Our latest exhibit, “Wide Open Digital,” showcases exciting innovative work by 67 digital artists and photographers from 22 countries. This show includes 293 images that range, in style and technique, from one end of the digital spectrum to the other. These images represent some of the most talented work in digital arts around the globe.
We are very pleased that our shows draw such international interest, from both entrants and viewers. “Wide Open Digital” is no exception. We would especially like to welcome artists from countries being represented for the very first time: Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Guatemala, Hong Kong, the Netherlands, Serbia, and the Ukraine.
We three judges—Gary Viskupic, Glen Christensen, and I—took great care in considering all the images entered. Ultimately, we selected, from among the finalists, 3 images to receive a Gold Stellar Art Award and 18 images to receive a Stellar Art Award.
I would like to mention that this was a very competitive show, and thus, having even one image chosen for inclusion is a high honor. As much as we would have liked to have included every entrant in the show, we did not. But, we can say that every image we evaluated showed promise. We hope that those artists whose work was not chosen will continue working to further that promise.
Before listing the Gold Stellar and Stellar winners below, I would like to thank my fellow judges. These two graphics professionals have long resumes of accomplishment in the visual arts. As Art Director of Buddah Records, Elektra/Asylum Records, and 20th Century Fox Records, Glen Christensen was, for many years, a major figure in graphic design in the music industry. He has received two nominations for the prestigious Grammy Award, for Best Album Package. Gary Viskupic has, to his credit, an extensive body of work in editorial illustration. He created most of this illustration during his long tenure as an editorial artist at New York’s Newsday. In addition, his international freelance work has included many award-winning posters and illustrations for magazine and book publishers. Gary has been recognized many times by such prestigious organizations as the Society of Illustrators, Graphis, The Society for News Design, and Print magazine. He is currently an instructor of illustration at New York Institute of Technology.
It is now with great pleasure that Digital Arts: California announces the following award-winning works:
GOLD STELLAR ART AWARDS
Kfar Saba, Hasharon, Israel
Integrated Digital Art
Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia
Digital 3D Rendering Art
Amstelveen, Noord Holland, The Netherlands
STELLAR ART AWARDS
Vitoria-Gasteiz, Álava, Spain
3D Still Digital Art
“Her name is Amirah”
Digital Art, Photo Manipulation
“Funny Melodies – Warwick Way, London (UK)”
Figline Valdarno, Florence, Italy
“Ugly Mountain Detonation III”
“The Story Teller”
MICHAEL VINCENT MANALO
3D Still Digital
“The Red Garden, No. 5”
Fredonia, New York, USA
Primarily Digital Painting
“The Mad Hatter”
San Francisco, California, USA
Digital Mixed Media
St. Petersburg, Russia
“Little Red Riding Hood”
“Day of the Zombie”
“When I grow up I want to be a James Bond villain”
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Osorno, X región de los Lagos, Chile
Diósd, Pest, Hungary
Digital Art / Mixed Media (Photo and Airbrushing and Vector)
Gresham, Oregon, USA
Digital Photography/Digital Manipulation
Enjoy the show! (return to exhibit)
Director, Digital Arts: California