At the conference, there will be an exhibition room for 2D and 3D mathematical art, ranging from computer graphics to quilts to geometrical sculptures. This art exhibit will be curated by Robert Fathauer. All submitted artwork will undergo a refereeing process. There is a limit of four submissions per artist. Images of accepted artworks will also be published on the conference CD.

The primary intent of the art exhibit is to foster active interaction between exhibiting artists and conference participants. Thus we expect all exhibitors to attend the conference and require them to register once they obtain the notification that their work has been accepted. Work of non-registered participants will not be exhibited and will not appear on the conference CD. Submissions and questions related to the art exhibit should be addressed by e-mail to: Dr. Robert Fathauer, Tessellations Company, tessellations@cox.net.

If you would like to submit your work, please follow the instructions below. Nonconforming submissions will not be entered into the review process.

Please note that all the artworks should be hand delivered to the exhibit room by 3:00 PM on July 25, 2009. The exhibit participants are also responsible for picking up their works at the end of the conference. The artworks will not be insured while on display, so the artist assumes all risk for damage or theft.

The exhibit space will only accommodate a limited number of works, which may necessitate rejecting some good quality pieces. Review criteria include:

Due to space constraints, flat works will be limited in size to 24" x 36" (including frame), and 3-D works will be limited to 24" x 24" x 24".

Please note that the works should be presented in a manner that would be appropriate for a mainstream art gallery. This is to be contrasted to a poster session or technical illustration look, which most mathematicians are more accustomed to. For examples of the sort of works that are appropriate, see the recent art exhibits from the Bridges Conference and Joint Mathematics Meetings.

Images of any submitted artwork and accompanying descriptive data and technical description (see below) should be submitted between February 15 and March 15, 2009, to: Robert Fathauer (tessellations@cox.net). Notification of acceptance will be made via e-mail by April 15, 2009.

For each piece of artwork (limited to 4 per artist) please submit the following:

An Image of the Work. Images should be e-mailed as JPEG files with a dimension of between 500 and 600 pixels in the larger direction. Color images should be in RGB format. Black and white images should be in grayscale format, not RGB, in order to minimize file size. The file names for the images must conform to the following format - "Lastname1.JPG". E.g., if John Doe submitted 2 works, the image for his second work would be called Doe2.JPG.Artist Information and Descriptive Text for each Submission:

In the body of your e-mail, please include the following, including the numbers and headings exactly as shown here:

  1. Name (e.g., "John Doe")
  2. Title of Submission #1.
  3. Medium for Submission #1.
  4. Dimensions of Submission #1.
  5. Year of completion for Submission #1.
  6. Description Submission #1, focusing on the math content (100 words maximum)
  7. Title of Submission #2 (if applicable)
  8. Medium for Submission #2 (if applicable)
  9. Dimensions of Submission #2 (if applicable)
  10. Year of completion for Submission #2 (if applicable)
  11. Description of Submission #2, focusing on the math content (if applicable; 100 words maximum)
  12. Title of Submission #3 (if applicable)
  13. Medium for Submission #3 (if applicable)
  14. Dimensions of Submission #3 (if applicable)
  15. Year of completion for Submission #3 (if applicable)
  16. Description of Submission #3, focusing on the math content (if applicable; 100 words maximum)
  17. Title of Submission #4 (if applicable)
  18. Medium for Submission #4 (if applicable)
  19. Dimensions of Submission #4 (if applicable)
  20. Year of completion for Submission #4 (if applicable)
  21. Description of Submission #4, focusing on the math content (if applicable; 100 words maximum)
  22. Name again, followed by a description of your position/job/etc. (e.g. "Freelance artist", "Associate Professor of Mathematics")
  23. Institution or affiliation (e.g. "None", "Physics Department, University of Arizona")
  24. Where you live or work (city and state or country)
  25. Statement about your art (150 words maximum; can include the techniques you use, why you create mathematical art, what you're trying to express with your work)
  26. e-mail address if you would like it to appear on your page in the exhibition website
  27. Your website url if you would like it to appear on your page in the exhibition website