s-EYE-nce: a science/visual arts fusion
Lots of the visuals that come out of scientific inquiry, like photomicrographs of the mouthparts of tiny insects or traces of elementary particles like quarks, are both beautiful and compelling. Some artists are using and modifying such images; others are using the techniques (recording transformations), processes (such as repeating sequences and patterns), and methods (observation and replication) of science to inform their art. Artists are encouraged to explore the evolution and discoveries of science from all sides: existing and emerging sciences and fantastical takes on science. Cool gadgets and equipment get bonus points!
Show Dates: June 5 – July 7, 2012
Deadline: April 20, 2012
Off the Wall
This main gallery show will pulse with a wide variety of bold, sculptural works made from wire, paper, fabric, stainless steel, fiber, duct tape and more - hanging from the ceilings and walls, and standing on pedestals around the floor. There will be a mix of abstract forms and figures - animals, insects and people. The concept behind the sculptures should emphasize motion, action, and gesture. (SPA has an annual stone sculpture show: this exhibit would invite 3-D work from artists in other media.)
Show Dates: July 17 – Sept. 8, 2012
Deadline: June 8, 2012
For details on submitting work to either exhibition, click here.
SPA is a non-profit community arts center founded in 2000 by VCFA alumna Nancy Hanson of the MFA in Visual Art program. One of the only local, contemporary art spaces in the Montpelier vicinity, SPA hosts free exhibitions of a broad range of contemporary artwork by artists from Vermont and beyond and offers a wide array of art classes and workshops. SPA is a great community success story in our area, and a fantastic testament to the wonderful projects VCFA alumi often engage in. Submit a proposal and stop by to visit the next time you're on campus!