Open Call for Submissions to Contemplating the Universe

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From Penny Snyder ’16:

“We are made of starstuff,” says Carl Sagan, and if you like Carl Sagan, or looking up at the night sky, or making art about feeling small in the wake of the vast cosmos, consider submitting to “Contemplating the Universe.”

Contemplating the Universe is an exhibition opportunity open to all Wesleyan University students. In honor of the Van Vleck Observatory’s Centennial Celebration, the Astronomy Department in collaboration with the Center for the Arts invite students to submit visual artwork that responds to the theme: Contemplating the Universe.

Entries selected by the jury will be exhibited in the Center for the Arts’ South Gallery from February 4 – 14, 2016 and a portion of the selected works will be exhibited in the Van Vleck Observatory from early May until Mid-June (exact dates TBD).

To apply:

1. Fill out the Google Form with your name, class year, title of the work(s), dimensions and materials of the work(s), and a short description of each submitted work describing how the work connects to the theme. Google Form here.

2. Email digital image of work(s) that will be in the show if selected. Image should be sent to abacklund(at)wesleyan(dot)edu in jpeg or pdf format and should not exceed one megabyte per image. A maximum of six images can be submitted.

3. Limit of 3 entries per artist (you can include all three in a single Google Form entry). Priority will be given to artists with two-dimensional work, although a limited number of smaller scale three-dimensional works will be selected for exhibition.

4. Each applicant MUST complete the Google Form AND email images to abacklund(at)wesleyan(dot)edu. The deadline to apply is Monday, November 30 at 11:59pm.

Happy stargazing and art-making!

Deadline: Monday, November 30th
Submit: HERE