Thank you all so much for making this year such a success! This year, we displayed more than 200 pieces of artwork, from 90 artists and scientists, and drew a crowd of over 800 people. We are just so overwhelmed with the positive response we've gotten from the community about The Art of Planetary Science! We hope to continue the show annually, and provide artists and scientists a public venue for reaching out to the community and showing what it is that inspires us about science and the solar system.
Your devoted organizers,
Jamie Molaro, Sarah Peacock, James Keane, Hannah Tanquary (left to right), and Ethan Schaefer (not pictured).
Best in Show
Cui Jing, 24 hours: Hangzhou to Tucson
Amy Robertson / Circuit (dance group), Galactic Tango
1 - R.M. Thomas, Ghost Dancers in the Milky Way
2 - Sean Parker, Galactic Desert
3 - Theresa Hentz, The Fairy of Eagle Nebula
1 - James Keane, The Origin of the Lunar Figure
2 - Adrian Cornejo, Entropy Grids (15, 17, 18, 21)
3 - Jamie Molaro, Accidental Art
Lester Salberg, C 38
Marina Cornelius, Formation
David Kish, Interplanetary Picnic
Michelle Rouch, Astro Girl, Fei Fei Sun
Melissa Dykhuis, Phobos: Best Before 15874 G.C.E.
Special thanks to our sponsors!
Arizona Art Supply
Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium
Pima Air and Space Museum
Posner's Art Store
Skybar and Brooklyn Pizza Co.
Steward Observatory Mirror Laboratory
The HiRISE Team
The Loft Cinema
The OSIRIS-REx Team
The Tucson Museum of Art
Ethan Schafer, Donna Viola, Hamish Hay, Josh Lothringer, Chet Malezewski, and Jon Bapst.
Craft Tucson and Tucson Museum of Art present
December 6th, 2014
Winners and other selected works from the Art of Planetary Science will be on display, along with work from other local artists, for this one night festival at the Tucson Museum of Art. Enjoy fine art, good beer, and great music!
Flandrau provided half off admission with an Art of Planetary Science program Saturday and Sunday, October 17 & 18. You’ll be able to see great science exhibits, and buy a ticket for one of the incredible new Flandrau FullDome shows. This new planetarium projection system will launch you from the Earth to the edge of the known universe – its a wild ride and a work of art all in one!
Skybar gave Art of Planetary Science goers a special extended happy hour after the opening reception October 17th! They have delicious cocktails, beers, and pizza right next door from Brooklyn Pizza Co.!
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Some of the artwork from The Art of Planetary Science was selected to be hung at Biosphere 2 to promote the collaboration between art and science. Go on a tour of one of the most amazing scientific adventures of our time!
Alex Harrison Parker*
Canaan Skye Martin*
Donald Edward Davis
James T Keane
Juan M. Lora
Kelvin A Harold II
Laura A. Zaer
Marcela Camarena Lubian
Matthew Philip Stricker
Patrick Driscoll Boyd
Simon P. Kregar Jr
Spencer Kane Edgerton
William K. Hartmann
*Thanks to those artists who generously donated artwork to the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory!