Regenerative Medicine Foundation's

1st Art Contest & Gallery Showing

International Call for Entry
Stem Cell Scientists
Juried Scientist Exhibition:
THE ART OF SCIENCE, Under the Surface

DEADLINE FOR ENTRIESJanuary 31, 2014 - Midnight PST
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© Kelly Milukas

© Kelly Milukas

Stem cells have essentially limitless potential – even as inspiring works of art!    Pictures of stem cells taken through the microscope have clear value for the scientific community, but can also be appreciated as stunning works of art.  Award winning, Regenerative Medicine Foundation (RMF) commissioned artist Kelly Milukas, who works to visually translate the phenomenon and inspiring science of regenerative medicine, the world-renowned Museum at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre (PBPC), and the RMF community, invite regenerative medicine scientists to submit images of their research using any photographic process.   Winners will receive one of many cash prizes of up to $1,000 and will be featured in the PBPC Regenerative Medicine Inspired Gallery Exhibition show March 20th – June 2014.  Winners’ work will be further featured within the PBPC Online Gallery, and associated PBPC exhibition materials.  The Grand Prize winning image will be highlighted on the PBPC and RMF home pages.  Select prize winners’ work will again be exhibited at the RMF Keys to the Cure, Gallery and Patron’s event to be held in San Francisco, CA on May 5-7, 2014.

JURIED CONTEST THEME: The Art of Science, Under the Surface – Today, the world of photography is vast and varied with photographic images in color, black and white, monochrome, abstract and collage.  This Regenerative Medicine Scientist Call for Entry is an homage to the interplay between art and science as scientists capture the stunning beauty that belies technical investigations, capturing moments of discovery as researchers strive to solve the mysteries of stem cell science in order to better understand, prevent, treat and, ultimately, cure some of the world’s most relentless diseases.   Entries must be original works of photography.  No matter if your original image was shot with Microscope USB Camera or a Digital SLR, if the resulting image is a striking Black and White, Sepia toned, or color photography, it is all welcome.

REGENERATIVE MEDICINE  SCIENTIST CANDIDATE ELIGIBILITY:  This Call for Entry is open worldwide to both student and professional regenerative medicine scientists, researchers and photographers. Regenerative Medicine Scientist Photographers working in all mediums, styles and schools of thought are invited to participate. Abstract, experimental and mixed techniques are welcome. Only 2-D work is eligible.

AWARDS AND EXHIBITIONS:

  • Grand Prize: One (1) photographer will receive a $1,000 award.  The winning image will become part of the  PBPC Regenerative Medicine Inspired Gallery Exhibition show, the Online Gallery, exhibition materials, and will be highlighted on the PBPC exhibition web page, RMF website and will become part of the Keys to the Cure, Gallery and Patron’s Showing held on May 5-7, 2014, San Francisco, CA.
  • First Prizes:  Two (2) photographers will each receive a $500 award.  Their winning images will be exhibited in the PBPC Regenerative Medicine Inspired Gallery Exhibition show, the Online Gallery and may be included in media and exhibition materials at the Keys to the Cure, Gallery and Patron’s Showing.
  • Second Prizes: Two (2) photographers will each receive a $250 award.  Their winning images will be exhibited in the PBPC Regenerative Medicine Inspired Gallery Exhibition show, the Online Gallery and may be included in media and exhibition materials at the Keys to the Cure, Gallery and Patron’s Showing.
  • Third Prizes:  Five (5) photographers will each receive $150 award.  Their winning images will be exhibited in the PBPC Regenerative Medicine Inspired Gallery Exhibition show, the Online Gallery and may be included in media and exhibition materials at the Keys to the Cure, Gallery and Patron’s Showing.

Juror's Selections:  Up to 20 additional images will be included in the PBPC show.
* All Prize Winners and Juror Selections, receive PBPC and RMF certificates.

REGENERATIVE MEDICINE SCIENTIST CANDIDATE ELIGIBILITY:   This Call for Entry is open worldwide to both students and professional regenerative medicine scientists, researchers and photographers.   We invite entrants working in all mediums, styles and schools of thought.  Abstract, experimental and mixed techniques are welcome.  Only 2-D work is eligible.

Kelly Milukas

JUROR/ EXHIBITION ARTIST/CURATOR:  Kelly Milukas
Kelly Milukas is an award winning photographer, painter, and sculpturer whose works are in numerous national and international collections.  She has been exhibiting for many years in solo and group shows in and is represented in many public and private collections both nationally and internationally.  

Kelly was commissioned by RMF to visually translate, communicate, and educate the healing story of regenerative medicine to the global community.  In 2011, her work entitled, Keys to the Cure, debuted in Washington D.C. at the Ronald Regan Building and International Trade Center.  Kelly continues her work, adding many new pieces to the collection, recently winning show at the prestigious Providence Art Club, in April 2013 for her regenerative medicine inspired collection.

© Kelly Milukas

Kelly Milukas’ provocative Keys to the Cure exhibition will open on March 20, 2014 at world-renowned Museum at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre (PBPC). The exhibition broadly encompasses Freudian symbolism – with furtive formations of intertwined keys, locks, and the mystery of the body’s ability to regenerate and self-heal.   Milukas’ exhibition runs through June 2014.   Keys to the Cure is comprised of over thirty multi-media artworks that focus on the power of keys to unlock the enigmatic code of life.

