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Los Alamos ScienceFest Issues Call For Art

on June 21, 2014 - 8:21am

'Faces' by Brayden Matthews. Courtetsy photo

 

'Sensing Spirals' by Heather Dillon. Courtesy photo
 
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The Los Alamos ScienceFest has announced its call for entries for its fourth annual SMART (Science and Math-based Art) Contest. A panel of local judges will award winners who will share in cash prizes.

"We are looking for art that demonstrates scientific or mathematical concepts, principles or phenomena in creative ways,” said Melanie Peña of Los Alamos Commerce & Development Corporation. "It can be created digitally using computers, be photographic, or produced through traditional fine arts methods.”

The SMART Contest is free to enter. All entrants must upload a digital representation of their artwork onto the contest website. Entries will be accepted through July 31.

“This contest has been a successful part of Los Alamos ScienceFest, since it first started in 2011,” said Suzette Fox, Los Alamos MainStreet Executive Director. “We receive submissions from all over the world and see some really spectacular and original artwork.”

The art entries will be posted to a gallery on the contest website as they are received. They will be available for public viewing and voting.

Contest winners and awards will be announced during the Los Alamos ScienceFest ExpoDay Sept. 13. Winning and selected art pieces also will be on exhibit during the weeklong festival in Los Alamos.

To learn more, read the official rules, or enter the contest, visit http://www.losalamossciencefestival.com/smart.

Los Alamos ScienceFest (previously called “The Next Big Idea Festival”) runs Sept. 5-13 and culminates with ExpoDay at Ashley Pond Park. The week features interactive exhibits and activities, creative competitions, dynamic speakers, community tours and educational-flavored social gatherings to engage and inspire youth and families in the field of science.

The Los Alamos ScienceFest is produced by Los Alamos MainStreet and its parent organization the Los Alamos Commerce & Development Corporation.

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