2020 Concept Art Awards - Miyazaki to Receive Lifetime Achievement

ANNOUNCING THE 2020 CONCEPT ART AWARDS FINALISTS & LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT RECIPIENTS

Awards Show Shines a Spotlight on the Role of Concept Artists in the Entertainment Industry


(LOS ANGELES, CA) On September 12th, the Concept Art Association will bring its annual award show: The Concept Art Awards, Presented by LightBox Expo- virtual! The event will be hosted by Max Greenfield (New Girl) and Carla Renata (Superstore) and is the first of its kind to recognize and bring increased awareness of the role of concept artists throughout the world of movies, television, video games, VR and more.

The Concept Art Association was created with the mission of elevating and raising the profile of concept artists, their art and their involvement in various entertainment industries. At the center of their organization is an annual Concept Art Awards show, where these behind-the-scenes individuals working in entertainment concept art are showcased and recognized for their craft. The Concept Art Association was founded by Talent Manager Rachel Meinerding and producer and co-founder of the BRIC Foundation, Nicole Hendrix.

This year's Lifetime Achievement Awards will be presented to creator and Co-Founder of Studio Ghibli, Hayao Miyazaki (My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away) and legendary fantasy artist Brian Froud (The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth). These pioneers have pushed the concept art world forward and paved the way for entertainment artists everywhere. The LBX Concept Art Luminary Award, celebrating a person from the concept art community who has made an impact with their artwork in the past year will be presented to Christian Alzmann for his work on The Child in Star Wars: The Mandalorian.

During the event, artists will be honored for their artistic excellence in the Professional categories of Live Action for film and series, Animation for film and series, Games (both mobile and PC/console), VR, and then Original Concepts/Independent, Student Work, and Fan Art. Art was submitted from projects such as: Last of Us Part II, Klaus, Birds of Prey, Frozen 2, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, and many more.

View the 2020 Finalists Here: https://www.conceptartassociation.com/

Sponsors for the 2020 Concept Art Awards Presented by LightBox Expo include Legacy Effects, The Art Directors Guild Local 800, MPTF, Adobe, ImagineFX Magazine, Gnomon School of VFX + Animation, Stuart Ng Books, and BakersMan. This year's show will also focus on raising funds for the MPTF (Motion Picture & Television Fund)'s COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund. It provides temporary financial assistance for needs created or complicated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 2020 Concept Art Awards will take place on Saturday night, September 12th as part of LightBox Expo Online's virtual programming. Registration for LightBox Expo Online is open to anyone with an internet connection worldwide! There are four tiers for attendees to choose from. As little as $1 gets you access to the whole weekend, while the highest tier, $40, gets you an tote bag featuring with artwork created for LightBox Expo Online by renowned Hellboy creator Mike Mignola, as well as an exclusive print by concept artist, and LightBox Expo Creative Director, Bobby Chiu, and much more! For more information, please visit www.lightboxexpo.com.

Learn more about the Concept Art Association and the 2020 Concept Art Awards Presented by LightBox Expo at: https://www.conceptartassociation.com/ and follow us on Instagram @conceptartassociation.

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