Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach—the internationally renowned projection art festival located on Scenic Highway 30A in Northwest Florida’s South Walton County—has announced the finalists for the 2018 digital art festival to be held May 18-20, as well as the launch of ticket sales starting Tuesday, March 13. More than 20 finalists along with three artists in residence participants from four countries will gather at Alys Beach to showcase their digital artwork and vie for cash prizes totaling $10,000. Stay tuned to the blog to meet our residency artists and learn more about our finalists in the weeks leading up to Digital Graffiti.
“As a shared experience, Digital Graffiti is all about cultivating conversation. It is social cinema within expanded fields of light and sound, the virtual and the real. There is nothing quite like it,” says Brett Phares, Digital Graffiti Curator.
The 2018 finalists include:
- Faiyaz Jafri, Great Neck, New York
- Vinay Khare, Pondicherry, India
- Jane Glennie, Ascot, United Kingdom
- Jesse Wollston, Los Angeles, California
- Kwanghwee Ahn, Seoul, South Korea
- Adam Forrester, Atlanta, Georgia
- Cesar Yague, Alhaurín el Grande, Spain
- Keaton Fox, Cambridge, Massachusetts
- Nowhere Mountain, St. Louis, Missouri
- LIA, Vienna, Austria
- Sarah Doyle, London, United Kingdom
- Katina Bitsicas, Columbia, Missouri
- Sean Capone, New York, New York
- Kelley Bell, Baltimore, Maryland
- Tori Lill, South Melbourne, Australia
- AOA, Orlando, Florida
- Bang Luu, Lawrence, Massachusetts
- Luzena Adams, New York, New York
- Max Hattler, Hong Kong
- Dan Arnold, Cornwall, United Kingdom
- Marpi Marcinowski, San Francisco, CA
- Jean-Michel Rolland, Marseille, France
- Afrah Shafiq, Karnataka, India
- Muriel Montini, Paris, France
- Carlos Vargas, Charlotte, North Carolina
- Till Beutling, Cologne, Germany
A panel of art and industry experts, led by Brett Phares, will serve as the jury for the festival and select works for the Best in Show and Curator’s Choice awards. Three honorable mentions will also be awarded.
Celebrating its 11th year, Digital Graffiti gives artists a large-scale blank canvas to explore the intersection of art and architecture, while creating entirely new art forms. Once darkness falls, the iconic stark-white walls of Alys Beach glow with dozens of dazzling original art projections. For more information on the festival, including the full schedule and to purchase tickets, please visit digitalgraffiti.com.