Info about upcoming exhibitions, talks, books, articles in magazines, calls for art, workshops, etc., for the IAAA membership to see.
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I spotted the cover of a Fantasy and Science Fiction magazine from 1961, and was intrigued by the strange looking ship on the cover. Like a lightbulb with spindly legs. It looked ideal for my current experiments with Vue, and a model came together rapidly. A ‘sand storm’ Vue atmosphere made for a suitable Martian … Continue reading The Lightbulb Ship
Do you want to walk on the surface of another planet? Do you yearn to see alien skies filled with incredible sights? Then you should check out the Patreon project “Our Alien Earth” at “https://www.patreon.com/user?u=4818090”. Our Alien Earth is a project by space artists from the IAAA to show how and why places on Earth look … Continue reading Our Alien Earth has launched!
I am fascinated by this little moon, messing around with ring particles. When I decided to paint Daphnis I knew that it probably looks nothing like this. It must have a thick layer of ring particles covering it’s surface and erasing any craters, or other interesting features this little body might have. But recent Cassini … Continue reading Daphnis
A completed art piece featuring the moon of Europa and Jupiter. This is a fully digital artwork starting off with creating the moon and Jupiter in 3ds Max. After rendering high resolution images, separately, of Europa and Jupiter. Then the final compositing was done in Photoshop: adding glows, flares, and special FX. The red and … Continue reading Europa and Jupiter
Since joining IAAA recently,. . .I’ve really enjoyed this group and been inspired. I dug this out as this SpaceShip One artwork was one of my first completed artworks involving aviation and astronomical art, . . . since it IS technically a space ship. When Scaled Composites, headed by Burt Rutan started their space program, … Continue reading SpaceShip One – One of my first Aviation/Space piece
Hey Gang! Check out the new IAAA logo! This one is well suited for use in digital signatures or on web sites or business cards. Just like the old NASA “meatball” logo, the old IAAA logo can still be used, the Board just felt it was time to “modernize” and give members more options. JPEG … Continue reading New IAAA logo!
My latest mesh, the Delta II rocket. I did a whole load of different booster and fairing configurations.
Members of the IAAA were invited to show this past October at The 48th American Astronomical Societies, Division of Planetary Sciences, The Art of Planetary Sciences Art show.. Whew! We had a number of IAAA artists showing this year, Marilynn Flynn, Michelle Rouch, Samuel Dietze, Mark Pestana, Lucy West-Binnal, Michael Carroll, Simon Kregar, and Dave … Continue reading The Art of Planetary Sciences Art show, DPS
During the week of September 12-16, 2016, the IAAA put on an art show exhibit at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) SPACE 2016 Forum and Exposition, held at the Long Beach Convention Center in Southern California. Here I am along with fellow IAAA space artists, AIAA members, and great pals, Michelle Rouch … Continue reading IAAA at the AIAA Space 2016 Forum and Exposition
Did you know that Mayor Jonathan Rothchild declared September “Space Exploration Month” in Tucson? We are celebrating the declaration of Space Exploration Month! Wednesday, September 7, 2016, in association with the University of Arizona, R Bar, and Maynards Market Place, Time in Cosmology will feature “Space Exploration Night” which includes the famous Physics Bus and … Continue reading The Tucson-Chapter celebrates Osiris REx!
Click on the small image to see a larger version. This is a rendering of a Dornier design for a space tug. It accepts up to 6 additional fuel tanks in pairs. There was not much reference information available, (the basic shape was well defined), so I have ad libbed a bit with the details!
MOL Art from the Collection of John B. Charles August through September 2016 Evelyn Meador Branch Library (Seabrook, Texas) 2400 North Meyer Avenue, Seabrook, TX 77586 (Found on the collectSPACE member forum.) From the collectSPACE member forum. John’s collection of vintage paintings illustrating the U.S. Air Force’s Manned Orbiting Laboratory is on display now through … Continue reading MOL Art from the Collection of John B. Charles
Vero Beach Museum of Art (Florida) Out of this World: The Art and Artists of NASA June 25, 2016 – September 25, 2016 3001 Riverside Park Dr, Vero Beach, FL 32963 (Found on the collectSPACE member forum.) From the website: “Out of this World: The Art and Artists of NASA,” opening June 25 in the … Continue reading Vero Beach Museum of Art: “Out of this World: The Art and Artists of NASA”
My impressionistic space art is on display at the Misciagna Family Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of Penn State University, Altoona Campus. The Juried Arts Exhibit is part of the Blair County Arts Festival which runs through this weekend (http://www.blaircountyartsfestival.org). The paintings, both oil on canvas, 48″x36″, are entitled “Exploring Exploding Galaxies”, … Continue reading Space Art on Display
You may know that the mainstay, at least financially, for AFTS is clergy stoles and banners. I often take elements of space art to create stoles and banners. We print our own fabric, using our own art.
