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November 15, 2015
Blog 25

ANTICIPATING THE DONNIE CONTEST 2016

The Donnie 2016 Digital Art Contest will be the Museum's sixteenth annual digital art contest. We're proud of them. Without fear of contradiction, we say the Donnies are the most prestigious and influential digital art competition on the Web.

It is international in scope and open to all digital artists and photographers. Up to six images accepted per artist. A modest fee required per image.

It offers eight awards: first, second and third prizes plus five honorable mentions. Winning images are given year-long exposure on the MOCA site.

MOCA will publisher a full-color catalog of the contest. MOCA has published 16 Donnie catalogs, one for each of the yearly contests, in collaboration with Blurb.com, the online publisher. All catalogs are elegant publications, with each image reproduced authoritatively on its own page.

To view our catalogs, go to:
Catalogs

Contest is open for entry on January 2, 2016 and closes for entries thirty days later.

For more information on the Donnie 2016, go to:
Donnie 2016 Info

DONNIE 2016 JUDGE IS H. GAY ALLEN

H. Gay Allen is a formidible presence in the photographic and digital art scene in Atlanta, Georga (USA) and elsewhere. She has studied and lectured on the visual arts widely, and has had a long and distinguished career as a professional photographer, digital artist, lecturer, teacher, curator, and judge.

You can view her full profile here:
H. Gay Allen Profile

ART BY H. GAY ALLEN

Apink

Celebify

Falliatyat

Geode

Graffitipow

Gyro

Lilyriot

Incapsulata

Mistical

pierup

Posit

Quaternity

Twinit

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MUSEUMS, COMMUNITIES, GALLERIES

Digital Art Gallery Online
Digital gallery of best pictures and photos from portfolios of digital artists.

Digital Art Served
Top work in categories such as computer graphics, matte painting, digital painting and photo manipulation.

Soho Arthouse (Soho Gallery For Digital Art)
Event space, gallery, tech, film screening room, product launches, pop-up, fashion week, charity art shows in NYC.

DAM - Digital Art Museum
Museum and gallery

Los Angeles Center for Digital Art
The Los Angeles Center for Digital Art is a contemporary gallery in downtown LA dedicated to the propagation of all forms of digital art, new media, digital video.

DeviantART
Community of artists and those devoted to art. Digital art, skin art, themes, wallpaper art, traditional art, photography, poetry / prose. Art prints.

Renderosity
Almost entirely 3D rendered art from such programs as 3DS Max, Maya, Lightwave and others.

Museum of Computer Art
Nonprofit US educational corporation chartered by the NYS Department of Education.

Digital Art Online
Online digital art exhibition space. Includes thematic exhibitions.

Museum of Digital Fine Arts
Spotlighting the most brilliant new artists of the modern age.

Digital Arts: California
Showcase of digital art both physical (in gallery) and virtual (online).

TWENTY-FOUR DAYS IN THE LIFE OF AN ICON

by Brazilian artist Pojucan

Pojucan, in his studio in Rio de Janeiro

Pojucan is a graphic designer and visual artist in Brazil. In 2002 he published as a book a series of icon heads, one for each day of the year. The book was "365", a long-cherished dream and a cause celebre in the Brazilian art world and elsewhere. Each image was a variation on an icon head, which Pojucan found in a clip-art collection. It was, he wrote, "The figure I had been looking for for over two decades. The ideal character." It was a turn-of-the-century elegant male figure, with hair, mustache, clothes and pose. Pojucan proceeded to "decharacterize" it by balding the head, removing the moustache and imposing the mouth of a woman. That "basic or matrix figure" is shown below. "Now I had my icon," he says. Throughout the series the face is always the same, deadpan and without expression, but the variations are startling, even surreal. One critic noted "the emotional neutrality of the vacant and almost idiotic stare...The fact of this face remaining untouched is what dehumanizes it. As if it were continually telling us that it is a drawing. ...[the variations] undecided between sobriety and laughter...a compendium of common nonsense...anti-cartoons with humor giving way to the feeling of unease." Pojucan worked exclusively in Photoshop.

The Basic Icon

11 of a total of 24 icon heads are copied here:

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 6

Day 8

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Day 13

Day 18

Day 19

Day 20

Day 21

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