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VALA Eastside announces call for artists in video game industry by March 20

VALA Eastside invites artists to submit work for their upcoming installation centered on art created for video games.  - Courtesy photo
VALA Eastside invites artists to submit work for their upcoming installation centered on art created for video games.
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VALA Eastside invites artists to submit work for their upcoming installation centered on art created for video games.

“Game On! The Art of Game Design” is an exhibition at VALA Art Center that will present the artwork created during video game design and production.

Artwork and assets from different phases of game design, development and production will be showcased in a variety of formats including concept sketches, physical and digital models, environment paintings, storyboards, character designs, as well as highlights of final games, both video-captured and playable.

Artwork will be framed on walls, projected on screens and presented on a variety of digital media types and viewing devices.

“We are very excited to be organizing this show that represents the creative process that drives video games. We strongly encourage artists of every background, race, gender, ethnic heritage and ability-level to apply. Our aim is to represent diversity in the artwork by presenting a balance of traditional and non-traditional approaches to narratives, design and game play including indie game design," says VALA Eastside Art Programs Director Dawn Laurant.

This installation is funded by 4Culture as part of their Tech-Specific grant for 2017. The deadline to apply is Monday, March 20.

For further details and information regarding this call and other VALA artist opportunities, visit: http://valaeastside.org.

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