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2017 Into the Pixel Collection Revealed

ESA AND AIAS FOUNDATION REVEAL 
2017 INTO THE PIXEL VIDEO GAME ART COLLECTION

The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) and the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) today announced the official selections for the 2017 Into the Pixel (ITP, #IntoThePixel) collection.  Established in 2004, the annual ITP art exhibit honors video game artists who continue to push the interactive entertainment art form forward.  Co-produced by the ESA and AIAS, the 2017 ITP collection will be displayed during E3, the world’s premier trade show for computer, video, and mobile games, from June 13-15, 2017, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. 

This year all 14 pieces will be auctioned off on eBay during E3 week. Proceeds from the auction will raise funds for the ESA and AIAS Foundations to support future game makers. The auction runs 5 days and begins Tuesday, June 13 at Noon PST, concluding Saturday, June 17 at Noon PST.  All ITP bids can be made at the AIAS eBay page here. (NOTE: ITP images will not appear on eBay until the live auction begins on June 13th at Noon PST.)  

Click here to read the official press release.

Click here to view all the winning art.

Click here to read about this year’s ITP jurists.


2016 Into the Pixel Collection

2016 #IntoThePixel Collection Revealed! 

The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) and the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) today announced the official selections for the 2016 Into the Pixel (ITP, #IntoThePixel) collection. Established in 2004, the annual ITP art exhibit honors video game artists who continue to push the interactive entertainment art form forward. Co-produced by the ESA and AIAS, the 2016 ITP collection will be displayed during E3, the world’s premier trade show for computer, video, and mobile games, from June 14-16, 2016, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. 

The 2016 Into the Pixel collection hosts a variety of images across all genres. The collection features images from games like Dreadnought, Dishonored 2, No Man’s Sky, League of Legends, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Far Cry Primal, among others. 

 


2015 Into the Pixel Collection Unveiled!

 

2015 ITP Collection

 

The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) and the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) today announced the official selections for the 2015 Into the Pixel (ITP, #IntoThePixel) collection. Co-produced by the ESA and AIAS, the 2015 ITP collection will be shown at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), the world’s premier trade show for video games and related products, from June 16-18, 2015, at the Los Angeles Convention Center in the Concourse Foyer.

Click here to view the 2015 Into the Pixel collection.

Click here to view the jury.


SUBMISSIONS FOR THE 2015 “INTO THE PIXEL” VIDEO GAME ART COLLECTION NOW CLOSED


Submissions for the 2015 Into the Pixel collection are now closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted art for consideration by our jurists! 

Winners will be announced in June 2015. For those interested in submitting for next years collection please check back March 2015 or sign up to join our newsletter.

The ITP exhibit could not be made possible without the support of its esteemed jurists, who have had lifelong careers spanning interactive entertainment, the contemporary museum art world, photography, digital expression, and experiential art forms.  This will be the third year that all seven of the jurists will be returning to review the ITP collection:
  • Bob Rafei, Big Red Button Entertainment, Founder, CEO and Visual Director
  • Glenn Phillips, Getty Research Institute, Curator, Modern & Contemporary Collections
  • Jon Gibson, iam8bit, Founder and Partner
  • Matt Hall, Amazon Game Studios/Double Helix, Senior Concept Artist
  • Nora Dolan - Independent Curator
  • Patricia Lanza, The Annenberg Space for Photography, Director of Talent and Content
  • Seth Spaulding, Blizzard Entertainment, Senior Art Manager

ITP art may consist of in-game or concept art, including character, environmental/landscape or other artwork used in the creation of games. Each year’s collection covers a broad spectrum of genres and platforms, and reflects what the jurists feel represent the best art in the interactive entertainment platform from the past year.   

Created in 2004 by the Entertainment Software Association and co-produced with the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences, ITP is an exploration and celebration of the art of video games from around the world. Each year the new collection is unveiled at E3 and tours industry events like SXSW and the D.I.C.E. Summit.


2014 collection

2014 Into the Pixel Collection Celebrates Video Game Artistry

The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) and the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) today announced the official selections for the 2014 Into the Pixel (ITP) collection. Created in 2004, and now in its 11th year, the annual ITP art exhibit honors video game artists who continue to push the interactive entertainment art form forward.  Co-produced by the ESA and AIAS, the 2014 ITP collection will be shown for the first time at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), the world’s premier trade show for computer and video games and related products, from June 10-12, 2014, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. 

