Has photography ever really been disconnected from Science? From the invention of the pinhole camera about one thousand and twenty years ago by the Arab mathematician, physicist, and Astronomer, Ibn al-Haytham, up to today’s use of radiology to produce works of art, science and art have been inseparable. Photography is the perfect intersection of Art and Science.
“The Art and Science movement is not new, yet its reach is currently building momentum. More than producing aesthetic images derived from scientific data, science-inspired artists find connections that reflect a common purpose – one that integrates the authenticity of science and the communicative power of art. The sci-art movement promotes dialogue and offers a platform in hopes of improving the world in which we live.
I am the writer and editor for the Art + Science column on Lenscratch Magazine in which I showcase work by photographers who address a genre of photography that lives at the intersection of art and science. Up to 33 of the final selections to this call will be featured in a Lenscratch post highlighting this Art + Science exhibition.”
JUROR | Linda Alterwitz will be the juror. Alterwitz is an interdisciplinary artist with diverse interests in the fields of medical research and the natural environment. Her work encourages an awakening of the senses toward a subtle shift of consciousness, offering people a connection with the unseen.
Through her investigations of art and science, she combines both creative and scientific elements within each frame, provoking a feeling of curiosity and wonderment. As part of her investigations that focus on the boundaries between art and science, she often incorporates scientific images within her photographs (derived from cutting edge technology) with photographs of the landscape. By combining elements of both creative and scientific elements within each frame, her work provokes a feeling of curiosity and wonderment.
Inspired by experimentation with diverse materials and processes, Alterwitz incorporates both traditional and new media techniques. Guided by current technology, her creative process often incorporates data driven images derived from X-rays, CT, PET, sonogram, fMRI diagnostic imaging or thermal imagining. Her work is also guided by the internal rhythms of our bodies, such as patterns of breath. By documenting the inhalation and exhalation of breath, she materializes an intangible human experience.
Alterwitz was the recipient of the Nevada Arts Council Visual Artist Fellowship. Her work has been published in Smithsonian Magazine, Orion Magazine, The New Statesman, Musee Magazine among others. She has exhibited her work in both traditional exhibition and site-specific installations in the United States, United Kingdom, Japan, China, Spain, Israel, Greece and Poland.
Alterwitz lives and works in Las Vegas, Nevada.
SUBMISSION | Guidelines: Digital images should 1000 pixels on the longest side saved in JPEG format at 72 ppi. Each image should be labeled with consecutive numbers followed by your name, i.e. 1FirstName_LastName.jpg. The number should correspond with the number on the application form. Each entry should have both diptych images included. If you are not able to put them in the same digital file, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance. Please do not watermark your images. If you need help sizing your images, please follow this link https://convert.town/image-dpi
SUBMISSION | Online: Fill out our online application to apply, send images, and make payment with Paypal. You will receive an email confirmation upon receiving the entry and payment. You can also fill and submit the online application, print out your confirmation email, and mail it with a check for your fees to the address below.
SUBMISSION | Mail: Please prepare a submission form with your name, address, email address and phone number along with a list of the titles and printing process of each entry. The number of each title should correspond to the image number on the cd. CD’s and submission form should be mailed to:
A Smith Gallery
P O Box 175
Johnson City, TX 78636
The gallery will send an email confirmation upon receiving the entry and payment.
SUBMISSION | Entry Fee: $38 for the first 5 images, $7 per each additional image. Submission fees are not refundable.
ELIGIBILITY | Submissions are open to all photographers both professional and amateur. International entries are welcomed. Work previously exhibited in the gallery or featured on the blog are not eligible.
PRINTING/MATTING/FRAMING | Information: If sending framed work, please use mats and frames that compliment your work and are appropriate in a gallery setting. Colored mats are discouraged. All images should be ready to hang with wires. Gallery wraps are not acceptable. If you have any questions regarding appropriate presentation please contact email@example.com.
AWARDS | The awards are as follows:
Juror’s Selection – $325.00
Director’s Selection – $250.00
Visitors’ Award – $100.00
Discretionary Honorable Mentions – each receiving an exhibition catalogue
Up to 33 of the final selections will be featured in a LenScratch Art+Science post.
SALES | The gallery will retain 40% of the sales price.
USE RIGHTS | Photographers retain full rights to their own images. The gallery will use the photographer’s images for publicity purposes.
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