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California Artists Win Top International Art Awards

Originally posted by Digital Arts: California

March 26, 2013

Press Release:

Digital Arts: California is pleased to announce the following Stellar Art Award winners at the international “Simply the Best 2″ juried Exhibit. This honor places the Award winners at the top of an international field of 78 talented digital artists from 27 countries.

Daz Melander (San Francisco) -     “ripture” (Digital Art)
Vincent Mattina (Long Beach) -     “All Watched Over by Machines of Loving
Grace” (Digital Collage and 3D Fractal)
Ben and Raisa Gertsberg (Irvine)-  “Earthy Woman” (Digital Painting)

- Daz Melander is a San Francisco-based artist and “creative
technologist”. His work is focused on the interaction of man and
technology, and delivers brilliant “high definition images of the
intangible”. His “Chakras” series is a brilliant symbolization of the
Hindu concepts of life force and energy.

- Vincent Mattina is a Los Angeles artist who has free-lanced for the
likes of Disney and Warner Bros., and ventured into the Steam-Punk
movement.  His works have been exhibited at various museums and shows
throughout Southern California (“Steam-Punk History Beyond Imagination”).
His award-winning “All Watch Over ….” is a brilliant example of his
alternate reality in which science, nature and spirituality evolve.

- Ben and Raisa Gertsberg (aka BRG) are award-winning artists from Orange
County who collaborate under the name “It’s A Beautiful World”.  Their
multiple talents range from abstract art and photography to nature
photography, and have exhibited throughout Southern California.  “Earthy
Woman” is from their stunning “Abstract” work, depicting a portrait of a
tribal woman whose earthtones are brilliantly contrasted with red lips and
curly orange hair.

The “Simply the Best 2″ Exhibit, and the fantastic solo exhibits of all
our Stellar Award winners, can be found at:

Other California artists Selected by the Exhibit’s judges to be showcased
in “Simply the Best 2″ reflect the talent of our California artists
throughout the state:

Sandra Bauser      – Turlock
Simon Blanc        – Los Angeles
Tom Davies         – Los Angeles
Al Garber          – San Francisco
Kathryn Jacobi     – Santa Monica
Marius Johnston    – Walnut Creek
David Mark Lane    – Santa Barbara
Laurence Scott     – Santa Maria
Rod Seeley         – Oak Park
Katy Warner        – McKinlyville


Digital Arts: California is a division of Art and Design Initiative, whose
goal is to promote the appreciation of art, photography and design, and to
recognize the work of exceptional artists, photographers and designers.

Digital Arts: California seeks to showcase talented California digital
artists to the world, and bring the world’s digital art to California.


Issued By:          Digital Arts: California
Name:               Bill Kowalsky
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Address:            Art and Design Initiative
PO Box 9
Murrieta, CA 92564
Industry:           Digital Arts, Photography, Art Exhibitions and Events,
Art & Entertainment, International Juried Art Exhibits

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