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Chesley Award 2019 Finalists

The 34th Annual Chesley Award nominations feature several amazing women from the Changeling Artist Collective! Congratulations to founder, Rachel Quinlan and members, Amanda Makepeace, Melissa Gay, Emily Hare and Nataša Ilinčić.

The Chesleys, named for the great astronomical artist Chesley Bonestell, started in 1985 as a means for the Science Fiction and Fantasy art community to recognize individual works and achievements in a given year. This year's awards are for works and achievements in the period from January 1st to December 31st 2018.

Best Cover Illustration - Paperback Book/Ebook

Melissa Gay

The Year's Best Military & Adventure SF, Vol 4 edited by David Afsharirad

Baen Books

June 2018

Nataša Ilinčić

The Raven's Ballad: A Retelling of the Swan Princess (Otherworld Book 5) by Emma Hamm

Self Published

December 2018

Amanda Makepeace

Diabolical Plots Year Three Edited by David Steffen

Diabolical Plots, L.L.C.

June 2018

Best Product Illustration

Rachel Quinlan


Promotional image for the Detroit Festival of Books, June 2018

Best Color Work - Unpublished

Melissa Gay



Best Monochrome Work - Unpublished

Emily Hare



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Voting begins May 27th. To vote, you must be a member of ASFA—anyone can join!

Kickstarter: Artpothecary Volume 1

Changeling Emily Hare has launched her third Kickstarter for her book Artpothecary Volume 1, a collection of sketches, studies, drawings and doodles in pencil and graphite. Emily’s campaign funded in 1 hour!!

Campaign Basics

The book will be 80 pages, perfect bound with velvet matte cover and A5 in size (5.8 x 8.3 inches). The pages will be 170 gsm uncoated paper. The contents of the book are all ready to go into layout and then finally, off to the printers...

Inside the book, you will find all sorts; creatures, portraits, studies, thumbnails which all follow my love for folklore, fantasy and the natural world. My preferred drawing method is graphite pencil and graphite powder which gives it a lovely soft look. A col-erase pencil will also sneak in here and there!

Just The Book - £15 (about $20)

Emily has a range of different rewards tiers if you’d like more goodies with your book, including an Early Bird special.

EARLY BIRD - Book & Print & Postcards & FREE Magnet - £30

One signed copy of Artpothecary

  • FREE magnet

  • Signed A5 Print

  • 5 A6 Postcards

There are only 19 hours left (from the time this article was published) to take advantage of the early bird deal!

Journey - March Auction

Join us March 18th for our next art auction, Journey! The auction will go live at 12:00 p.m. EST on our Facebook page. You can find the auction albums here:


Place a bid by commenting on your chosen item (for example, ‘BID $50’). Bidding happens in a minimum of $5 increments (for example, 5, 10, 15, etc. ). 


The buy it now option may be used on items that have no bids. If this option is chosen, the buyer immediately wins the auction and no more bids can be placed. To place a bid using the Buy it Now option, comment with BIN and the BIN price to the listed item. Example: BIN $150. The Buy it Now option disappears once another bid is placed. 

Banner Art and Artist


This month’s auction banner features the painting The Travelling Wind by Patricia Ann Lewis. For over a decade, Pat Ann has applied her skills in the Story Arts as a Freelancer. From illustrating in the children's publishing industry to storyboarding for children's animated television and everything in between.

Now she is giving up the freelancing world to work on her own projects such as licensing her MacFeather Girls and Feather Brain birds and fish and two children's books about animals.