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]

Call for Art – Artists for the Ocean, ASCI

Our immediate goal is to begin the online exhibition with a small, strong group of international artists whose work [in all media] can be beautifully documented online.

Deadline: Open

From ASCI:

“The mission of this project is to demonstrate how the arts can be an effective tool in raising public awareness about the critical state of our oceans, its role as the fabric of life on our planet, the plight of endangered marine life, as well as the “dance” of interdependency required to sustain its ecological balance… [or about the current imbalance and its affects]. The artwork should not didactically reference these ideas, but most likely will be inspired by some aspect of them and a desire for your aesthetic “voice” to be heard about one of the most important environmental topics of our time.

Our immediate goal is to begin the online exhibition with a small, strong group of international artists whose work [in all media] can be beautifully documented online. This “seed” group provides a way of inviting others to submit their work for consideration, and also inspiring artists to create new work, thus creating a cannonball effect. Growing over the years, we anticipate it will become a major online portal for this environmental [and humanitarian] cause.

Ideally along the way, the online exhibition will:
– become a physical exhibition
– inspire museums to select artists from the online exhibition for their shows
– stimulate science and art teachers/professors to share the artworks with their students for classroom discussion and student projects
– and hopefully, ASCI will produce a coffee-table book of selections from the online exhibition…”

READ FULL ANNOUNCEMENT [web]
About ASCI [web]

Call for Art: NYU Langone Medical Center is accepting exhibition proposals for the 2012–13 calendar.

THE MEDICAL SCIENCE BUILDING GALLERY, home to a rotating exhibition program at the NYU Langone Medical Center in New York, showcases medically themed contemporary art within the unique context of the Medical Center. Artists are encouraged to interpret scientific/medical research and create works of art depicting issues of cultural, political and technological significance.

Deadline: October 31, 2011

NYUMC Announcement:

THE MEDICAL SCIENCE BUILDING GALLERY, home to a rotating exhibition program at the NYU Langone Medical Center in New York, showcases medically themed contemporary art within the unique context of the Medical Center. The art gallery was established in 2008 to exhibit the works of artists who explore the relationships between art and human biology. Artists are encouraged to interpret scientific/medical research and create works of art depicting issues of cultural, political and technological significance.

The Medical Science Building Gallery’s mission is to enrich its visitors’ lives by enhancing their understanding of health and medicine through contemporary art. Visited by patients, family members, visitors, medical staff, administration and medical school students, The Medical Science Building Gallery sponsors between 6-8 exhibitions per year.

The Medical Science Building Gallery is accepting exhibition proposals for the 2012–13 calendar.

ELIGIBILITY

The theme is open to interpretation. Individual artists, groups and curators are eligible to submit proposals. All works in 2-dimensions, 3-dimensions, installation and video will be considered; however, the physical limitation of the gallery will factor into the review and approval process. Proposals should reflect an understanding of scientific research and how the artist(s) will use medicine and science as the subject and language to create aesthetic works that are provocative and educational.

THE MEDICAL SCIENCE BUILDING GALLERY SPECIFICATIONS

The gallery is located on the main floor of the Medical Science Building, across from the Ehrman Medical Library and measures approximately 600 square feet. The ceiling height measures 9’. The west wall measures 28’ W with adjustable track lighting. The south wall includes a series of windows and is not available for 2D works. The east wall is composed of two architectural features: a glass wall measuring 8-1/2’ W adjacent to a travertine half-wall 15 ½”deep and 18’ in length that can accommodate a display of sculptures and 3D objects. Adjustable track lighting runs the length of the east wall. The corridor leading to the space allows for additional hanging space and measures approximately 80’ with intermittent doors and openings.

ARTIST(S) RESPONSIBILITIES

If accepted, artist must:

  • Prepare work for display. 2D art must be matted and/or framed for hanging. Artists working in 3D or time based media must supply their own display or AV equipment unless other arrangements have been made in advance.
  • Provide artist’s statement.
  • Transport or ship work to the Medical Science Building Gallery at artist’s own expense.
  • Be present for opening reception.

Medical Science Building Gallery’s Responsibilities:

  • Install artwork.
  • Insure exhibited artworks against loss or damage for duration of loan period.
  • Design exhibition announcement and evite.
  • Print posters announcing exhibition and display throughout Medical Center.
  • Host an opening reception. NYU Langone Medical Center is also willing to collaborate on the arrangement of an artist’s talk in conjunction with the exhibition.
  • Facilitate communication between the artist and potential buyers. NYU Langone Medical

The Center does not charge a commission for any works sold.

SUBMISSION PROCESS

Artists must submit the information as identified below via email:

  • A maximum of ten (10) works/artist.
  • Images must be saved as jpegs, texts as Microsoft Word documents. Please do not send images as Acrobat (pdf) files. File names must correspond to annotated image list (see below).
  • DO NOT SEND PDF’S or files that are embedded in any applications that must be run to view the jpegs. Do not send files that end in .exe.
  • An annotated image list identifying Title of Artwork, Media/Dimensions, Date of Work and brief description.
  • Artist’s statement about work proposed for the Medical Science Building Gallery and its relation to medicine.
  • Artist’s resume. Please include your full contact information: name, address, phone, email, and website address.
    Project Timeline (all dates are subject to change)

  • Application deadline: Monday, October 31, 2011
  • The Medical Science Building Gallery Committee Review: Monday, November 28, 2011
  • Artist’s Notification: Thursday, December 8, 2011

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday, October 31, 2011

ALL SUBMISSIONS SHOULD BE SUBMITTED TO: Art@nyumc.org

All questions should be submitted to: art@nyumc.org