Judges

Our judges have a wide variety of expertise and many different art-related backgrounds. The group consists of a former astronaut, professional space artists, art educators, professional graphic artists and illustrators. The judging process goes through several rounds, resulting in the final 25 selected winners.

SPACE ART EXPERTISE

Nicole Stott, Accomplished Space Artist and Former NASA Astronaut - Worked on the International Space Station in 2009 and 2011; Supports Several Non-Profit Organizations focused on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM)
Tampa, FL USA
Website:http://www.npsdiscovery.com/


Joe Vinton, Digital Artist, Renderosity Artist of the Year
Burton, Trent, United Kingdom
Website: http://joevinton.blogspot.co.uk


Richard Green, Senior Video Game and Aerospace Artist/Designer
Seattle, Washington, USA
Website: www.artbot.com


CHILDREN’S ART EXPERTISE

Hans Wolfe, Middle and Upper School Visual Arts Teacher, Visiting Artist Coordinator, Art Department Chair, The Colorado Springs School
Colorado Springs, Colorado USA


COMMERCIAL ART EXPERTISE

Lourn Eidal, Assistant Art Director, Crystal Peak Design
Colorado Springs, Colorado USA


Susanne Arens, President, Crystal Peak Design and Art Director, Photographer, Fine Artist, College Instructor, Executive Director of the Pikes Peak Studio Tour, Board Member for Springs Recovery Connection
Colorado Springs, Colorado USA