Call for Entries: The Lumen Prize
While there's an increasing number of artists devoting themselves to digital art, the general public still tends to think of it as something created with Photoshop or a high-end 3D graphics application. But here we're talking about works of art created to be exhibited in gallery or public installation settings. One of the few competitions to acknowledge this sector of the fine arts, the Lumen Prize is now in its fifth year.
Entries are currently being accepted for its judged competition, with the winners to be included in a global tour that over the years has shown the works in such cities as New York, Shanghai, Athens, Amsterdam and London. As an extension of this, Lumen also holds seminars, artist talks and symposiums at nearly all of its shows, in conjunction with partners that include New York's School of Visual Arts and the British Computer Arts Society.
Qualifying artwork has to have been created with a "digital device using proprietary, open-source or creatively-coded software," which these days would include just about every device on the planet. A total of $11,000 in prizes will be awarded, with the deadline for entries being June 1, 2016. More information and galleries of past winning entries can be found on the Lumen site, with a few that caught our attention shown below. The image above was created with the vintage but still dazzling Electric Sheep — here's an example set to darkpsy trance, for example.