• After receiving the call, many talented individuals submitted their works for a chance to show their work and be judged at the Opening of the Rose Gate. The submissions were narrowed down to the best of each category.

    Photograph by Jace Lightman/altered by Divinity Rose
  • Judges came before the event to rate each creation by giving it 1 to 5 roses based on three criteria, which varied by category.

    Photograph by Jace Lightman: Photographer Antonio Pantoja and wife Jordan as Antonio judges the photography entries.
  • As guests crossed through the gate, they were instructed on how to view the art on mobile devices and given ballots to mark their favorites by giving each work they viewed 1 to 5 roses.

    Photograph by Jace Lightman: Event Guests view content on mobile devices before rating.
  • The judge's picks were chosen by the highest total scores (counting all criteria scores) from all judges, while the audience picks were chosen by the highest score average to account for partially filled out ballots.

    Photograph by Jace Lightman: Photographer Josh Tyson helps Divinity Rose total the scores.
  • The winners were announced and prize delivery began that night!

    Photograph by Jace Lightman: Daniel Marifjeren holds up his new Space Mouse for 3d modeling from 3d Connexion
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Winners 4-30-2015 (2)

  • Writing-Judge's Pick

    Mick Parsons for short story "And the Duck Ordered a Gin and Tonic"

  • Writing-Audience Pick

    Roach Adams for short story "From Tusk Till Gone"

  • Interactive Technology-Judge's Pick

    Daniel Marifjeren for his virtual reality game displayed via Occulus Rift

  • Interactive Technology-Audience Pick

    Richie Hoagland for his interactive narrative installation "Peter Paddy Pauleypop"

  • Music-Judge's Pick

    Tom Boone and The Back Porch Pickers for "We Didn't Have it Bad"

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  • Music-Audience Pick

    Tripendicular for "Because"

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  • 3D Visual Art-Judge's Pick

    Joe Autry for Wooden Sculpture "Moon Gazed"

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  • 3D Visual Art-Audience Pick

    Tara Remington for multi-media illustration/plaster "Ocean Totem"

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  • 2D Visual Art-Judge's Pick

    Brooke Hernando for her collaborative illustration over photograph of Jorden "Flo Jo" Duvall by photographer Joseph Mays

  • 2D Visual Art-Audience Pick

    Allison Humphrey for her two-sided illustration "Origami Eye"

  • Photography-Judge's Pick

    Kelsey Page for "Contention"
    Hair: Laura Banks Makeup: Matt Goodlett, MUA Model: Abigail Garrett

  • Photography-Audience Pick

    Skylar Davis for "The Rose"
    Clothing Designer: Erick Moore Hair/Makeup: Earl Burns Model: Gabi Wade

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Prizes

  • Writing

    Judge's Pick and Audience Pick received same package:

    -1 free website / Blog set up by Roseblade Creative Gardens with manual to maintain and add content to

    -Featured in First R.O.S.E zine (online, winners will receive in print)

    Shared Booth with other winners at Night Risers Film Fest in Etown in fall to sell books

    1 license for online file back up for each winner with Back Blaze -
  • Interactive Technology

    Judge's Pick

    -Featured article in First R.O.S.E zine

    -Shared Booth with other winners at Night Risers Film Fest in Etown in fall to showcase work

    -1 license for online file back up for each winner with Back Blaze

    -Professional 3D space mouse from 3D Connexion

    -A weekend pass to Louisville Arcade Expo 2016

    -1 free download of “Indie Game: The Movie”

    -3 Month Adobe Creative Cloud Membership

    Audience Pick:

    The audience pick received the same package except they received a personal 3D space mouse from 3D connexion
  • Music

    Judge's Pick And Audience Pick Receive Same Prize Package

    -$50 Gift Cards to Guitar Center from Eastwood Records-1 license for online file Back up for each winner with Back Blaze-American Recording Company - 4 hour block of recording with sound engineer for each winner-Shared Booth with other winners at Night Risers Film Fest in Etown in fall to showcase /sell merch-Featured article in First R.O.S.E zine (online, winners will receive in print)-A QR drop point at each gallery where people can scan to download your story or poem
  • 3D & 3D Visual Art

