mead (Blade Runner).

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LEGENDARY ARTISTS TO RECEIVE THE CONCEPT ART AWARDS’ LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD!

The Concept Art Awards honors the behind-the-scenes individuals working within the entertainment industry that help create some of the most iconic art of our time. This year, in addition to awarding excellence in student character art, student environment art, independent character art, independent environment art, and fan art, the Concept Art Awards will be awarding five Lifetime Achievement Recipients. The Recipients are H.R. Giger (Alien), Ralph McQuarrie (Star Wars), Jean “Moebius” Giraud (TRON), Ron Cobb (Back to the Future) and Syd Mead (Blade Runner). These pioneers helped shape the worlds and characters of some of the biggest science fiction and fantasy movies of the 1970s and beyond and transformed the concept art industry into what it is today.

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SCREENRANT: Legendary Sci-Fi Concept Artists To Receive Lifetime Achievement Awards

The award ceremony is only one part of LightBox Expo, a gathering of over 250 of the best artists in animation, illustration, live-action, and video games for "the ultimate celebration of art." The awards ceremony is intended as a celebration of the last year's achievements in art design across film, series, and games. This year's event will be hosted by Jonah Ray (Mystery Science Theater 3000) and call on feature presenters like Iain McCaig (Star Wars), Neville Page (Star Trek), Mingjue Helen Chen (Ralph Breaks the Internet), Bobby Chiu (Alice in Wonderland), Robh Ruppel (Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End), Dan Luvisi, and more.

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TN&R: H.R. Giger, Ralph McQuarrie, Jean “Moebius” Giraud, Ron Cobb, And Syd Mead To Receive The Concept Art Awards’ Inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award At LightBox Expo In Pasadena

(September 4th, 2019) Legendary artists H.R. Giger (Alien), Ralph McQuarrie (Star Wars), Jean “Moebius” Giraud (TRON), Ron Cobb (Back to the Future), Syd Mead (Blade Runner) will be honored with the Concept Art Awards’ Inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award at LightBox Expo in Pasadena, CA. The Concept Art Association will host its first annual award show: The Concept Art Awards, presented by LightBox Expo. The new industry award is the first of its kind to recognize and bring increased awareness of the role that concept artists throughout the world of movies, television, video games and more. The award ceremony is just of the highlights of LightBox Expo, a one-of-a-kind event featuring 250 of the best artists in the animation, illustration, live action and gaming industries under one roof for the ultimate celebration of art.

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Comic Watch: Industry Legends to Receive Concept Art Awards’ Inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award at LightBox Expo

The Concept Art Association will host its first annual award show: The Concept Art Awards, presented by LightBox Expo. The new industry award is the first of its kind to recognize and bring increased awareness of the role that concept artists throughout the world of movies, television, video games and more. The award ceremony is just of the highlights of LightBox Expo, a one-of-a-kind event featuring 250 of the best artists in the animation, illustration, live action and gaming industries under one roof for the ultimate celebration of art.

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Animation World Network: First Annual Concept Art Awards Show Set for September 7

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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Gnomon: GNOMON FOUNDER ALEX ALVAREZ TO JUDGE INAUGURAL CONCEPT ART AWARDS

We here at Gnomon love to nurture artists—whether it’s giving them a platform to present their latest works and innovations during our public events and live streams, offering thetraining and educational opportunities they’re looking for to better their craft, or fostering a community of like-minded and awesome individuals to support each other in their artistic endeavors. We know we’re not alone in that sentiment, which is why we’re excited that Gnomon Founder and President, Alex Alvarez, will be teaming up with the Concept Art Association to judge the first ever Concept Art Awards!

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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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