Organizers of fantasy art convention and exhibition IlluXCon 7 have announced the judges for the 2014 show. These six jurors will choose the artists who exhibit in both the Main Show and the Weekend Salon next September 17-21 at the Allentown Art Museum in Allentown, Pennsylvania. The jury is a mix between those who are experts in contemporary imaginative art, as well as experts in the broader field of realist painting, including both practicing artists and eminent academics. Among next year’s jurors will be Guillermo Del Toro, himself an accomplished sketch artist.
Additionally, the first commission for Illuxcon 7 has been revealed on the official Illuxcon website – Conan the Conquered by artist Patrick J. Jones. You can see the art work, along with the official juror announcement, below the list of judges.
Illuxcon 2014 jurors include:
- Guillermo Del Toro
Director, Screenwriter, Producer, Novelist
- Howard Frank
Director of the Frank Foundation; Collector and Historian of the Art of the Fantastic
- Jane Frank
Founder of Worlds of Wonder; Director of the Frank Foundation; Collector and Historian of the Art of the Fantastic
- Dr. Gregory Hedberg
Director of European Art at the Hirschl & Adler Galleries in Manhattan; former Chief Curator of the Wadsworth Atheneum, and first professional Director of the New York Academy of Art
- Dr. Vernon Swanson
Director of the Springville Museum of Art; leading authority and author of the Catalogue Raisonnes on both Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema and John William Godward
- Jeffrey Watts
Founder of the Watts Atelier of the Arts; award-winning realist painter
Organizers Pat and Jeannie Wilshire also said in their announcement that they will start the jury submission process very soon.
Find out more about Illuxcon at illuxcon.com.