Visual Artist Awards Recognizes World's Best Digital Visual Artists

The Visual Artist Awards - 2017 Vizzy Awards - Miami Beach November 2017

Visual Artist Awards

United Projection, a leader in the explosive field of video mapping and projection mapping, announced today the formation of the first ever international Visual Artist Awards (VAA).

The VAA will pay homage to the best visual artists in the world, in one of the most exciting locations of the Americas, Miami Beach. Submissions for the “Vizzys” will start on May 1, 2017. The winners will be announced at a dazzling ceremony at The Temple House in November, 2017.

On behalf of the City of Miami Beach, we applaud the innovation and leadership of contemporary digital visual artists - from around the corner to around the globe - and we are delighted that this premier event will take place right here in Miami Beach, a cultural mecca for artists of all genres. We welcome the first ever Visual Artist Awards and look forward to this event enhancing the distinct cultural footprint of Miami Beach.

Philip Levine, Mayor of Miami Beach

The Visual Artist Awards has been established to be the primary platform of recognition for contemporary digital visual artists in the field of video mapping, projection mapping, motion graphics, augmented reality, virtual reality and 360 degree video. These frontier technologies are transforming the entertainment and digital arena that is projected to be a $150 billion industry by 2020.

“The VAA is the first global platform to identify, honor and reward artists that advance the genre through their innovation in both the creative and technical realm,” said Daniel Davidson, Chief Creative Innovator and Founder of the Visual Artist Awards.  “Just like other annual awards ceremonies for film, television, theater, and music, the Vizzys will shine mega-watts of light on the brightest and best talents in the rapidly growing field of the digital visual arts. We are discovering the most creative and imaginative people around the world.” he added.

A sample of the creative and technical categories to be awarded in the upcoming ceremony are:

  • Best 360 Video - Creative
  • Best Automotive Video Mapping - Creative
  • Best Exterior Architectural Video Mapping - Creative
  • Best Video Mapping Media Server - Technical
  • Best Projector - Technical
  • Best VJ Software - Technical

The awards submissions are open for any artistic work that follows the guidelines described in the VAA2017 Rules & Regulations. Every artist submitting work must pay a small registration fee for each category with discounted registration available to students (must have valid student ID).  All the works will be evaluated by the VAA Selection Committee comprised of leading artists, industry experts and pioneering creative minds with relevant experience in the visual arts.  http://www.visualartistawards.com/register/

The winners of The Visual Artist Award will each receive a “Vizzy”, a handcrafted bronze, chromium-plated award, polished to a mirrored finish and mounted on a block of solid black granite. The impressive award stands over 12 inches tall. 

Davidson and his team anticipate an influx of submissions from around the world. “Video imaging is here to stay and the growth and capabilities of the global talent pool is unimaginable,” Davidson added. “We cannot wait to see the magnitude of talent and their creations. The future is here. The future is now. The future is visual.”

The Visual Artist Awards are being embraced and applauded by the City of Miami Beach. “On behalf of the City of Miami Beach, we applaud the innovation and leadership of contemporary digital visual artists – from around the corner to around the globe – and we are delighted that this premier event will take place right here in Miami Beach, a cultural mecca for artists of all genres.  We welcome the first ever Visual Artist Awards and look forward to this event enhancing the distinct cultural footprint of Miami Beach.” said City of Miami Beach, Mayor Philip Levine.

Also, welcoming the VAA is Bruce Orosz, Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau Chairman, “We’re thrilled that the Visual Artist Awards have selected Miami Beach for their first-ever creative competition. This international event will shine a spotlight on our community and show the world that once again Miami Beach is a leading force in the creative arena.”

Opportunities for sponsorship are available:  http://www.visualartistawards.com/sponsors/ Additional details for the Visual Artist Awards are being finalized and will be announced shortly.  Tickets will range in price from $25 to $200 with special hotel rates and packages available as well.

WHAT:            Visual Artist Awards. (VAA)

                         www.VisualArtistAwards.com

WHEN:            November 2017

WHERE:          The Temple House

                         1415 Euclid Avenue

                         Miami Beach, Florida 33139

                           www.TheTempleHouse.com

WHY:               The Visual Artist Awards has been established to be the primary platform of
​                         recognition for contemporary visual artists in the field of projection
​​                         ​mapping,motion graphics and augmented reality.

The Temple House

The Temple House is an award winning year-round private event venue in beautiful Miami Beach, Florida. The 15,000 square foot Temple House has served a pivotal role in events and productions for Fortune 500 corporations and celebrities alike and has been seen in countless films, photo, and video productions. Seen over 2 billion times in the media, the venue boasts an award-winning 360-degree projection mapping system. This state-of-the-art system is one of the largest permanent installations in a private indoor venue. Fourteen projectors, tens of thousands of lumens, over 30 million pixels, The Temple House projection mapping system is the ideal venue to host the VAA2017 for an international audience. 

MEDIA CONTACT:
Terri Lynn
Phone - 954-677-1030
email - terripr@gmail.com

Source: United Projection, LLC

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