Digitalia: National Juried Exhibition of Digital Art



Jurors Awards

Monica Tiulescu, Species 0060,  First Prize

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Rob Gonsalves, Reach, Color, Repeat, Second Prize

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 Wobbe Koning, Frozen Motion (2), Third Prize

Artists' Talks

Saturday April 8, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Dutchess County digital artists will speak about their process and inspiration in illustrated gallery talks.

Reception to follow. Free and open to the public.  




[Poughkeepsie, N.Y.]  On March 18, 2017, Barrett Art Center will open Digitalia, a national juried exhibition that explores the intersections of technology and contemporary art.  Selected from over 900 entries, Digitalia showcases 57 digital artworks, including videos, interactive projections, sculpture, and 2-dimensional works. Sculptures by Ron Lambert will be featured in a solo show in the Crenson Gallery. 

Digitalia curator, Bruce Wands, is Chair Emeritus, MFA Computer Art Department at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, Director of the New York Digital Salon, and author of Art of the Digital Age (2007).  Wands has served as juror for the Lumen Prize Global Awards and Tour of Digital Art and has exhibited across the US and internationally throughout China and Europe.  

A trio of Dutchess County residents have been selected to join artists from 22 states for the exhibition: Lori Erbes (Rhinebeck), Jose Gomez (Poughkeepsie) and Milo Tsukroff (Pleasant Valley).

“We are thrilled at the opportunity to host of-the-moment technology in our historic galleries.  It’s old meets new; artworks from living artists in our landmark building,” says Executive Director Joanna Frang.  

Ellen Driscoll, Program Director of Studio Arts and Visiting Professor of Sculpture at Bard College has selected four artists for BAC’s 2017 Crenson Gallery solo shows.  The first solo show also opens on March 18 with installation sculptures by Bloomsburg, PA artist Ron Lambert.

An opening reception for both exhibitions will be held on Saturday, March 18, from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Juror’s awards for Digitalia will be announced at the reception, which is open and free to the public.  The list of prize winners and accepted entries will be posted on Barrett Art Center’s website after the opening reception at  The exhibitions will be on view through April 15 at the Barrett Art Center at 55 Noxon Street in Poughkeepsie, New York.

Artists’ Talks:  Saturday, April 8, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Local artists Lori Erbes (Rhinebeck), Jose Gomez (Poughkeepsie) and Milo Tsukroff (Pleasant Valley) will give illustrated artists' talks in the galleries on Saturday, April 8, 3-4:00 p.m.  Reception following. The event is free and open to the public. 

ABOUT OUR JUROR    Bruce Wands Author of Art of the Digital Age; Lumen Prize Juror; Chair Emeritus, MFA Computer Art Department & Director of Computer Education, School of Visual Arts, NYC; and Curator and Director of the New York Digital Salon  

His group exhibitions include: Art in the Digital Era, Guangzhou, China; Electronics Alive III, IV, V, Tampa, FL; D-ART Online Digital Art GalleryComputer Graphics Invitational, Greeley, CO; Creativity & Cognition, Goldsmiths College, London; First Beijing International New Media Arts Exhibition; International Digital Media and Arts Exhibition, Orlando; ASCI Digital 01 Exhibition, New York; Art and Science International, National Museum of Fine Art, Beijing; SIGGRAPH Art Gallery, Los Angeles; Hong Kong Arts Centre; Museum het Toreke, Tienen, Belgium, New- York Historical Society.

He has been the recipient of awards from the National Endowment for the Arts; Rockefeller Foundation; New York State Council on the Arts; NESTA (National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts, U.K.)