Submissions are now being accepted for the video game art-themed 2007 Into the Pixel collection, which will premiere at a reception and juror panel discussion hosted by Creative Artists Agency in Los Angeles, June 2007.
The framed artwork from the 16 chosen artists for the fourth annual exhibition will be unveiled at the E3 Media & Business Summit in Santa Monica, Calif., July 11-13, 2007, and will open to the public at Entertainment for All Expo – October 18-21, 2007, in Los Angeles.
The annual Into the Pixel exhibition is presented by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS), and the Prints and Drawings Council of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), and described itself as "...the only juried art exhibition that brings together the elite from the fine art world and the interactive entertainment industry to explore video game artwork from both a digital and traditional art perspective."
The 2007 Into the Pixel jury panelists are:
- Kevin Salatino, Curator, Prints and Drawings, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
- Cynthia Burlingham, Director, UCLA Hammer Museum - Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts
- John Doffing, Founder, Start Mobile/Start SOMA Gallery
- Jason Hall, President and Producer, HDFILMS
- Louis Marchesano, Collections Curator, Prints and Drawings, The Getty Research Institute
- Walter Meyer, Curator and Co-owner, Karen Lynne Gallery
- Craig Mullins, Illustrator (www.goodbrush.com)
- Scott Robertson, Founder, Design Studio Press
- Chris Taylor, CEO/Creative Director, Gas Powered Games
“The constant cross-pollination between the entertainment world and the art world cannot be ignored,” says Kevin Salatino, Curator of Prints and Drawings at LACMA and lead juror for Into the Pixel. “I predict that as more and more artistic talent is absorbed into the game world, the cross-flow from discipline to discipline will become ever more invasive and imperceptible.”
The deadline for Into the Pixel submissions is May 4, 2007. For more information about ITP, or to submit art for consideration by the jury, interested parties can visit the official Into The Pixel website