Opening this March, the Smithsonian will be featuring an exhibit called the Art of Video Games, and I believe gamers have a chance to prove the excellence of gamer culture as the Smithsonian has asked for our input about the exhibit. The games to be featured have already been chosen (and many are disappointing head scratchers, why they had gamers vote on a preset list of games apparently chosen by people who don't know video games is beyond me). However they have asked for help again by asking for examples of fan-made video game art.  The collection is on flicker and is currently pitiful, please help make gaming look like a respectable art form by submitting your fan art to

Every month GI's art contest in the magazine features better fan art than what has been submitted to flicker, o I know there are awesome artists out there!