A small coalition of local artists who are more likely to work in pixels than paint is planning one of the state’s first juried exhibitions of digital art. “Digitally Charged Entities,” organized by the Digital Art Society of Hawaii (DASH), is seeking submissions that will “challenge viewers to question the current status quo” of digital creations and provoke dialogue about the differences and similarities between new and traditional media.
“DASH believes that digital technology has irrevocably changed art-making practices and opened opportunities for research and experimentation in the art disciplines,” said artist and exhibition coordinator Diana Jeon.
The jurors for “”Digitally Charged Entities” are:
- Peter Chamberlain, MFA, Professor of Art, University of Hawai`i-Manoa
- Victoria Gail-White, BFA, Textile/Paper Artist and Art Reviewer, Honolulu Advertiser
- Sarah E. Bremser McCormick, MA (Art History), Professor of Art and Art History, Kapi`olani Community College
DASH is now seeking submissions statewide. Artists must be Hawaii residents and at least 18 years old. Their work whether two-dimensional or sculptures must be new (created within the last two years) and can incorporate traditional art elements provided the primary component of the work was digitally-created. “Digital reproductions of work created in traditional media will not be considered,” Jeon noted.
Details are provided in the official Call for Entries, available online or at the at the Honolulu Academy of Arts Linekona School location. For more information, contact Jeon at (808) 947-7076 or assistant coordinator Bobby Crockett at (808) 488-2842.
The exhibition is scheduled to run through the month of May at the new One North King Art Center previously the headquarters for Honolulu Mayor Jeremy Harris’ aborted campaign for governor. The center opened in October, and plans call for a performance hall and bar.
Founded in 1988, DASH is a non-profit organization dedicated to the development of digital fine art and creating greater public awareness of digital fine art through collaboration, education, and exhibition. Its current president is Arthur Nelander, a formally-trained painter, sculptor and printmaker who expanded his repertoire to digital painting over a decade ago.