Ralph Baer Day Art Exhibition

Ralph Baer, a longtime New Hampshire resident, invented the first video game console and held over 150 patents on games, devices, and other technology like SIMON and the light gun (used to play Duck Hunt). Baer was an inventor and creator throughout his life, and while he didn’t necessarily want honors, he did want to inspire others to make things and play. To celebrate Ralph Baer’s birthday, we are holding an exhibit of game art.

This exhibition will be held at Jupiter Hall, in Manchester, NH to honor the legacy of Ralph Baer, father of the video game. All artwork that is derived from or inspired by video games is welcome for consideration. Gallery- ready two-dimensional, three-dimensional, virtual, and performance work is eligible. This event will benefit the Baer Square project, a commemorative square featuring a bench with a seated statue of Ralph Baer.

Entry Deadline: February 25th, 2019

Submission link: Submit Your Art

Notification of Acceptance: February 27th, 2019

Exhibition Date: March 7 -12, 2019

Location: Jupiter Hall, 89 Hanover Street, Manchester, NH

Submission Fee: None

Curator: Sara Ceaser, Sid Ceaser, Katie Berube

Artists will be notified of their acceptance on or before February 27, 2019. If accepted, a curator will follow up with any additional information details regarding time of set-up, etc.

All participating artists wishing to sell their works will determine a percentage (min. 30%) of the proceeds of their pieces to go towards the Baer Bench, no additional commission will be taken.

NB: All artists have the right to inquire about the final sale price of their pieces and will also receive the contact details of the buyer.


More about Ralph Baer Day: This is the first of a hopefully growing annual celebration of Ralph Baer’s video game legacy. This is organized by makers and creators in the local Manchester, NH community who wish to introduce and inspire others with the spirit of play cultivated by Ralph Baer.

Please contact us with any questions regarding this show or how to submit.