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August 30 - Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach

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  1. Alys Beach

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    Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach - Labor Day Saturday

    New “Digital Arts” Festival Fuses Art & Technology
    Digital Artists Invited to Submit Entries

    Alys Beach, Florida – (May 6, 2008) – A Florida beach resort town will host a unique festival on Labor Day weekend.

    “Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach” was created to celebrate and promote the world’s most talented and innovative digital artists. But the event has a very unusual twist.

    “We’re inviting digital artists from around the world to project their original artwork onto our town’s famous white walls,” said Kelli Arnold, Alys Beach’s Events Coordinator. “Our entire town will literally become their blank canvas.” (SAMPLES: www.pbase.com/abfl/digital_graffiti)

    Sometimes referred to as “Photon Bombing,” “Guerilla Projection,” “Projection Bombing” or “Urban Projection,” underground artists around the globe have already been using the latest design, animation and projection technologies to cast their images onto skyscrapers and other urban structures, as a means of artistic expression.

    “Some of the talent that we’re finding is truly stunning,” said Arnold.

    To help lure that talent, Alys Beach has announced numerous award categories and over $5,000 in cash prizes, including a $2,500 “Best of Show” award. A certain number of qualified artists may also be eligible for cash stipends to help them attend the event.

    The festival will be hosted by several celebrity and industry expert judges, including Alan Hunter—MTV’s very first “VeeJay,” co-host of the “Big 80’s” channel on Sirius Satellite Radio, and co-founder of the Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival, and Warren Heaton, an award-winning digital media artist and UCLA professor, whose film, video and interactive media projects include such clients as Adobe, Aquantive Microsoft, Concorde-New Horizons, DirecTV, Motor Entertainment and Walt Disney Imagineering.

    Artists are encouraged to submit their original works of digital art for consideration as soon as possible. Entries may include new or existing abstract digital imagery, short films, photography, VJ sets, animations, YouTube videos, Adobe PhotoShop creations or entirely new interactive concepts. All subject matter is eligible for the festival, although a special $1,000 prize will be awarded to the best entry with a “green” or environmental theme. The deadline for all submissions is Friday, July 11, 2008. The festival will be held on the evening of Saturday, August 30, 2008.

    Alys Beach is located in Florida’s panhandle on Scenic Highway 30A, between Destin and Panama City Beach, along what The New York Times said “may be the best beach in the continental U.S.” In April, Forbes.com named Alys Beach America’s “Best Spot for the Design-Savvy.”

    For more information about Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach, visit www.alysbeach.com/DG, call toll-free 1-866-481-8387, or email events@alysbeach.com.

    ABOUT ALYS BEACH
    One of the most beautiful new towns in the world, Alys Beach’s extraordinary architectural vision drew inspirations from both Bermuda and the family courtyard homes of Antigua, Guatemala. When complete, the town will be home to over 600 villas, rowhouses, courtyard homes and family compound retreats, as well as numerous restaurants, parks and shops. All homes in Alys Beach are built to Fortified…For Safer Living? building standards, as certified by the Institute for Business & Home Safety, and are also built to the Green Home Designation Standard of the Florida Green Building Coalition.

    “Alys Beach may be the most truly innovative community under construction in the United States today, and it will eventually be imitated everywhere,” said Andr?s Duany, who was ranked one of the Top 5 most influential people in home building by Builder magazine.

    For sales or rental information, please call 866-481-8387 or visit www.alysbeach.com.


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  2. kurt

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    This is going to be a fantastic event. SoWal.com is proud to be a sponsor!

    Any artists out there interested in participating?
     
  3. ckhagen

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    How COOL! omg, this will be awesome.
    It's been a long time since I did actual digi art, but I might be able to come up with something to enter with. hmm... doubt I have time though.
     
  4. kurt

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    I bet you'll be sorry if you don't.
     
  5. Miss Kitty

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    Alys Beach is the coolest place on earth...and has the best people working there! So sorry to miss this! Hoping for lots of pics!
     
  6. Alys Beach

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    Don't forget!

    An informational meeting will be held for interested locals and artists at Fonville Press on Monday, May 19th at 7pm. The meeting is open to the public.
     
  7. ckhagen

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    Bummer. This meeting co-incides with another meeting I have on my schedule already. Will the information presented be available through some other means after the meeting?
     
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    amazing

    This event looks amazing - I absolutely cannot wait to attend and possibly submit an entry as well. Thanks so much for sharing.
     
