OPEN CALL for entomological art
ECLOSION | a juried group exhibition of entomological art
November 9 – December 1, 2013
Art.Science.Gallery. is pleased to announce our open call for a juried group exhibition inspired by the field of entomology (the study of insects). Eclosion - the act of an adult insect emerging from its pupal case – symbolizes Art.Science.Gallery.’s transformation from a pop-up gallery to a brick-and-mortar venue. Following our successful Join Our Evolution crowd-funding campaign in spring 2013, we are on track to open this fall with Eclosion as our opening exhibition. We are seeking artworks that address the role of insects in the natural and changing world, including aesthetic, cultural, economic, educational and scientific aspects of entomology. This exhibition is intended to enhance public understanding of insects, entomology, biodiversity and the importance of science and conservation. This exciting exhibition will coincide with two major science and art events in Austin, TX: (1) the 61st Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America (Nov 10-13), which is expected to draw 3,000 entomologists and insect-enthusiasts to Austin and (2) the 2013 EAST Austin Studio Tour (Nov 16-17 + 23-24) which is an annual self-guided tour of East Austin’s studios, galleries and creative spaces attended by thousands of art-appreciating patrons. This exhibition will help fulfill Art.Science.Gallery.’s missions of supporting emerging and established artist-scientists, engaging our community in the sciences through the visual arts, and providing a space for artists and scientists to forge new and collaborative relationships.
Jurors for the exhibition will include several prominent entomologists who have also contributed to their field creatively; a final list of jurors will be posted here shortly. This exhibition will be co-curated by artist and entomologist Dr. Barrett Klein (University of Wisconsin – La Crosse, www.pupating.org) and artist and ecologist Dr. Hayley Gillespie (Art.Science.Gallery.). Creative partners and sponsors for the exhibition include ARKive.org and the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation.
Art.Science.Gallery. specializes in exhibiting science-related artwork with a mission of engaging the public in the sciences through the visual arts. We consider science-art to be any work that combines art and the natural sciences through content, purpose, craft or materials. Thus, submissions may be in any medium. Group submissions by interdisciplinary collaborators and/or research groups are encouraged. As part of our mission is to encourage creative exploration by scientists, we encourage scientists to contact us for ideas if you would like to participate, but are not sure how.
Applicants may submit up to 3 works for consideration. The due date for submissions is Sunday, September 22, 2013 at 11:59 pm CST and applicants will be notified of acceptance by Monday, September 30 at 11:59 pm CST. If your work is accepted you will be responsible for delivering your work(s) to the exhibition space between November 1-2, 2013 in Austin, TX. Works exhibited in this show that are not sold must be picked up (or have shipping arranged) by December 3, 2013.
1. Carefully read our Open Call (for out-of-town artists also read our Shipping Policy).
2. Gather all required information.
3. Complete our nifty online application form.
4. Email your application materials to info [at] artsciencegallery [dot] com.
- Submission Deadline: September 22, 2013 11:59 pm CST
- Notification Date: September 30, 2013 11:59 pm CST
- Artwork Delivery Dates: November 1-2, 2013 (in Austin, Texas, USA)
- Exhibition Dates: November 9 – December 1, 2013
- Artwork Pickup Dates: December 2-3, 2013 (in Austin, Texas, USA)
If you have questions please read the Open Call and Shipping Policy carefully, then email hayley [at] artsciencegallery [dot] com or call 512-522-8278.
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