AVS Art Zone - Where Science & Technology Meet Art
“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.” - Albert Einstein


An Attendee Art Contest with Prizes (Tuesday-Thursday Exhibit Hall)

AVS Art Zone Locations and Hours:

  • Tuesday Exhibit Hall:                    10:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

  • Wednesday Exhibit Hall:              10:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

  • Thursday Exhibit Hall:                   10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Call for Science & Technology Artistic Images

Submission Deadline: October 14, 2011

Often members of the AVS community use scientific images to convey information—sometimes these images contain aesthetic qualities that evoke a personal, intellectual, emotional, or spiritual response transforming them into objects of art. The question then is where does the science end and the art begin? Let your fellow colleagues be the judge or your artistic interpretations of science as art.

Submission Guidelines and Rules

  • Submissions should consist of images that complement the “science & technology” topics of the meeting. Images could be obtained by any material imaging technique, modeling and simulation, or by combining multiple images into one artistic image.

  • The AVS Marketing and Communications Committee will select the top 50 submissions for entry into the contest at the Exhibition. While judging will be based on the aesthetics of the image rather than its scientific quality, it should still relate back to the science & technology of this meeting.

  • All images should be submitted by October 14, 2011, as low resolution jpeg/PDF files with a brief description of the technique(s) used, the object(s) imaged, and any other relevant comments. Please e-mail them to Della Miller, della@avs.org. Questions? Call 530-896-0477. Accepted images will need to be brought to the conference in a designated format; easels will be supplied for display.

Attendee Judging and Prizes

The top images, up to 50, will be displayed at Equipment Exhibition from Tuesday-Thursday. Attendees will have the opportunity to vote for the best submission throughout the week. Bring your friends! 

First prize ($500), second prize ($250), and third prize ($100) winners (based on voting) will be announced at the Exhibit Finale on Thursday in the Exhibit Hall. These winning images may be used in future AVS promotional pieces.

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