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; 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.

Entry Deadline: February 28th, 2020

Submission link: Submit Your Art

Notification of Acceptance: March 1, 2020 or sooner

Exhibition Date: March 5 – 19, 2020

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

Submission Fee: None

Curator: Katie Berube, Sara Ceaser, Sid Ceaser

Artists will be notified of their acceptance on or before March 1st, 2020. If accepted, a curator will follow up with any additional information details regarding the time of set-up, etc.

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 second 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.