Space Foundation Art Contest Co-sponsored by Eagle Eyes Receives More Than 3,000 Artwork Submissions
The 7th Annual Space Foundation International Student Art Contest , themed “Space Through My Eyes...", came to a close Nov. 15, with a total of 3,099 entries from 50 countries, and 31 states in the United States.
Now that the contest has closed for entries, the artwork has transitioned into the three-stage judging process to narrow the entries down to 25 -- three from each age category, and one overall Space Achievement Award winner.
All winners receive an art kit, Eagle Eyes sunglasses, ribbon and a certificate. The 2017 International Student Art Contest is co-sponsored by Eagle Eyes, makers of advanced optical technologies. Eagle Eyes is also a Lifetime Space Certification program partner and 2010 Space Technology Hall of Fame Inductee.
Winning entries will be displayed on the Space Foundation website, social media and at the 33rd Space Symposium, where space professionals from around the world will have viewing opportunities.
Winning artwork will later be displayed at the Space Foundation World Headquarters and Discovery Center, located in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
The judges are:
SPACE ART EXPERTISE
Nicole Stott, Accomplished Space Artist and Former NASA Astronaut - Worked on the International Space Station in 2009 and 2011; Supports Several Non-Profit Organizations focused on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) Tampa, Fla., USA
Joe Vinton, Digital Artist, Renderosity Artist of the Year Burton, Trent, United Kingdom
Richard Green, Senior Video Game and Aerospace Artist/Designer, Seattle, Wash., USA
CHILDREN'S ART EXPERTISE
Hans Wolfe, Middle and Upper School Visual Arts, Visiting Artist Coordinator, Art Department Chair, The Colorado Springs School
Colorado Springs, Colo., USA
COMMERCIAL ART EXPERTISE
Lourn Eidal, Assistant Art Director, Crystal Peak Design, Colorado Springs, Colo., USA
Susanne Arens, President, Crystal Peak Design and Art Director, Photographer, Fine Artist, College Instructor, Executive Director of the Pikes Peak Studio Tour, Board member for Springs Recovery Connection, Colorado Springs, Colo., USA