  10. Alys Beach

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    Can't wait for this! Sad I missed the meeting ... This is going to be very cool! Thanks for the info!!
     
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    Yep, I'd like to know if there's a handout or minutes that we can get a copy of. I missed the meeting but am considering entering. Just have a few questions.
     
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    You may find information about Digital Graffiti on our website and blog!

    REMINDER - This Friday, July 11, is the deadline for entries!!!
     
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    Digital Graffiti Festival draws Entries from Around the Globe

    “Digital Graffiti” Festival Draws Entries From Around the Globe


    Alys Beach, Florida – (July 21, 2008) – A unique new event called “Digital Graffiti” is being hosted by Alys Beach this Labor Day Weekend to celebrate some of the world’s most talented digital artists.

    The deadline for entries was July 11th, and event organizers say that they were overwhelmed by the response.

    “We were flooded with nearly 150 entries from all around the world,” said Kelli Arnold, the town’s Events Coordinator. “Not only did we receive amazing submissions from local artists, but also from digital artists in New York, Los Angeles, Israel,Austria, Canada, Germany, London, India, France, Italy and even China.”

    Sometimes referred to as “Photon Bombing” or “Guerilla Projection,” underground artists around the globe have started using the latest technologies to project their unique works of art onto skyscrapers and other urban structures, as a means of artistic expression. But no outdoor event has ever been organized before to celebrate these talented artists.

    “We invited artists to project their works onto our town’s famous white walls,” said Arnold. “Alys Beach will literally become their blank canvas.”

    To help attract artists to the Emerald Coast, Alys Beach announced $6,500 in cash prizes, including a $2,500 “Best of Show” award, and a $1,000 “Best Local Artist” award sponsored by 30A.com. A special $1,000 prize will also be awarded to the best entry with a “green” or environmental theme.


    But after receiving many more entries than expected, Arnold said that the biggest challenge now is to find more projectors.

    “As you can imagine, it requires a lot of technology to host a unique event like this,” said Arnold. “Several local businesses have already offered to loan us their office projectors for that evening, but we need even more projectors to display as many entries as possible.”


    The festival will be hosted by several celebrity and industry judges, including Alan Hunter, MTV's very first “VJ” and Co-Founder of the Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival; Terry Slaughter, President of the award-winning Slaughter Group, a strategic design and branding firm based in Birmingham, Alabama; Brett Phares, a professor of interactive media at Marist College in New York; and Warren Heaton, an award-winning digital artist, whose film, video and interactive media projects include such clients as Adobe, Microsoft, and Walt Disney Imagineering.

    The festival will be held on Saturday, August 30th (Labor Day Weekend), from 8pm until 11pm. In the event of inclement weather, the event will be held on Sunday, August 31st.

    For more information about Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach, please visit www.alysbeach.com/DG. Individuals or businesses willing to loan a projector for this one-evening event are encouraged to call 1-866-481-8387 or email events@alysbeach.com.


    ABOUT ALYS BEACH


    One of the most beautiful new towns in the world, Alys Beach is located on Scenic Highway 30A in Florida’s panhandle, along what The New York Times said “may be the best beach in the continental U.S.”

    Alys Beach’s extraordinary architectural vision drew inspirations from both Bermuda and the family courtyard homes of Antigua, Guatemala. When complete, the town will be home to over 600 villas, row houses, courtyard homes and family compound retreats, as well as numerous restaurants, parks, pools and shops. All homes in Alys Beach are built to Fortified…for safer living? building standards, as designated by the Institute for Business & Home Safety, and are also built to the Green Home Designation Standard of the Florida Green Building Coalition. In April, Forbes.com named Alys Beach America’s “Best Spot for the Design-Savvy.”

    “Alys Beach may be the most truly innovative community under construction in the United States today, and it will eventually be imitated everywhere,” said Andr?s Duany, who was ranked one of the Top 5 most influential people in home building by Builder magazine.

    For sales or rental information, please call 866-481-8387 or visit
    www.alysbeach.com.
     
  18. Miss Kitty

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    :clap:...I know a SoWaller that is displaying at this fabulous event!!

    Alys B...you have the greatest ideas! ;-)
     
  19. Teresa

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    I agree! this festival sounds like something really great to see over the holiday weekend. :wave:
     
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    Very cool!!! Can't wait! :wave:
     

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