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Close to three dozen pieces of the best digital artwork from North America will be featured for the first time at Macworld's Digital Art Contest & Gallery, July 18-21, 2000 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.
Thirty-one award-winning designs, incorporating a variety of styles and disciplines, were selected from more than 600 images submitted by artists, professional graphic designers, hobbyists and students. Featuring artists' demonstrations, as well as examples of the latest software, products and techniques used to create digital art pieces, the Digital Art Contest and Gallery highlights the finest efforts in this rapidly growing art medium. Now in its third year, the Macworld Conference & Expo Digital Art Gallery also travels during the year as a formal exhibition to art galleries and universities throughout the U.S. to highlight this exciting new medium.
Divided into two judging categories, student and non-student, the thirty winning selections were chosen in three separate judging phases by a panel of leading experts from the digital art community, including:
· Nancy Hitchcock, Sr. Assoc. Editor, Electronic Publishing,
· Harold Helderman, Director, Center for Electronic Arts, SF,
· Daniel Carter, Design Director, WIRED Magazine,
· Karen Sperling, Editor and Publisher, Artistry Magazine,
· Rick DeCoyte, Owner, Silicon Gallery, Philadelphia, PA,
· Bert Monroy, Digital Artist, Teacher, Author,
· John Derry, digital artist/co-creator of Painter
· Pedro Meyer, photographer, artist
· Diane Fenster, digital artist
"The quality of the artwork this year is better than ever," according to Daryl Wise, Coordinator of the Macworld Conference & Expo Digital Art Contest and Gallery. "The artwork is professionally presented, and attendees are going to be impressed to see what these talented artists can do with this medium."
The grand prize winner of the Digital Art Contest receives a trip to a future Macworld Conference & Expo, including airfare, hotel and a Super Pass, along with a variety of new hardware and software. Other prizes include: Iomega Jaz drives, Wacom Intuos Graphic Tablets, Printers by Tektronix, Aladdin Systems utility software, subscriptions to Artistry, WIRED and Digital Fine Artist Magazines, Royality-free Klips from Comstock, asset management software from Canto, books by Peachpit Press and an Iris print of their image by Electric Paintbrush.
The Digital Art Contest and Gallery is sponsored by Iomega, Corel, Wacom, National Association of Photoshop Professionals and Tektronix printers by Xerox.