iCanvas Digital Art Award 2022: Finalists Announced
This year’s Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize judging process has not been easy for our Jury Panel, with so many excellent Digital Art entries from countries all over the world. It has been a fascinating year within the broad realm of digital art, and the Beautiful Bizarre team have been impressed again and again!
We received entries from artists creating digital paintings and drawings, digital 3D art, vector, digital collage and photomanipulations. The plethora of software apps used include: Adobe Creative Suite; Wacom Cintiq 24 Pro; Keyshot; Maya; Zbrush; Procreate; Redshift; Cinema 4D; Daz; Substance Designer; Marvellous Designer; Sidefx Houdini; V-ray; 3dsmax; Corona Renderer; Octane; Corel Painter; Affinity Photo; GiMP; RunwayML; Nuke; Krita; Lightroom; Blender; Microsoft Paint 3D; Daz Studio; PicsArt; Poser Pro 11; Marmoset Toolbag 3 and Pixelsquid 360.
The use of new AI software Midjourney has also entered the limelight this year, opening up further deliberations about the world of artist-AI collaborations. This is something that our team will be exploring further, but without a doubt, we are excited to see how more artists use AI-generated artworks as a base from which to then build their own, final artworks.
Hardware was just as diverse including: Alienware PC; Android and Apple mobile phones; Apple iMac, Macbook Pro, iPad Pro, Apple Pencil; Wacom Cintiq; Wacom Intuos; Huion Kamvas Pro; Microsoft Surface Pro; Microsoft Windows 10; Dell; HP; Samsung Chromebook; Huion Ink Tablet; Canon; Nikon; Sony; Pentax; Zeiss; Fijufilm; Black Pen.
The Prize seeks to inspire creatives from around the world to pursue a life and career in the arts, and to help careers grow through funding and increased exposure of their work to galleries, collectors and media globally.
From the 125 Finalists, the Winners in each category, and overall 1st Prize Winner will participate in the prestigious Beautiful Bizarre Magazine curated exhibition at Modern Eden Gallery alongside 80+ of the best contemporary artists from around the world. Plus share in over USD$57,000 in cash and prizes including: a non acquisitive cash prize, product prizes, advertising packages, editorial in Beautiful Bizarre Magazine, exclusive interviews published on the Beautiful Bizarre website, exposure to our 1M+ social media community, and much more!!
In addition, each sponsor will chose one outstanding work from their Award category to receive an Honourable Mention. Stay tuned to learn more!
Artstation People’s Choice Award
Additionally, the Artstation People’s Choice Award Winner will be selected by popular vote from the 125 Finalists. The People’s Choice Winner will receive a a non acquisitive cash prize, a year’s worth of social media advertising through the Beautiful Bizarre Magazine socials to ensure they are able to connect with the right audience of engaged creatives, collectors and gallerists, raise their profile, associate their work with other leading creatives, and of course to grow their social media following. They will also enjoy a 12 month Beautiful Bizarre Magazine print subscription, and an in-depth interview published on the Beautiful Bizarre Magazine and Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize websites, giving readers an insight into their vision and practice. Voting will open on 26 August [AEDT, Australian Eastern Daylight Time]. To ensure you don’t miss your chance to vote, please join our email mailing list here.
Stay tuned, the RAYMAR Traditional Art Finalists will be announced tomorrow. You can take a peek at the Yasha Young Projects Sculpture Award Finalists here, and the INPRNT Photography Award Finalists here.
iCanvas Digital Art Award
The iCanvas Digital Art Award 1st prize winner will receive:
US$3,000 cash, generously donated by sponsor iCanvas, printers of high quality canvas art prints, priced for every lover of art.
US$1,500 cash, generously donated by digitalprintmaker, prints and services for photographers & artists by Master Printmaker with over 20 years experience.
A Wacom One, Creative Pen Display. It comes with all the essentials to spice up your digital life. There’s the natural pen feel on the 13.3” screen, the included creative software – even the ability to connect to certain Android devices.
Receive a beautiful, specially commissioned glass art Award trophy.