The annual "Into the Pixel" contest is now taking submission. This is the third year for the contest which features art from various video games produced throughout the year. The winners are announced and displayed at E3 each year on opening day. It's actually a pretty cool contest and it's a great way to scope out some of the artwork behind the games. Submissions are being taken until March 3rd and can be submitted through the official website
for the event. The site also features previous winners
and is well worth checking out.
Attention All Game Artists:
Third Annual "Into the Pixel" Is Open for Submissions
Video game art exhibition showcases industry's artistic talent --
selected by world-renowned museum curators, cutting-edge gallery
owners, and interactive entertainment art veterans
The amazing artwork familiar to many video gamers has caught
the attention of some of the most influential members of the
art world. The 2006 "Into the Pixel" Art Exhibition (ITP) is
an exploration and celebration of the art of the video game,
juried by interactive entertainment industry veterans and
experts from the art establishment.
Now in its third year, "Into the Pixel" has established itself
as the one annual opportunity for computer and video game
artists to receive critical review of their creative
achievements by both peers in the digital art world and
renowned fine art experts.
The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3Expo) is co-producing
"Into the Pixel" with The Academy of Interactive Arts &
Sciences and the Prints & Drawings Council of the Los Angeles
County Museum of Art (PDC-LACMA).
The deadline for submissions is Friday, March 3, 2006, at 9
a.m. (EST). "Into the Pixel" 2006 will kick-off with a Gallery
Opening and art unveiling reception on Wednesday, May 10, at
5:30 p.m. The ITP Gallery will remain open during E3Expo show
hours on May 11 and 12.
SUBMIT ART TO:
Art submissions must be taken from published, or soon to be
published, computer and video games. Entry for "Into the
Pixel" is open to Academy members and E3Expo exhibiting
companies. Artists may submit up to three original works.
Deadline is March 3, 2006, at 9 a.m. (EST). Artists should
consult www.intothepixel.com for detailed information and to
submit their art.
- Kevin Salatino, Curator of Prints & Drawings,
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
- Cynthia Burlingham, Director Grunwald Center for the Graphic
Arts, UCLA/Deputy Director of Collections, Hammer Museum
- Ryan Church, Freelance Concept Artist/Formerly Senior Art
Director, Industrial Light & Magic
- Caryn Coleman, Co-owner and Director,
art gallery sixspace / art.blogging.la
- Lorne Lanning, President and Creative Director,
- Tim Langdell, Professor, University of Southern California/
Chairman, EDGE Games
- Louis Marchesano, Curator of Prints & Drawings,
The Getty Research Institute
E3Expo is the world's premier trade show for computer and
video games and related products. The show is owned by the
Entertainment Software Association (ESA), the U.S. association
dedicated to serving the business and public affairs needs of
the companies publishing interactive games for video game
consoles, handheld devices, personal computers, and the
Internet. For more information, please visit www.e3expo.com or
The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences is a non-profit
organization of nearly 8000 members, solely dedicated to
serving the entertainment software industry. The mission of
the Academy is to promote and advance common interests in the
worldwide entertainment software community, recognize
outstanding achievement in interactive content, enhance the
image and awareness of entertainment software, and conduct an
annual awards show. The Academy's board includes senior
executives from the major video game companies, including
Sony, Nintendo, Electronic Arts, Microsoft, Atari, Take Two,
Activision, THQ and Ubisoft. Current members represent such
varied fields as: art and graphics, animation, acting,
interactive design, production, software engineering, sound
design and music, testing and quality assurance, video and
special effects, editorial and storyline writing, as well as
the business segment of the industry.
Established as an independent institution in 1965, the Los
Angeles County Museum of Art has assembled a permanent
collection that includes approximately 100,000 works of art
spanning the history of art from ancient times to the present,
making it the premier encyclopedic visual arts museum in the
western United States. Located in the heart of one of the most
culturally diverse cities in the world, the museum uses its
collection and resources to provide a variety of educational
and cultural experiences for the people who live in, work in,
and visit Los Angeles. LACMA offers an outstanding schedule of
special exhibitions, as well as lectures, classes, family
activities, film programs and world-class musical events.
Museum Hours: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday noon-8 p.m.;
Friday noon-9 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; closed
Wednesday, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Call 323-857-6000, or
visit our web site at www.lacma.org for more information.
General LACMA Admission: Adults $9; students 18+ with ID and
senior citizens 62+ $5. Admission (except to specially
ticketed exhibitions) is free every evening after 5 p.m., the
second Tuesday of every month, and for children 17 and under.
LACMA is located at 5905 Wilshire Boulvard, Los Angeles, CA
90036. "Free After Five" is sponsored by Target.
E3Expo is a trade event, and is not open to the general
public. No one under 18 will be admitted, including infants.
This policy is strictly enforced.