Nominations for the 2014 ACM SIGGRAPH Distinguished Artist Award for Lifetime Achievement in Digital Arts are due by December 23, 2013. Since the award's creation in 2009, it has been presented annually to an artist whose substantial body of work has significantly advanced aesthetic content the field of digital art.
Past recipients of the award are: Roman Verostko, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Yoichiro Kawaguchi, Charles Csuri, Jean-Pierre Hébert, and Manfred Mohr (photo, right -- Mohr accepting the award at SIGGRAPH 2013).
ACM SIGGRAPH members are invited to nominate individuals by contacting the Artist Award Chair through the SIGGRAPH website. Only those nominations submitted through the contact form on SIGGRAPH.org will be considered.
All nominations should include:
- Name(s) of the individual(s) being nominated (address and/or phone number and/or email address are also appreciated).
- References to websites with the artist's works and texts when applicable (multiple references are welcome).
- Nominator's name, address, telephone number, fax number, and email address.
- A statement by the nominator describing the significance of the artist's contributions according to the following criteria (not all criteria are mandatory):
- The artist has been contributing internationally to the digital arts for more than 20 years.
- The artist has produced important work(s) that is(are) referenced in digital art history/theory papers/books.
- The artist has established an unexplored area in the field of digital art/media art.
- The artist has been advancing the use of digital technologies in creative expression.
- The artist has contributed to the history and/or theory and/or practice of digital art through writing and presentations at conferences and symposia.