All sorts of Images of Interest
I did not receive the same license to shoot pictures at the Archon 43 Art Show as my rare opportunity afforded by Peri Charlifu to photograph his artwork at FenCon XVI, But I’d like to highlight three of the artists who are showing artwork at Archon 43, even so.
Archon 43’s Artist Guest of Honor is Mitchell Bentley, who owns Atomic Fly Studios. I’ve known Mitch since he and I were both very young, and just beginning to work out what sort of artists we wanted to be. He was living in Tulsa, OK, working with oil paintings. I was under the illusion that I wanted to become an illustrator. We’ve both evolved since then!
Mitch has moved several times, earned a Master of Arts degree and lived in a variety of places. I’ve stayed basically in the same place, but had several different art-related and art-adjacent careers.
Not all of Mitch’s images featured in this post are among his artwork at Archon 43, but I thought they were representative of some of the things he does really well.
Rachael Mayo also has artwork at Archon 43. She “dragons” frequently, and she does it extraordinarily well. She has an active presence on DeviantArt as rachaelm5, and a devoted following at sf convention art shows.
Lucy A. Synk
As you know if you’ve been following my blog this summer, I’ve been acting as Lucy A. Synk’s agent at sf convention art shows this year. You’ve possibly already seen displays of her work on my blog posts and Facebook pages.
Here are some of her individual images you may enjoy. They were displayed and sold at sf conventions earlier this year.
These three artists represent only a fraction of the artists who are exhibiting in the Archon 43 Art Show. Each offers an individual and beautiful approach to a science fiction or fantasy subject. I hope you’ve enjoyed this glimpse of the artists and the artwork at Archon 43.
IMAGE CREDITS: Jan S. Gephardt photographed the entrance to the Archon 43 Art Show, and first posted it on Facebook. The Mitchell Bentley images are all © by Mitchell Davidson Bentley. Quantum Presence, Starspawn, and Wild Ride all came from Bentley’s website.
Tyrell Gephardt took the photos of Lucy A. Synk’s Art Show panels specifically so he could text them to her after he put them up. She gave us permission to blog about them. My company Weird Sisters Publishing LLC has licensed the use of the three individual images for uses such as this. All of Lucy’s artwork shown here is © 2019 by Lucy A. Synk.