 

A dynamic interplay of paint, encaustic, photography, and sculpture communicates the story of stem-cell research and regenerative medicine, inviting viewers to ponder, celebrate and join the pursuit to unlock the innate potential to regenerate and self-heal.  Handmade keys float off painted color fields representative of interior tissues and organs of the human body. Still, clustered groups of shining keys hang directly above with filaments and fibers symbolizing human veins and cells -- embodying  a promise of hope and rebirth. www.kellymilukas.com

CO-JUROR:   Linas Kudzma, PhD
Linas Kudzma is a research chemist with a distinguished 30+ year career with Baxter Healthcare where he holds the title of Sr. Research Scientist, Drug Development.  By avocation, Linas is an award winning and published photographic artist and teacher.   Linas works with scientific subjects, involving macro photography and photomicrography of fungi and insects, as well as the landscape where he uses large format view cameras for fine art landscape photography printed using historic hand coated platinum/palladium printing techniques.

EXHIBITION PRINTS:  To encourage participation by regenerative medicine scientists/photographers from around the world, printing and presentation services will be provided by PBPC at NO COST to the selected scientists.  All images for exhibition will be presented in accordance with professional standards.

Phase 1: Submit Your Entries

SUBMIT ONLINE

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Phase 2: Notification of Juror's Decision

Winning applicants will be notified by Feburary 7, 2014 of the juror’s decision.  If any of your entries are accepted, you will be asked to provide exhibition quality jpegs conforming to the specifications.  Please review Exhibition Terms and Sales details in the prospectus.

AWARDS: Should your award notification or prize be returned as undeliverable, PBPC will not resend the notice, research your address, nor make further attempts at delivery.  As such, your submission will be deemed ineligible.  Please be careful when entering all required contact information.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  • SALES Museum at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre Exhibition:
    PBPC will print the winning and selected images for the exhibitions at No Cost to the Scientists. 
    - The Palm Beach Photographic Centre retains 1/3 of net sales/proceeds of the PBPC Exhibition.
    - The Regenerative Medicine Foundation retains 1/3 of net sales/proceeds.
    - The Scientist/Photographer will receive 1/3 of net sales/proceeds.
  • SALES Regenerative Medicine Forum Pre-Conference Gallery and Patron Exhibition:
    - The winning and selected images for the exhibition will be printed at No Cost to the Scientists. 
    - The Regenerative Medicine Foundation will retain 70% of the net sales/proceeds from the Gallery and Patron’s exhibition, held May 5-7, 2014, San Francisco, CA.
    - The Scientist/Photographer will receive 30% of the net sales/proceeds.
  • Print Sizes and Sales Pricing coordinated by Artist, Kelly Milukas, PBPC and RMF Representatives

About the Museum at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre:  The Photo Centre is a registered 501 (c)(3) nonprofit arts organization located at the City Centre municipal complex. 415 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, FL  Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday – Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.   Information: info@workshop.org or call 561.253.2600 or visit www.workshop.org or www.fotofusion.org.

ABOUT THE REGENERATIVE MEDICINE FOUNDATION:

Mission:  To facilitate the discovery, development, and translation of regenerative medicine treatment

The Regenerative Medicine Foundation is an internationally-focused, registered 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization created to enable the advancement of new treatments and therapies based on regenerative medicine, and ultimately, to realize the goals of personalized medicine.  Through the integration of engineering and the life sciences, including molecular and cell biology, developmental biology, and immunology, the goal of RMF is to apply the power of engineering and technology in bringing to patients new clinical approaches for treatment of diseases affecting a wide range of tissues and organs.  RMF advocates for increased resources for medical research, funds basic and clinical investigations, promotes the training and education of scientists, and facilitates the translation of therapies to patients.  Information:  wh@regenerativemedicinefoundation.org or call 336-722-3111 or visit www.regenerativemedicinefoundation.org

INSURANCE:  Museum at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre cannot assume liability for loss or damage caused by shipping or hand-delivery of artwork.  As applicable, it is the responsibility of the artist to provide adequate insurance coverage for their artwork.

AGREEMENT:  Submission of works to this exhibition will constitute an agreement to all of the conditions in this prospectus. Please read the entire prospectus to familiarize yourself with the terms of agreement and important deadline information.  All entrants to PBPS Open Calls for Entry, by virtue of their submission, are attesting that the images submitted are their own and there has been no copyright infringement.  PBPC & RMF will not be liable for any infringement of rights that might surface during the jurying or displaying of the image.

By entering the competition, the photographer grants the Museum at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre and the Regenerative Medicine Foundation permission to reproduce their artwork for publicity and/or educational purposes, and for sales per the terms in the prospectus.  A portion of the exhibition sales proceeds will be remitted to both the non-for-profits -- PBPC and RMF.


IMPORTANT DATES

Mar 20–Jun 2014 Kelly Milukas’ Solo Exhibition, Keys to the Cure and The Art of Science, Under the Surface, Juried Scientist Exhibition
Jan 31, 2014 Midnight PST – Deadline for entries
Feb 7, 2014 Notification of Juror’s decision
Feb 12, 2014 Deadline for delivery of exhibition quality JPEG images for winning artwork
Mar 20, 2014 Exhibition Opening Reception
May 5-7, 2014 Regenerative Medicine Foundation’s (RMF) Keys to the Cure, Gallery and Patron’s Showing featuring The Art of Science, Under the Surface

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Jun 2014 PBPC Exhibition Closes
Jun 30, 2014 Scientists may elect to have non-sold work returned at their sole expense. Call or email for details:  info@workshop.org or 561.253.2600.