Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach - June 6, 2009

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    World's First Outdoor Projection Art Festival Returns to Alys Beach
    Digital Artists Invited to Submit Entries

    Alys Beach, Florida - (February 17, 2009) - A Florida beach town announced that it will host the second annual "Digital Graffiti" festival on Saturday, June 6, 2009. Digital Graffiti is the world's first outdoor projection art festival, with artists using the latest technologies to project original works onto the town's iconic white walls.

    "Alys Beach is welcoming painters with open arms and white walls," wrote USA Today in 2008. "But with projectors and laptops rather than spray cans."

    Sometimes referred to as "Photon Bombing," "Guerilla Projection" or "Urban Projection," underground artists around the globe have been using the latest design, animation and projection technologies to cast dynamic images onto skyscrapers and other urban structures as a means of artistic expression. But Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach is the first outdoor festival specifically organized to celebrate and showcase these unique talents.

    "Our town literally becomes a blank canvas," said Kelli Arnold, Alys Beach's Events Coordinator.

    Last year's festival attracted digital artists, filmmakers, musicians, interactive designers, photographers, VJs, producers, celebrities, agency executives and fans of art, technology and architecture. Over $6,500 in prizes were awarded to artists, with digital submissions being received from as far away as Israel, Austria, Canada, Germany, London, India, France, Italy and China. The 2008 "Best of Show" prize ($2,500) was awarded to Robert Seidel of Jena, Germany for his digital work entitled "Futures."

    "Digital Graffiti explores how design, technology and architecture can intertwine to create entirely new art forms," said Arnold. "For one night, Alys Beach opens its doors, courtyards and cobblestone paths to innovative companies and ground-breaking artists who fuse these three elements to literally transform our entire town into a living work of art."

    Artists are encouraged to submit original works of digital art for the 2009 festival as soon as possible. There is no fee to enter. Entries may include new or existing short digital videos, Adobe Flash animations, PhotoShop creations, YouTube clips or entirely new interactive concepts. Still-photography entries may be accepted, but should consist of large, themed slideshows or presentations of images that have been digitally altered or enhanced in an artistically significant manner. All subject matter is eligible, although a special $1,000 prize will be awarded to the best entry with a "green" theme. Last year's $1,000 "Best Environmental Theme" prize was awarded to Donna Callighan of Stamford, Connecticut for her work entitled "S.O.S."
    The deadline for all digital art submissions is April 30, 2009. For specific submission rules and guidelines -- and to view last year's winning entries -- please visit www.digitalgraffiti.info.

    For more information about Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach, please call 1-866-481-8390 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." The resort town's extraordinary architectural vision drew inspirations from both Bermuda and the family courtyard homes of Antigua, Guatemala. When complete, Alys Beach will be home to 900 villas and courtyard homes, as well as restaurants, parks, shops and other resort amenities. Alys Beach is the first Fortified?for safer living? community in the world, and all homes are built to Florida's Green Home Designation Standard. For home sales or vacation rental information, please call 866-481-8387 or visit www.alysbeach.com.

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    LOL! I recognize that black and white dress!:funn:

    I can't wait for this! If you did not make it to the last one, be sure and put this on your calendar!

    Thanks Alys Beach for putting on such wonderful events. :clap:
     
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    This is something worth turning in early-before things,commissions-the season, etc ; gets out of control. It happens to alot of Artists , including myself-there's just no time for spec work during season.
    But from what I had easily surmised last year before & regretably after the event-it was one of the best out of the gate events Ive ever seen in South Walton-with emphasis more on quality,diversity & fellowship among artists working in diverse media.....rather than a competition or award show with 'winners?' etc.
    Great Event & really a great opprotunity.
    Sowal Artist of the Decade:floor:
    Mark Partington
     
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    I can not wait!!! It was wonderful last year and it was not even 100%!

    BB....great dress :D
     
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    Can they be past pictures taken? I've got tons.
     
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    Yahoo!! We'll be down that week. Can't wait!!!!
     
