Digital Consciousness News.

Issue 38. December 2002
The DC Internet Directory
The DC editors have completed a revision of the DC Internet Directory. http://digitalconsciousness.net/directory/ Artists, collectors and their representatives, as well as others with an interest in contemporary art such as curators, critics and printmakers use the Directory. It is divided into several categories including Resources -- Artist representation and services, Artist Listings, Museums, Galleries and Search Engines -- with a focus on art.

The Directory presents sites by rank based on their usefulness, technical quality and the artistic merit of their content. The editors purged sites that were not up to high standards, that had excessive load time or advertisements, that used script or code that opened pop up or other windows or that otherwise interfered with viewer control. Some sites fit more than one category. For example, several contained artist resources, such as image hosting, and a call for artists, as well as artist listings, a search engine and galleries. In those cases the single most appropriate category was chosen.

Moustafa Al-Hatter
Moustafa Al-Hatter is the December 2002 Artist of the Month. Al-Hatter has been painting during his entire life. He was born in Cairo in 1948. Since 1983, he has held diplomatic positions in several countries, in Africa, Europe and Latin America. He has also traveled to many countries around the world and feels that his artistic abilities and techniques have developed and enriched through his trips in which he has enjoyed the culture of other countries.

He has exhibited in various galleries and museums around the world, and has apeared in various magazines and newspaper articles. He believes that art is life; there is no ending or finishing point, just a continual process. He captures those magical moments of life, from the obvious that can be seen with the eye, to the visionary that is perceived by the spirit.

At the beginning of his career he was deeply influenced by the great masters of European painters, mainly post-renaissance ones. A great change in his path took place in Venezuela in 1993. In the Caribbean, he discovered the tropical lights and colors which allowed him to accomplish a major change in his style. He offers an amazing lyricism by acrylic colors, graded from warm to cool, as well as from light to dark, weaving the layers together to form a unique impressionistic signature.

New Artists.
The following artists have registered this month. To view the work of any artist go to http://digitalconsciousness.com/database.phtml and enter any part of the artist's name. To see the most recent artists go to http://digitalconsciousness.com/limit.phtml
  1. Sandhya d'Emilio Computer art from Italy.
  2. Sayeh Sm. Iranian art.
  3. Maksimilijan Nikolajevic. Proxima Designe.
  4. Daric Harvie. Abstract geometric shapes.
  5. M Noor. Creative art on Revelations.
  6. Jason Thornton. Fantasy pen and ink drawing.
  7. Miles Bishton. Oils from England.
  8. Alain Paparone. Fantasy from France.
  9. Juan Luis Quintana. Abstracts from Spain.
  10. Sharon Mark. Landscapes of and from Quebec.
  11. David Derr. Personal Mythologies.
  12. Newton Florentino. People, portraits and characters.
  13. Vijay Kochar. Cityscapes, abstract compositions and designs.
  14. Pritika James. Identity abstracts from Australia.
  15. Roberto Marazzato. Ancient, oneiric, religious.
  16. John Gough. Nudes, allegories, and theological works
  17. Danuszia Mordasiewicz. Pastels from Canada.
  18. Joe Baby. Portrait photography from California.
  19. Jan Bollaert. Pop art from Belgium.
  20. Ian Rafferty. Airbrush landscapes.
  21. Johan Jonsson. Wire sculpture from Sweden.
  22. Sandor Barics. Abstract geometric shapes.
  23. Saheed Fashina. Painting from Nigeria.
  24. Tabii Christ. Digital art from Baton Rouge LA
  25. Jime Alena. The sensual side of pin-up art.
  26. Bryan Patterson. Sculpture from Canada.
  27. Christian Maltais. Expressionistic landscapes and nature.
  28. GŁnther Wilhelm. Etchings and lithography from Germany.
  29. Teresa McCay. Butterflies and angels.
  30. Oliver Gili. Abstract geometric shapes.
  31. Michael Dean Russell, Jr. Abstract oils.
  32. Karin Skold. Pencil drawings.
  33. Thom Williams. Birds and fractals.
  34. Nilgun Akyol. Oils from Turkey.
  35. Anna Lo Bello. Oils from Italy.
  36. Paula Santos. Landscape oils from the Netherlands.
  37. Paolo Di Paolo. Gouache from London.
  38. Jay Smithline. People in different places.
  39. Piers Midwinter. The inner soul.
  40. Michael G. O'mahony. From a Wacom drawing tablet.
  41. David Cirese. Cityscapes from Italy.
  42. Amy Fitzsimons. Abstract people.
  43. June Rydgren. Animals and wildlife from Sweden.
  44. Lori Vallis Weppler. The way the light falls on a teaspoon.
  45. Lindsey Bailey. Child-like imagery.
  46. Lisa Hertzler. Photography of children.


Artist publishing on Digital Consciousness.
Registered Artists may publish an Artist Page free of charge. They can then use the Edit link at the bottom of their Artist Page to upload a new image or to update their page or database entry. The Edit link opens a user friendly control panel for artists with gallery service. Gallery service http://digitalconsciousness.com/dgalleries/ includes hosting of up to twenty text and multi-image galleries, a dynamic gallery index page and the control panel. Collectors may purchase and artists may sell artwork from their galleries free of commission.

The Digital Color Art Awards.
Digital Color http://digitalconsciousness.com/digitalcolor accepts nominations for art awards. The winner's biography and links to the winner's artwork are placed in the permanent galleries. The Gallery Service fee is waived for winners for one year. To nominate an artist use the form at http://digitalconsciousness.com/digitalcolor/nomform.phtml
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