Digital artists invited to submit entries for new festival

I came across the following press release while checking out my Google News feeds. – BK

New ‘Digital Arts’ Festival Fuses Art & Technology
Digital Artists Invited to Submit Entries

ALYS BEACH, Fla., May 6 /PRNewswire/ — A Florida beach resort town will host a unique festival on Labor Day weekend.

“Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach” was created to celebrate and promote the world’s most talented and innovative digital artists. But the event has a very unusual twist.

“We’re inviting digital artists from around the world to project their original artwork onto our town’s famous white walls,” said Kelli Arnold, Alys Beach’s Events Coordinator. “Our entire town will literally become their blank canvas.”

Sometimes referred to as “Photon Bombing,” “Guerilla Projection,” “Projection Bombing” or “Urban Projection,” underground artists around the globe have already been using the latest design, animation and projection technologies to cast their images onto skyscrapers and other urban structures, as a means of artistic expression.

“Some of the talent that we’re finding is truly stunning,” said Arnold.

To help lure that talent, Alys Beach has announced numerous award categories and over $5,000 in cash prizes, including a $2,500 “Best of Show” award. A certain number of qualified artists may also be eligible for cash stipends to help them attend the event.

The festival will be hosted by several celebrity and industry expert judges, including Alan Hunter — MTV’s very first “VeeJay,” co-host of the “Big 80’s” channel on Sirius Satellite Radio, and co-founder of the Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival, and Warren Heaton, an award-winning digital media artist and UCLA professor, whose film, video and interactive media projects include such clients as Adobe, Aquantive Microsoft, Concorde-New Horizons, DirecTV, Motor Entertainment and Walt Disney Imagineering.

Artists are encouraged to submit their original works of digital art for consideration as soon as possible. Entries may include new or existing abstract digital imagery, short films, photography, VJ sets, animations, YouTube videos, Adobe PhotoShop creations or entirely new interactive concepts. All subject matter is eligible for the festival, although a special $1,000 prize will be awarded to the best entry with a “green” or environmental theme. The deadline for all submissions is Friday, July 11, 2008. The festival will be held on the evening of Saturday, August 30, 2008.

Alys Beach is located in Florida’s panhandle on Scenic Highway 30A, between Destin and Panama City Beach, along what The New York Times said “may be the best beach in the continental U.S.” In April, Forbes.com named Alys Beach America’s “Best Spot for the Design-Savvy.”

For more information about Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach, visit www.alysbeach.com/DG, call toll-free 1-866-481-8387, or email events(at)alysbeach(dot)com.

TV of Tomorrow Show 2007 looking for artists

Posted by: Brian

Wow! It has been a busy morning. I have been finding all sorts of events related to technology and the arts, and the TV of Tomorrow Show being held in San Francisco March 13-14, 2007, is yet another one I feel the need to mention here.

In addition, the show is seeking submissions from artists…

Call to Artists
We are seeking artistic interpretations of the theme “The TV of Tomorrow” to be displayed at the show. If you have something you’d like to submit, please contact Tracy at 415-824-5806 or swedlow@itvt.com for details…Learn more (PDF)

“ComiIdol 2007” – First Digital Artist Superstars Contest!

Posted by: Brian

“ComiIdol 2007” – First Digital Artist Superstars Contest!
Posted Monday, February 5, 2007

To catalyze the growth of the interactive digital media sector and the creative arts in Singapore, ComiAsia with the support of the Media Development Authority of Singapore have launched the first “ComiIdol 2007”, a national contest to find, nurture and promote internationally the best digital artists in Singapore!

Any aspiring individuals – from novices to professional digital artists – with an interest in creating digital art and comics will have the opportunity to submit and showcase their work, and stand a chance to win the coveted title of “ComiIdol 2007”!

Many of the Island’s institutes of higher learning, including Singapore Polytechnic, ITE College Central and LASALLE-SIA College of Arts, have already pledged their support for, and entries to, “ComiIdol 2007”.

Continue reading…

Technology Expanding the Horizon: Call for work

Posted by: Brian

Digital Arts and Culture at UWM: Technology Expanding the Horizon: Call for work

From Marthe Grohman, OSU Art:

Technology strongly affects our existence within and our perceptions of the contemporary landscape. Artists are invited to submit work that examines technology’s relationship to physical and psychological space. Selected work will be exhibited for two weeks in conjunction with a symposium entitled “Technology Expanding the Horizon: A Reinterpretation & Investigation of the Landscape” scheduled for March 29 & 30, 2007, at The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.