    Judge's Pick
    - Work part of collective s how at Tim Faulkner Gallery, Lettersong Gallery, Revelry Gallery, and shared booth at Night Risers Festival in Elizabethtown

    --Featured in First R.O.S.E zine
    -1 license for online file back with Back Blaze

    -1 year membership to LVA & Feature in Artebella
    -$25 Gift Certificate to Artist and Craftsman Supply
    Audience Pick

    The Audience will receive the same above except: The gift from LVA includes 1 year membership (no Artebella feature, although membership makes them eligible for potential feature)
  • Photography

    Judge's Pick
    - Work part of collective s how at Tim Faulkner Gallery, Lettersong Gallery, Revelry Gallery, and shared booth at Night Risers Festival in Elizabethtown

    -Featured in First R.O.S.E zine
    -1 license for online file back with Back Blaze

    -1 year membership to LVA & Feature in Artebella

    -3 Month Adobe Creative Cloud Membership
    -1 free download of sundance winning film “Indie Game the Movie”

    - 6 months free membership to Viddy-Up as a tutorial creator, including: technical assistance, heavy promotion through paid search, social and email campaigns, and a $100 signing bonus from Viddy-Up

    Audience Pick

    The Audience will receive the same above except: The gift from LVA includes 1 year membership (no Artebella feature, although membership makes them eligible for potential feature)

    The 6 month membership to Viddy-up is as a content viewer and includes a $200 gift certificate towards content viewing.

Judges 4-30-2015

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  • “The I, Divine Story event had a good selection of works of art, photography, writing, sculpture, music, video, and technology. I'm happy I had a chance to show my installation piece 'With Distance'. Part of the challenge with creating an interactive installation is finding a way to share it with the public, and a pop-up gallery like this one was a perfect opportunity. It was especially useful to be in the company of other interactive works to observe the way viewers responded to my piece vs. the other interactive pieces. Those observations will affect the direction of the work I showed and future installations I'm able to build.”
    - Tim Knowlton, interactive installation and game developer, exhibitor
  • “Thanks for including me as part of this wonderful evening. I hope it becomes a staple of our city and derby time; great atmosphere and you can’t ask for a more beautiful place to have it. Great music, great people, great food. Thank you so much! “
    - Wesley Allen, Founder Eastwood Records, Music Category Judge
  • "Divinity Rose threw the juried derby art gala on April 30th in Louisville, KY. I was given the opportunity to submit my images. This event was an amazing opportunity. It was an interactive experience that allowed everyone to have a complete blast. It brought out a ton of people and allowed so many amazing artists the opportunity to show off their work. I am so thankful that I was given the opportunity. I ended up winning the judges choice and cannot wait to share my work even more. Words cannot describe how thankful I was/am for this amazing opportunity. I really hope to be involved in the next one.
    Kelsey Page, Photography Judge's Pick
  • “I recently exhibited an experimental game I developed--Peter Padder Pauleypo--at the Rose Gate event in Louisville, Kentucky. While I have shared Peter Padder Pauleypop online through multiple distribution channels, and have had a wonderful response including articles written in KillScreen, this was my first chance to exhibit Peter Padder Pauleypop in a physical space as an installation. I hope to see more of these exhibits, bringing in hackers, game developers, and other folks not traditionally aligned with the arts, as these physical exhibitions are necessary to bridge these aesthetically linked by disciplinary divided worlds.”
    -Richie Hoagland, Installation Artist and Game Designer, Audience Pick for Interactive Technology
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Many of Louisville's most talented and creative people came together on April 30. 2015 to showcase and experience art and interactive technology in a luxurious venue that remained secret up until the week of the event. 

Guests at the first Official opening of the Rosegate enjoyed fine catering, a cash bar and plenty of artistic expression with live performances by Lucida Camille and Kim Weber. 

Judges and guests scanned QR codes with their mobile devices in order to view work from the artists chosen by a selection panel. They also viewed 3D sculptures and art and played with the interactive technology. As they viewed the works, they used ballots to rate each piece by giving them 1 to 5 roses. The Judge's Pick and the Audience Pick in each category won valuable prize packages.