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The Games We Play

Art exhibit showcases game artists' non-game artworks.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -March  24 , 2011 - Present Creative, a leader in the casual and social game industry, along with Nieto Fine Art,  a contemporary San Francisco  art gallery, will celebrate their wildly successful art show "The Games We Play" at the end of this week with a closing reception on March 25th tomorrow, Friday, March 25th.   The first annual "Games We Play" exhibit was so successful that the opening party during GDC exceeded capacity and left patrons waiting to get a sneak peek at unique pieces from both established and budding artists who have worked on a multitude of infamous video game titles from the industry's leading game companies. 

The "Games We Play" art show showcased some of the industry's most talented artists, who have worked on such popular titles as Mafia Wars, Farmville, Diablo II, Hellgate: London, Jewel Quest and Peggle Nights from some of the industry's top game companies including Electronic Arts, Zynga, Blizzard, Wizards of the Coast, and Games Workshop.  The exhibit was designed to both honor the art origins within video games and celebrate its irreverent and rebellious nature.

 The concept, conceived by Present Creative executives, was designed to display all of the imagination and talent of artists and graphic

designers that is not usually seen in a non commercial venue.  

"We are so proud that the first annual "Games We Play" exhibit has been such a success and so well received, said Present Creative Cofounder and CEO Ben Sutherland.  "We look forward to next years show and all of the new art talent that we hope will come out next year and for many years to come."

To celebrate the exhibit's month-long run, Present Creative and Nieto Fine Art are hosting a reception with drinks and music on the evening of March 25, 2011 from 6pm-9pm. To RSVP for the Event send an email

to: mika@clevercomm.com

The show features works for sale by 26 different video game artists from the Bay Area and beyond including, but not limited to:

story-images from illustrator Michael Dashow, robotic sculptures of Present Creative Cofounder Zachary Present; surreal paintings from Kelly Denato and humorous prints from Sirron Norris

"The Games We Play" will remain open to the public at the Nieto Fine Art gallery space on 565 Sutter Street through March 30th.  More information can be found at http://www.presentcreative.com/artshow/

Nieto Fine Art is located at 565 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA.


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About Present Creative

Present Creative is a full service art and game development studio specializing in casual, social and mobile games. The team integrates illustrative expertise with a solid knowledge of how games are built.

Co-founded in 2001 by Zachary Present and Ben Sutherland, Present Creative has a long history of producing high quality art work for companies such as EA, PopCap, PlayFirst, Zynga, Microsoft and Playdom.

Located in San Francisco, Present Creative has recently added industry veterans from companies such as EA, Namco and Blizzard including Kenneth Williams who comes from the team that created the highly acclaimed Diablo series. The expansion of Present Creative has fueled its growth from a game art studio into a complete game development studio offering game services in art, programming, sound and game design..  For more information, please visit http://www.presentcreative.com/ .

About Nieto Fine Art

The gallery is years in the making, fulfilling the work of brothers Anaya Nieto and John A. Nieto to invigorate the San Francisco art community with the works of their father, John Nieto, along with a dynamic line-up of painters and sculptors. Under the Direction of John Haas, Nieto Fine Art commits to bringing a fresh, changeable charge of emotion to the community of contemporary artists.More information can be found at http://nietofineart.com/

For more information please contact:

Mika Kelly

Clever Communications



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