Summerson Wins LG Art of Pixel Grand Prize

September 16, 2014

Last night John Summerson (‘15) was awarded the Grand Prize in LG’s Art of the Pixel competition for his work, “Painting from Life.” Chosen from 300 entries from nine of the nation’s top art schools, Summerson’s work garnered him a $5000 award while PNCA also received a $50,000 grant from LG to support arts education. Summerson attended the gala award ceremony in New York with his faculty mentor, Rose Bond. The event was also attended by event ambassador Neal Patrick Harris, Kevin Spacey, and Sarah Jessica Parker.

“It’s been a privilege and a thrill to be a part of the Art of the Pixel program and to support young artists and arts education,” said Harris. “I thought John’s piece was particularly clever. His choice of music as well as his decision to turn vibrant watercolors into stop-motion really came alive on LG’s new Ultra HD and OLED display technologies. It just goes to show that every artist, like each work of art, is unique.” 

John’s entry into the competition, “Painting from Life”:

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