Tuesday, December 04, 2007

NanoArt 2007 International Online Competition - 2nd Edition

Join the NanoArt Movement
Push the Boundaries and be the Avant-Garde in Art
ART - SCIENCE - TECHNOLOGY Interactions
Submission deadline December 31, 2007
Open to All Artists and Scientists - 3 Electron Microscope Scans are provided as Seed Images for you to choose and to create the NanoArt Works 

The worldwide competition NanoArt 2007 is open to all artists 18 years and older. Online voting will open January 1, 2008 through March 31, 2008. Judging is via the Internet and decided by our site visitors. Winners will be notified and published online around April 15, 2008.
NanoArt is a new art form where micro or nanosculptures created by artists or scientists through chemical or/and physical processes are visualized with powerful research tools like Scanning Electron Microscopes. The monochromatic electron microscope scans are processed further using different artistic techniques to create pieces of art that can be showcased for the general public. To read more about NanoArt and Nanotechnology please visit http://nanoart21.org/


Nanoart21.org founded by artists/scientist Cris Orfescu (http://www.crisorfescu.com/) will provide 3 high resolution monochromatic electron scans as seed images for artists to choose from. The participating artists will have to alter these images in any artistic way to finish the artistic-scientific process and create a NanoArt work. The artists or/and scientists are encouraged to participate with their own images as long as these visualize micro or nanostructures.

For more details please visit: http://nanoart21.org/nanoart_contest.html

Monday, December 03, 2007

NanoArt Exhibit at Nanotechnology Forum

A NanoArt exhibit will be open during the Nanotechnology forum organized by NanoBioNexus on December 13, 2007 at Moores UCSD Cancer Center in La Jolla, California.

First, the NanoTumor Center will host a nanotechnology forum with exciting speakers (see below). Immediately following, celebrate the holidays with fine food, festive beverages and a special preview exhibit and sale of NanoArt hosted by world renowned artist Cris Orfescu. A portion of the proceeds will support NBN outreach programs. Also, join us in the spirit of giving and support the “Toys for Tot” toy drive by bringing a new unwrapped toy. The celebration starts at 6 pm.

Cris Orfescu – scientist, artist, and pioneer of internationally recognized NanoArt has over 20 years experimenting and perfecting his unique artistic process and this new art form. Winner of numerous awards in Europe, U.S. and Asia, Mr. Orfescu has 35 years working with different media and being involved in a variety of projects that include NanoArt as well as digital art, murals, acrylic and oil painting, mixed media, faux painting, trompe l’oeil, graphics, animation, web design, logo design, and a backdrop for a TV show. His NanoArt has been exhibited nationally and internationally earning him numerous awards, commissioned projects and public and private collections. Orfescu's work is a reflection of the new technological revolution, and is aimed to raise the public awareness about the nanotechnology and its impact on our lives. NanoArt is a new art discipline related to the micro or nanosculptures (sculptures at molecular and atomic levels) created by artists or/and scientists through chemical or/and physical processes and visualized with powerful research tools like scanning electron and atomic force microscopes. The scientific images of these structures are captured from the advanced microscopes mentioned above and further processed using different artistic techniques to convert them into artworks showcased for large audiences. You can visit artist's website at: http://www.crisorfescu.com/ and his online gallery at: http://nanoart.org/gallery.php


The Nanoparticles for Targeted Gene and Drug Delivery – “From Manufacturing to Market Application” forum will take place at NanoTumor Center Forum at 4:30 p.m.

Custom chemistry and nanofabrication is essential to a wide range of biomedical applications that require binding of enzymes, antibodies, or cells to micro or nanofabricated materials. Bringing these biomedical applications to market present its own set of challenges. Join us to learn how fabrication and commercialization challenges are being addressed by experts dedicated to making these novel applications a reality.

Distinguished Speakers:
William Trogler, Ph.D., Fabrication Core Co-Leader, NanoTumor Center, Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Translational Oncology Program, University of California, San Diego.Mirianas Chachisvilis, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, La Jolla Bioengineering InstituteMark S. Dilorio, Ph.D., President, CEO and Chairman, MagneSensors, Inc.


Toys for Tots toy drive:
This year marks the 60th anniversary for the Toys for Tots tradition of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves. Please help the over 13 million children living in poverty, by contributing one new unwrapped toy.


