First Annual Idea Artwork Awards Present Set for September 7

PASADENA, CA — From Ralph McQuarrie and the unique Star Wars trilogy to H. R. Giger and Alien, from Mary Blair and Alice in Wonderland to Eyvind Earle and Sleeping Magnificence, idea artwork and idea artists are a defining a part of the trendy leisure expertise. Starting this September, a brand new trade award will have a good time their function all through the world of flicks, tv, video video games and extra. On September seventh, the Idea Artwork Affiliation will host its first annual award present: The Idea Artwork Awards, offered by LightBox Expo, in Pasadena, CA.

Lately, with the elevated use of CGI in live-action and animation, the flexibility to create extremely rendered completed items of artwork rapidly have made idea artwork and artists helpful belongings. But, this massive group of unsung heroes are not often acknowledged. Through the occasion, artists can be honored for his or her inventive excellence in Reside-Motion for movie and broadcast, Animation for movie and broadcast, Video games (each cell and PC/console), Unique Ideas/Impartial, Scholar Work, and Fan Artwork, together with a Lifetime Achievement Award and a LightBox Group Icon Award.

Entry to The Idea Artwork Awards is free with both a Three-Day or Saturday move to LightBox Expo, a celebration of the visible arts in Pasadena, CA. LightBox Expo (or LBX) can be a multi-faceted expertise for everybody from aspiring artists and college students, to professionals and followers, with a concentrate on animation, illustration and idea artwork.

“The mission behind LightBox Expo is to shine a highlight on the artists behind our favourite motion pictures, animation, video games and illustration, so it solely is sensible to have an award present to acknowledge and have a good time the unimaginable expertise within the leisure trade,” LightBox Expo co-founder Bobby Chiu mentioned. “The Idea Artwork Awards goes to be a type of occasions the place we’ll solely actually perceive the significance of it in ten years, however the first one will at all times be probably the most particular of all of them.”

— AWN Unique: Watch Bobby Chiu speak Idea Artwork and Character Design at FMX 2019 — 

The Idea Artwork Affiliation was created with the mission of elevating and elevating the profile of idea artists, their artwork and their involvement in varied leisure industries. It was based by Ryan Meinerding, idea artist and head of visible improvement at Marvel Studios; expertise supervisor Rachel Meinerding; and producer and co-founder of the BRIC Basis, Nicole Hendrix.

“I actually need to spotlight this wonderful group of gifted people that I’m honored to name friends, and what they bring about to those industries,” Ryan Meinerding famous. “I feel this occasion goes to do exactly that. There has by no means been something prefer it for idea artists earlier than and I’m excited to say it’s lastly taking place, not only for the artist neighborhood however for a wider viewers as effectively.”

The 2019 Idea Artwork Awards Offered by LightBox Expo can be based mostly on an artist-submitted awards course of, with the paintings first going via a peer voting section to find out the finalists, after which onto a juried judging course of the place a winner can be chosen. Judges embody Marvel Studios’ Ryan Meinerding, Gnomon + Gnomon Workshop founder Alex Alvarez, Weta Workshop’s Krystal Sae Eua, Ubisoft’s Donglu Yu and Vitaly Bulgarov, with extra thrilling judges to be introduced quickly.

Submissions open June third and shut July eighth by way of There is no such thing as a payment for submissions, and finalists can be given free admission to the awards.

Study extra concerning the Idea Artwork Affiliation and the 2019 Idea Artwork Awards Offered by LightBox Expo at:

LightBox Expo will function one of the best artists in animation, illustration, live-action and gaming industries beneath one roof for the final word celebration of artwork. The inaugural LightBox Expo occasion can be held from September 6-Eight, 2019 on the Pasadena Conference Middle. Artists embody Patrick O’Keefe (artwork director of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse), Alvin Lee (senior artist on League of Legends), Kei Acedera (Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland), Mike Mignola (creator of Hellboy), Chris Sanders (author/director of How you can Practice Your Dragon), Jana Schirmer (visible improvement artist at Marvel Studios) and a whole lot extra. Tickets are on sale now, and details about the occasion, together with a full listing of artists who’re showing, could be discovered at:

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