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The Lumen Prize Exhibition – Call For Entries

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The Lumen Prize Exhibition, an international prize and global tour for digital fine art, has opened the call for entries for its 2014 prize.

The 25 exhibition works, which will be selected by an eminent jury panel of art experts including Bruce Wands, the Founding Chair of BFA Computer Art Department at the School of Visual Arts, New York City and Doug Dodds, Senior Curator at the V&A, will travel to Cardiff, London, New York City, Athens and Amsterdam.

All forms of digitally created art are welcome, and in the past Lumen has exhibited work ranging from photo-montage and manipulation, to iPad drawings, interactive art, web art, digital sculpture, animation and more.

To enter, go here.

 

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“It’s amazing to see the range of work that artists are producing with new technology,” says Lumen Prize Exhibition CEO, Carla Rapoport. “Digitally-created art of course, has been around as long as the computer itself, but the sheer accessibility we have to new technologies is unsurpassed, resulting in a boom of creativity within digital art and new media in the last few years.”

As well as a cash fund of $5750, this year the Prize is launching two new award categories; Creative Coding and the Animate Award. These awards, with a prize of $250 a piece, are added to the existing prizes: The Lumen Prize Winner ($3000), Lumen Prize Silver ($1000), and Bronze ($750), the People’s Choice Award ($250) and The Founder’s Prize ($250).

As well as accepting work from any where in the world – last year 700 entries were received from 45 countries – Lumen contributes a percentage of its entry fee to Peace Direct, which supports peace builders globally.

“We see art as a way of promoting social change” continues Carla, “and what better way to illustrate this than helping Peace Direct fund their vital work in conflict zones worldwide.”

The call for entries is open from 1st April to 30th June 2014.

The Lumen Prize Exhibition gives digital artists three ways to win:

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1. A place in the Lumen Online Gallery with a chance to win a public vote for the People’s Choice Award
2. A place on the Lumen Prize Exhibition global tour which takes your work around the world, to cities including New York, London, and other destinations.
3. And a chance to win one of seven cash prizes, including the Animate and Creative Coding Awards.

By Joanne Carter

Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website— TheAppWhisperer.com— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said.
Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London.
Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - TheAppWhispererPrintSales.com has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art.
Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK.
She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: joanne@theappwhisperer.com

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