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Thanks for being a part of iD Arts Magazines and for being such an advocate of the arts. Your blog is awesome. How about starting an iD Arts Magazine in Hawaii? Thanks and take care.



They just wondered what I thought about this article ?
( I just replied that you were mainly a painter and would always think as a painter ,where ever it will take you ) 
I personally think this might be announcing the end of the independent digital fine artist
that tried to create "true digital fine art" that needed also the expertise to print out the works created .
The fine art market might accept my copy I painted on canvas as my first painting I created from my millennium image I called "Haven in Cyberspace " when I met you in R2001 and was accepted at the webmuseum ,but will refuse an original print made by myself .
I am fully aware that the digital revolution is over and the FINE ARTS ESTABLISHMENT is taking over the
profitable commercial reproduction market and that will be what "is left of digital fine art " because prints will not be accepted as "digital fine art " .
You are welcome to publish this letter to the webism group that might like to respond .
Trust you like to get my personal opinion about this political event that has put you in the limelight .
Ansgard Thomson



on Wednesday, May 7th, piocailiaTop said

thank you, brother

on Wednesday, May 7th, Jim Charette <> said

Way to go Doc.Another rabid dog takes a big bite!!


on Wednesday, May 7th, Vijaybhai Kochar said

Yes I agree that in academic circles and among art historians the digital fine art is recognised much better than in art-market circles. And Pygoya is one of the pioneers of digital art movement. Digital fine art stands on its own irrespective of art galleries and art collectors. We should congratulate College Art Association for discovering Pygoya more than ourselves - the digital artists.

on Tuesday, May 6th, Ingrid Kamerbeek said

Sorry forgot the link to Ursula's news here at absolutearts: look up today's news

on Tuesday, May 6th, Ingrid Kamerbeek said

Ah, just noticed our great "Webism Group of Worldwide Artists" member URSULA FREER is in the headlines today with her fantastic digital art!

Congrats, dear Ursula!!!

on Tuesday, May 6th, Ingrid Kamerbeek said

It may sound like nose up but for me it has been a fact all the time that high quality artists, universities, institutions etc. look at the digital aspect of art as a normal part of the art world. Hey, c'mon it's a matter of fact. It already started in the 50s!! Just watch our Webism group member Prof. Dr. Herbert W. Franke and you'll know the way. Visit the New York/Berlin based DAM or the ZKM to name just two of thousands worldwide to find out yourself. Of course it's the artist who counts and not the tools he/she uses. Basta. No discussion needed here. And to bring it to Pygoya look up Webist Ann's comment.

We Webists from the "Webism Group of Worldwide Artists" founded by Pygoya and myself after our 1st European Art Tour in 2003 are proof of the digital tool being a normal part of the process. We have artists from all fields using all kind of techniques to create their unique art. For me there is no "digital artist" BUT AN ARTIST. This is a creative human able to express him or herself in any media he or she likes.

on Tuesday, May 6th,">Ann Tracy said

Big round of applause Pygoya for digital artists everywhere! It's ironic that digital artists are facing the same type of prejudice that haunted photographers at the beginning of the 20th century. Everyone seems to forget that it's not the TOOLS, it's the ARTIST... and you are one of the best!

on Tuesday, May 6th, M. Meelin said

Congratulations Rod! Fantastic!

on Tuesday, May 6th, Randy said

The ivory tower of art academia has had no windows until now!

Congrats! Rodney

on Tuesday, May 6th, Ellen said

Validation by one's peers is one of the best forms of recognition! Congrats! Money is always nice, too.

on Tuesday, May 6th, Andrew said

The CAA, College Art Association, is dedicated to its own enrichment, and doesn't really have time to listen to artists or address their needs. I was a member for one year, and attended their conference in Philadelphia, but realized it is an organization which preys upon the dreams of the unexperienced and idealistic, so I never went back. It constantly blows its own horn about what a great organization it is, but in fact represents everything that is wrong with arts organizations everywhere.
Within the membership, however there are a great many worthwile individuals from universities all over the country and abroad. Professors, directors of art departments, and members of other smaller organizations worldwide, all flock to the conferences, and are well worth meeting and talking to. It's a pity that all this happens under the umbrella of a completely parasitical entity.

on Monday, May 5th, Flavius Darius Frant said

Go fish!