LightBox Expo On-line to Host 3rd Once-a-year Concept Artwork Awards

LightBox Expo On-line (LBXO) returns September 7 – 12 this year’s celebration of visible arts will attribute around 400 attendees and more than 200 shows for everybody from aspiring artists and pupils to industry experts and admirers, with a emphasis on animation, illustration, and concept art.

Showcased visitors will involve Oscar winner Domee Shi (director of Bao, future Turning Crimson) Phil Boutte Jr. (costume idea artist, Black Panther) Maggie Kang (director of K-Pop: Demon Hunters) Derek Thompson (tale artist, Toy Story 4) Armand Serrano (background designer, What If…?) Jill Culton (director of Abominable) and Carlos Grangel (character designer, Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride).

“LightBox Expo Online 2020 was an remarkable weekend of art and artistry all through a demanding 12 months,” commented character designer and illustrator Bobby Chiu. “We’ve appear back this yr with an occasion that is even even bigger, improved and broader in scope, encompassing virtually a total week’s really worth of programming and routines.”

On Saturday, September 11 at 6PM PST, LBXO will existing the third yearly Notion Artwork Awards, hosted by Aldis Hodge (Black Adam) and Krystina Arielle (Star Wars: The Superior Republic). The Notion Artwork Awards is developed by The Strategy Art Association, an corporation that focuses on elevating and elevating the profile of concept artists. It stays the only award present of its kind to understand and deliver greater recognition to the purpose of notion artists through the entire world of enjoyment.

Artists will be honored for their inventive excellence in the skilled groups of Are living-Action for Film and Series Animation for Film and Collection Video games VR Initial Principles/Independent Student Function and Enthusiast Artwork. Perform was submitted from initiatives such as Soul Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Raya and The Very last Dragon Lovecraft State Mulan WandaVision Cyberpunk 2077 Loki and Environment of Warcraft. A comprehensive see of 2021 finalists are available here.

This year’s Life time Achievement Awards will be introduced to pioneers that have not only pushed the notion artwork planet ahead but are still actively operating in the market and mentoring the following technology of artists.

  • Craig Mullins – credits include things like Armageddon, Bioshock 2, and Halo.
  • Iain McCaig – credits include things like Star Wars: Episode 1, 2 & 3, Avengers: Endgame.

The LBX Concept Artwork Luminary Award celebrates a human being from the concept artwork community who has produced an effects with their artwork in the earlier year – this year’s honoree is:

  • Andy Park for his perform on WandaVision and Black Widow.

“Each year, the Strategy Art Awards is a spotlight of Light Box Expo,” shared Emerald Metropolis Comic Con founder Jim Demonakosis. “We’re thrilled to be ready to existing LBXO and the Idea Artwork Awards yet again even though we are still cognizant of the ongoing pandemic. We’re particularly delighted to be equipped to convey folks from all-around the world who wouldn’t essentially be capable to travel to California to make a unforgettable weekend celebrating artwork.”

LBXO attendees can navigate a 3D digital show flooring featuring over 300 artists from throughout the globe. Registration for LightBox Expo On the web is now open up. Supplemental details is accessible below.

The Idea Art Affiliation was founded by Creative Recruiter Rachel Meinerding and producer and co-founder of the BRIC Foundation, Nicole Hendrix. Sponsors for the 2021 Strategy Artwork Awards offered by LightBox Expo involve Artstation Adobe Wacom Legacy Results Costume Designers Guild Nearby 892 The Animation Guild Area 839 Art Administrators Guild Community 800 College for Resourceful Scientific tests ImagineFX Magazine Gnomon College of VFX + Animation Schoolism and ArtCenter College of Style and design.

Resource: LightBox Expo