I thought this might be of interest to some. Its an "art party" the Game Developer's Conference is holding:
GDC 2007 is proud to welcome the award-winning i am 8-bit group art exhibition. Over 100 artists put their old-school 80’s gaming memories to paint, ink, sculpture, plush, and other bizarre mediums! It’s an experiment in interpretation, shining a spotlight on an era when games were dominated by character. i am 8-bit is the voice of a generation that refuses to let the blips and bleeps fade away – and it’s a GDC exclusive!
Jason Van Anden