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'Paint by Pixels' - an iPad and tablet art exhibit

Roz Hall (from the United Kingdom) created "Palmer," using the Fresh Paint app.

August 13, 2014

NARROWSBURG, NY — “Paint by Pixels,” a group exhibit of digital paintings made on iPads and other tablets, opens with a reception on Friday, August 15 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Delaware Arts Center’s Alliance Gallery. The exhibit will be on view through September 6. This is exhibit is sponsored in part by Epson and ArtRage.

“We decided to have an iPad show, mainly, because it is a fun, immediate, and thoroughly democratic medium,” said Tom Bosket, the co-curator with Alexis Siroc of the “Paint by Pixels” exhibit.

Illustrators, artists, and graphic designers have started painting, drawing and sketching without the need for art supplies, paper and an easel. Several painting and drawing apps—such as Sketchbook Pro, ArtRage, Procreate 2, and Tayasui Sketches—allow artists to create visual art on their tablets. Throughout the exhibit, gallery goers can enter to win the painting software ArtRage 4.5 from the New Zealand-based app company. The raffle will take place Saturday, September 6.

“I love the immediacy of the medium, no prep, no clean-up and you can literally start painting anytime, anywhere. And experimenting with new tools on my iPad has brought new techniques to my works on paper,” said Siroc.

Artists in this exhibit hail from across the USA, Canada, Holland, Kuwait, UK, and Australia.

Bosket is a colorist, painter and cofounder with Laura EJ Moran of Beautiful Traditions. He teaches painting and drawing at Parsons School of Design in New York City. He was featured on a PBS special titled “The Effect of Color.” Siroc is a graphic designer, focusing on book design and web design development. She has been designing illustrated and lifestyle books for more than 15 years and more recently is helping individuals to create a personal web presence and raising the profile of small businesses and nonprofit organizations.

Loft Gallery is located at the Delaware Arts Center at 37 Main St., second floor, and is accessible by elevator. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information about the exhibit, call 845/252-7576 or visit www.delawarevalleyartsalliance.org.