ARTronica - "Call to Digital Artists"

LillianH · December 16, 2005 10:49 am


The Orlando Science Center announces our juried exhibition of digital art, ARTronica. This Digital Art Exhibition will take place during Otronicon; the Orlando Science Center's ten day video game and simulation extravaganza, January 19-29th and will include two live digital artist stations with demonstrations throughout the event.

ARTronica is looking for digitally created works of art that explore the nature of creative practice, especially works dealing with the notions of artistic expression through the use of digital media. Works must be originally created by the artists using a computer or game console as the tool of creation.

All styles of artwork in which digital processes (except digital photography) were integral to the creation of the images are acceptable. These topics may be expressed in the following types of work, themes are envisaged (but not restricted):

2D and 3D Fine Art

Computer Art


Computer Generated Models


Virtual Art


Interactive or online works

Digital Music

Small-scale installations (displayable in light environments without the need for dedicated darkened rooms)

During the ten day Otronicon event, the ARTronica gallery will be presenting live artists at two artist computer workstations. Each artist station will present the attendees with a digital artist that is showing how they create their work. We are looking for professional and student 2D or 3D digital artists interested in being a part of this event. Artists will sign up for a 3-hour shift and will be asked to create either 2D or 3D artwork duirng that time frame. An important element that each artist must be aware of is that they s hould be able to explain what they are doing and the tools they are using to curious attendees.

Please let us know if you are interested in being a live artist at ARTronica. Artists that donate their time are welcome to attend the event free of charge on another day.

All applications will be judged by the following Submission Procedure via submitted PDF files with supporting quick-time, MP# and image files if required. No more than three entries per applicant. Entrants must present good quality JPEG and MP3 files of original work. Please do not send original work at this stage.

Submission date deadline: December 23, 2005.

Your PDF submission (no longer than 4 pages) should include:

Visual samples: PDF files with supporting Quick-time and image files if required

Artwork/Title and media

Description of the work; and Artists statement and experience (200 words max.)

ARTronica Digital Art Exhibition Proposal Form

In the case of installations and interactive works please also include: 3D model or floor plan (including dimensions), installation instructions, and equipment/AV requirements.

Your volunteer submissions for the live artist station requirement are as follows:

Samples of your artwork

Chosen style for presentation: 2D, 3D, Hybrid

Software requirements

Hardware requirements

Schedule of availability for January 19th through January 29th. We will contact you to let you know what times are available based on your availability.


Final notifications of acceptance will be sent by January 3, 2006.

Upon selection for participation in ARTronica, all artists will be responsible to ensure their artwork is ready for presenting and include all necessary hardware/software/materials for hanging or presentation. Eye hooks and wire are preferred on all 2D pieces. The shipping cost and insurance of artwork to and from the venue, and while in the care of OSC, is the responsibility of the artist. The Orlando Science Center, Otronicon or ARTronica cannot be held responsible for artwork safety. All accepted artists will be contacted and given further instructions on where to send finished artwork.


Inquires about submission to the ARTronica: Digital Art Exhibition should be made to:

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Article Comments

ysvry ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 17 December 2005

" PDF files with supporting Quick-time " do you think digital art can only be made on apples? think broughter include divx and wmv they have better compression and quality. PDF is a very restricted media too , I prefer html and so should you. ;P

BALANIMATION ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 17 December 2005

I wanted to partecipate to Otronicon, but after reading the submission details I chanced my mind because of the limitative options.I find really jurassic the accept only "PDF files supporting Quick-time".An International Organization like Otronicon must upgrade itself to the other compression data engines like divx,wmv,mpg,html... etc. regards...

Sixaxis ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 17 December 2005

I agree 100% with Ysvry and Balanimation. I'm an Adobe PS user, but I don't even keep a basic Adobe reader on my system. Why? I hate it. I'm also a PC user..apparently that's a no-no as well.

beatnikkid ( posted at 12:00AM Sun, 18 December 2005

Let me ask a question. What would make it more appealing for artists like yourself to submit artwork? Thank you for your input.

Calalene ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 20 December 2005

I am really excited about this :) I've lived in/near Orlando my entire life, and I've always loved the Science Center. As for the submission guidelines... .pdf doesn't bother me a whole lot. Quicktime 7 includes Mpeg4 h.246 support (AVC) which I have to say looks better than any other MP4 implementation, including DivX. DivX is a PARTICULAR mp4 implementation that requires packaging inside of AVI. AVC/H.246 and WindowsMedia 9 are vying for supremecy on HD-DVD and digital set-top boxes for IP-TV. AVC is currently Quicktime only. (Also, we only have PC's here... no Mac's... doesn't seem to be a limiting factor to me, ymmv.)

artroland ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 23 December 2005

You also have to bear in mind that these limitations are simply for the jurying process, and if you note, it does not say, "Send final art at this time." If you are selected, the finals will be requested. As it sits, this is probably the only way they could guarantee the entire jury would be able to see the various pieces in the various media. Just my observations, having juried a few shows.