Virtual Art Show
Welcome to the virtual art show. Our artists appear in three different venues in Virtual Philcon:
- This web page
- Souvenir Program Book
- Some of our artists are also appearing in Discord in the ART SHOW group of channels.
Our Artists are:
- Alan Beck
- Sarah Clemens: Website
- Charlene D'Alessio: Website
- Sara Felix
- Lisa Hertel
- Richard Hescox: Website
- Heidi Hooper
- Don Maitz
- Anne Nydam
- Luke Stelmaszek: Website
- Matt Szychowski
- Janny Wurts
Alan F. Beck has been an artist, designer and illustrator for over 30 years doing work for many major corporations including book covers and magazine illustrations. His work has been exhibited in art shows and Science Fiction/Fantasy conventions all across the country. He has won numerous awards and honors including two Chesley award nominations and a HUGO award finalist, and received a "Body of Work" Award at LA Con IV WorldCon Art Show, Anaheim, CA. Alan's work tends to be realistic and surrealistic in nature, often whimsical and humorous. His paintings and prints can be found in collections in the US, Canada and Europe. He has recently published a children's book "The Adventures of Nogard and Jackpot" and is creator of the "Mouseopolitan Museum of Art". His artwork and concepts are produced using acrylics, watercolor, pastels, 3-D modeling and image manipulation programs. His art can be found in Space and Time magazine, The Fantasy Art Bible, assorted e-zines and various book covers.
Sara Felix is a Hugo and Chesley nominated mixed media artist working in primarily inks and resin. She also creates a weekly tiara for Tiara Tuesdays and has a very popular tiara giveaway on the Concellation facebook group. She has designed the Hugo and the Lodestar award and is the president of ASFA (The Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists).
Lisa Hertel is a former pharmacist turned artist. She works in various media, including watercolors, alcohol inks, encaustics, pottery, and wire sculpture. (Please see her in-studio encaustics demo Sunday morning at 10am.) She especially enjoys custom work, drawing animals, winter trees, and setting things on fire. Her art often synthesizes multiple disciplines, and Lisa is always trying to learn something new from her fellow artists. She maintains a studio in Haverhill MA (aka "Riverdale"), where she also teaches. In her spare time, she helps run SF cons and volunteers for nonprofits. Her website shows samples of her work at http://www.cogitation.org, or search for The Cogitation Zone on Facebook or Instagram to see her current work.
Heidi Hooper is known as the "Dryer Lint Lady" for her unusual art. Consumer Reports calls her the "Andy Warhol of Dryer Lint." She's a two time winner of the prestigious Niche award and her work can be seen in Ripley's Believe it or Not Museums all over the world and in their books. A few years ago, she appeared on ABC TV's "To Tell The Truth" where she showed off her art to celebrities like Mel Brooks. She's recently been featured on "60 Second Docs" and has been the artist Guest of Honor at Albacon and Heliosphere. Heidi has a Bachelors in Sculpture from Virginia Commonwealth University and Master's in Metalsmithing from the Massachusetts College of Art. Her web page is www.heidihooper.com.
International acclaim surrounds imaginative paintings by Don Maitz. He created the Captain Morgan Spiced Rum character, provided conceptual art for two animated feature films, and covers for over 250 books. National Geographic, The History Channel, and three illustrated editions by Stephen King have presented his work. Awards include three Hugos, a Howard, the Silver Medal from the Society of Illustrators, ten Chesleys, and an Inkpot from San Diego ComicCon. Maitz's paintings have hung in forty museums. He's a Signature member of the American Society of Marine Artists and married to author/artist Janny Wurts. Web site: www.paravia.com/DonMaitz.
Anne E.G. Nydam makes relief block prints celebrating the wonders of worlds both real and imaginary, carving her original designs into blocks of rubber or wood, rolling with ink, and pressing by hand in limited editions. Her block prints evoke stories, and she also writes and illustrates books about adventure, creativity, magic, and looking for the best in others. See more at nydamprints.com.
ShaHuskies illustration chronicles the artistic explorations of Matt Szychowski, a Maryland local who enjoys working in a myriad of mediums including watercolors, acrylics, storytelling, and sculpture. His subject matter ranges from animals to landscapes and fanart pieces.
Raised near the Brandywine Valley, Janny Wurts chose to make her love of imaginative subjects her primary focus, developing equal facility with the brush and the pen. She's authored nineteen books, a hardbound collection of short fiction, and nearly thirty contributions to fantasy and science fiction anthologies. Novels and stories have been translated into fourteen languages, worldwide, with most editions in the US and abroad bearing her own jacket and interior art. Current publisher of her Wars of Light and Shadows series is Harper Collins Voyager.
Her imaginative oil paintings have been showcased in NASA's 25th Anniversary exhibit, the Canton Art Museum, Hayden Planetarium in New York, and recognized by two Chesley Awards, and three times received Best of Show at the World Fantasy Convention. Her painting, Dragon's Run, remains in the collection of the Delaware Art Museum. Website: www.paravia.com/JannyWurts