Evolution 2016 and art

From Laura Vann via Evoldir

Attention artists! The deadline for submission of evolution-themed works
(or proposed-works) for the ‘Evolution 2016 Art Exhibit’ is quickly
approaching (Jan. 18).

The 2016 Evolution conference (the annual meeting of the Society for
the Study of Evolution, the Society of Systematic Biologists, and
the American Society of Naturalists) will be held from June 17-21 in
beautiful Austin, TX. In conjunction with the meeting, the societies
and a local art gallery (Art.Science.Gallery) are co-sponsoring an
evolution-themed art exhibit. The exhibit will provide an opportunity for
meeting attendees and others to showcase their creative talents, increase
the visibility of the meeting and the societies to the local community,
and provide opportunities for public education about evolutionary
biology through the exciting lens of visual arts. The exhibit will run
at the Art.Science.Gallery leading up to, and during, the conference,
and a selection of the works will be on display at the Austin Convention
Center as a pop-up exhibit during the evening of the opening reception
of the meeting.

Art.Science.Gallery has issued an open call seeking submissions for this
exhibition. Works may explore (but are not limited to) the sub-disciplines
within evolutionary biology, notable evolutionary biologists, current
research topics, important discoveries and concepts, and the history of
evolutionary thought. You need not be a member of any of the societies
to submit something for consideration.

Pass the word along and, if you’re at all artistically inclined, consider
submitting something. Additional details can be found on our permanent
meeting website (www.evolutionmeetings.org) under the ‘News’ heading, or
on Art.Science.Gallery’s website (http://artsciencegallery.com/opencall).

The open call closes on Jan. 18.

Sincerely,
Your Evolution2016 organizers

About Jonathan Eisen

I am an evolutionary biologist and a Professor at U. C. Davis. (see my lab site here). My research focuses on the origin of novelty (how new processes and functions originate). To study this I focus on sequencing and analyzing genomes of organisms, especially microbes and using phylogenomic analysis

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