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2011 Art Exhibit

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 three 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,

Please note that all the artworks should be hand delivered to the exhibit room by 3:00 PM on July 26, 2011. 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 high quality pieces. Review criteria include:

  • Math content (This is a mathematically sophisticated audience.)
  • Esthetic appeal (This is admittedly highly subjective.)
  • Medium (A variety of media will make for a more dynamic exhibit.)
  • Craftsmanship (The level of skill and effort that goes into making an effective presentation of the idea.)

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". Nonconforming submissions will not be entered into the review process.

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, by clicking on Galleries in the menu at left.

Images of any submitted artwork and accompanying descriptive data and technical description (see below) should be submitted between February 15 and March 15, 2011. Notification of acceptance will be made via e-mail by April 15, 2011.

To submit your art, please visit and follow the instructions to create an account and enter your images and data.