Saturday, December 26, 2015

Call for Entries: Natural Science Art

Spear Lily by Mali Moir

Attention natural science illustrators: The Focus on Nature XIV exhibition is accepting online entries.

What is it? Focus on Nature is an international juried exhibit of natural history illustration. It has taken place every two years since 1990. Artists all the way from Australia to Argentina to Austria send their work, and some come to the openings.

Who is on the jury? The jury includes a scientist (evaluating the scientific merit) and an artist (evaluating the aesthetics).

What are the criteria the jury will be looking for?
  • a high degree of technical skill
  • scientific accuracy, including taxonomic definition
  • aesthetic qualities, including composition
  • a unique scientific and/or artistic viewpoint, techniques, medium, or format (organic depiction, schematics, diagrams, etc.) including traditional, mixed and multimedia, or computer-generated images
  • a broad representation of artists
How many pieces may I enter? Up to two submissions in any one subject [but no limit on media]. No more than a total of four entries will be considered.
What's the deadline? March 16, 2016.

What does it cost to enter? Nothing! It's free to enter.

Where will the exhibition be? Roger Tory Peterson Institute in Jamestown, NY, December 3, 2016 – April 9, 2017. 

Official website: Focus on Nature

In the comments, please let me know about other calls for entry (especially those that are free or cheap to enter) that you think GurneyJourney readers would be interested in.

2 comments:

Robyn Jorde said...

Thank you for the heads up on this! The website also has catalogs of past exhibitions for viewing containing surprisingly varied work. Fun to look at.

telestudies said...

Hello, Mr. Gurney,
Merry Christmas and Happy New year!
As animal and wildlife sketcher here is one of my favorite awards now open for aplications - http://www.wildlifetrusts.org/undersea-art-award
Take a look, i really love the idea of underwater drawing from observation. And the people who organise this are really kind and gentle.
Happy Holidays!