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
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.