Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Geologic Art?

Greg has asked me to pass this along. It sounds pretty cool! Let me know if any of you are thinking of submitting something. I would love to see what kinds of entry's they get. It can't get much better than geology + art!

Press Release: Two Wall Gallery, Vashon, WA
For further information, contact Greg Wessel at 206-250-2222 or email to SleepingDogCafe@aol.com

Announcement and Call for Artistic Geologists

Two Wall Gallery on Vashon Island, Washington, announces a call for artists for an upcoming exhibit entitled Geo sapiens, The Fusion of Geology and Art, to be shown during November, 2009.

The theme is centered on incorporating geologic principles or features in art, building upon the observation that earth scientists think in ways that are different from the general public but fundamental to our understanding of the universe. Works that incorporate geology to make statements regarding an issue of relevance to society are appropriate, as are works that simply celebrate geologic thought.

Works in all media are invited. Entry is open to degreed earth scientists and students studying earth science topics. You do not have to be a practicing or employed geologist to apply. All earth science professionals (geophysicists, geochemists, petrologists, paleontologists, etc) are included in our invitation.

Up to three works may be submitted as slides or on a CD. For a complete prospectus and submission directions, contact Greg Wessel at SleepingDogCafe@aol.com. Submissions will be accepted until August 1, 2009.

© ReBecca K. Hunt-Foster

10 comments:

Johanne said...

The concept looks interesting

Glendon Mellow said...

I can't wait to see what those submissions will look like! Pretty cool.

ScottE said...

I've sent off a query, just to see if people with that specific educational background are the only one's they're after.

ReBecca Foster said...

Cool. Let me know what you find out Scott.

Lockwood said...

ReBecca- saw this and thought you might be amused. Original Source here, item number 5 in the list.

ReBecca Foster said...

Those are pretty cool Lockwood! It is amazing the sort of things you can find on the internet!

scott said...

This seems an interesting idea. I will have a go myself! You all might like to have a look at some of my Rock Art - 21st Century Style

www.glowingedges.co.uk

Scott Engering

ReBecca Foster said...

Very cool Scott I have often wondered why I do not see thin sections as art more. Yours are beautiful!

Jillian said...

I really want to do this, I've always had lots of great ideas but didn't think many people would appreciate geologic art ! How refreshing! I'm working on a thesis this summer, but I can't wait to see what is shown.

Scott Engering said...

Well.....the Vashon Island exhibition proved to be a success.

I wasn't able to cross the Atlantic Ocean but.....I sold both of the images that I sent.

Have a look at the following link

http://www.holdthefrontpage.co.uk/photo/000314scott.shtml

You can get it if you really want, but you must try....try and try...try and try,,,,you'll succeed at last!!!