The 7th Annual Space Foundation International Student Art Contest 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. 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
Winners will be announced in mid-January, and winning artwork will be displayed at the 33rd Space Symposium and in the Discovery Center at Space Foundation headquarters.
Each winner receives a certificate, ribbon, an art kit and a pair of Eagle Eyes® sunglasses from the contest sponsor.
This article is part of Space Watch: December 2016 (Volume: 15, Issue: 12).