The deadline of December 15, 2016 is fast approaching. Please submit your nominations for the award through the ACM SIGGRAPH website by visiting the URL listed below and clicking on "Artist Award Chair." Please include as much information about your nominee as possible, including web links. Nominations must be submitted through the ACM SIGGRAPH website in order to be considered.


The Distinguished Artist Award is awarded annually to an artist who has created a substantial and important body of work that significantly advances aesthetic content in the field of digital art. Not all qualities are required.


Nominations are due by December 15, 2016 and 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):

  1. The Artist has been contributing internationally to the digital arts for more than Twenty (20) years.
  2. The Artist has produced important work(s) that is (are) referenced in digital art history/theory papers/books.
  3. The Artist has established an unexplored area in the field of digital art/media art.
  4. The Artist has been advancing the use of digital technologies in creative expression.
  5. The Artist has contributed to the history and/or theory and/or practice of digital art through writing and presentations at conferences and symposia.