Albion College and the city of Albion, Michigan seek artists and designers to submit work for consideration for a virtual public art exhibit to launch the first annual Albion A. R. Art Walk. This Augmented Reality competition will feature sculptures digitally overlaid in Albion’s Reiger and Victory Parks from April 22 through May 17, 2012.
Up to 20 works of art will be chosen from around the world for this inaugural year of the Albion A.R. Art Walk. Albion College and the Virtual Public Art Project (VPAP) will launch a series of site-specific virtual artworks throughout the city of Albion to be viewed via VPAP’s free Layar App for most iPhone and Android smartphone devices.
Artists and designers interested in submitting work for this project should refer to the guidelines listed below.
Preliminary Guidelines for submitting work:
1. Artist name
2. Artwork title
3. Artwork subtitles (for inside Layar, if applicable)
4. Artist statement or short description of work
#1-4 should be in a word doc or PDF
Artwork image or illustration (jpeg @ 200dpi for printed promotion)
5. Link to artist’s website (if available)
Submitted 3D files should either be a .l3d (Layar) format or .OBJ with attached .mtl file
All textures must be PNG or JPEG and square (512x512 is ideal)
Animated textures are allowed and must be saved as a PNG with attached .mtl file
MTL files MUST link to the attached texture files
3D models must be sized when created to the same size they will appear in real world space
7. All work and supported material should be placed in a folder and named with the Artists' name
Questions and submissions can be directed to:
Submissions should have “Albion AR” in the subject line