For Immediate Release: Call for Artists, MICROBIOMES: CONNECTING COMMUNITIES

The OSU College of Science, in conjunction with the College of Liberal Arts and the SPARK Arts + Science initiative, invites Oregon State students and faculty to submit creative work!

Selected work will be displayed in the Department of Microbiology at Nash Hall and other campus locations.

The call for MICROBIOMES: CONNECTING COMMUNITIES seeks artwork submissions that highlight the interconnectedness of micro and macro perspectives. What can the drama and elegance of the microbial world show us about the environment, ourselves, and the connections that unite life on this planet? Chosen artworks will embody collaborations across disciplines incorporating the arts and sciences to spark wonder and curiosity about how the intricacies of microbial ecosystems connect us more deeply to global cycles, communities, and/or concepts.

What are the submission criteria?
This is a curated exhibition and will feature students and faculty/staff whose work best represents the theme of Microbiomes: Connecting Communities. This call is open to both two dimensional, and digital media formats. Accepted artwork must be available for show dates (substitutions will not be accepted).
The deadline for art submissions is March 17th, 2017.
How do I submit my art?
Send an email to Include the following information:

•Phone Number
•OSU Email Address
•Position (Faculty/Staff or Student)
•Up to 2 Digital Photos of each piece
•Short artist statement, less than 500 words

If you have any questions, please email

March 17th, 2017           Submission Deadline
March 27th, 2017           Selected artists notified
April 1st, 2017               Confirmation of Participation by Artist
April 14th, 2017             Art drop-off on campus
April 17th, 2017             May 12th Exhibit Dates
April 27th, 2017             Reception, Thursday 4 – 7 pm