Arrt and game studio Present Creative will launch its first "Games We Play" exhibit next week at San Francisco art gallery Nieto Fine Art, taking advantage of all the industry folk and independent developers that will be in town for the Game Developers Conference.

The show will feature work from 26 established and budding game artists who have contributed to titles like Mafia Wars, FarmVille, and Diablo II. Present Creative says the exhibit "honors the art origins within video game stylings and celebrates the rebellious nature of art in its many forms". 

Games We Play will open with a party at Nieto Fine Art on March 3rd (7PM to 11PM), which thankfully isn't the same night at "Game Over IV's kick-off at Giant Robot the night after. The show will run for four weeks. You can see poster for the event after the break, and find more info on the show here.

"Pixelated princesses and cutesy critters pay the bills", says Present Creative cofounder and CEO Ben Sutherland, "but, there's a wealth of imagination and talent that lies virtually unseen due to the commercial nature of the gaming industry. We're just providing an outlet for that creativity."