Art new media students will have an opportunity to showcase their work on campus


Courtesy of Julia Matsakyan

Digital art created using photoshop by Julia Matsakyan an Art New Media student studying 3D art. Matsakyan's piece is called 'Butterfly Eye'. Matsakyan submitted her work for the recent Art New Media Gallery show in the Library on March 19th.

Mary-Ann Myers and Mary Ann Myers

Art new media students will have the opportunity to have their work showcased on the library stairwell on the American River College campus March 19 at 2:00 p.m.

Fine art student Bianca Bastida, is spearheading the event and has encouraged art students to frame their work.

“Art new media students do not often frame their work,” said Bastida. “They usually display them in a portfolio.”

New media art, also known as digital art, is a genre that encompasses artworks created with new media technologies, such as: digital art, computer graphics, computer animation, video game art, silk screening and 3D printing.

Unlike traditional paintings, which use oils, paints, acrylics, watercolors and other supplies, digital artworks require the use of software, such as Photoshop and Illustrator, on a computer to digitally output the created images on to a canvas.

Bastida is also apart of the art gallery class, which is involved with helping art new media students present their work in various ways.

“So many times we have had art shows and very few art new media students show their work,” said Bastida.

The art new media department is mostly notably recognized for putting together the graphics for the award-winning literary magazine, the American River Review.

“We try to address all art forms and we just don’t see art new media displayed as art. It is about time,” said Mick Sheldon, the director of the James Kaneko Gallery at ARC.

In order for a student to submit their work, images must be framed, preferably with plexiglass. No glass is to be used.

Photography is welcomed as well and all art new media students are encouraged to participate.

Work had to be submitted to the Kaneko Gallery by March 17 before 5:00 pm. There were no fees to submit work.