LPL's first ever Art of Planetary Science Exhibition and Competition:

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A big thank you from your event organizers to making our very first
Art of Planetary Science such a great success! And thank you to
Craft Tucson and the Tucson Museum of Art for bringing us to
Art on Tap! We hope to do it all again next year, so stay tuned.

               -Jamie and James


ART OF PLANETARY SCIENCE 2013 WINNERS

Download the 2013 ProgramPhotos below!  

Best in Show:

Marilyn Flynn, Titan's Southern Summer, digital painting on canvas

Fine Art:

First Place - Theresa Hentz, LH 95, oil on canvas
Second Place - Janelle Montenegro, Midnight Dream, digital print
Third Place - William Hartmann, Saturn as Seen from an Ice Plain on its Icy Satellite Enceladus, acrylic on acid-free board

Honorable Mentions: Fine Art

Miwa Block, Transcendent, acrylic and light molding paste on wood
Nicole Barron, Passing Time, oil on canvas
Michelle Rouch, We Come in Peace for All Mankind, watercolor with gold plate and copper paint
Amy Robertson, Circuit - Cascade, dance and video

Data Art:

First Place - Michelle Thompson, Atoms to Asteroids, digital print
Second Place - Ronald Cottrell, Solar Chromosphere Alive, photograph
Third Place - Tom Zega, Atomic Structure of Stardust, digital print

Other works featured at Art on Tap:

Mark Pack, Spiral Mass, acrylic on wood
Simon Kregar, Last Man-Apollo 17, oil on canvas
Paula Rice, The Big Bang,  ceramic, oxidized and smoked
Dolores Hill, Nature's Mosaic, digital print
Thomas Plazibat, Green Planet & Night Sky, digital print
Robert and Marie Kamilli, Photomicrograph sillimanite schist with zicron crystal & crossed polars, oil on canvas

 

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS:
 
Bookmans, Flandrau planetarium, the HIRISE team,
Pima Air and Space Museum, Posner's Art Store, Sarnoff Art Materials
 
AND TO:
 
Tim Swindle
Maria schuchardt
Joe Spitale
Bertha Orosco 
 
JUDGES:
 
Janice Bauer, Adam Showman, James Scotti
 
EVENT ORGANIZERS:
 
Jamie Molaro and James Keane
 
VOLUNTEERS:
 
Julia Bodnarik, Ali bramson, Melissa Dykhuis, Catherine Elder, Margaret Landis, Juan Lora, Chet Maleszewski, Sarah Morrison, Sarah Peacock, Ian Reasor, Molly Simon, Hannah Tanquary, Michelle Thompson, Christa van Laernhoven, Donna Viola, Rob Zellem
 

2013 Participating Artists

Leif Abrell*
Matthew "Muir" Barrios
Nicole Barron
Madeline Blank*
Adam Block* 
Miwa Block 
Veronica Bray* 
Lisa Brothman
Rebecca Bushner
Eric Christensen* 
Lexi Coburn*
Anupama Condon
Adrian Cornejo
Ronald Cottrell
Spencer Edgerton
Peter Eisner 
Catherine Elder
Rachel Espino-Nottke
Rachel Espinoza
Jerry Farrar
Michelle Fealk
Marilynn Flynn*
Shereen Greenberg
Leontine Greenberg*
Cassandra Hanks*
William Hartmann
Theresa Hentz
Dolores Hill* 
Joy Hill 
Robert Kamilli
James T. Keane*
Dean A. Ketelson
Brad Konick
Marian Kozachik
Simon Kregar*
Carol Kucera*
Sarah Kucerova*
Margaret Landis*
Marie Lang 
Lucille Le Corre
Thomas Lindell
Juan Lora*
Maureen Mackey
Renu Malhotra*
Allison McGraw
Alexander Miles
Kelsey Miller
Emily Modell 
Marty Mongan*
Janelle Montenegro*
Mark Pack 
Sean Parker
James Peterson
Thomas Plazibat
Paula Rice
Amy Robertson*
Michelle Rouch
Ximena Ruden
Tad Sallee* 
Xeni Schiller*
Jim Scotti 
Adam Showman 
Michael Sussman 
Diane C. Taylor 
Kelly Teetsel 
Michelle Thompson
Jess Vriesema*
Monica Zavala Durazo
Tom Zega*
Rob Zellem* 

*Starred artists were generous enough to donate artwork to LPL's collection. Thank you!


Pictures!

Most of these pictures were taken before the event began, but we'll add more as we compile them.

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