Also, please take a moment to check out our 2014 Into the Pixel artist interviews. Find out about the winning art pieces, what inspires these artists and their all-time favorite games! 

Click here to view the full release.
Click here to view the 2014 Into the Pixel collection.
Click here to read about the jurists.
Click here to read the artist interviews. 


2014 INTO THE PIXEL COLLECTION

The Into the Pixel is no longer taking submissions for the 2014 collection - judging has now begun. The 2014 collection will be will be announced early June and premiered at E3, the world’s leading computer and video game event, from June 10-12, 2014.



INTO THE PIXEL ARTIST INTERVIEWS


We are pleased to announce a new series of artist Q&As from the 2013 Into the Pixel collection. Over the next couple weeks, hear about their inspirations and influences, current games they are playing, their journey to becoming a games artist, and more! 


2013 Into the Pixel Collection Revealed

ITP 2013

 (Click on the image for details on the winners.)

 
The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) and the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) today announced the 16 winning pieces of the world-renowned 2013 Into the Pixel (ITP) collection, now in its tenth year.


A huge thank you to our 2013 jurors, who donated their time and energy!


Submissions Closed – 2013 Into the Pixel 

The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) and the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) would like to announce that submissions are not closed for the 2013 Into the Pixel (ITP) collection. The 2013 ITP Collection will be revealed and featured at the E3 Expo June 11-13, 2013 and tours worldwide.  

Submissions for the 2014 ITP exhibit will be open March 2014. Please check back on the website for more information.  


Now Taking 2013 Into the Pixel Submissions!

 

The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) and the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) announced today that submissions for the Into the Pixel (ITP) 2013 exhibit are now open. 

Through this unique partnership between the ESA and the AIAS, ITP has pioneered digital game art exhibitions and continues to facilitate this valuable conversation between the traditional and digital art worlds.

This year’s esteemed group of jurists: 

  • Bob Rafei - Big Red Button Entertainment, Founder, CEO and Visual Director
  • Glenn Phillips - Getty Research Institute, Senior Project Specialist & Consulting Curator, Department of Architecture and Contemporary Art
  • Jon Gibson - iam8bit, Founder and Partner
  • Matt Hall - Timbuk2 Studios, Senior Partner Production Designer
  • Nora Dolan - Independent Curator
  • Patricia Lanza - The Annenberg Space for Photography, Director of Talent and Content
  • Seth Spaulding - Blizzard Entertainment, Art Manager 
Submissions are open from April 4, 2013 and close April 19, 2013. The 2013 ITP Collection will be revealed and featured at the E3 Expo June 11-13, 2013 and tours worldwide. Instructions to submit can be found at here.  

2012 Into the Pixel Collection Announced

2012 ITP Winners
The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) and the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) are pleased to announce the 16 winning pieces of the esteemed 2012 Into the Pixel (ITP) collection.  Now in its ninth year, ITP is a juried art exhibition that brings together experts from the traditional fine art world and the interactive entertainment industry to display and discuss the art of the video game.  The 2012 Into the Pixel art collection will be unveiled and presented at the annual E3 in the Los Angeles Convention Center from June 5-7, 2012 at the Concourse Foyer.  

For information on the winners.
For information on the jurists.
To access the official press release.

Reporter/Journalist notePlease contact Debby Chen for FTP info for the high-res images of the art work at debby@interactive.org.


SUBMISSIONS FOR THE 2012 INTO THE PIXEL
COLLECTION ARE NOW CLOSED 

Into the Pixel

The submission period for Into the Pixel is now closed. The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences and the Entertainment Software Association would like to thank everyone for participating in the 2012 Into the Pixel Collection.  A select few will be chosen from the hundreds submitted and will be unveiled at the E3 Expo June 5-7, 2012. 

