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.
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Contest is open for entry on January 2, 2016 and closes for entries thirty days later.
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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:
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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
Soho Arthouse (Soho Gallery For Digital Art)
DAM - Digital Art Museum
Los Angeles Center for Digital Art
Museum of Computer Art
Digital Art Online
Museum of Digital Fine Arts
Digital Arts: California
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:
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