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December 15, 2015
Blog 27


Opens for entries January 2, 2016

The Donnie 2016 Digital Art Contest will be the Museum's sixteenth annual digital art contest.

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.

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, the online publisher. All catalogs are elegant publications, with each image reproduced authoritatively on its own page.

To view our catalogs, go to:


For more information on the Donnie 2016, go to:

Donnie 2016 Info

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


"I very often use ambiguity and chance in making art, since my salad days as a modern dancer (early 1979s) and happening upon Merce Cunnigham's theory of Chance Dance and the work of the Dadaists. In calling myself a digital alchemist, I'm trying to reference both a classical past and a forward reaching future in which images with one meaning are combined with others to create new and poetic meanings. It's as if I'm being called home to a dream world in which fiction and reality meet, meanings shift, past and present fuse. Sometimes I like the photograph the way it is, then the manipulations are more focused on heightening the impact via color, design and emotional context. But other images call out to be a basis for combining unrelated aspects which many times lead to surprising analogies."

Ann Tracy (born 1951, Waltham MA, United States) is an artist who works in a variety of media including digital art, photography, video and theatre (actor, director, playwright). She is a native New Englander who grew up in the Maine towns of Fryeburg and Cape Neddick before her family moved south to Massachusetts and then west to Colorado in 1969. After decades of living in Colorado, Wisconsin and California, Tracy is now calling Portland, Maine, home with her husband, two dogs and two cats.

Ann Tracy's art on the Web


Power of Cuba

Portrait of Cuba 2013

Power of Cuba: Flamenco

Mujer Doble: Cuba 2013

3 Green Graces

3 Graces: Homage to Raphael

Sunset Cape Neddick River


See your art on our blog


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.

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

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).


"My painting is an intuitive effort to express the non- fleeting, immobile, basic emotion that underlies the flow of everyday emotions and which itself is unaffected by the passage of time. Certain experiences early in life instilled in me an ever present sense of temporality, a source not only of sadness, but also of intensified joy evoked by all things radiating freshness, liveliness and momentary beauty. Still, I believe that the highest form of self expression reaches into a place where the self no longer matters. That is a long journey. The endless variety of forms and colors, arranged in an unlimited number of geometrical positions, flying around in time's strictly one-way direction, never ceases to fascinate me.Technically, I combine the smooth, playful, intentional properties of vector with the natural softness, contingency, and broader emotional palette of raster."

Pauline van de Ven (Netherlands 1956) graduated in Economics at Amsterdam University in 1995. In 2000 she quit her work as journalist/economist to devote all her time to painting and writing. She worked in water colour, linocut and etching ground on glass before starting out on a Palm TX in 2004. Her digital work has been exhibited in Budapest, Milan, New York and Amsterdam and included in private collections and the Literary Museum (Letterkundig Museum) in The Hague. Pauline writes a high ranking blog 'Digital Painting' for artists and collectors. She received two awards from the Museum of Computer Art (MOCA) of New York state University (2014, 2015).

Pauline van de Ven's art on the Web

Pauline van de Ven's AutoGallery exhibit


Ceci Est Un Oeuf 2015

June 2015

Night 2015

Rear Window 2015

Swirl 2015

When the Going Was Good 2015

Winds of Change 2015


Let's hear it for the DABlog


I live in Natchez, MS, with my husband, two cats (one grumpy, one sweet), and a truly wonderful dog. I was born and raised in New Orleans, but, like so many others, my home in New Orleans was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, when I was 55 years old. We had evacuated to Natchez, MS, before thestorm and when we saw our house had been flooded to the roof, we decided to stay in Natchez. I was working at Tulane University Health Sciences Center when the hurricane struck and I continued to work at Tulane In New Orleans for a little over 3 more years (drove to New Orleans on Monday, spent the week in NO, drove back to Natchez on Friday for the weekend). I have been a research scientist for 35 years, most spent at Tulane. I spent a year and a half in London at St. Bartholomew's Hospital setting up a lab for their Chest Dept in the late 70s.

Now, I am a Global Programs Specialist at Alcorn State University in MS. I work a lot now with computers and digital graphics, grant writing, and videoconferencing as it relates to international education, experiential earning and Study Abroad.

I have been a photography nut for years and I really got into digital photography. Through digital photography, I learned a bit about digital graphic editing. After tinkering with that for a few years (just for my own enjoyment, mostly), I got into fractals! I had first discovered fractals back in the mid 1990s. I even tried one of the free software programs, but it was an alien interface and I had no idea what I was doing, so I promptly forgot about fractaling...until September of 2008. Somehow, I got hooked on them again and downloaded all the free fractal generating software I could find. Well, needless to say, I learned a bit more on how to use the software and I have been fractaling my fool head off ever since.

Wolfepaw's art on the Web


Blooming Essence

Fall Is Coming

Imminent Bloom

My Heart Bubbles Over

No Name, Just Color

Pastel Posies

Spiral Stars

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