Call for Entries
Call for Entries (Closed 13 October 2006)
This is the Call for Entries in the first University of Colorado Art in Science/Science in Art juried competition and exhibition.
There are more scientists and engineers per capita in the Boulder-Broomfield corridor than any where else in the USA, says the National Science Foundation. Colorado Springs and Fort Collins also make the top 20 list, and Denver is in the top 15 in total jobs in these areas. Not only is there a lot of science here, it is first rate: Colorado publishes more scientific papers per inhabitant than any other state. So much of this science comes from the University of Colorado and its affiliates that we think it's time to share some of its beauty with the University, the State of Colorado, and the world.
Much of the imagery of science is beautiful. Think of Hubble Space Telescope pictures you've seen, of photomicrographs of crystals and cells, of fractals and graphs, of frog behavior... While these pictures are instantly meaningful for specialists they become more so for the rest of us with a little explanation of the magic moment they represent. We want these images!
Artists make pictures that illustrate science concepts, often in novel and exciting ways. Leonardo's Vitruvian Man, for example, or Penfield & Cantlie's Sensory Homunculus, or Hogarth's depiction of Bedlam, all were powerful aesthetic statements as well as agents for change in science and society. We want these images, too!
CRITERIA: Works that are both intellectually fascinating and aesthetically pleasing will likely get the highest ratings. The criteria we will apply are:
- Interest of the scientific idea
- Accuracy, clarity, and impact with which it's depicted
- Lucidity of the caption
- Effective communication of the concept
- Beauty, feel & texture, dramatic composition, framing and cropping
- Lack of distracting elements