Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Star Wars Celebration Anaheim Artists Announced

By: Dominic Jones

Star Wars Celebration Anaheim is just five months away and the announcements are starting to roll in.  Today StarWars.com revealed the artists that will be taking part in the Celebration Art show, a tradition at Star Wars Celebration.  Record numbers of artists submitted their work for consideration and Lucasfilm put together a team of judges to choose who would have the honor of taking part in the art show.  The artists selected will each feature a print created for Celebration.  The Star Wars Celebration Anaheim artists are:
  • Steve Anderson
  • Drew Baker
  • Lin Zy Busch
  • Matt Busch
  • Jeff Carlisle
  • Jason Christman
  • Jeff Confer
  • Katie Cook
  • Joe Corroney
  • Doug Cowan
  • Mark Daniels
  • Chris Dee
  • Terry Dodson
  • Grant Gould
  • Karen Hallion
  • Scott Harben
  • Stephen Hayford
  • Jessica Hickman
  • Adam Hughes
  • Brandon Kenney
  • Brian Kesinger
  • Lee Kohse
  • Ken Lashley
  • Erik Maell
  • Randy Martinez
  • Brian Miller
  • Jake Murray
  • William O’Neill
  • Jason Palmer
  • Brian Rood
  • Alex Ross
  • Tsuneo Sanda
  • Cat Staggs
  • Shae Standefer
  • Chris Trevas
  • Malcom Tween
  • Jerry Vanderstelt
  • Russell Walks
  • Marc Wolfe
  • Brent Woodside
The artists were selected by a panel of judges from various groups at Lucasfilm and Disney.  The judges were:
From Industrial Light & Magic Art Department:
  • John Bell — Sr. VFX Art Director
  • Alex Jeager — Sr. VFX Art Director
  • Christian Alzmann — r. VFX Art Director
  • Aaron McBride — Sr. VFX Art Director
  • David Nakabayashi — Creative Director
From Lucasfilm Animation:
  • Kilian Plunkett — Art Director
  • Amy Beth Christianson — Sr. Concept Artist
From Disney Consumer Products:
  • Troy Alders — Art Director
From Disney Interactive:
  • Hez Chorba — Creative Director
  • Shereen Von Trapp — Graphic Designer
In addition, "experts in Star Wars characters and continuity" Pablo Hidalgo, Leland Chee, Pete Vilmur, and Brian Merten, also served as judges.

Congratulations to all the artist selected!  We can wait to see your prints in Anaheim.  

Star Wars Celebration Anaheim takes place from April 16-19, 2015 in Anaheim, California.  Get your tickets here.

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