I love browsing Into the Pixel when it’s announced every year. It’s the world’s only professional jury-curated exhibition of video game art created by published video and computer game artists – and beyond all that, it showcases some amazing work.
This year, they’re trying something a little different, holding an auction via eBay to sell pieces from the 2009 collection, with proceeds going to fund the scholarship programs at the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences and the Starlight Foundation.
ITP’s jury panel consists of experts from highly-acclaimed museums, veterans from the interactive entertainment industry, as well as seasoned artists and educators of the digital medium. Launched in 2004, the ITP is unveiled annually at E3 Expo in Los Angeles, California. The collection then travels worldwide, having been displayed most recently at the Design Center in Stuttgart, Germany; SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas; European Festival of Art in Nottingham, England; the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto, Canada; The Bradford Animation Festival in Bradford, England; Animfx in Wellington, New Zealand; GC Asia in Singapore; World Summit on Internet and Multimedia in Shenyang, China and the D.I.C.E. Summit conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.