Zeros and Ones: Computer Generated Art

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Challenge Page Banner v2There are so many different types of computer-generated art in today’s technological world. Artists have historically utilized whatever art media resources were available to them to express themselves creatively. Inspired by the concept of art and technology and also the TMA-hosted exhibition called The Art of Video Games, (relating to the more recent phenomenon of using video games as creative avenues of expression), the Community Gallery would like to invite area artists who use modern technology to express themselves artistically to submit up to three (3) works to an exhibition celebrating many forms of computer-generated artwork. Submissions will be juried by a panel of TMA staff.

2-D Artists

Artists are challenged to create digital illustrations. Accepted 2-D artwork MUST be printed and framed for inclusion in the exhibition. Samples of artwork that can be submitted include but are not limited to:

  • Adobe Illustrator
  • MS Paint
  • Mac Paintbrush
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • GIMP, etc.

Note: also eligible are: pixel art, digitally-manipulated photographs and “app” art from programs like Instagram, etc.

3-D Artists

Samples of artwork that can be submitted include but are not limited to:

  • Sculpture using 3D printer technology
  • Installations that incorporate technology

Video Artists

Artists are challenged to make short (less than 3min.) video(s) that may be submitted for jury. All accepted entries will be displayed in the exhibition on a centrally located kiosk with visitors able to touchscreen choose videos they would like to view. All submitted videos need to use the Quicktime file h.264 codec for video size consistency. Samples of artwork that can be submitted include but are not limited to:

  • Animated GIF files
  • Cinemagram
  • Windows Movie Maker
  • Mac iMovie
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Corel VideoStudio
  • Adobe Premiere
  • Roxio Creator
  • Pinnacle Creator, etc.

Please contact Jennifer Bandeen (419-255-8000 ext. 7495) with any questions.

Entry Form

    Contact Information

  • For this challenge, you may enter up to three works of art for consideration. For all 2D/3D submissions and submissions whose file size is under 2 MB, use the File Upload option. The Museum asks that if you are submitting a video for consideration to include a link rather than upload the video file.
  • Submission 1

  • Submission 2

  • Submission 3

  • Agreement



Zeros and Ones: Computer Generated Art Exhibition Calendar

  • Exhibition Run: May 16 – September 18, 2014
  • Artwork Entry Submission: Deadline to submit an entry (up to 3 entries) is April 21, 2014 by noon EST
  • Winners Announced: April 24, 2014
  • Artwork Drop-off: Friday and Saturday, May 2 and 3, 2014; 1-4 pm ONLY (TMA Loading Dock)
  • Opening Reception: Friday, May 16, 2014
  • Artwork Pick-up: Friday and Saturday, September 19 and 20, 2014; 1-4pm ONLY (TMA Community Gallery)

To Enter: Entrants must submit image(s) of their artwork electronically through the TMA website. Entrants may submit up to 3 entries to be juried by TMA staff (see challenge below for more specifics).

To drop-off artwork: Pull your car up to the Museum’s loading dock and park temporarily. There will be a security guard posted to show you the way to drop-off. All heavy artwork will require artist to bring assistance getting art into the storage area.

Challenge: This exhibition has a challenge component. Each submitting artist should create a work(s) of art that meets the challenge described at the end of this document. [This exhibition was inspired by TMA’s upcoming exhibition, The Art of Video Games]

Community Gallery Artwork Submission Rules

Once an artist agrees to participate in an exhibition, the artist is agreeing to drop-off and pick-up works during the provided hours.  Artists will be disqualified if they do not drop-off works during scheduled times and their works will not appear in the exhibition.  There are no exceptions.  Please note that having a friend, family member or neighbor drop-off works is acceptable (artist assumes all transit liabilities).

The works of art to be submitted must adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Only original artwork will be accepted.
  • No kits or pre-made manufactured items may be submitted.
  • Works of art consisting in whole or part of perishable materials, living organisms, liquid in breakable containers, materials covered by the Endangered Species Act, feathers of any kind, or deteriorating/insect infested or untreated wood will not be accepted.
  • All work must be ready to hang.  No swiss-clips, cardboard backing holes or sawteeth hanging mechanisms should be used
  • Hanging devices must be provided on unconventional wall mounted pieces.
  • Your artwork will appear in the Community Gallery, please make sure the subject matter of your artwork is suitable for viewing by both adults and young children.
  • The Museum reserves the right to refuse and withdraw any work from the exhibition at its discretion.

No entries will be insured against loss of damage while in the Museum or during transit to and from the Museum.  The entrant’s signature on the entry form signifies that the entrant agrees to hold harmless the Museum for loss or damage.