NASA Invites You to Create James Webb Space Telescope-inspired Art

We want to offer more artists a chance to participate…


  • Browse through NASA images and videos and see what inspires you.
  • Create art! (Note: this is not limited to art you can hang on a wall.)
  • Share it on social media.


In November 2016, a small group of artists was selected to visit NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, to see the James Webb Space Telescope in person, and to be inspired to create art. They have been busy ever since, producing amazing work that we are presenting for exhibit during Spring 2017 at the Goddard Visitor Center (date TBA).

Their offerings include painting, poetry, sculpting, textiles, woodworking, music, silk screening, 3-D design, jewelry, posters, tattooing and letterpress printing.

Though we were only able to physically accommodate a small number of artists, we were so impressed by the number of talented people who were interested in participating. We want to offer more artists a chance to participate virtually…


Five Years Out: “Call for Innovation” to Professional Artists Worldwide

Arrow Electronics and the Cherry Creek Arts Festival are joining forces for the fifth straight year on the Arrow Five Years Out Art Challenge, an international art contest celebrating innovation and artistic expression held July 1 to July 3 in Denver’s Cherry Creek area.

DEADLINE: March 10, 2017

Calling all Artists with innovative ideas! This is your opportunity to express the idea of innovation through the discipline of your choice. Artists may submit ideas through the process below, seven finalists will be awarded a $5,000 commission to create their piece and display it at the 2017 Cherry Creek Arts Festival. One winner will be selected and receive the Innovation Award of $10,000 and a jury-exempt invitation to exhibit at the 2018 Cherry Creek Arts Festival. The seven pieces of art will then become part of the innovative collection of artwork at Arrow and may be featured in a global ad series and in locations around the world.

Details and Application [WWW]

Wellcome Image Awards 2017 – Open Call

The winning images will go on display in science centres and public galleries around the world.

Deadline: September 11, 2016

Are you a scientist, photographer or artist?

The Wellcome Image Awards are the Wellcome Trust’s most eye-catching celebration of science, medicine and life. The Awards recognise the creators of the most informative, striking and technically excellent images that communicate significant aspects of biomedical science. The winners are selected from all new images acquired by Wellcome Images during the preceding year. Judged by a panel that includes experts in science communication, medicine and biomedical science, the Awards showcase the best in science image making.

The winning images will go on display in science centres and public galleries around the world.
Placing images in a picture library such as Wellcome Images is an excellent way to engage with the public and to increase their understanding of your work. In order for your images to be considered for the Awards, they first need to be accepted into our collections. We are looking to acquire high quality imagery that relate to biomedical science and contemporary healthcare, and are interested in all artistic media and imaging techniques, from hand-drawn illustrations to clinical photography, super-resolution microscopy and functional MRI scans.

Enter for your chance to win prize money: £5,000 for the overall winner, £2,500 for the Julie Dorrington Award winner, and £500 for each of the other winning images.

More details and application [www]