In early May I was a featured artist at the Spectrum Fantastic Art Live event in Kansas City, MO. With anyone who needs a refresher, Spectrum is a hardcover annual expose’ on the best of the best in the fantasy, horror, and sci-fi arts community. As quoted on their official website: “Spectrum matches or significantly exceeds the circulations of the other art annuals/source books published each year. Spectrum is sold in the mass market through all the major bookstores. Copies are also sent to many art directors and publishers to maximize exposure for the artists featured in the book. More eyes means more opportunities. As an international resource, participants report receiving commissions for work from clients from around the globe who have cited Spectrum as their contact source. Spectrum doesn’t exist to categorize or define fantastic art; rather, it exists to honor the imaginations of very special artists who delight in helping us see the world in a wonderfully different light. It’s our job to help them reach a wider appreciative audience.” In Summary, SPECTRUM ROCKS.
Now for the last three years Spectrum has gone live and hosts an enormous gathering of 200+ of their featured artists, and dazzles us with meet and greets, top notch catering (yum), and the always a spectacle “Spectrum Awards Ceremony”. We walk the red carpet, have our photos snapped by paparazzi, and generally carry on like 200 + amazing artists under one seriously lavish roof could be expected to. As I did last year, I had the time of my life shaking hands with legends and selling my best works to a hungry-for-more collector population! Below you will find some pics I was somehow able to snap before the show opened and tried to capture the feel for the event (though there is virtually NO way to capture the size)…however, as many of you understand, this energy transcends far beyond what a camera can capture and I guess you really did just have to be there!
From the bottom of my squishy tentacled heart, I’d like to thank the Lazarus Potter, all the participating artists, and of course Fenners for their continued support and generosity in light, love, and art magic. Until next year….God Speed Fellow Spectrumites, God Speed!!!!