CGX 2018 Ottawa Art Track

CGX Ottawa 2018 - Art Track

Pens & Pixels is hosting the art track at CGX Ottawa 2018! We will be bringing an art dedicated stream, focused on delivering professional content related to concept art, illustration, digital art, and creative in gaming. 

CGX is a Canadian professional game conference with a vision of bringing together gamers, startups, indies, and AAA studios from all over Canada for one giant celebration of games. CGX Ottawa includes an expo floor dedicated to games and tech, as well as conference talks by industry leaders sharing entrepreneurial wisdom, positive leadership, industry creative, and more.

More info on the conference and its speakers at:    

The Pens & Pixels art track will be a focused portion of the full conference. We have gathered together 6 top industry artists to come in and share their expense and knowledge. Each speaker will be giving 1-2 hour lectures on subjects like, how to's, breaking into game art, process and even behind the scenes looks at their process and how they work!

As well we will be running portfolio reviews with the artists, hosting a booth at the conference and taking in artwork to be presented over the duration of the event.


Art Track Speakers: Fred Rambaud, Dan Vargas, Victor Mosquera, Abe Taraky, Rachelle Reyes and Adam Duff.

Each of our speakers has years of experience working on games and film/tv with clients like Blizzard, Capcom, Ubisoft, Disney, Marvel and more! So grab a conference pass and learn from the best Canada has to offer. 



As well Pens & Pixels will be running a portfolio review night. A chance for you to have a one on one review with one of our speakers. Have a chance to have the best give you personal guidance on how polish that portfolio. The review will be run Saturday night on the 23rd and is open to anyone who signs up.

* If you are interested in participating in the portfolio review email PnP at:

            - Give us your name and preferred artist you would like to have your review with. Please put "CGX 2018 portfolio review" in the subject header. There are only 36 spots open so we cannot promise you will get the artist you want as it fills up.


Lastly Pens & Pixels is also running a booth at CGX in the main atrium. Here will we be sharing updates on future projects and events for Pens & Pixels as well as the art gallery sponsored by Canvas Pop. Additionally we will be hosting a wall of local art at our booth. If you want to have a piece showcased at the conference send it in!

Send to:

* Can be any subject matter, can even be concept sketches, thumbnails. Can be created in any medium but must be submitted digitally. Content must be E for everyone, no 18+

* Size: 11 x 17 300dpi


Conference Details

June 23rd-24th, 2018 


Ottawa Conference and Event Centre

200 Coventry Rd

Ottawa ON

K1K 4S3