Less than a week from the 2019 Concept Art Awards presented by LightBox Expo!
The show will start at 6:30PM on Saturday, September 7th in the Main Ballroom at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, California and is free to attend with a 3-Day or Saturday LightBox Expo pass.
We will also be at Booth 1307, so be sure to stop by and say hi. Get a pass here.
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.
The music for the awards show is composed by our sponsor, The Writing Room, and producer, James Thompson.
The Writing Room is a full-service music recording studio with an emphasis on songwriting assistance in North Hollywood.
And we are very excited to share our newest Premiere Sponsor, Legion M. Legion M is an entertainment company owned by fans and partners with top Hollywood creators - from independent filmmakers to big Hollywood studios - to produce a slate of movies, TV, and digital content. Their latest release, Memory: The Origins of Alien, features our Lifetime Achievement recipient, H.R. Giger.
And last but certainly not least, we are proud to share that Wacom has joined our Premiere Sponsors and will be providing a Cintiq 16 to each of the five winners! The 16-inch screen gives you the broad canvas you need to add those little flourishes; while the anti-glare, etched-glass surface means you can create in comfort – with the familiar feel of pen on paper – until you’re happy with the results. Make sure to follow us on Instagram @conceptartassociation and #conceptartawards for updates live from the show. Thank you so much for your support and we look forward to seeing you there!
Rachel Meinerding and Nicole Hendrix
Co-Founders, Concept Art Association