Techne, a juried exhibition examining the relationship between art and science

After a certain high level of technical skill is achieved, science and art tend to coalesce in esthetics, plasticity, and form. The greatest scientists are always artists as well.

            – Albert Einstein

Thank you to all that submitted! See you in the summer!

Techne: An open call, juried exhibition at Arthaus Projects

Art and Science in one exhibition

Participating artists are asked to create an original piece of artwork in any medium that is related to science in some aspect.

Examples include (but are not limited to) a new artistic technique in relation to a scientific study or theory, the use of non traditional materials in the creation of a piece, or the exploration of a scientific notion in the process of making. The goal should be a pursuit of new concepts and technologies, within science and art together, to fundamentally change how we perceive our experience and/or reality.

Cash Prizes Available

Three awards (and possibly some honerable mentions) will be given out at the exhibition opening. Awards include: First Prize: $250 and a 2019 exhibition at Arthaus Projects ; Second Prize: $150, Third Prize: $75.

All entries that are not selected for the exhibition will be displayed as part of an online exhibition on the Arthaus Projects website.

Important details for Techne…



This is a juried visual art competition and exhibition that is open to two-dimensional, three-dimensional, and digital artists, with no age restrictions (under 18 year old applicants will need a parent or guardian’s consent and signature on the back of this form to apply), working in any medium, including painting, drawing, printmaking, metal or wood working, photography, sculpture, etching, video, etc. The medium is pretty much wide open, however performance art is not an acceptable medium for this exhibition. Work may not exceed the size of 35” wide x 82” high unless it can be broken down and re-assembled within the gallery. (Basically if we can’t get it through our front door, we cannot exhibit it).

The Jurors

Meg Finn – Lycoming Arts Executive Director
Oren Helbok- Executive Director of The Exchange
Andrea McDonough Varner – Art Educator
Chelsea Rawson – Civilian Juror
Brian Spies – Director of The Factory Works Gallery at the Pajama Factory
Matthew Zarzyczny – Science Advisor


All artwork is presented to the jurors anonymously to ensure fair judging based solely on artistic merit.

Jurors will take into consideration the following criteria to come up w/ an overall score for the work: Style, Artistic Integrity, First Impression, Creativity, Originality, Inventiveness, Communication, Content, Design, Composition, Quality, Control of Medium, and Creativity.

Due to limited space, the gallery may only accept 30-40 entries for the exhibition.

Entries and Fees

All entries must be submitted electronically. No physical work will be accepted for the initial jurying process. Exhibition inclusions will be juried from digital media, so quality is essential. Artists may submit up to three (3) works for the non-refundable fee of $25 or (1) work for the non-refundable fee of $10. Fees will be accepted in the form of paypal, check or money order, made payable to “Arthaus Projects.” Follow this filename format for each entry: “LastNameFirstInitial-Title” (Example: PiperA-techne.jpg). Images should be 300 dpi TIFF or JPEG files, no smaller than 5” X 7” in scale. Submissions may be emailed to “[email protected]” (This is not a regularly monitored email. Please send all questions to [email protected]) or copied to a CD and mailed to the gallery. CDs will not be returned.

Calendar of Important Deadlines

April 28th: Postmark deadline for receiving images

May 18th/19th: Notification e-mailed

June 8th: Deadline for received works

July 6th: Exhibition Opening 6-9pm

July 6th: Award Presentation 7:30 pm

August 11th: Exhibition ends

August 14th: Starting date for return of works

October 15th: Last day to pick up works

Notice of Liability

All reasonable care and precaution will be taken in the handling, storing, and installation of works submitted for this competition.  Arthaus Projects will provide insurance for artwork during the exhibition. Damage that occurs during the transport of artwork to and from the gallery is the sole responsibility of the artist.


The Gallery will take 30% commission on sale of work. All sales inquiries will be handled through the gallery. The gallery reserves the right to hold a piece for up to 90 days after the close of the exhibition in the event of a pending sale.

Accepted Works & Shipping

Notification of acceptance via e-mail: May 19th, 2018

All accepted works must be framed or otherwise ready to hang. Custom framing is available through our framing partner Frame It Here. If the artist would like the gallery to frame their work(s), please email “[email protected]” for a quote.

Arthaus Projects reserves the right to not display work that differs significantly from the submitted files, is not ready to hang, does not have  proper hanging hardware or instructions for complex installations. Please note that velcro is not an adequate method of hanging. If video art is accepted, all presentation equipment must be provided by the artist. Works may be shipped via USPS, UPS or FedEx, or hand-delivered. All work must remain in the gallery until the end of the exhibition.

Shipped work must have a pre-paid (ready to use) label for return shipping. Note: Please do not send return shipping forms. Return of the artwork after the exhibition must be completed within 90 days of the closing date of the exhibition. Failure to pickup or arrange for shipment of works after 90 days will result in artwork becoming the property of Arthaus Projects.

Contact Info

If you have any questions or encounter any difficulties with your submission, please contact gallery director, John Yogodzinski.

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 570-435-7080

Submit Your Artwork

Please use the form to the right to submit your artwork. No physical submissions will be accepted. You must fill out the form to the right, or download the paper form and submit your artwork on a CD or via email.

The submission deadline has past and we are not accepting any more entries. Good luck to all that entered. You will be hearing from us on May 18th-19th.