Thursday, February 02, 2012

iPhone Mobile Art Grant Recipient

"Free Spirit" by Carlein Van Der Beek

iPhoneArt (IPA) announced its 2nd Annual Mobile Art Grant recipient yesterday. Carlein Van Der Beek of Holland will receive a $1000 grant for art development and will have her work featured in “Mobile LA: A 2012 Mobile Art Exhibition” in Los Angeles.

Mobile art, or iPhoneography, is an emerging digital art form in which artists create photos, videos, paintings and music on mobile devices. The most common platforms of use include the iPhone, iPad and iPod, but artists can express their visions with BlackBerry and Android products as well., a hub for the mobile art community, displays Van Der Beek’s works as well as works from first runner-up Nettie Edwards of the United Kingdom and second runner-up Cindy Patrick of the United States. A list of winners, finalists, semi-finalists and honorable mentions selected from 2,478 global submissions can be found on the IPA Mobile Art Grant page.

The site also provides critiques on art apps and houses a large gallery showcasing portfolios of various mobile artists. Most of the photos take on a haunting, surrealist quality.

IPA plans to publish a book containing works by the most influential digital artists of the past year as well as works by the top 20 grant finalists selected by the IPA grant panel.

Click here to learn more about the IPA Mobile Art Grant.

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