Current open calls to artists are listed below. We are currently not accepting art submissions outside of the open call opportunities listed below.
SPECIAL TWO-PART EXHIBIT ON BIODIVERSITY & EXTINCTION
Art.Science.Gallery. is seeking submissions of artworks for a special two-part exhibition about biodiversity and extinction. Both open calls begin Wednesday March 1, 2017 and conclude Friday, March 24, 2017. Submissions for the exhibit about biodiversity titled Life As We Know It may explore aspects of biodiversity including but not limited to the diversity of life on Earth, species distributions, endemism, and biogeography. This exhibit will run April 8 – May 21st at the main Art.Science.Gallery. location (916 Springdale Road, Building 2 #102, Austin,TX 78702 in the Canopy fine arts complex). Submissions for the exhibit about extinct or extinct in the wild species titled Life As We Knew It will be reviewed for an exhibit at a satellite pop-up gallery location for the 6th Annual WEST Austin Studio Tour (May 13-14 & 20-21, 2017). Make sure to send us your art submissions by Friday, March 24, 2017! Submissions may be in any medium.
How to Participate:
- Read the full open call for artworks here and gather your application materials.
- Fill out the online submission form here (once for each artwork).
- Email your images to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Please consider making a donation of $5 per submission to help us with jurying and processing costs. Click here to donate.
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.
- 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.