Westercon 72's Artist Guest of Honor - Vinncent Villafranca
Vincent Villafranca has been sculpting and making things since he was a kid in the early 1970’s. While working on a History degree in the late 1980’s, he took a sculpture course as an elective and was introduced to the art of bronze-casting and became hooked. He spent most of the 1990’s making wildlife and Western art.
Vincent attended his first convention in the summer of 2004, ArmadilloCon in Austin, Texas. After seeing that there was an art exhibit at the convention, he began focusing on making fantastic and otherworldly imagery. He started exhibiting his bronze sculptures at conventions in Texas, and eventually at World Fantasy and WorldCon.
In 2009 SFWA (Science fiction & Fantasy Writers of America) commissioned Vincent to design the Ray Bradbury Award for Best Dramatic Presentation. In 2013 he designed the base for the Hugo Award. And most recently, his design won as the new World Fantasy Award.
Vincent has won numerous Chesley Awards for his sculptures. He regularly attends IlluXCon, World Fantasy, WorldCon and several Texas conventions.
Some of the beautiful craftmanship and artwork on the Villafranca Sculpture Webpage.
|Astronaut 4/4/2017||Gremlin Bell||
(2D) Halfling w/ Torch
|Orbiting the Helix||World Fantasy Award Design 2017|
Vincent Casting Bronze