The Call for Entries for Spectrum 25 is Now Open!
Take part in the special 25th anniversary of Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art! This is an invitation to all professional and student artists, art directors, publishers and artists' representatives to submit entries to the 25th Annual Spectrum International Competition for Fantastic Art. All artworks in all media embracing the themes of science fiction, fantasy, horror and the surreal are eligible for this show. Fantastic art can be subtle or obvious, traditional or off-the-wall, painted, sculpted, done digitally or photographed: There is no unacceptable way to create art, and there are no set rules that say one piece qualifies while another does not. Imagination and skill are what matters. Work chosen by the jury will be printed in full color in the Spectrum annual, the peer-selected "best of the year" collection for the fantastic arts. Click here to submit..
Announcing the Spectrum 25 Jury!
The Spectrum 25 jury is comprised of a five-member panel of some of the most exceptional artists working in the industry today consisting of Terry Dodson, Tyler Jacobson, Tran Nguyen, Karla Ortiz and Chuck Pyle. Learn more about them by clicking here.
Spectrum 25 Call for Entries Poster Artwork by Scott Gustafson!
Scott Gustafson is the Spectrum 25 Call for Entries poster artist for this celebratory anniversary edition. Scott is a multiple Spectrum award recipient and a Spectrum Grand Master. He is also noteworthy as being one of only two artists who have been featured in every volume of Spectrum. (The other artists is Brom.) Posters mail for free in the U.S., or you can download the online PDF version once the Call for Entries opens on October 16th. To join our mailing list to receive your complimentary poster, please click here. To learn more about Scott Gustafson, click here.
Spectrum 24 Book Signing at the CTN Animation Expo on November 17-19!
Come join us in the celebration of Spectrum's 24th year of releasing the premier showcase for imaginative fantastic arts in the book, comic, entertainment film, horror, illustration, sculpture, conceptual art, fine art and videogame genres. Meet the exceptional and talented artists whose works are featured in the book. The event will be held at the CTN Animation Expo in Burbank, CA that runs on November 17-19. The confirmed artists will be announced prior to the event. Click here to learn more about CTN.
The Call for Entries for Spectrum 25 Opens on October 16th!
Take part in the special 25th anniversary of Spectrum! The Call for Entries opens on October 16th and runs through January 25, 2018. Stay tuned for more details that will be available on the 16th.
Spectrum 24 Books Have Arrived! Artist Copies Shipped!
We have received the Spectrum 24 books at our Flesk Publications warehouse where we immediately packed and shipped over 300 complimentary copies to the artists who can be seen within its pages. Last year we gave away over 500 hardcover copies to artists, students, and professionals, all with the incentive to get the work of the artists in front of as many industry people as possible to get them recognized for the fine work that they do. In addition, it's our hope that they get commissions and/or work out of being in Spectrum.
Thank you to everyone who has been a part of Spectrum. Whether you are an artist featured in the book, someone who has submitted, or a fan who purchases the book, you have our utmost gratitude for supporting us so that we can highlight and build upon this amazing positive community each year.
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Christian Alzmann interviewed by John Fleskes during the Spectrum 24 judging event on February 25, 2017 in Santa Cruz, California.
Victo Ngai interviewed by John Fleskes during the Spectrum 24 judging event on February 25, 2017 in Santa Cruz, California.
Mark Newman interviewed by John Fleskes during the Spectrum 24 judging event on February 25, 2017 in Santa Cruz, California.
Laurie Lee Brom interviewed by John Fleskes during the Spectrum 24 judging event on February 25, 2017 in Santa Cruz, California.
John Picacio interviewed by John Fleskes during the Spectrum 24 judging event on February 25, 2017 in Santa Cruz, California.