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    India Hicks to Host Digital Graffiti

    Style Icon India Hicks to Host World's 1st Outdoor Projection Art Festival

    Alys Beach, Florida - (March 18, 2009) - The resort town of Alys Beach and "Studio b." announced that India Hicks will host the second annual "Digital Graffiti" festival on Saturday, June 6th. Digital Graffiti is the world's first outdoor projection art festival, with artists using the latest technologies to project original works onto the town's iconic white walls.


    A well-known author, TV host and fashion model for Ralph Lauren, Gap, and J. Crew, among many others, India Hicks is the daughter of legendary interior designer David Hicks, who was hailed by The New York Times as "the most famous decorator of his day." India is Prince Charles' second cousin, and is in line to succeed to the British throne. In 1981, she served as bridesmaid to Diana, Princess of Wales. India is an author of numerous style books, is a hotel owner and is the creator of an all-natural body-and-home-fragrance line (www.indiahicks-islandliving.com). India recently hosted the second season of the Bravo TV series Top Design, an interior design competition.

    "India is not only revered worldwide for her unique sense of style, but also for her warm and genuine personality," said Colleen Duffley of Studio b in Alys Beach. "I truly can't think of a more perfect person to host this year's Digital Graffiti festival."

    Digital Graffiti explores how design, technology and architecture can intertwine to create entirely new art forms. For one night, Alys Beach opens its courtyards and cobblestone paths to innovative companies and ground-breaking artists who fuse these three elements to literally transform an entire town into a living work of art. Sometimes referred to as "Photon Bombing," "Guerilla Projection" or "Urban Projection," underground artists around the globe have been using the latest design, animation and projection technologies to cast dynamic images onto skyscrapers and other urban structures as a means of artistic expression. But Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach is the first outdoor festival specifically organized to celebrate and showcase these unique talents.

    "Alys Beach is welcoming painters with open arms and white walls," wrote USA Today of the inaugural 2008 event. "But with projectors and laptops rather than spray cans."

    The 2008 festival attracted digital artists, filmmakers, musicians, interactive designers, photographers, VJs, producers, celebrities, agency executives and fans of art, technology and architecture. Over $6,500 in prizes were awarded to artists, with digital submissions being received from as far away as Israel, Austria, Canada, Germany, London, India, France, Italy and China. The 2008 "Best of Show" prize ($2,500) was awarded to Robert Seidel of Jena, Germany for his digital work entitled "Futures."

    This year's deadline for all digital art submissions is April 30th. For specific submission rules and guidelines, or for more information about Digital Graffiti, please visit www.digitalgraffiti.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." The resort town's extraordinary architectural vision drew inspirations from both Bermuda and the family courtyard homes of Antigua, Guatemala. When complete, Alys Beach will be home to 900 villas and courtyard homes, as well as restaurants, parks, shops and other resort amenities. Alys Beach is the first Fortified? community in the world, and all homes are built to Florida's Green Home Designation Standard. For home sales or vacation rental information, please call 866-481-8387 or visit www.alysbeach.com.

    ABOUT STUDIO b
    Studio b is a creative venue that brings together the best of the best and the up and coming in the fields of photography, art, design, literature, food and wine. With seminars, classes and inspirational lectures by talented pros from around the world, it is Studio b's commitment to offer a state-of-the-art learning environment designed to educate, inspire and cultivate an artistic community along the beautiful Emerald Coast. Studio b is based in Alys Beach, Florida. For more information about Studio b, please visit www.studiobthebeach.com.
     
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    looking forward to all the entries!
     
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    Do we need to make reservations--buy tickets in advance? We'll be on 30 A that week and I don't want to miss this.
     
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    Digital Graffiti 2009

    Saturday, June 6
    8:30pm 'til Midnight



    Final Countdown to Submission Deadline!
    April 30, 2009 is the last day for artists to submit for the 2009 festival.
    Please submit your short digital videos, Adobe Flash animations,
    PhotoShop creations, YouTube clips or other interactive concepts to events@alysbeach.com.
    Entries will be eligible for $6,000 in cash prizes!



