Art Submissions

Current open calls to artists are listed below. We are currently not accepting art submissions outside of the open call opportunities listed below. 


TX*SCI // A SURVEY OF CONTEMPORARY SCIENCE ART IN TEXAS

SUBMISSION DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 15, 2017 11:59PM CST

Exhibition Dates October 14 – November 26, 2017

Art.Science.Gallery. is seeking submissions for a group exhibit and survey of contemporary fine art in Texas that is inspired by science. The objective of this exhibition is to capture the current state of the Sciart movement across Texas and is set to coincide with the 2017 Texas Biennial. The exhibit will also be our featured exhibit for the 16th Annual EAST Austin Studio Tour (November 11-12 and 15-16, 2017). Submissions may be in any medium.

Who is Eligible? Any artist currently working in and residing in Texas who creates contemporary art inspired by any of the natural sciences as a majority of their current artistic practice is eligible to apply.

How to Apply:

  1. Download the full exhibition open call PDF here.
  2. Gather required application materials.
  3. Click here to fill out the application form and upload your images.

5th ANNUAL ART/SCI TRADING CARD SHOW!

SUBMISSIONS DUE Tuesday, November 28, 2017 by 6pm CST

Exhibition Dates December 2 – 24, 2017

Art.Science.Gallery. is proud to be hosting our Fifth Annual Art-Science Trading Card Show, which benefits the gallery’s art-science programs. The exhibit will feature hundreds of original, affordable, miniature works of science-inspired art! Send us a mini-work of science-inspired art for our fundraiser and it will live forever in our public online library of Art-Science Trading Cards (http://artscitradingcards.tumblr.com/) and it will be included in our exhibition.

Prizes will be awarded for the best cards and runner up in several scientific categories.Art.Science.Gallery. is proud to be hosting our Fifth Annual Art-Science Trading Card Show, which benefits the gallery’s art-science programs. The exhibit will feature hundreds of original, affordable, miniature works of science-inspired art! Send us a mini-work of science-inspired art for our fundraiser and it will live forever in our public online library of Art-Science Trading Cards (http://artscitradingcards.tumblr.com/) and it will be included in our exhibition.

Great Reasons to Participate:

  • Awards for Best Card (and one runner up) will be given in one of these categories: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geo/Planetary Sciences and Engineering/Technology.
  • Your trading card will be digitized into our public online library of Art-Science Trading cards!
  • Your card will be exhibited in Art.Science.Gallery.’s Fifth Annual Art-Science Trading Card Show!
  • You’ll help support the gallery’s exhibitions and special programs and help us stay open another year!
  • Your card directly supports our mission of engaging our community in the sciences through the visual arts!
  • Your card may receive additional exhibition opportunities. For example, many past submissions were exhibited at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and the New York Maker Faire.
  • You will be spreading your enthusiasm and wonder about science through your art!
  • Free entry for artists to the opening reception!

How to Apply:

Click here to download the 2017 submission form and instructions!


Art.Science.Gallery. Curatorial Statement (applies to all exhibits)

Art.Science.Gallery. seeks artwork that is steeped in and reflective of scientific ideas. The science should be apparent in the works.  We strive to exhibit work that exemplifies the integration of scientific knowledge and discovery with a very thorough artistic process. While art with partial scientific narrative or imagery with limited artistic process is accepted for review, it will not be as highly ranked in our selection process.

  1. What are we looking for?
    • First, keep our mission statement in mind. We want to engage the public in the sciences through the visual arts.
    • We want to see that there’s a sense of study of the subject in the artwork. Show through the artistic process that the artist is learning something about the subject.
    • Works with thoughtful design and choice of medium, as well as evidence of the artist’s hand in making the work will also be more highly ranked.

     

    What are we not looking for?

    • We do not want work that is copied from stock images or photos, we are looking for artistic interpretations of the callout subject.
    • Work where either the science or the artistry is completely lacking and there is no integration of the two will not be considered.