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Jim Plaxco is a digital artist and photographer who works with 2D software, 3D software, his own custom graphics software, and photography, both film and digital, to create digital art.   His introduction to computer art occurred in 1982 when he enrolled in the first graduate level course in computer graphics offered by the Northern Illinois University Art Department.   Since then he has created digital art on a variety of platforms with a wide variety of software.   Jim specializes in abstract, algorithmic, and astronomical art.   As a Solar System Ambassador for the NASA Jet...more
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Schaumburg Computer Artists Work Featured In Digital Visuals Art Exhibit

Schaumburg, IL - August 25th, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 24, 2011 The digital art of Schaumburg resident Jim Plaxco will be on exhibit at the Seippel Homestead and Center for the Arts, Beaver Dam WI as a part of the Beaver Dam Area Arts Association special fall exhibit Digital Visuals. The purpose of the Digital Visuals art exhibit is to highlight the works of digital artists. Art from more than 20 digital artists will fill the art center's eight exhibit galleries. Said the artist on learning of his inclusion in the art exhibit: "I'm thrilled to be able to participate in this show, particularly because it is devoted to digital art. Digital art and its variants, like new media art, are the frontier of art today and exhibitions such as this one sponsored by the Beaver Dam Area Arts Association are an important recognition of the role of the computer in art today." The Digital Visuals art exhibit opens Aug...

Shattered Dreams Cover Art For The International Space Development Conference Program Book

Schaumburg, IL - May 26th, 2010

The digital art of Schaumburg IL artist Jim Plaxco is featured as the cover art for the International Space Development Conference being held in Chicago May 27 through May 31. The artwork, titled Shattered Dreams, features a fragmented astronaut with the image of the Moon in place of the astronaut's visor. The description of the art as submitted for the program book was: Shattered Dreams - a digital painting by Jim Plaxco, www.artsnova.com Shattered Dreams is a personal commentary on the recent political decision to abandon the Constellation program and the planned return to the Moon. The Moon remains, awaiting our return - but when will that return be? “Unfortunately there were some who objected to including a statement that was critical of the new space policy and it was omitted in the final version. The inspiration for the image was a debate that I was engaged in about Presi...

Artist Reception At Advocate Good Shepard Hospital In Barrington IL

Schaumburg, IL - February 22nd, 2010

A joint artists’ reception will be held for Northwest Cultural Council Corporate Gallery artists Jim Plaxco and Eric Hill. The artists’ reception is set for Thursday, February 25, 5:30-7:30 pm and will be held at the Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, 450 W. Highway 22, Barrington IL. The reception coincides with an exhibition of their art at the Advocate Good Shepard Hospital. The art exhibition runs through April 5, 2010. Refreshments will be served during the artists’ reception and the artists will be on hand to discuss their art with visitors. There is no fee to participate in this wine and cheese reception and those with an interest in art are encouraged to attend. All art in the exhibition is for sale. A percentage of the sale price is a tax-deductible donation to support the Northwest Cultural Council, a not-for-profit community agency bringing visual art, music, dance, theate...

Martian Sand Ripples Featured Cover Of Mars Quarterly

Schaumburg, IL - April 3rd, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 02, 2009 The digital art of Jim Plaxco has been selected as the cover art for the Spring 2009 issue of The Mars Quarterly. The picture, Martian Sand Ripples, is a depiction of sand ripples on the surface of Mars. “Selection of my art for the cover is a special honor as I've been a long time supporter of the goals of the Mars Society. In fact, it was working with Viking and Mars Global Surveyor imaging data that kept me active in digital image processing for a number of years using my skills to created educational presentations about Mars.” “With respect to this image, I created it by first acquiring the individual raw data frames taken by the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity's Left Panoramic Camera. Each frame was taken using a different filter. From these frames I created a false color image that I used as a basis for the creation of Martian S...