The 3rd Annual Into the Pixel Gallery Opening was held at the E3 Expo on Wednesday, May 10. This year’s collection, featuring 16 pieces of art from some of the premier artists in the interactive industry, was on display at the E3 Expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The collection makes its European debut at GameCity in Nottingham, England in October.
Entertainment Software Association Founder and President Doug Lowenstein, kicked off the event by welcoming the hundreds in attendance and honoring the artists who contributed to the collection. His speech was followed by Into the Pixel lead juror Kevin Salatino of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, who introduced each piece of art as well as the attending artists. The event concluded with the grand unveiling of the 2006 Collection for all those in attendance to view.
The 2006 Into the Pixel Collection was selected from a field of more than 150 submissions from countries all over the world, including the UK, Japan, Poland, Germany, France as well as the U.S. Throughout its three-year existence, Into the Pixel has established itself as the premier opportunity for game artists to receive recognition from their peers in both the digital and traditional art worlds.
The 2004 and 2005 Into the Pixel Collections were also on view at E3 in the West Hall Lobby and the entrance to the Kentia Hall.