This year's esteemed group of jurists:

  • Bob Rafei, Big Red Button Entertainment, Founder, CEO and Visual Director
  • Eddo Stern, UCLA Games Lab, Director
  • Glenn Phillips, Getty Research Institute, Senior Project Specialist & Consulting Curator, Department of Architecture and Contemporary Art
  • Ian Milham, Electronic Arts' Visceral Games, Creative Director
  • Jon Gibson, iam8bit, Founder and Partner
  • Matt Hall, Timbuk2 Studios, Senior Partner Production Designer
  • Nora Dolan - Independent Curator
  • Ryan Wilkerson, Microsoft Game Studios, Senior Art Director
  • Seth Spaulding, Blizzard Entertainment, Art Manager
  • Shane Caudle, Epic Games, Principal Artist

For jurist bios.
For more information.

For any questions, please contact Debby Chen at debby@interactive.org

 


 Into the Pixel 2011 Winners 

The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences and the Entertainment Software Association are pleased to announce the winning pieces of the 2011 Into the Pixel collection.  These works of art will be unveiled and displayed at this year’s E3 Expo from June 7-9, 2011 in the Concourse Foyer.

2011 ITP Winners 

 Check out the winners here.


 

 SUBMISSIONS FOR THE 2011 INTO THE PIXEL COLLECTION ARE NOW CLOSED 

The submission period for Into the Pixel is now closed. The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences and the Entertainment Software Association would like to thank everyone for participating in the 2011 Into the Pixel Collection.  A select few will be chosen from the hundreds submitted and will be unveiled at the E3 Expo June 7-9, 2011. 


SUBMISSIONS FOR THE 2011 INTO THE PIXEL COLLECTION CLOSE FRIDAY @ 6 PM PST!

The AIAS in partnership with the Entertainment Software Association would like to remind our AIAS members that submissions for the extended deadline for the Into the Pixel (ITP) close this Friday at 6 PM PST!  This is the last opportunity to alert your game artist friends and acquaintances to take advantage of this fantastic opportunity to submit their art for a chance to have their work shown at the E3 Expo June 7-9, 2011. 

This year’s esteemed list of jurors include, view their full bios here 

ITP 2011 Jurors 

  • Glenn Phillips, Getty Research Institute, Senior Project Specialist & Consulting Curator, Department of Architecture and Contemporary Art
  • Nora Dolan - Independent Curator
  • Ryan Wilkerson, Microsoft Game Studios, Senior Art Director
  • Matt Hall, Timbuk2 Studios, Senior Partner Production Designer
  • Brian Moore, Microsoft Game Studios, Art Director

SUBMISSIONS FOR THE 2011 INTO THE PIXEL COLLECTION
ARE NOW OPEN

Created in 2004, Into the Pixel (ITP) is an exploration and celebration of the art of video games from around the world. The exhibition offers an opportunity for published video and computer game artists to be reviewed and recognized by the public and by their peers in both the fine art and video game worlds. Into The Pixel features a representative sampling of video game art, selected by a panel of jurors from a field of submissions.

To submit your artwork for consideration, please follow this link for instructions and criteria for submissions. The deadline for submitting artwork is April 22, 2011. Check back for Juror selection updates.


The 2010 Into the Pixel Art Collection was shown at the Electronic Entertainment Expo June 15 - June 17 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

 The 2010 Into the Pixel Art Exhibition (ITP) is an exploration and celebration of the art of the video game, curated by interactive industry veterans and experts from the art establishment.

The 2010 Into the Pixel exhibit features twenty works of video game art, selected by a panel of jurors from a field of submissions gleaned from artists around the world. The exhibition offers an opportunity for published video and computer game artists to be reviewed and recognized by the public and by their peers in both the fine art and video game worlds.


2010 Into the Pixel Artwork Unveiled at the Jury Panel Event

 

Game makers, artists, and art-lovers from across Southern California gathered at the Los Angeles Film School on Tuesday, June 8 to witness the unveiling of the 2010 Into the Pixel Collection.  The evening began with a casual meet and greet, and was followed by an in-depth discussion of each piece with John Doffing, Curator, START SOMA, LTL PRINTS, Hotel des Arts, Bob Rafei, Founder, CEO, Big Red Button Entertainment, Inc., and Adam Sessler, host at G4 TV.

The twenty selected pieces were shown on the big screen and attendees were encouraged to participate in the discussion.  The prints of the selected pieces will be shown for the first time at E3 2010.


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