Ends on August 11, 2019

$25.00 USD


Call to Artists: STEAM Series: Mathematics and Art 2019 

Exhibit Dates: Monday, September 9 – Friday, November 1, 2019

Opening Reception: Sunday, September 15, 2019 from 4pm to 6pm  

Submission deadline: Sunday, August 11, 2019 at midnight

This is the fourth and final exhibit in a series of STEAM–previous juried shows explored the relationships of each discipline of the acronym (Science, Technology, Engineering, and now Math) with art. 

Statement of concept:

The Relationship of Mathematics and Art

Despite being thought of as originating from opposite hemispheres of the human brain, mathematics and art have long been intertwined and enjoy a strong creative relationship.  Artists such as Leonardo da Vinci and Albrecht Dürer famously used mathematics in order to help drive their creativity.  Mathematical concepts such as the Rule of Thirds and the Golden Ratio continue to serve as the backbone for works that artists create today.  While mathematics has a defined set of rules and formulas, we as artists can push the envelope and bend the rules in order to explore the less restrictive outer realms of creativity.  Artists can use mathematics as a defined structure in which to operate (e.g., Hamid Naderi Yeganeh) or a spring board from which to leap and play creatively (e.g., MC Escher).  As the field of mathematics continues to advance exponentially and drive much of modern society and economics, the relationship between mathematics and art shows no sign of slowing down.  As such, we invite artists to submit pieces that showcase how they incorporate math and mathematical concepts, as subjects or behind the scenes, into their work.

JUROR: Lucas Kelly  Kelly’s  work has been exhibited in museums and galleries across the United  States and throughout Europe. His work has been the subject of multiple  solo and group exhibitions, most notably in the survey of abstract  painting “The Painted World” at PS1 MoMA. In 2019 Kelly was named as the  inaugural artist in residence at the Penn Center for Neuroaesthetics. A  full professor in Visual Arts at Mercer County Community College, Kelly  holds a BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art and a MFA from Mason  Gross School of the Arts. He is a member of the Tiger Strikes Asteroid  network of artists, and his studio is in Philadelphia.

ELIGIBILITY: Open to all artists over 18 years of age. All art must be original and new to WWAC.

The maximum size for art, including frame is recommended to be 30in x 30in, but the jurors will judge larger works on a case by case basis.

-All work that can be hung on the wall including video, installation, drawing, painting, mixed media, photography, or printmaking will be considered. A limited number of monitors or other equipment may be available, but it is preferred for the artist to provide his/her own equipment. Artwork must be in original form for the medium being submitted. Giclee or other reproductions of original work will not be accepted, unless original is a photograph/print. Example: giclee of watercolor will not be accepted.

-All works entered MUST be properly finished and ready for hanging, including but not limited to being framed and properly wired across the back with picture hanging wire. Installations for this show may require participation by the artist.

SUBMISSION FEES: $25.00 for a maximum of 3 artworks. Fees must be paid at the time of submission.

CALENDAR: 

  • Exhibit dates: Monday, September 9 – November 1, 2019
  • Submission deadline: Sunday, August 11, 2019 at midnight
  • Accepted art drop-off date: Sunday, September 8, 2019, between 10am – 12pm
  • Opening reception:  Sunday,  September 15, 2019 from 4pm – 6pm 
  • Pick up of Artwork – Sunday, November 3, 2019 between 10am – 12pm