    Categories include
    Best of Show ($2,000 Prize, sponsored by The Florida Governor's Office
    of Film & Entertainment)
    Best Environmental Theme ($1,000 Prize)
    Most Experimental Submission ($1,000 Prize)
    Best Local Submission ($1,000 Prize sponsored by 30A.com)
    Audience Favorite ($1,000 Prize sponsored by 30A.com)
    We would like to extend a huge thanks to this year's sponsors






    To become a sponsor or volunteer at the event, please email events@alysbeach.com




    TICKETS NOW ON SALE!
    Online $15 adults
    At the door $20 adults
    $5 Children 12 and under
    Ages 5 and under free











    866.481.8390






    ALYS BEACH is a trademark of EBSCO Industries, Inc. ? 2009


     
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    Can't wait for digital graffiti!! Are there cocktails/hors d'ouvres? Are there lots of entries?
     
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    DG09 Finalists Announced

    DIGITAL GRAFFITI 2009
    Hosted by International Style Icon India Hicks

    Saturday, June 6
    8:30pm 'til Midnight

    Digital Graffiti Finalists Announced!

    The following works have been selected for projection and competition during the 2009 Digital Graffiti Festival at Alys Beach:

    "12 Seconds" by Florence Artur (Montreuil, France)
    "Afterburner" by Gwen Vanhee (Zedelgem, Belgium)
    "Bioform" by Matthew West (New Brunswick, NJ)
    "Bubblegum Fantasy" by Devan Siumunovich & Nika Offenbac (New York, NY)
    "Bulbs" by Zlatko Cosic (St Louis, MO)
    "Coastal Dune Lakes: Beaches of South Walton" by Elam S. Stoltzfus (Blountstown, FL)
    "Generative Flowers III" by Don Relyea (Dallas, TX)
    "Ghost of the Walls" by Tim Portlock (Philadelphia, PA)
    "JD’s Fun House" by John Daniel (Panama City, FL)
    "La Sinceridad del Humo" by Walt Hartley (Minturn, CO)
    "Lure of Sirens" by Lustre (Venice, CA)
    "Metamorfosis" by Marucio Rodriguez & Said Dokins (Cuauhtemoc, Mexico)
    "Morphing - Aging Beauty part II" by Gwen Vanhee (Zedelgem, Belgium)
    "Origami Butterfly" by Jonathan McCabe (Ainslie, Australia)
    "Outside In" by Eric Marcus (Santa Rosa Beach, FL)
    "Santa Rosa Beach Sand Prints" by Andrea Normand (Santa Rosa Beach, FL)
    "Shine of the Ever" by Bryan Beasley (Santa Rosa Beach, FL)
    "Stormcc1" by Jonathan McCabe (Ainslie, Australia)
    "Study on Human Form & Humanity #01" by Lemeh42 (Italy)
    "The Astronaut" by Mario Chejab (London, UK)
    "The Color of Time" by Florence Artur (Montreuil, France)
    "Ugly Mug on Lovely House" by Sean Michael (Birmingham, AL)
    "zc-100-00a" by Matthew West (New Brunswick, NJ)

    Although not selected for competition during the 2009 festival, the following "Honorable Mentions" will also be projected as part of a special courtyard presentation:

    "Blue Monkey’s Maiden Flight" by Janis Sawyer (Seaside, FL)
    "Conspiracy Theory" by David DeGregerio (Santa Rosa Beach, FL)
    "Evolution" by George Cannon (Trumansburg, NY)
    "Family Vacation: From City to City" by Lynn Nesmith (Seagrove, FL)
    "Grave Concerns" by Karen Joslin (Tallahassee, FL)
    "Icons of 30A" by Paul de Denus (Santa Rosa Beach, FL)

    We would like to extend a special thanks to this year's sponsors:


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    To become a sponsor or volunteer at the event, please email events@alysbeach.com


    Online: $15 adults
    At the door: $20 adults
    $5 Children 12 and under

    Ages 5 and under free



    866.481.8390
     
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