We can only guess what Gandhi or Amelia Earhart would have thought of it, but it's certainly fair to say that some of the better digital artwork in North America made its debut at the Macworld Conference &_Expo's Digital Art Contest &_Gallery, July 18-21 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York. Selected by a panel of judges from more than 600 images submitted by artists, graphic designers, hobbyists and students, 31 pieces were chosen for exhibition_in the Student and Non-student categories. Here are some of our favorite images. See www.macworldexpo.com/gallery for the work of all the finalists.
"Lily #4," Diane Vetere, Toronto, http://homepage.mac.com/ddv.flowers.html
"At the Drive-in Theater of Consciousness," Charles Carver, Newburgh, N.Y.,
"Cerberus," David Ho, Fremont, Calif., www.davidho.com
"Autumn Window," Judy Mandolf, San Diego, www.judymandolf.com
"Mort Mechanique," Howard Berdach, New York, www.howardberdach.com
"Notes of Charlatan," Zsuzsanna V. Szegedi, Boston, www.zsuzsanna.com
Best of Show: "Cover the Running Dress," Ken Oberheu, Berkeley, Calif., www.semaphore.com