I’ve just posted a full review with photos of the Imagined Futures exhibit at Pivot Art + Culture in Seattle. It was a wonderful exhibit and I hope that the Paul Allen Institute offers follow-up exhibits in the future. It’s well worth the trip if you can make it before the show closes July 10, … Continue reading My Review of Imagined Futures at Pivot Art + Culture
For those of you fortunate enough to be near Seattle Washington, a new exhibit has opened in the newly opened, Paul Allen owned Pivot Art + Culture Gallery. The show runs through July, and features a great collection of original artwork including this classic by Chesley Bonestell: Here’s a quote from the Pivot Art + … Continue reading Imagined Futures Now Open in Seattle
The Tucson-Chapter of the IAAA has been nominated for the 2016 Governors Arts Award in Arizona in the category of Organization for our work with STEM outreach and the development of the multiple art shows we arranged last year! We were honored to have letters of recommendation sent in by Dr. Timothy Swindle, the director … Continue reading 2016 Arizona Governors Arts Awards
Return to Cosmonauts I returned to the Cosmonauts exhibition recently, and was delighted to see that they now permit photography. Attached ate shots of the actual Vostok 6 capsule which carried Valentona Tereshkova, Two different space suits, (one for Mars and one for EVA), and a Lunokhod, the first rover to operate on another world. … Continue reading “Cosmonauts” exhibition at the London Science Museum
Every two years the IAAA Fellows nominate and vote to elect a new Fellow (the number now standing at around 27). As Director of Fellows I am delighted to announce that our new Fellow for 2015 is none other than our President (who many members will have assumed already was a Fellow!): Jon Ramer. Don’t … Continue reading Congratulations to our new Fellow!
Hi Folks, Got a contact note from a person asking about this painting. He’s trying to identify the artist and provenance. He suspects it may be an Albert Beirstadt from around 1860. The red circle in the center is to point out the image of a comet in the sky. If anyone has any ideas … Continue reading Anyone recognize this painting?
Scientists recently predicted that Phobos would break up in a few tens of millions of years as it spiralled in to Mars, creating a narrow ring about as dense as Saturn’s. Science view is here: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/11/151124143506.htm Here’s my take on it.
Hello IAAAers! You may be interested in the Call for Abstracts for the ASTRO 2016 conference, which is organized every two years by the Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute (CASI). At the ASTRO conference government, industry and academia meet to discuss space-related issues. In the 2016 edition, for the first time, there will be an … Continue reading Call for Abstracts: CASI ASTRO 2016 Conference
Hi Folks, The IAAA just wrapped up another art exhibit in Vancouver, Canada. The Canadian Space Society showed our modular exhibit at the Vancouver Space Museum, from 5 to 20 November 2015. It was placed in the meeting area where hundreds of school children gathered every day between tours. Apparently it was very popular with … Continue reading Space Art exhibit in Vancouver
For those of you who know (and maybe love?) Dave Hardy’s green alien, Bhen, on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of his first appearance on the cover in 1975, Fantasy & Science Fiction has put up a great ‘retrospective’ at: https://www.sfsite.com/fsf/blog/2015/11/04/a-gallery-of-bhen-fandsf-covers/ There is even an interview with Bhen here! https://www.sfsite.com/fsf/blog/2015/11/06/interview-bhen/
Sad news, the long-time space art friend and advocate Fred Durant passed away on 21 Oct 2015. Read his touching obituary written by Ron Miller and Randy Liebermann at : http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Frederick-Durant&lc=9804&pid=176201688&uuid=9577b283-eab4-4fa5-a25e-1a981280c04b
Bettina Forget is AstroArtist of the Month (a role previously held by Jon Ramer, Dan Durda, David Hardy, and Bill Hartmann) on Astronomers Without Borders. See her story here.
Hi Folks! We have ordered and received a batch of NEW membership pins! You can buy them in the IAAA store for a mere $5 each plus shipping. Wouldn’t it be great to have an extra pin? Now you can!
Setting Up! Thanks to David A Hardy for the photos – Setting up for the Visions of Space exhibition, by the British Interplanetary Society in Wells.
The British Interplanetary Society is holding a gallery exhibition in the city of Bath. http://www.bis-space.com/2015/08/25/15130/visions-of-space Work by many of the British members of the IAAA will be on display there! Date: 7-21 November 2015 Start Time: 11 am End Time: 4 pm Venue: Wells and Mendip Museum, 8 Cathedral Green, Wells, Somerset, BA5 2UE