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Dust Storm on Dune

I wrote about creating my 1st artwork of 2016. Titled Dust Storm on Planet Dune it combines astronomical art with a science fiction theme. Read about it at http://www.artsnova.com/blog/2016/01/02/1080/

Happy New Year everyone.

Added by Jim Plaxco on January 2, 2016 at 3:09pm — No Comments

Roadmap to Space Settlement Art Contest

The National Space Society (NSS) has announced its Roadmap to Space Settlement 2014 International Student Art Contest.  I am serving as one of the contest's art judges and have written a short piece about the contest at 
http://www.artsnova.com/blog/2013/12/09/667/

Please leave comments or questions there.


#space #art #spaceart

Added by Jim Plaxco on December 10, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Blogged about the Small Stars of Exoplanets

I've written a blog post about the research I'm doing as a part of doing a series of paintings of exoplanets.

The post title is  The Small Stars of Exoplanets  and can be found at:


http://www.artsnova.com/blog/2013/07/29/604/

Ad Astra, Jim

Added by Jim Plaxco on July 29, 2013 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

In Remembrance of Space Artist Frank Hettick

I just wanted to take this opportunity to alert the members of the International Space Art Network

of the death last week of member Frank Hettick.

 

Frank created a lot of space art in a style reminiscent of that of Chesley Bonestell. You can see some of Frank's artwork on his Sky-High Gallery web site at…

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Added by Jim Plaxco on January 12, 2011 at 6:29pm — No Comments

Space Art Presentation - Again

Earlier this month I had the opportunity to speak to a group of amateur astronomers about Art And The Exploration of Space.



Well Friday Oct 30 I will be giving the same presentation at the 34th Chicago Area Mensa HalloweeM at the Sheraton Chicago Northwest in Arlington Heights IL.



My Art And The Exploration of Space presentation covers the history of space art and discusses how art has been used in the portrayal of space exploration.



For details… Continue

Added by Jim Plaxco on October 28, 2009 at 9:09pm — No Comments

Space Art For Folks in the Chicago Area

Tomorrow Friday Oct 9 I will be giving a presentation at the monthly meeting of the Skokie Valley Astronomers. The presentation titled Art And The Exploration of Space covers the history of space art and discusses how art has been used in the portrayal of space exploration.



For details about the Art And The Exploration of Space program, see the news release Space Art at the Ryerson Conservation… Continue

Added by Jim Plaxco on October 8, 2009 at 8:38am — No Comments

Artsnova Blog Entry on Sagan Cosmos Music Video

Came across the following music video of Carl Sagan and Cosmos.
You can read my comments and watch the video at
http://artsnova.com/blog/2009/09/29/212/

Added by Jim Plaxco on September 29, 2009 at 8:38pm — No Comments

Seeking Space Art for National Space Society Online Gallery

Hi everyone,



I am in the process of creating a space art gallery for the National Space Society web site and am looking for artists whose work illustrates the human exploration and settlement of the solar system.



What I need from each artist who is interested in participating in the NSS Space Art Gallery is:

* a photo of yourself, possibly in the act of creating some space art.

* a short write up about yourself, your art, your medium, etc.

* 4 images… Continue

Added by Jim Plaxco on August 25, 2009 at 10:59am — 2 Comments

NASA Life and Work on the Moon Art Contest

Hi,

I just did a brief write up of my experience as a judge in the NASA Life and Work on the Moon Art Contest. Please see http://artsnova.com/blog/2009/05/05/152/.

Jim

Added by Jim Plaxco on May 5, 2009 at 4:20pm — No Comments

New Moon Art - Quantum moon

Quantum Moon Digital Painting

Quantum Moon by Jim Plaxco



Hi everyone,

I just added a new work to my Moon Art Gallery. Titled Quantum Moon the digital painting was created using a variation on pointillism.



View the picture at…

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Added by Jim Plaxco on February 15, 2009 at 10:12pm — No Comments

Space Art Book Review: NASA/ART: 50 Years of Exploration

Hi all,

I have just completed a book review of the space art book NASA/ART: 50 Years of Exploration. The space art is limited to the art created as a part of the NASA Art Program. I have also included some links to relevant resources.

You can read the review at:
http://www.artsnova.com/nasaspaceartbook.html

Ad Astra, Jim

Added by Jim Plaxco on January 18, 2009 at 2:19pm — 5 Comments

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