Founding Premier Sponsor: Morrison & Foerster.
In partnership with: University of California, San Diego and the NanoTumor Center.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

NanoArt at the Eye Tricks Exhibit at Walsh Gallery

Cris Orfescu will exhibit NanoArt at the Walsh Gallery in the Eye Tricks show. At this event will be shown also works by another NanoArt pioneer, Jack Mason.

Part art and part optical illusion, this exhibition curated by Jason Marquis and Jeanne Brasile will fascinate and delight audiences with an array of art that fools the eye through a number of scientific and illusory means. Discover how artists create this art and the scientific principles behind the illusions. The exhibition will be open to the public from November 12 to december 15, 2007 with an opening reception on Thursday, November 15th.

Orfescu's work is a reflection of the new technological revolution, and is aimed to raise the public awareness about the Nanotechnology and its impact on our lives. NanoArt is a new art discipline related to the micro or nanosculptures created by artists or/and scientists through chemical or/and physical processes and visualized with powerful research tools like scanning electron microscopes and atomic force microscopes. The scientific images of these structures are captured from the advanced microscopes mentioned above and further processed using different artistic techniques to convert them into artworks showcased for a large audience.

The Walsh Gallery is the primary exhibition space on the South Orange campus of Seton Hall University. Since its inception in 1994, the gallery has presented dynamic exhibitions with a broad range of appeal and subject matter. Serving both the university and surrounding communities, the Walsh Gallery hosts a number of exhibitions yearly that range in topic from fine art to the historical, with an emphasis on an interdisciplinary themes. Recent shows have included the widely acclaimed "The Jews of Czestochowa", "Voces y Visiones-Highlights from El Museo del Barrio’s Permanent Collection" and "Therese Mitchell-Photographs of New York from the 1930’s and 40’s, Illuminated by the Writing of Joseph Mitchell".

To view more of Orfescu's work, please visite http://www.crisorfescu.com/ or http://nanoart.org/

Friday, October 05, 2007

NanoArt 2006 International Online Competition - Video

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22 Artists from 5 countries participated with 71 works at the worldwide competition NanoArt 2006. Judging was via the Internet and decided by the visitors of the host site, http://nanoart21.org/

Thursday, August 09, 2007

NanoArt at Open Art 2007 in Paris, France

During the months of September and October, Cris Orfescu was invited to show some of his NanoArt works in two galleries, in France.

Orfescu's work is a reflection of the new technological revolution, and is aimed to raise the public awareness about the Nanotechnology and its impact on our lives. The Romanian-born American artist is showing his works in galleries all over the world. NanoArt is a new art discipline related to the micro or nanosculptures created by artists or/and scientists through chemical or/and physical processes and visualized with powerful research tools like scanning electron microscopes and atomic force microscopes. The scientific images of these structures are captured from the advanced microscopes mentioned above and further processed using different artistic techniques to convert them into artworks showcased for a large audience. NanoArt should not be confused with microphotography which is performed using an optical microscope with a photographic camera attached to it and renders flat images at low magnification. The depth and three dimensions achieved in NanoArt sets this imaging process apart from Photography where images are created by photons (particles of light) rather than by electrons (electrically charged particles) as in NanoArt. The electrons penetrate deeper inside the structure creating images with more depth, more natural 3D-look than the photographic images.

The Five Continents Artists Meeting is organized by the French artists association Les Seize Anges. Two art exhibitions will take place during the event. The first one will be hosted by Atelier Grognard, one of the main cultural centers in Rueil-Malmaison, positioned in the vicinity of the Malmaison Castle, the house of Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte. Prestigious exhibitions have taken place here: Dali, Chagall and Weisbush in 2005/2006, Picasso, Matta and Malraux in 2007. The second show will be hosted by the Villepinte Espace V gallery. There will be two artist receptions on:
Sept 13th Opening at Villepinte with Martine Valleton, Mayor
Sept 14th Opening at Rueil with Patrick Ollier, Rueil Mayor and President of the French Parliament


You can view more of Orfescu's work at: http://nanoart.org/.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

NanoArt Solo Show at Espacio Kubiko Gallery


During the month of July, Cris Orfescu is showing NanoArt works in a solo exhibit at Espacio Kubiko gallery, Madrid, Spain. Orfescu's work is a reflection of the new technological revolution, and is aimed to raise the public awareness about the Nanotechnology and its impact on our lives. The Romanian-born American artist founded the NanoArt movement a few years ago, and is showing his works in galleries all over the world.

