Full Sail University Instructor Selected as Designer of the 51st Annual Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival Poster

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Full Sail University (http://www.fullsail.edu), an award-winning entertainment media institution, is proud to recognize Digital Arts & Design Bachelor of Science Degree Program Instructor, Ken Bowser, who was selected to create this years poster design for the 51st Annual Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival (http://www.wpsaf.org), which was unveiled during a ceremony at Casa Feliz on February 4, 2010.

51st Annual Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival Poster designed by Full Sail Instructor Ken Bowser

“Having the opportunity to be an instructor at Full Sail University allows me to share my knowledge and passion for excellence in the area of Digital Arts & Design,” said Bowser.

Full Sail University (fullsail.edu), an award-winning entertainment media institution, is proud to recognize Digital Arts & Design Bachelor of Science Degree Program Instructor, Ken Bowser, who was selected to create this years poster design for the 51st Annual Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival (wpsaf.org), which was unveiled during a ceremony at Casa Feliz on February 4, 2010.

After numerous sessions on Park Avenue to capture the energy of the environment, Bowser created a 22”x 28” mixed media piece consisting of several different techniques and disciplines, including a series of compositional studies followed by color temperature studies in pastels. The final piece was the result of a line drawing and a comprehensive color rendering culminating in a six-gig color corrected final. This is the first time the festival has allowed a digital piece to be used for the poster design.

Along with being one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious juried outdoor art festivals, the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival is one of the largest, with more than 350,000 visitors attending each year. This year, close to 1,200 artists from around the globe applied for entry where a panel of independent judges selected 225 artists to attend the show. The festival, which is run by an all volunteer board of directors, has been applauded for promoting both Art and Art Education in Central Florida by The White House, The National Endowment for the Arts, and Congress to name a few.

“Having the opportunity to be an instructor at Full Sail University allows me to share my knowledge and passion for excellence in the area of Digital Arts & Design,” said Bowser. “It was an honor to have been chosen to create this piece for such an important legacy in the Winter Park community, while showcasing the importance of design through this creative avenue.”

About Full Sail University:

Since 1979, Full Sail University, located outside of Orlando, FL, has been an innovative educational leader for those pursuing careers in the entertainment industry. With over 34,000 alumni, graduate credits include work on OSCAR®, Emmy® and GRAMMY®-winning projects, best-selling video games, and #1 grossing U.S. concert tours. Full Sail's 191-acre campus and online education platform proudly welcomes over 8,400 students from 50 states and 57 countries.

Full Sail currently offers a total of 29 degree programs including: Associate of Science Degrees in Graphic Design and Recording Engineering; Bachelor of Science Degrees offered in: Computer Animation, Digital Arts & Design, Entertainment Business, Film, Game Art, Game Design, Game Development, Graphic Design, Internet Marketing, Music Business, Music Production, Recording Arts, Show Production, and Web Design & Development; Master of Science Degrees in Education Media Design & Technology, Game Design, Entertainment Business, and Internet Marketing; and Master of Fine Arts Degrees in Creative Writing and Media Design.

Full Sail was most recently named “Best Company” in the 2009 Orlando Business Journal’s Reader’s Choice Awards, as well as the 2008 “School/College of the Year” by the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges. The university has also been previously named: The Harvard of Game Schools by Tips & Tricks Magazine; one of the top three New Media Schools by Shift Magazine (alongside the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and New York University); one of the Top Five Game Degree Programs in the world by Electronic Gaming Monthly; one of the Best Music Programs in the country by Rolling Stone Magazine; one of the Best Music Business Departments in the Schools That Rock: The Rolling Stone College Guide; and one of the Best Film Programs in the country by UNleashed Magazine.

For more information about Full Sail, please visit http://www.fullsail.edu.

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