Sep 28 2015

TagTool Light Painting at the Alberobello Light Festival

Matthew Watkins

Jul 22 2012

Nate Park talks about the LA Mobile Arts Festival 2012

Benjamin Rabe

The LA Mobile Arts Festival 2012 helicopter guy

The LA Mobile Arts Festival 2012 (August 18-26, 2012) is approaching fast, an I had the chance to have a quick chat with Nate Park of, the organizers behind the event, to talk about helicopters, mobile art and an “Olde Curiosity Shoppe”.

Nate, you are in the midst of what seems to be a core mobile art event in 2012, the LA-Mobile Art Festival. When I launched your website for the first time, there was a picture of a man flying a mini-helicopter, seemingly from some decades ago. Is mobile art a timeless thing for you?

Art in and of itself is timeless. It’s one of the things that makes us human. My partner and Co-Founder Daria Polichetti talks about this in the iPhoneArt Manifesto, how the mobile art movement draws similarities to a time when fine art photography was beginning to come into its own about 100 years ago. Similar to that period, artists are exploring and pushing this medium, and people are really just discovering what it is, what it can be, and ultimately finding its place in the fine art world.

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May 26 2012

iPad painting on a real Mercedes slk

Benjamin Rabe

Matthew Watkins covered a Mercedes slk with his artwork, using his iPad. Great look at the process. Here is an interview with Matthew on Apple blog Cult of Mac.

Dec 28 2011 2nd Annual Mobile Art Contest ($1000 Grant for winning artist)


There only a few days left for this one–so if you’re interested be sure to get your work in now.

Our friends at (IPA) have launched their 2nd Annual Mobile Art Contest with $1000 going to the winning artist and additional prizes going to the 20 artists selected by this year’s jury.  Here are the details: Continue reading

May 11 2011

The Digital Canvas: Mobile Digital Art in San Francisco

Benjamin Rabe

Curated by truly ours, Susan Murtaugh:

Last Thursday, March 5, 2011, the Autodesk Gallery hosted a private recpetion for the Digital Canvas exhibition. With over 100 guests, including contributing artists, guests and local media, the exhibit was unveiled in a highly intimate and social setting.

Looks like a great reception.

Mar 13 2011

Autodesk calls out for submissions

Benjamin Rabe

Autodesk is planning a public exibition showcasing art made with any flavor of SketchBook, including iPad and iPhone versions. From their blog:

We are looking for all types of artwork and illustrations from any of the SketchBook products and platforms!

Email us your sample images by attachment or web links at by Thursday, March 24th, by 5PM PST.

It’s a curated show, place and time has yet to be announced. For more info check their post.

Mar 10 2011

Art from the iPad – art show opens in Austin today

Benjamin Rabe

Visitors of the SXSW should stroll down to the Austin Details gallery where work of 28 great mobile artists will be shown:

Visual artists are creating art with their iPads and iPhones that blurs the line between painstakingly-executed original oils-on-canvas and fine art, digital-style. Our exhibit shows it off on iPads, on our iMacs, on our 58″ HDTV and as fine art prints (made as pigment-based archival inkjet prints on our Epson Pro Stylus 9900 professional printer).

Artists were juried after paying an ‘entry fee’ of 35$. The show runs through march.

Feb 16 2011

iAMDA UK Turns Guilford into the epicenter of mobile art

Matthew Watkins

Guilford, Surrey was the epicenter of experimental art last weekend when Guildford College and other local venues hosted a groundbreaking roadshow bringing mobile digital artists from around the world to work together.
The three day event (February 11-13), sponsored by Adobe Sytsems and organised by college lecturer Paul Kercal in collaboration with the International Association of Mobile Digital Artists (IAMDA), began at Guildford College on Friday with a “next generation” life drawing class for art, graphics, photography and IT students in which tradition met technology. Drawing on iPad using fingers or Pogo styluses, students used art apps to create pictures of models from the respected Brighton Life Drawing Sessions team.

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Dec 9 2010

AU 2010 Mobile Art Gallery Retrospect

Benjamin Rabe

Great video by Bing Lin of Susan Murtaugh, curator of the 10×10 Mobile Art Gallery at the autodesk university in Las Vegas:

Nov 23 2010

Future/Canvas – upcoming exhibition in San Francisco

Benjamin Rabe

If you wanna meet a bunch of mobile artists and app developers, make sure not to miss Future/Canvas – the emerging medium of iPad art, on Dec 4th 2010. From their site:

“It has been less than a year since the release of the iPad and already it has inspired an exciting new world of digital art. Artists and programmers are using the iPad as a digital canvas and are creating radical new artwork that pushes the bounds of imagination. Come experience this emerging medium first hand with three exhibits showcasing some of the most stunning art from this exciting new medium.”

The show is still open for submissions, if you’re interested in displaying your art, please contact Josh Michaels directly.
Josh was also so kind to offer a promo code to our readers: if you use fingerpaintedit you’ll get half off tickets when registering.
Open gallery from 8:00pm – 2:00am, 25$ per ticket.