NanoArt is a new art discipline related to the micro or nanosculptures created by artists or/and scientists through chemical or/and physical processes and visualized with powerful research tools like scanning electron microscopes and atomic force microscopes. The scientific images of these structures are captured from the advanced microscopes mentioned above and further processed using different artistic techniques to convert them into artworks showcased for a large audience. NanoArt should not be confused with Microphotography which is performed using an optical microscope with a photographic camera attached to it and renders flat images at low magnification. The depth and three dimensions achieved in NanoArt sets this imaging process apart from Photography where images are created by photons (particles of light) rather than by electrons (electrically charged particles) as in NanoArt. The electrons penetrate deeper inside the structure creating images with more depth, more natural 3D-look than the photographic images.

The Espacio Kubiko gallery is a new concept in exhibiting multidiscipline artistic creations and especially cutting-edge art. The virtual gallery space is divided in two rooms, and the artworks are widely promoted in mass media and specialized professional chanels. You can view Orfescu's show at: http://www.galeriaespaciokubiko.com/.

You can view more of Orfescu's work at: http://nanoart.org/.



Wednesday, April 25, 2007

The 1st International Festival of NANOART - Finland 2007


The 1st International Festival of NanoArt will be hosted by the Kotkan Valokuvakeskus Gallery in Kotka, Finland between May 4 and May 31, 2007. The show is curated by Cris Orfescu (USA) and Timo Mahonen (Finland).


This event will exhibit NanoArt works authored by 15 artists from 4 countries: Chris Marshall (Australia), Carol Cooper (Canada), Bjoern Daempfling (Germany), A. John Valois, Abigail Kurtz Migala, Chris Robinson, Darcy Lewis, Dolores Glover Kaufman, Fred Marinello, Gregory O'Toole, Jan Kirstein, K. Elise Cohen, Lisa Black, Ursula Freer, Cris Orfescu (USA).

To view the artists' NanoArt albums please visit the NanoArt 21 exhibition site

NanoArt is a new art discipline related to micro/nanosculptures created by artists/scientists through chemical/physical processes and visualized with powerful research tools like Scanning Electron Microscope or Atomic Force Microscope. The monochromatic microscope images are processed further to create pieces of art that can be showcased for large audiences to educate the public with creative images that are appealing and acceptable. To read more about NanoArt and Nanotechnology please visit http://nanoart21.org/.

For more info please contact the gallery director Timo Mahonen:
E-mail: info@kotkanvalokuvakeskus.fi or timosan@netti.fi
Website: http://www.kotkanvalokuvakeskus.fi/

NanoArt Works in Two Events in South Korea


Cris Orfescu will exhibit some of his NanoArt works in South Korea in two events organized by the ASTO Museum of Art.

The first event is the “2007 Gwangwhamoon International Art Festival (GIAF)” in the vibrant capital city of Seoul, the epicenter of art and culture. GIAF will take place in Seojong Center between April 25 to April 29, 2007 (opening on April 25th). This is considered to be the best art festival in Seoul.

The second event, “ASTO International Art Festival (AIAF)” will be hosted by the National Assembly Library of Korea, in Seoul between May 2 to May 24 (opening on May 2nd).

These two art festivals will include over 50 international artists as well as approximate 100 artists from Korea. The events are sponsored by Korean Artists Association, Seoul Foundation of Arts and Culture, Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Korea Tourism Organization, Arts Council Korea, KBS, Ambassade de France en Coree, British Embassy, Japanese Embassy, Chinese Embassy, Spanish Embassy, and other organizations.

NANOART is a new art discipline related to micro/nanosculptures created by artists/scientists through chemical/physical processes and/or natural micro/nanostructures that are visualized with powerful research tools like Scanning Electron Microscope and Atomic Force Microscope. NanoArt could be for the 21st Century what Photography was for the 20th Century. We live in a technological society, in a new Renaissance period, and there is no reason for Arts to stay away from Technology. NanoArt is the expression of the New Technological Revolution and reflects the transition from Science to Art using Technology. Scientists are exploring the nanoworld hoping to find a better future. Nanotechnology might be the answer although it might have positive or negative effects on the environment and society. Artists should familiarize the general public with the nanouniverse, so people will focus on the positive effects and redirect the negative ones to benefit from them.

For more information please visit
www.crisorfescu.com
http://nanoart.org/