Steven Churchill - Lisa Smith

Steven Churchill: Producer: The Art of Photography Show, The Art of Digital Show

In 1986 and 1987 Steven Churchill produced the world's first computer animation film festivals. These were followed-up by the world's first computer animation video in 1988, which the American Film Institute gave their Best Video Art award. From 1990 through 2004 Churchill produced two series of videos called 'The Mind's Eye'and 'Computer Animation Festival', featuring computer animation from artists around the globe. Over 30 of these DVDs have been produced, being distributed by Sony Music. Since 2004, Churchill has been producing a series of international exhibitions judged by Arthur Ollman, Hugh Davies, Tim Wride, Neal Benezra, and Carol McCusker.

Question #1 What is your highlight Visual art experience from the last year?

#1 "The Art of Photography Show 2008 received 12,216 entries from 46 countries. Carol McCusker selected 102 utterly amazing images, the best of the best. The Art of Photography Show has become a highly esteemed international exhibition of photographic art and a very special cultural offering for the city of San Diego."

Question #2 What is your vision of the future of the Visual arts for San Diego?

#2 "Continue to use our art exhibitions as a means to help promote San Diego as a key 'arts & culture destination'in the US, and especially a major destination for viewing photographic art and digital art."