The AIAS Foundation, a philanthropic branch created by the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences, alongside the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), has announced that their annual "Into the Pixel" video game art exhibit is now accepting submissions from the video game community.
This will be the foundation's fourteenth exposition and will be premiered at this years' E3 video game convention, from June 13-15, 2017. Artists and representatives can submit their in-game or concept art over at the official Into the Pixel site until Wednesday, April 26, 2017 for consideration. While present at E3, the current art collection will be auctioned off on eBay and proceeds will go on to benefit the AIAS Foundation and ESA Foundation.
This years' list of acclaimed jurors come from the interactive entertainment industry, the contemporary museum art world, photography, and other backgrounds, and consists of:
- Bob Rafei, Big Red Button Entertainment, Founder, CEO and Visual Director
- Glenn Phillips, Getty Research Institute, Curator, Modern & Contemporary Collections
- Matt Hall, Amazon Game Studios/Double Helix, Senior Concept Artist
- Nora Dolan, Independent Curator
- Patricia Lanza, The Annenberg Space for Photography, Director of Talent and Content
- Seth Spaulding, Blizzard Entertainment, Senior Art Manager
The jurors will be looking for what they feel represents the best artwork from many different styles and genres. Submissions may consist of in-game or concept art, including character, environmental or other work, that would be used in the creation of a game.
Looking for more information? Check out the official site for Into the Pixel for more on submission, past exhibits and more.