The SciArt Center Open Call For Art

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SciArt Center invites you to share your ocean and water-inspired creations: your creative visions, research, predictions, and connections to our planet’s water. SciArt Center submerged
Water is everywhere. Comprising up to 73{7516946f8b0c1a6ede41439c3ae11d430d01c6cb1788b8e4cf8ff90b3f78e65d} of the human body, three-quarters of our planet’s surface is covered in water between our oceans, seas, rivers, and lakes. We are inextricably connected to water in its variety of forms.

As science continues to reach new frontiers in exploring space and mapping the human brain, our knowledge and experience in Earth’s largest waters – the ocean – remains limited. The Mariana Trench, the deepest known area of the ocean measuring at 36,000 feet down, has only been visited by piloted missions four times, two less times than we’ve visited our celestial neighbor, the moon. With only 5{7516946f8b0c1a6ede41439c3ae11d430d01c6cb1788b8e4cf8ff90b3f78e65d} fully explored, the mysteries of the ocean and its true nature persist.

As staggering in quantity as the ocean is in size, our estimated 117 million lakes contain worlds of unknown history and lifeforms. From the jellyfish species recently discovered in the Kodaikanal Lake, to the biodiverse depths of the 25 million-year-old Lake Biakal, our understanding of the potentials of water and the life it supports continues to grow.

Touching so many parts of our lives from habitat to food to travel, our planet’s water bodies are a timeless source of inspiration for investigation by artists and scientists alike. Now, with the advent of technologies like undersea drones, we are able to expand our senses remotely and learn more about the alluring and ever surprising topographies of our waters and the life that occupies them.

About the exhibition
“Submerged” will begin as a virtual exhibition on SciArt Center’s website. A new page on the website will be created, and will feature:
1-5 images of the artist’s work
1 paragraph artist statement
Links to the artist’s social media pages and website

The exhibit will be featured in an upcoming issue of SciArt Magazine.

A pop-up version of “SUBMERGED” will take place in or around NYC at a to-be-determined date and location in 2018.

The virtual exhibition will go live on October 26, 2017 and remain online.

See the SciArt Center’s previous exhibitions.

Medium: All works of art in all visual and sound media are eligible. Entrants must be 18 years of age or older to apply. No geographical restrictions. If submitting ephemeral, time- based, or non-material artwork a documentation photograph or video should be included.

Number of Entries: Maximum 5 art works per artist (and up to ten images total – you may submit multiple pictures of the same piece). If accepted not all 5 art works are guaranteed to be exhibited.

Media specifications:
Images: Images must be submitted as 72 dpi or higher, as JPGs, and must be at least 1,500 pixels in the smallest direction.

Videos/sound art: You may submit files OR embeddable html code OR a link to Vimeo/Soundcloud/etc. If you submit html code or links to live hosting, just copy and paste the code or link into a word document and submit that in the media upload section of our Google Form.

All entries must be received by October 9th, 11:59pm EST.

Get more info via the application website.

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