December 1st is the deadline to participate in an exciting annual exhibit at the Art.Science.Gallery in Austin, TX. For years, artists have created small trading cards to exchange amongst themselves at conferences and gatherings, but according to the rules of exchange, these cards must never be bought or sold. Art.Science.Gallery, a brick-and-mortar gallery in Austin, TX is bucking that trend by issuing an open call for art-science trading cards that will be used to fund science-art related events at their location throughout the year. Artists have until December 1st to submit their entries and prospective collectors will be able to purchase the works for $25 each or 5 for $100. It's a great opportunity for science-artists to contribute to the field as the Art.Science.Gallery has emerged over the last two years as a hub of sciart-related activity and advocacy. And for those who admire scienceart but don't have the funds to pay for large-scale original art, the opportunity lies in the buying.

Mini Plasmid

Mini Plasmid; 2014 art science trading card; watercolor on paper © Sandra Culliton

For my own part, I plan to contribute cards based on a geology theme I have been knocking around for a while now (see, Ma? I AM using my geology degree!). I also managed to convince my co-bloggers, Katie McKissick and Glendon Mellow, to contribute. Our entries are below:

Happy Little Cells

Happy Little Cells; 2014 art-science trading card; graphite on paper © Katie McKissick

Hoplolichas plautini

Hoplolichas plautini; 2014 art-science trading card; graphite on paper © Glendon Mellow

My Fault

My Fault; 2014 art-science trading card; cut rice paper © Kalliopi Monoyios

If you're interested in participating, act soon! Entries must be received by December 1st, 2014 (not be postmarked by...) Art.Science.Gallery's Art-Science Trading Card Call for Entries will give you all the details you need.

If you're interested in the collection of cards Art.Science.Gallery has amassed, check out their online archive of Art-Science Trading Cards. New ones will be added soon and you can contact the gallery if you're interested in purchasing any that suit your fancy.