This year’s Art Show opens Friday night with the Boskone Opening Ceremony and Reception in the Galleria. For more information, please visit our Art Show Information page.

Demos and Discussions

Boskone boasts rich art programming full of live demos, discussions, and exhibits. See our Artists in action as they create a new painting right before your eyes! Also, check out the art show for a unique look at some of the best art in the speculative fiction world and attend our art panels for in-depth and engaging discussions about art and the speculative art field.

Official Artist: Dave SeeleyDave Seeley

Dave Seeley claims to be a victim of modern mass media and the one-second-MTV-vid-shot, hence the moniker “Image Junkie”. He is far more influenced by contemporary sci-fi film noir than by the legacy of science fiction illustration.

Dave came from an education in architecture and fine art. After 10 years as an award-winning architect, he was seduced by the glamour of illustration and derailed his career for the far more immediate gratification of image making. The inner-architect is flourishing in his work, where a sense of materials fetishism, and a love of spatial atmospherics are omnipresent.

Dave’s recent monograph, The Art of Dave Seeley, published by Insight Editions, has received top ranked reviews from ImagineFX magazine and In addition, Dave is one of 10 artists profiled in Dick Jude’s Fantasy Art Masters by Harper Collins, and profiled in Karen Haber’s Masters of Science Fiction and Fantasy Art. He is a contributor to Jane Frank’s Pixel or Paint by NonStop Press. Dave is interviewed in issue 39 of ImagineFX Magazine, and is featured in the August ’06 Art Scene International. He is also featured in the documentary film by Michael MacDonald at Roadhouse films called Visions From the Edge: The Art of Science Fiction, and will be featured in the upcoming Bill Neimeyer film Art of the Fantastic. You can see more printed work in SPECTRUM: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art , Ballistic’s Exposé, and d-artist Concept Art.

Clients Include: Hasbro, Disney, Lucasfilm, Vivendi Universal, Microsoft Games Studios, FromSoft Games, Sideshow Collectibles, Sony, Baen Books, Tor Books, Randomhouse / Del Rey / Ballantine Books / Penguin, Harlequin Gold Eagle, Ace, St Martins, Kensington Books, PYR press, Simon and Schuster, Harper Collins, Scholastic, Harcourt School Publishers, Night Shade Books, Solaris Books, Midway Games, Fox Interactive, The Village Voice, Heavy Metal Magazine, Popular Science Magazine, Boy’s Life Magazine, Humanoids Publishing, White Wolf Publishing, FASA, Wizards of the Coast, TSR, Wild Planet Toys, DC Comics, and a host of advertising firms.

You can see, commission, learn about and buy work in multiple media at

Special Art Exhibit

Finlay, Virgil: Angel Island. Famous Fantastic Mysteries, February,1949.

100 Years of Black and White SF&F Illustration
by Joe Siclari & Edie Stern

When we think of science fiction and fantasy art, we normally remember the beautiful covers that we see on books, magazines, posters and calendars. Too often, the art inside these publications is ignored. The interior illustrations can be elegant in their style and imagination; a simple line drawing can be exquisite in its execution.

In this year’s Boskone art exhibit, we aim to provide a representative sampling of science fiction and fantasy illustration from both genre and non-genre sources. Ranging from comic strips to advertising, from children’s literature to horror, from the everyday working artist to some of the most celebrated of the field, the exhibit will cover every decade since 1900.

At Boskone 54, the black and white art on display will feature a wide variety of styles and subjects. Artists represented will include:

Bonestell, Chesley: Crashing the Unknown, Aviation Week, August 21, 1950

Rick Berry, Hannes Bok, Chesley Bonestell, Thomas Canty, Edd Cartier, Vincent Di Fate, Leo & Diane Dillon, Bob Eggleton, Ed Emsh, Virgil Finlay, Kelly Freas, Mel Hunter, Roy Krenkel, Greg Manchess,  Paul Orban, John Picacio, J. Allen St. John, John Schoenherr, Lawrence Sterne Stevens,  Gahan Wilson, Wally Wood and dozens of additional artists, both classic and modern.

Join us as we explore the last 100 years of black and white illustration, which we’ll see (as always) through the collections of local artists and enthusiasts. Tell us what you think; we’ll be in the art show.

Several artworks are for sale.

Art Show & Tours

Boskone features the most impressive speculative art show in New England. This year’s Art Show will showcase original works by Official Artist Dave Seeley as well as dozens of artists from  New England and beyond. The show will have 100 panels, plus about a dozen tables for 3-D work. For an up-to-date listing of confirmed artists, please visit Boskone’s Artists/Art Resellers page.

For those interested in taking a piece of original art home, the Art Show hosts a silent auction which runs through throughout the weekend, closing at noon on Sunday. Winning bids and art show sales occur from 1-3pm on Sunday.

Cathy & Arnie Fenner Touring the Art Show
Cathy & Arnie Fenner Touring the Art Show in February 2016.

Print Shop

The Art Show also includes a Print Shop, with hundreds of reproductions available for immediate sale, and a resale area where anyone may enter previously-purchased items that they wish to sell.