This open call is for work in virtually any media inspired by nanotechnology, nanobiotech, biotechnology, genomics, DNA, and genetics.
Deadline: March 17, 2012
“Artists are invited to participate in the Art of the Small Competition and Exhibition, to be held in conjunction with the Nanotech Commercialization Conference. The Conference will be hosted by the State of North Carolina Department of Commerce, the Center of Innovation for Nanobiotechnology (COIN), and the NanoBusiness Commercialization Association on April 4th and 5th, 2012, in Bay 7 at the American Tobacco Campus in downtown Durham, North Carolina.
This open call is for work in virtually any media inspired by nanotechnology, nanobiotech, biotechnology, genomics, DNA, and genetics. Winning artists in several categories will receive a cash award.
Art submissions will be on display all day on Wednesday, April 4th and Thursday, April 5th during the Nanotech Commercialization Conference. A VIP Reception and Awards Ceremony will be held on Wednesday April 4th from 5 to 7pm. All artists whose work has been selected for inclusion in the exhibition will be invited to attend.
A panel of expert judges drawn from the worlds of art, science, and science communication will select the winning entries. The art will be judged on three key criteria: depiction and representation of the theme, creativity of image representation and innovation in style or technique. A Best of Show ($1,000) and two Runner Up ($250 each) awards will be given. The winning artists will receive cash awards.
Following the Conference, images of the exhibition and works from the exhibition will appear in an online gallery supported by COIN for a period of 36 months. The work will also be reproduced on promotional materials related to the contest.
The show will be widely attended by local, regional, national and international cultural leaders, scientists, investors, government officials and others interested in the intersection of nanotechnology and creativity…”