The goals of the exhibition are to show creative work that explores the intersection between art and science; to foster communication between the arts and sciences; and to spark new ways of viewing the world and ourselves. Creative work that transcends pure scientific illustration to explore the conceptual realm where art and science both reside is strongly encouraged.
ELIGIBILITY AND MEDIA
This exhibit is open to all artists and scientists, regardless of residence, who wish to exhibit original 2D and 3D work in any medium, related to the intersection between art and science. This includes photography, drawing, textiles, painting, sculpture, video, and mixed media. Dimension restriction is at the discretion of the juror. Work must not exceed 50 lbs.
All submissions should be online at www.pencegallery.org. A vital part of the submission is the artist’s statement (not to exceed 100 words), which should clearly explain how the work relates to the connection between art and science. The statement may be displayed with the accepted work. Work must be available for the whole run of the exhibit; no substitutions are accepted.
Click HERE to apply directly on our site. No hand-delivered applications will be accepted.
DELIVERY OF ACCEPTED WORK
Accepted work may be hand-delivered or shipped and insured by the artist to the Pence Gallery, 212 D Street, Davis, CA 95616. Expenses for insurance and shipping to and from the Gallery are the responsibility of the artist.
$35/40 non-Pence members (non-refundable) entry fee via credit card or PayPal for up to three works of art. Fees will be used for expenses and awards related to the exhibition.
Cash awards will be given out at the discretion of the juror, and include 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes.
The Pence Gallery will insure all artwork while it is on the premises, through March 3rd.
Shih-Wen Young received his Ph.D. in Physics from Kansas State University and is currently a professor in Astronomy/Physics at American River College, California. He has been awarded several art and technology grants, including one from Foundation Tenot, France. Shih-Wen has collaborated with artists, musicians, dancers, and scientists on numerous projects. His work has been shown and published in various exhibitions, conferences and journals, including the Chinese Biennial 2008, The State Hermitage Museum, Museum of Modern Art, Kiev, Hall of Science, NYC, and the Leonardo Electronic Almanac. Shih-Wen recently finished his “Message in the Sky” project in Dubai, and Joshua Tree, which integrates art and astronomy as a public participatory project. The project will be displayed in Taiwan in 2016, and at the Honolulu Biennial in 2017.
Sharon Bladholm has coordinated the Opal Glass Studios in Chicago since 1983, creating complex work investigating the intersections of art, science, and nature, in glass, bronze, and ceramics. In addition to her large-scale installations of public art at the Chicago Botanical Garden, Shedd Aquarium, and several city parks, she creates ceramic sculptures and works on paper. Her current series, ORGAN-ic Inflorescence, is related to her interest in internal organs interfacing with botanicals. Her work has been impacted greatly by participating on science expeditions to study biologically diverse ecosystems of the Amazon.
The Pence is a nonprofit art gallery, established in 1975, whose mission is to educate and inspire the community by exhibiting high caliber art by local and regional artists. The Consilience exhibit is a biannual display featuring innovative science-infused work, and will be displayed in the Pence’s Main Gallery space, measuring 1000 sq. ft., with 12’ ceilings, lit by a dramatic glass tower.
December 13, 5 PM
||Entry deadline online by 5 PM, PST.
||Notification of acceptance
|January 10, 12
||Drop Off, 11:30-5 PM; Deadline for shipping arrival
|Jan. 19 - Feb. 28
|February 12, 6-9 PM
||Reception & Award ceremony
|March 1, 2
||Pick up work, 11:30 AM-5 PM
Sales are encouraged. The Pence Gallery will retain a 40% commission on work in the exhibit that is sold. Prices quoted on the entry form may not be changed after acceptance into the show.