Aug 1 2010

A Healing Touch: Digital offering of Peace to Women Survivors

Matthew Watkins

A healing touch

Artist Mia Robinson is extending “touch” beyond our devices and taking it into the lives of abused women through “A Healing Touch: Digital offering of Peace to Women Survivors“. The international mobile digital art exhibition features works by 25 fingerpainters, all created to inspire hope and healing in women survivors (and victims) of violence, abuse and oppression. The show and fundraiser for Ocean Ana Rising Inc, a non-profit organization empowering women through the arts, runs from August 20th through September 4th, 2010 and includes a private opening reception (August 20th, 6:30-8:00pm) and Outreach workshop, “When Left to Your Own Devices” where Mia will be teaching 15 teenaged girls how to paint on iPads and iPhones.

To raise awareness about the global issue of violence against women and the upcoming exhibition, Mia will be blogging and tweeting facts and statistics daily on her website. You can follow her on twitter.

To purchase tickets to the opening reception or to find out how you can support and/or participate (there is a private flickr group for additional artists who’d like to contribute eir own offerings–the group will be featured as a slideshow during the exhibition), visit

Jul 10 2010

Calling out for artists: Pocket Art Fest2

Benjamin Rabe

Poster by Performita

Avid fingerpainter Roberta Barbaric aka. Performita, of Mostar, Herzegovina calls out for mobile artists all over the world to submit a piece for the second Pocket Art Fest2 taking place August 5./6. 2010 at the local university. Amongst short movies, photography, sms poetry and talent videos, fingerpainting has its own spotlight during the fest.

The rules:

  • must be painted on a touch screen mobile phone (no iPad)
  • only one work can be submitted
  • you need to state which phone and apps used, and of course your personal info

Submissions are open till July 30th 2010, best get in contact with Performita fast.

Jun 27 2010

The Mobile Art Conference 2010 in New York is making headway

Benjamin Rabe

It’s still a road to go, but planning for first Mobile Art Conference in history is progressing. This is what we (Kara, Mia, John, David, Christine, me) are having established so far:


The con will take place at Tisch School of Art, whose mission is

to explore the imaginative use of communications technologies — how they might augment, improve, and bring delight and art into people’s lives.

Sounds like the perfect place for the cause.


The main conference will be from 23-24 Oct 2010. As the con will be part barcamp, part scheeduled, there should be enough room to learn, listen, paint and share.

iamda: the association

As a very pragmatic need (renting a venue e.g.) the “Int’l Assn of Mobile Digital Artists”, short iamda has been founded. It’s a non-profit organization and open to all fingerapinters in the world.
Head over to, fill out the form and become a member today.
Since this is all pro-bono work so far, please consider how you can contribute to make this a great con:

  • add your name to the participants list
  • add your ideas to the proposed topics page
  • consider donating 🙂 (there’s a paypal button available)

Any questions, suggestions, worries? Please share!

Jun 2 2010

“The world at our fingertips” – the book

Benjamin Rabe

First the upcoming exhibition.

Now the book.

Fingertips features the work of 23 talented artists from around the world (…) chosen by Wisconsin artist Susan Murtaugh. Each talented artist then chose three pieces of their own work to showcase their digital fingerpainting. Their words and pictures are included in this book.

Susan Murtaugh’s been busy. 48 Pages, Softcover, 27.95$. Get it here.

Show Flyer fingerpainted on iTouch by Susan Murtaugh

Apr 30 2010

Sounds Like “iArt”


"Fisholin" by Deborah McMillion (done using ZeusMobile)

Fingerpainter Deborah McMillion (known as Hotel Midnight on the flickr stream) has taken on a rather intriguing challenge:  turning what she hears into something for all to see!

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Apr 15 2010

Iphonography and the automobile show in Milano, Italy

Benjamin Rabe

Last week, the art-show Iphonography and the automobil opened in Milano, Italy. Curated by Matthew Watkins, it featured the work of 57 Iphonographers and fingerpainters from around the world.

Here are some Impressions of the show, of which all proceeds are for Medici Senza Frontieri.

Mar 31 2010

Upcoming show: iphonography and the automobile

Benjamin Rabe

Not exactly fingerpainting, but clearly worth a look: Fingerpainter Matthew Watkins is curating a photography show “iphonography and the automobile” at the showroom in Milan, April 8- 29.
Italy’s fist iphonography show it will feature 100 works by 47 international photographers / artists, professionals and amateurs alike.


The iphonography is the art of photography captured and edited via iPhone.  The iPhone is the camera that you always have in your pocket privileges spontaneity and originality. Being always connected allows for instant distribution via email or social media.
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Feb 20 2010

Michael Ives Speaks about iPhone Art at AZ Apple Stores


Michael Ives at La Encantada Apple Store, Tucson, AZ

Fingerpainter Michael Ives has been invited to speak and showcase his work at 3 Apple locations throughout the Tucson and Phoenix areas this week. He’s also been invited to present his work to a regional MacIntosh users group.

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Feb 19 2010

Deborah McMillion’s iPhone art-show coming up

Benjamin Rabe


Deborah McMillion, aka Hotel Midnight, will be showing her fingerpainted artwork at the Arizona Museum for Youth in April.

“I call my style of work retro-surreal.”

she told us in an interview.

“I made that up. It comforts galleries since I don’t fit classic Surrealism or pop-surrealism.”

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Jan 12 2010

Wanna be in two places at once? There’s an app for that! (well, for Russ Croop anyway)


Dairy Panorama

Russ Croop, retired photography teacher turned iPhone artist, was featured in, not one, but TWO iphone art exhibits this past weekend. While featured among 25 artist from around the globe in the “iPhone Therefore iArt” at the Chicago Art Department, Russ also held a one man show entitled “Painting Through a Keyhole: the iPhone as Canvas” at the Dairy Center for the Arts in Boulder, CO. Both exhibits opened on January 8, 2010. And both proved to be hits.

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