I am very proud to announce the launch of the prestigious mDAC 2020 Mobile Art & Creativity Exhibition. I am one of two judges for this exhibition based in Silicon Valley, California, United States, along with highly accomplished digital artist Lisa Cirenza. mDAC 2020 celebrates the very best of mobile art offering the opportunity to have your work seen by media, industry leaders and peers – all leading to a boost in your exposure to potential art collectors, galleries and client inventory.
The potential of art to accurately capture the human subject bears witness to the theme ‘Art in Isolation’. Our resolve is to champion the role of digital creativity at a time when so many around the world are facing overwhelming challenges. The mDAC 2020 ‘Art in Isolation’ Exhibition will publish a plurality of art capturing fleeting moments of joy, time, fragmentation, incarceration, fear or mourning, transforming personal experience into creative expression.
When considering which art to enter into this years mDAC 2020, try to ensure it is work that will make an impact on the judges. Lisa and I are seeking work that is technically excellent (mastery of composition, image quality, interpretation of the theme) and viscerally emotive: art that stands out from the crowd. Quiet, bold, or anything in between, if your work hits the right note it will be selected.. Follow your instincts—no cliches, no superfluous cleverness—submit art from your heart expressed to the best of your ability.
The top 100 images will be showcased on the official mDAC online gallery and the Top 10 will have the opportunity to be part of our internationally renowned TheAppWhisperer Online Gallery —available for global purchase.
I have detailed below a link to enter and also further information about this illustrious exhibition, I urge you all to enter…the submission deadline is May 31, 2020 midnight PST.
All art must be created on a mobile device ( iPhone, iPod, iPad, android phones/tablets, Win surface) using only mobile apps.
Top 100 artworks will be announced on June 15th, 2020
Top 3 artworks winners will be announced during the grand opening day – June 26th, 2020!
There is no application or submission fee, however you are encouraged to make a donation to WHO COVID19 response fund
Jury – Joanne Carter
mDAC is thrilled that Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website TheAppWhisperer.com will be one of our judges. 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.
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 TheAppWhisperer.com, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jury – Lisa Cirenza
Lisa Cirenza is a US born, London based, international artist exploring identity, migration, and connectedness -in an increasingly connected/disconnected world. She pushes pigments and pixels on 2D surfaces, seeking the empathy and humour that propels us all forward as a single human species. Her work forms part of private and corporate collections in the UK, USA, Canada, China, France, Japan, & Sweden. She speaks regularly on the creative process to both business and educational audiences; mentors emerging artists, and has conducted art workshops in places as disparate as a 5 star hotel in Zurs Austria, the Apple Stores in London and San Francisco, and a Refugee Center in Milan Italy.
She spent two summers doing glaciological field research on the Juneau Icefields, and is the author and photographer of “The Power of Ice”, part of the Chicago Children’s press science series. She is on advisory councils/boards for Human Rights Watch, and the Stanford School of Earth Energy and the Environment. Her training includes the Royal Drawing School, Jean-Pierre Braz Atelier, Central St. Martins, and Sumi-e training in Tokyo. Her BS honors degree in Earth Sciences from Stanford University with studies at L’Ecole des Mines de Paris, increases her passion and understanding of pigments,fluids, tech and mediums, whereas her MA degree in International Studies provokes many of the layers of questioning she visually explores.
While at Stanford she worked as a computer consultant for the Graduate School of Business, and has leveraged these skills over the years fusing pigments with pixels as preferred mediums. The focus of her work explores humanity, as a single species, in an increasingly connected/disconnected world.
Lisa Cirenza Career Highlights CV
- Solo show: Barclays Bank HQ, London, UK 2019
- Salon Nationale des Beaux Arts, Carousel du Louvre, Paris France 2018, 2019
- Salon D’Automne, Grand Palais, Paris France, 2017, 2018, 2019
- Xi’an International Gallery, Xian China 2019
- Art Basel, Aqua Miami with Steidel Contemporary, Miami Florida, USA 2018
- Art Wynwood, with Steidel Contemporary, Miami Florida, USA 2018
- The Other Art Fair, London UK 2018, 2017, 2014
- Solo show: The Bermondsey Gallery, London, UK 2018
- Solo show: Balthazart Gallery, London, UK 2016
- Live Art Performance, Apple Union Square, San Francisco, USA 2017
- Kyoto Museum of Art, Jarfo Gallery, Kyoto, Japan 2015
Residencies and Awards:
- Art Ventures Gallery Residency, Half Moon Bay, California, USA 2019
- Loruenser Artist in Residence, Zurs Austria 2020 (cancelled due to COVID) and 2019
- Salon D’Automen Top Digital Artist Award by Adobe France 2019
- RoosterGNN Cuban Artist Residency, havana and Trinidad Cuba 2018
- East West Art Prize Residency, Kyoto Japan 2015
- Stanford University, Knight Hennessy Scholars Program Artist in Residence 2021 (Upcoming)
She welcomes commissions, studio visits, mentoring and workshop enquiries. If interested in learning more and keeping in touch, please be sure to leave your email address on her website: www.cirenza.com.
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