Call for Entries – Art of the Small Exhibition & Competition

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…”

Application Form [web]
Nanotech Commercialization Conference [web]

CFP: Art Science Residencies – Nanotechnology/Chemistry/Art

Deadline, 01/31/2011

The IMERA (Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Studies) Art Science program seeks proposals for art science residencies.

“We seek residencies by either artists ( all disciplines) or scientists (all disciplines, soft and hard) who wish to engage in collaborative art-science projects that result in joint outcomes ( publications, artworks, Exhibitions, patents) that address ‘the human conditions of the sciences’.”

IMERA Application page
IMERA Resident charter [.doc]

From Ties to Shots – Davidson’s Photomicrography Sold as Art

“Michael W. Davidson, an award-winning research associate at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory and one of the world’s foremost experts in the field of optical microscopy, has joined with Florida State in signing a non-exclusive license agreement that will allow a Tallahassee-based business to market Davidson’s colorful, laboratory-produced artworks as home or office décor.

The new business, BevShots MicroArt LLC , has just begun selling high-quality prints of images that Davidson created by photographing crystallized samples of various types of beers, wines and cocktails under a microscope. The resulting molecular images, all quite distinct from one another, typically feature vivid mixes of colors and patterns that wouldn’t look out of place in an abstract art gallery.”

The BevShots website,

Complete press release of above quoted text,