Art Of Digital Show
HomeProspectusRegistrationSponsorsAbout UsContactLogin

THE CREW

Steven Churchill    Producer
Greg Flores    Director of Business Development
Mark Barry Webmaster / Programmer / Database Mgr.
Lisa Smith Associate Producer / Graphic Designer
Eunice Noh Executive Assistant / Research
Linda Noh Executive Assistant / Research
Crystal Pinson Research
Kevin Armento Video Editor / Graphic Artist
Diane Ly      Research


Steven Churchill Steven Churchill has been exhibiting the work of digital artists since 1986, when he produced the world's first computer animation film festival, screened to capacity attendances at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in La Jolla, California. In 1987 Steven arranged national distribution of the festival through the Landmark Theatre chain, which also had great success. Subsequently Steven produced Future Visions, premiering at the Reuben H. Fleet OmniMax Theatre in San Diego, then touring thereafter at several other large format venues around the country. In 1988 Steven released the world's first computer animation video, entitled State of the Art of Computer Animation, which the American Film Institute gave their Best Video Art award that year. In 1990 Steven produced The Mind's Eye, and followed that up with Beyond The Mind's Eye, The Gate To The Mind's Eye, and Odyssey Into The Mind's Eye, selling over 2 million units to date. Overall Steven has produced over 30 computer animation compilations, showcasing the best work from CGI artists around the world.

In 2004 Steven organized, curated and judged the first Art of Photography Show, which was exhibited at the La Jolla Art Association Gallery in November of that year. 525 images were received to be considered, submitted by local photographers - though the gallery space could only accommodate 55 framed prints. There were over 400 people at the opening reception and 25% of the work was sold during the two-week exhibition of the show. So, the show was a big success in all respects.

Following the 2004 show, Steven and his team decided to produce a second exhibit. The Art of Photography Show 2006 was an international exhibition of photographic art which took place April 20 - June 4, 2006 at the Lyceum Theatre Gallery in the historic Gaslamp Quarter of downtown San Diego. Arthur Ollman, the Director of the Museum of Photographic Arts, was the Judge for this exhibition. Steven initiated an intensive marketing and publicity campaign, to bring maximum attention to the artists and their work. There were about 1000 people at the opening reception gala on April 22nd, which was fully catered, hosted bar, live music, and all had a wonderful time. Over 18 pieces of art were sold at the show. The response to the show from the media was very positive, with many articles, blurbs and pictures being published in local magazines, such as San Diego Magazine, Riviera Magazine, Ranch & Coast Magazine, City Beat, San Diego Union Tribune, OnAir Magazine, Where Magazine, Art & Gallery Guide, and also television and radio interviews about the show.  The response from the staff at the Lyceum Theatre Gallery has been great as well, with comments that it's the "Best art show that's ever been here", "There's been more foot traffic than any previous art show here", and "You've sold more art here than any other exhibit in our 20 year history".

In the fall of 2006 Steven and the team produced The Art of Digital Show, an international exhibition of digital art which took place October 6 - November 19, 2006 at the Lyceum Theatre Gallery. The Show was judged by Hugh Davies, the Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. Following the "Call For Entries", a total of 2730 entries were submitted by artists from 32 countries. 100 spectacular pieces were selected by Dr. Davies to be exhibited in the gallery. The Show featured all forms of digital art -- digital painting, computer based illustration, digitally manipulated photography, digital video art, computer animation, and an interactive video installation. Very unique about The Art of Digital Show was the combining of fine art images in the gallery along with video art. 16 flat-screen displays in the gallery were continuously exhibiting the video art pieces which were selected by Dr. Davies. The world class opening reception occurred on October 7, 2006, and the Show was a huge success.

In April 2007 the team launched the third Art of Photography Show. This presentation of photography was truly exquisite. A total of 9867 photographic entries were submitted by artists from 37 countries around the world for this juried competition. The judge for this exhibit was Tim Wride, who was the Head of the Department of Photography at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. He is also the Executive Director of the No Strings Foundation, a non-profit organization which provides significant grants to photographic artists. Mr. Wride selected 103 world class images. There were over 1,200 people at the Opening Reception Gala on April 14, 2007, which can be viewed here. The exhibition ran April 14 through May 28, 2007.

During the fall of 2007 the team produced the second Art of Digital Show. Neal Benezra, the Director of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, was the Judge for this exhibit. Out of entries from 40 countries, he selected 83 framed fine art pieces, 18 video art pieces, a 3D modelled sculpture, a digitally designed textile piece, and one interactive piece -- amazing work! The exhibition ran October 6 through November 11, 2007.

Three years ago the team produced The Art of Photography Show 2008 at the Lyceum Theatre Gallery. Entries were submitted for this world class show by artists from 46 countries. The judge for this exhibit was Carol McCusker, the Curator of Photography at the Museum of Photographic Arts. There were over 1,000 people at the Opening Reception Gala on April 25, 2008, which can be viewed here. The exhibition ran April 25 through May 23, 2008.

Two years ago the team produced The Art of Photography Show 2009 at the Lyceum Theatre Gallery. Entries were submitted by artists from 57 countries. The judge for this exhibit was Charlotte Cotton, the Curator and Head of the Department of Photography at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. There were well over 1,200 people at the Opening Reception Gala on August 29th. The exhibition ran through November 1, 2009.

Last year the team produced The Art of Photography Show 2010 at the Lyceum Theatre Gallery. This presentation of photography was truly exquisite. Entries were submitted by artists from 67 countries. The judge for this exhibit was Natasha Egan, the Associate Director and Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago. Ms. Egan selected 111 images -- the best of the best! There were over 1,500 people at the Opening Reception Gala on August 28th. The exhibition ran through November 7, 2010.

As we now launch the seventh Art of Photography Show, our goal is to showcase the very best photography from around the world, to bring much exposure and sales to the exhibiting artists, and to provide numerous tangible benefits. The experience and knowledge gained by our entire crew through these many years will be applied with intense passion and tenacity towards this current exhibition, The Art of Photography Show 2011.



The CG image within the Art of Digital Show logo was created by a brilliant digital artist, Richard "Doc" Baily. For more information about Doc, please click here.

 

 

Home | Prospectus | Registration | Sponsors | Testimonials | Credits | About Us | Contact | Artist Login