SOLAR // Open Call for Artwork
Exhibition Dates JANUARY 19 - MARCH 4, 2018

Art.Science.Gallery. is seeking submissions for a group exhibit that will feature artwork in the printmaking medium about the sun (or, other suns; it doesn’t just have to be our solar system!), made by our sun (as in solar printmaking, cyanotyping, or printing with photosensitive inks) or for the sun (about sun- or star-related cultural and natural history) The exhibit will also be our featured exhibit for the 2018 PrintAustin annual printmaking festival (January 15 - February 15, 2018). Submissions may be any form of printmaking.

This exhibition will fulfill Art.Science.Gallery.’s missions of supporting emerging and established artists, engaging our community in the sciences through the visual arts, and providing a space for artists and scientists to forge new and collaborative relationships.

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.

Exhibition Dates: January 19 - March 4, 2018
Submission Period Opens: Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Submission Deadline: Friday, December 15, 2017 by 11:59pm CST
Notification Date: Winter Solstice. Thursday, December 21st, 2017 by 11:59pm CST
If accepted, artwork must be delivered by: Monday, January 15th, 2018 12-6pm
If accepted, artwork must be picked up / return shipped by: Thursday, March 8th, 2018

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