The Art Awakens Collection

The Force is strong with these artists.

What’s not to love about Art and Star Wars, so when one of the most anticipated pop culture art shows of all-time at the Gallery1988 in Los Angeles, featuring some of the top professional and emerging artists, I couldn’t miss featuring it on MilnersBlog. The exhibit was auctioned off in the name of Star Wars: Force for Change to benefit UNICEF Kid Power.

The opening night at Gallery1988 was visited by none other than Star Wars: The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams and Screenwriter Lawrence Kasden to see first hand the Star Wars: The Art Awakens officially licensed showcase of work inspired by a galaxy far, far away. In addition to many of the talented artists behind the various Star Wars art pieces you can see below…more than 80 in all ( I hope I’ve got them all) you can also see the five winners of the Art Awakens Fan Art Competition.

The Art Awakens Complete Collection

1983 by Lorraine Loots, her tiny drawings are so exquisite, it’s almost impossible to imagine how they’re created.

Taking a Sick Day by Kiersten Essenpreis …Most impressive

The Old Master ‘YODA‘ Painting by Naoto Hattori

Here is the glorious New Order by Bennett Slater

Now check out this insanely detailed screen print ‘The Battle of Yavin‘ on black foil by Anthony Petrie

My favourite Hope by Nate Frizzell

Hoth Hotel by Alex Pardee

Sandcrawler by Josh Keyes

Punch it Chewie by  Brandi Milne

The Force Awakens T-70 X-Wing by Matt Taylor

Rescue by Mark Englert

The Jedi Path by Andrew DeGraff who put in over 600 hours of work,  and I think he absolutely nailed it with this painting for Art Awakens. This map represents all locations and every Jedi Knight and Sith Lord’s path trajectory as well as every spaceship/vehicle they travel in all 6 Star Wars movies.

By Scott C

In addition, five winners of the Art Awakens Fan Art Competition, chosen by a judging committee that includes members from Disney, Lucasfilm and the legendary visual effects house Industrial Light & Magic, also had their art included in the gallery exhibit and all got flown out to Los Angeles to attend a VIP opening reception, see their winning work below.

All the original pieces will be up for auction on eBay with proceeds to benefit UNICEF Kid Power, an innovative new program that uses the world’s first Wearable-For-Good to get youth physically active to provide lifesaving, nutrition-rich food packets to kids in need around the world in the name of Star Wars: Force for Change.

Showcased artists included:

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Aaron Jasinski
Alex Pardee
Andrew Degraff
Andrew Thompson
Andy Stattmiller
Anthony Petrie
Ashton Gallagher
Benjie Escobar
Bennett Slater
Brad Hill
Brandi Milne
Bruce White
Chris B. Murray
Clark Orr
Dan McCarthy
Dan Mumford
Danielle Murray
Dave Perillo
Dave Quiggle
Eric Tan
JC Richard
Jeff Boyes
Joey Remmers
Joey Spiotto
Josh Keyes
Joshua Budich
Julian Callos
Justin Santora
Kelly McKernan
Ken Garduno
Kiersten Essenpreis
Kris Lewis
Kristin Tercek
Leontine Greenberg
Lola Gil
Lorraine Loots
Louis Perez
Marie Bergeron
Mark Englert
Matt Taylor
Meghan Stratman
Mike Shinoda
N.C. Winters
Nan Lawson
Naoto Hattori
Nate Frizzell
Nathan Stapley
Nicole Gustafsson
Rich Kelly
Rob Prior
Robert Bowen
Roland Tamayo
Ruel Pascual
Sam Wolfe Connelly
Sarah Joncas
Scott C
Scott Listfield
Shannon Bonatakis
Stephen Andrade
Tom Whalen
Travis Louie
Veronica Fish