Art/Science Collaborations on the High Seas
Artists and scientists from around the globe are invited to submit ocean-related science/art work to a pop-up art show and e-gallery at the 2018 Ocean Sciences Meeting in Portland, Oregon.

In Sea of Cortez: A Leisurely Journal of Travel and Research, co-authors Ed Ricketts (a marine scientist) and John Steinbeck (a writer) expounded on "... the knowledge that all things are one thing and that one thing is all things—plankton, a shimmering phosphorescence on the sea and the spinning planets and an expanding universe, all bound together by the elastic string of time." They recommended that "it is advisable to look from the tide pool to the stars and then back to the tide pool again.” Since their collaboration was published in 1951, innumerable other connections between artists and scientists have educated and energized participants in both fields. Join us in celebrating the art in science and the science of art through collaborative works addressing the ocean sciences.

Pop-up Art Show on Wednesday, February 14th from 12:30 - 1:30pm
This event is part of the 2018 Ocean Sciences Meeting, held February 11th - 16th.
Learn more about OSM 2018 here:

Room F150, Oregon Convention Center - Portland, OR

All submissions are welcome! Examples include: Scientific data visualizations, maps, short films, musical compositions, poetry, paintings, drawings, prints, artist-on-board logs, nature and visual journals, comics, photography, dance and mixed media.

The art show is a brief, informal event. All physical works must be delivered in person by the maker or a representative and taken from the space at the end. Postal submissions cannot be accepted. All digital works will be displayed via slideshow, projector, etc. and will be added to the project e-gallery. We encourage those with physical works to also submit digital copies for the e-gallery.

DIGITAL SUBMISSIONS will be accepted any time but may not be displayed at the OSM Art Show due to time constraints. They will be posted to the e-gallery at

Please fill out the form below to tell us about yourself and your work.

Artwork Submission Form
Your Name
Your email address
Would you describe yourself as an artist, a scientist, or otherwise?
Please describe the work you are submitting, including any special requirements for its presentation:
In-person attendees must be registered for OSM!
Discounted registration is available for formal and informal educators (under "High School Teacher"), students, retirees, attendees from developing countries, and media. For the "informal educator" category, a letter e.g. from a school principal may be used as supporting evidence in your registration.
Will you be attending the Tide Pools to the Stars show on February 14th?
Are you bringing a physical artwork to Tide Pools to the Stars on February 14th? (All physical works must be delivered by you or a representative)
Please upload digital copies of your work (up to 5 pieces):
Do you give us permission to display your work in the e-gallery?
Optional: Please include an artist statement or abstract to accompany your work on the project e-gallery. (Copy and paste in the text box or upload a file below)
Any comments or questions for the organizers? You can also send questions by email to
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