Current Exhibit
True Colors 2
True Colors 2

“True Colors 2” reprises the color sensation of our first “True Colors” show. The images here deftly weave colors that range from eye-grabbing brights to soft pastels, from natural earth tones to mysterious deep hues. The many stunning images in this show come from around the world, representing 83 accomplished digital artists and photographers from 20 countries.

We judges—Gary Viskupic, Glen Christensen, and I—carefully considered all entries. From the 411 images we chose for the show, we selected 3 images for a GOLD STELLAR ART AWARD and 24 images for a STELLAR ART AWARD.

As in the past, this was a competitive show, and therefore, having even one image chosen for inclusion is an honor. As satisfying as it is to judge this show, it is also difficult to exclude images. But, this is a juried show. We want to say, in earnest, that every image we viewed showed promise, and we look forward to seeing the artists and photographers not selected continue to work and realize their promise.

I would like to thank my fellow judges, both of whom are graphics professionals with long resumes of accomplishment in 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, most of it rendered during his long tenure as an editorial artist at Newsday in New York. In addition, Gary’s international freelance work has included many award-winning posters and illustrations. He 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 27 images awarded a GOLD STELLAR ART AWARD or a STELLAR ART AWARD:

GOLD STELLAR ART AWARDS
“Give Me a Kiss”
JANHEIN GRIMMELT
Leersum, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Fractal Art

“Nice Meeting You”
WERNER HORNUNG
Paris, France
Art Made with Digital Tools

“Red and Black”
CHRISTIANE BEAUREGARD
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Vector Art: Adobe Illustrator

STELLAR ART AWARDS
Untitled
BOGDAN PRYSTROM
Olsztyn, Poland
Digital Photomontage

“The Resurrection of Doom”
Franziskus Pfleghart
Hannover, Lower Saxony, Germany
Digital Art, Composing

“Anatomy”
MARCO ESCOBEDO
Callao, Callao, Perú
Photo Manipulation

“sahasrara”
DAZ MELANDER
San Francisco, California, USA
Digital Art

“Visitor”
ONDREJ RUDAVSKY
Bratislava, Slovak Republic
Photo Manipulation—Digital Illustration

“The Kiss”
MARTIN GROHS
Germany
Digital Painting (Photoshop CS6 & Wacom Intuos 4 M)

“Lâmpadas na Floresta”
MARCEL CARAM
Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Digital Art

“Cool Dappled Light”
AMY VANGSGARD
Los Angeles, California, USA
Digital Art

“Orthodox Brownstone”
RANDY LYHUS
Kensington, Maryland, USA
3D Digital Illustration

“Upwell”
TOMAS BRECHLER
Prague, Czech Republic
Digital Abstract

“Without You”
KARAN SHAH
Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India
3D Still Digital Art, Computer-Generated Art

“American Dream”
KEITH DILLON
Portland, Oregon, USA
Photo Manipulation

“Bon Fire”
ARTHUR JACOB
Gresham, Oregon, USA
Digital Art

“that place…between madness and sanity”
DAVID MARK LANE
Santa Barbara, California, USA
Digital Painting

“New Life”
JYOTI RANE
Thane, Maharashtra, India
Abstract Digital Painting

“Good Luck & Life”
LEYLA EMEKTAR
Kocaeli, Turkey
Digital Photography

“The Balloon”
CAIO CARDOSO
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Vexel Art

“Sunlit Fish”
JOEL MARIANO
Antelope, California, USA
Photo Manipulated 3D Still Digital

“On the Road Again”
d.g.KAUFMAN
Tarpon Springs, Florida, USA
Generative Art

“Beautiful Whimsy”
rd ERICKSON
Lake City, Florida, USA
Digital Illustration

“Untitled 1 from Series USES OF SORROW”
JENNIFER EASON
Richmond, Virginia, USA
Digital Photography

“Light Insect”
YLENA MALCOVITCH
Reunion Island
Algorithmic Fine Art

“Electronic Music”
WALTER VASCONCELOS
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Digital Illustration

“Ode to Max”
LESLIE HALL BROWN
Ash Grove, Missouri, USA
Digital Collage

Enjoy the show! (return to exhibit)

Virginia Christensen
Director, Digital Arts: California