Pixels At An Exhibition launched on November 29, 2009 for the purpose of promoting the first-ever juried gallery show of iPhone photography.
The first contest yielded 800 submissions, from which we culled 200 images to display in the Giorgi Gallery in Berkeley, California. The show opened January 30th and closed about a month later.
We sold a few prints and got some great press and P1XELS was off an running.
Over the next seven years we did shows all over the country and Europe. P1XELS was the only curated site for iPhonic art and photography and, as such, is the condensed history of the movement.
On November 29 of 2016, we launched the P1XELS Social Network, hoping to engender a second renaissance of the mobile arts, as we did the first time.
The site is searchable by artist, title, etc., just enter a name in the search field. You can also use category menu on the right. And there is also a month-by-month archive list. I find it a great tool for a fascinating glimpse into the evolution of the medium.
This is the last post for Pixels At An Exhibition.
I want to thank everybody who has ever been involved with the site, especially the artists who have shared their work here and set the standard for everybody who followed.
This site will become a permanent and searchable archive attached to the new site http://p1xels.com, on which we have been working for quite some time.
It’s most appropriate that the last posted artist image is Barbara duBois’s “Entering Uncharted Water.” That’s how I feel! In fact, the image inspired this [last] post. Very spur of the moment!
I hope you will join us in the long-anticipated social network devoted to the mobile arts and the next era of the mobile revolution.
The new P1XELS site will launch on November 29, 2016, appropriately, the seven-year anniversary of the launch of this site.
pixilation |ˌpiksəˈlāSHən| (Brit. also pixillation)
1 a technique used in film whereby the movements of real people are made to appear like artificial animations.
2 the state of being crazy.
3 variant spelling of pixelation (see pixelate).