Art Show

Star Wars Celebration Art Show Talent Selected

Brian Rood
Brian Rood
Star Wars Celebration Europe 2013

Chris Trevas
Chris Trevas
Star Wars Celebration Europe 2013

Malcolm Tween
Malcolm Tween
Star Wars Celebration Europe 2013

Tsuneo Sanda
Tsuneo Sanda
Star Wars Celebration Europe 2013

For this Star Wars Celebration, coming April 16-19 to the Anaheim Convention Center, the competition to be a part of the Celebration Art Show was fierce. Talented Star Wars artists – many more than for any previous Celebration – sent in original concepts for consideration. In order to be in competition for the show, the artists must have already created Star Wars work for Lucasfilm or for a Lucasfilm licensee. Each was well-established in the Star Wars art world, but to keep the Art Show at Celebration within reasonable numbers, we had to select a much smaller number than applied.

To answer the challenge of selecting a limited number of artists from a large, capable field, Lucasfilm’s Celebration team brought together an A-list of Lucasfilm talent to do the judging.

From Industrial Light & Magic Art Department:
John Bell Sr. VFX Art Director
Alex Jeager Sr. VFX Art Director
Christian Alzmann Sr. 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

We rounded out the list of judges with experts in Star Wars characters and continuity, like Pablo Hidalgo, Leland Chee, Pete Vilmur and Brian Merten. Concepts were identified by number, so our judges made their selections based on the concepts alone, without knowing the names of the artists.

Congratulations to These Celebration Art Show Artists!

  • 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
  • Shea Standefer
  • Chris Trevas
  • Malcom Tween
  • Jerry Vanderstelt
  • Russell Walks
  • Marc Wolfe
  • Brent Woodside

Look for these artists, and for their work created exclusively for Star Wars Celebration, in the Art Show presented by ACME Archives, and in their own booths on the Celebration Experience Show Floor. First looks of their artwork for the show will be posted on and starting in February. Take a look at the Star Wars Celebration Anaheim key art by Craig Drake.

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