“Games of Thrones” Author Curates Art Show at Seattle Gallery

Winter is coming to Seattle’s LTD. Art Gallery on March 23 with a show of  “Game of Thrones”-inspired artwork. Organized by gallery owner James Monosmith and the author of the “Song of Ice and Fire” books on which the HBO show is based, George R. R. Martin himself, this exhibition isn’t filled with your average fan art.

“Winter Is Coming” includes work by more than 70 artists who have backgrounds in games, art books, and other series ephemera, and came at the recommendation of Martin.“It gives the artist a chance to flex their imagination,” Monosmith said to Wired. “They don’t have the crutch of what it looks like in real life, so they have to play with technique and come up with something really cool—they help your imagination explore the world.”

Before “Game of Thrones” returns on April 6, whet your appetite for all things Westeros with the works below.

"The King of Summers End" by Jason Engle

"Dragonstone" by Marco Cardonna

"Taking the Black" by Michael Moses

— Alanna Martinez (@lanna_martinez)

(Photos: Wired and LTD. Art Gallery, top image detail of Steve Thomas’s “The Hands Tourney”)