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SOURCE Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach
Art representing 24 cities in 12 countries on four continents will be showcased at world's first outdoor projection festival June 5-7
ALYS BEACH, Fla., May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The finalists for Digital Graffiti 2014, the world's first outdoor projection art festival at Alys Beach on Scenic Highway 30A in Northwest Florida's South Walton county, represent 24 cities in 12 countries on four different continents.
After reviewing more than 200 submissions from all over the world, Alys Beach announces today the final digital artists who will now compete for $10,000 in cash prizes at the seventh annual three-day Digital Graffiti Festival June 5–7 at Alys Beach.
The Digital Graffiti 2014 finalists are:
David Bennett of Nashville, Tennessee for "SCAN-A-MATION"
Zlatko Cosic of St Louis, Missouri for "Elans"
Terri Dilling of Atlanta, Georgia for "COLORCAST"
Jason Giles of Boulder, Colorado for "Dubstep Dispute"
Irene Mamiye of New York, New York for "Veils"
Aaron O'Laughlin of Green Cove Springs, Florida for "The Hifi Envelope - Cold Day, Warm Tide"
Onur Senturk of Los Angeles, California & Instanbul, Turkey for "Triangle"
Matt Swift of Columbus, Ohio for "City Lights - Oglebay Park Festival of Lights"
Joseph Toney and Aaron Fairbanks of Boone, North Carolina for "Imbroglio"
Michael Wyshock of Sarasota, Florida for "Perpetual Muscle Memory"
Claire Bennett of Toronto, Ontario, Canada for "Phylogeny"
Evond Mediah Blake of Toronto, Ontario, Canada for "DAXIM14"
Sandra Araujo of Porto, Portugal for "runtime error"
John Clive of London, United Kingdom for "transitions"
Mickael Doczekalski of Paris, France for "Atlantis"
John-Paul Frenay of Brussels, Belgium for "Artificial Paradise"
LIA of Vienna, Austria for "Transition 89-2.0"
Marco Mendeni of Milano, Italy for "r lightTweakSunlight 01"
Christian Niccoli of Berlin, Germany for "Ohne Titel (untitled)"
Robert Seidel of Berlin, Germany for "folds"
Matteo Pasin of Ponzano Veneto, Treviso Italy for "idclip"
Brit Bunkley of Wanganui, New Zealand for "Paradox of Plenty"
Gunja Bose of Kolkata, India for "Ballet"
In addition to the finalists, the festival will showcase the site-specific work of four American artists who workshopped their pieces during the Artist in Residency program at Alys Beach last January:
Amber Bushnell of Missoula, Montana
Dmitry Kmelnitsky of Los Angeles, California
Richard Kroehling of New York, New York
David Montgomery of Fernandina Beach, Florida
"DG brings out the best in projection art from local and international artists, and this year is no exception. We have a powerful list of finalists from Florida, all over North America and Europe to New Zealand. We definitely have an impressive group of artists representing DG this year and can't wait to share the work this June," says Digital Graffiti curator and judge Brett Phares.
"This year you can expect to see more color, more site-specific pieces designed during our winter residency especially for Alys Beach, and though you will see work that emphasizes design and shape, you will also see work that is very personal and soulful - these artists have stories to tell."
As a festival, Digital Graffiti is all about engaging an audience. "When your silhouette is projected on a wall, you are part of the art. You help to complete the work for the artist. When you have friends and family around you to talk to about what you are seeing and experiencing, it allows you to be more human, which is what art is all about and why it is so important," Phares said.
Staging Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach gives artists a large-scale "blank" canvas to explore the intersections of art and architecture, while creating entirely new art forms. Once darkness falls, the iconic white walls of the austere town will glow with more than two dozen original art projections as artists compete for $10,000 in cash prizes. A panel of judges from both art and technology industries will select five award winners including Best of Show; Best in Florida; Curator's Choice; and three Honorable Mentions. The winners will be announced on Saturday, June 7.
Digital Graffiti 2014 is made possible with generous support from Visit South Walton and The Alys Foundation.
For 2014, the world's first outdoor projection art festival has expanded adding a new offering on Thursday night - an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour lead by DG2014 curator Brett Phares beginning at 8 p.m. Friday evening includes activities and a meet-and-greet gallery stroll featuring some of digital artist finalists, who will be on hand to answer questions and discuss their work on display. The excitement continues on Saturday with a VIP red carpet arrival experience from 6:30-8:30 p.m. sponsored by EC Magazine followed by the live festival exhibit lighting up Alys Beach beginning at 8:30 p.m. and ending with the not-to-be-missed poolside party of the season at Caliza Pool, featuring music and video mixing by DJs and VJs, light bites and cash bars.
TICKET & LODGING INFORMATION
Tickets for Friday night are $50 per person for adults and $20 for children (ages 3-12). Tickets for Saturday are $75 (for adults and children). Saturday night patron tickets are $100 and include an official Digital Graffiti t-shirt and a refillable Tervis tumbler. Weekend passes are available for $200 per person and includes admission to the event on all three days, an official Digital Graffiti event t-shirt and Tervis tumbler.
Proceeds to benefit The Alys Foundation, which supports select local charities.
Tickets are limited; pre-purchased tickets are highly encouraged. Tickets are available for purchase online at digitalgraffiti.com and in person at the Alys Beach Bike Shop, Alys Shoppe and Fonville Press in Alys Beach. Digital Graffiti will be presented rain or shine.
Come for the festival and enjoy all South Walton has to offer all along Scenic Highway 30A. Visit digitalgraffiti.com/travel for additional information about travel and accommodations.
Follow the event on Facebook, Twitter @Alysbeachfl, Instagram @Alysbeachfl and You Tube/AlysBeachFlorida. Join the conversation at #digitalgraffiti. See an event overview video at digitalgraffiti.com.
For information on the finalists for Digital Graffiti 2014, visit digitalgraffiti.com.
For real estate sales information, call (866) 744-9958 or vacation rental information call (866) 481-8387 or visit alysbeach.com.
EDITOR'S NOTE: High res images are available in the Media Room Gallery.
Photo credit: Courtesy Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach
ABOUT DIGITAL GRAFFITI
Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach is the world's first outdoor projection art festival. This innovative, one-of-a-kind dynamic event celebrates the many possibilities found at the intersection of art and architecture. During the three-night event, dozens of digital artist finalists from around the globe are invited to showcase their original work and vie for cash prize awards in a juried art competition. Utilizing the latest technologies, the finalists' art is projected throughout the town on its iconic white walls. For more information, visit digitalgraffiti.com.
ABOUT ALYS BEACH
One of the most beautiful new towns in the world, Alys Beach is located in Northwest Florida on Scenic Highway 30A, along what The New York Times said "May be the best beach in the continental U.S." The town of Alys Beach's extraordinary architectural vision drew inspirations from both Bermuda and the family courtyard homes of Antigua, Guatemala. Alys Beach was founded in 2004. When complete, it will be home to 899 villas and courtyard homes, as well as restaurants, parks, shops and other life defined 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 more information, visit alysbeach.com.
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