Jeff Sturgeon

MisCon 31 Attending Professional

Jeff is a northwest artist known for his award-winning paintings usually involving space in one form or another. He paints primarily with acrylics on either textured metal or canvas. His work has appeared on many book and magazine covers.

In a former life Jeff was a long time computer game artist/ art director most notably with Electronic Arts Seattle. He lives in the Cascade foothills of Washington with sons Corwin and Duncan.

Jeff is a northwest artist known for his beautiful award winning metal paintings usually involving space in one form or another. Jeff is also known for beautiful landscapes.

Jeff paints primarily with acrylics on either textured metal or canvas and his work has appeared on many book and magazine covers. Jeff is a guest and has been an AGOH at numerous cons around the country. Jeff is a member of the IAAA, the International Astronomical Artists Association.

Jeff's work has won numerous awards over the years but he's most proud of his Best of Show at NASFIC 2005, Judges Choice and 2 Childrens Choice awards LAcon4 WorldSF Con 2006 and a Judges Choice and Peoples Choice Best of Show Devention WorldSF Con 2008. Jeff was awarded one of the six coveted awards at Renovation, 2011 WorldSF Con in Reno, NV. Jeff has also been awarded Norwescon's Best of Show three times and this year he was awarded Peoples Choice Best SF for the 6th time.

Jeff in a former life was a long time computer game artist/ art director most notably with Electronic Arts Seattle. He lives in the Cascade foothills of Wa with sons Corwin and Duncan.

Scheduled Panels and Presentations:

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(Tentative)

  • panel Fri 2:00 - 2:50 PM, Meet the Artists, Dragon Pavilion (1)
    Panelists: Philo Barnhart, Chuck Bordell, Jean Carlos, Rob Carlos, Tony Gregori, Vandy Hall, Todd Lockwood, Charles D. Moisant, Nikki Rossignol, Jeff Sturgeon, John Wright

    Here's your first opportunity to meet and hang out with MisCon 31's artists. You can talk art, ask questions, have a cup of coffee, get things signed, whatever you want. Just come hang out.

  • Break Fri 2:50 - Fri 4:00
  • panel Fri 4:00 - 4:50 PM, How to Become an Artist, Ballroom C
    Moderator: Jean Carlos; Panelists: Philo Barnhart, Rob Carlos, Tony Gregori, Todd Lockwood, Charles D. Moisant, Jeff Sturgeon

    Pro illustrators and artists team up to discuss all aspects of building a career in art, from developing art skills to gaining exposure, breaking in, negotiating contracts, and more. If you love drawing and painting and want to pursue a career doing what you love, this is the panel for you!

  • Break Fri 4:50 - Sat 11:00
  • panel Sat 11:00 - 11:50 AM, Jeff Sturgeon's Last Cities of Earth, Ballroom C
    Panelists: David Boop, Todd Lockwood, J.A. Pitts, Jeff Sturgeon, Peter Wacks (pjwacks)

    Learn all about the upcoming anthology and art book, Jeff Sturgeon's Last Cities of Earth, an upcoming anthology and art book from a bunch of past MisCon GoHs and pros. Our panelists have all contributed to the book, and Jeff Sturgeon himself will be on hand to talk about his project. This thing is going to be big!

  • Break Sat 11:50 - Sat 7:00
  • panel Sat 7:00 - 7:50 PM, Virtual Reality Live Art: Jeff Sturgeon, Atrium
    Panelists: Jeff Sturgeon

    Come watch past Artist GoH Jeff Sturgeon create live 3D art using the HTC Vive. Will he paint with fire? With snow? Laser ribbons? Yes he will! And you'll be able to watch it on a pathetically normal 2D screen, but the results are amazing.

  • Break Sat 7:50 - Sun 11:00
  • panel Sun 11:00 - 11:50 AM, Artist Pictionary, Jefferson
    Moderator: Jean Carlos; Panelists: Rob Carlos, Vandy Hall, Nikki Rossignol, Jeff Sturgeon

    Watch our artists duke it out in a game of Pictionary.

  • panel Sun Noon - 12:50 PM, Jeff Sturgeon Art Demo, Spotlight
    Panelists: Jeff Sturgeon

    Jeff's award winning art is easily recognizable, come and learn his unique style and techniques while you watch him work. The guy paints crazy stuff on metal plates!

  • Break Sun 12:50 - Sun 2:00
  • panel Sun 2:00 - 3:50 PM, Artists' Corner, Monster Tent (1)
    Panelists: Chuck Bordell, Tony Gregori, Vandy Hall, Cheyenna Krone, Charles D. Moisant, Nikki Rossignol, Jeff Sturgeon, John Wright

    Hang out with some of MisCon's artists as they draw, paint, or play around with whatever catches their interest. Want to bring your own art materials and make your own stuff? Please do. Want to ask questions about anything art-related? Now is your chance. Just want to eat a sandwich and watch Rob Carlos draw some awesome dragons? Come have a seat. This is an informal hangout session--come and go as you like, or drop in for a few minutes between panels.

  • Break Sun 3:50 - Mon 11:00
  • panel Mon 11:00 - 12:50 PM, Artists' Corner, Monster Tent (1)
    Panelists: Philo Barnhart, Jean Carlos, Rob Carlos, Tony Gregori, Vandy Hall, Cheyenna Krone, Todd Lockwood, Charles D. Moisant, Nikki Rossignol, Jeff Sturgeon

    Hang out with some of MisCon's artists as they draw, paint, or play around with whatever catches their interest. Want to bring your own art materials and make your own stuff? Please do. Want to ask questions about anything art-related? Now is your chance. Just want to eat a sandwich and watch Rob Carlos draw some awesome dragons? Come have a seat. This is an informal hangout session--come and go as you like, or drop in for a few minutes between panels.


Note: Guest and pro biographical information may have been updated since MisCon 31.


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