For years, video games have been gathering artists together to create amazing displays of interactive wonders. The art that goes into making a game can be nothing short of breathtaking—both the in-game visuals, as well as the behind-the-scenes concept artwork. In order to honor these works of art, the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) and the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) are once again running the game art exhibit, Into the Pixel 2011.
Since 2004, Into the Pixel has been providing a means to celebrate the art of video games from all parts of the planet. Last year, a panel of jurors selected 20 pieces of artwork from over 200 submissions. These works then are printed by a master printer, framed, and put on display in the exhibit. This exhibit then tours the world, making stops at big-name events such as E3 Expo, the European Festival of Art, and SIGGRAPH Asia.
Into the Pixel 2011 is now open for submissions, offering a great opportunity for computer and video game artists to receive critical review to learn and grow. Reviews come from peers in both the digital interactive and traditional fine art worlds, offering a diverse opinion on styles and mediums. Submissions will be accepted up until April 15, 2011; the works chosen by the judging panel will be revealed and featured at the E3 Expo in June 2011.