Hi! I’m Hayley Gillespie. I’m an artist, a scientist and founder of Art.Science.Gallery. in Austin, TX. We are a 100% local, environmentally conscious, woman-owned small business in Austin, Texas. Art.Science.Gallery. is an art gallery and science communication space dedicated to art-science fusion of all kinds. We think art is a great way to engage people of all backgrounds in the sciences! Our IndieGoGo project will allow us to evolve from being a “pop-up gallery” to having our own gallery space. We are currently searching Austin for the perfect place for our new home, and we need your support to make this project a reality!
Our goal is to cultivate a community space where anyone can rediscover science and art through new lenses. A space where artists and scientists can forge new and collaborative relationships. A place for people to see science and art as continually interacting subjects.
Our mission is three-fold. We will support the careers of science-artists by providing a place for science art to be seen. We will also help scientists become better public communicators by offering a full line of science communication workshops. A series of fun and affordable classes, called Art.Science.Labs, will also be offered for anyone interested in art-science fusion.
Your contributions will go directly to securing and renovating a brick and mortar space that will support our programs! Join Our Evolution by making a contribution of any amount to our project, and help make this world an even more creative, informed and amazing place!
WHAT YOU GET!
We’ve got a lot of exciting art-science perks for our contributors including limited edition art, art-science classes, exclusive art experiences and cool gallery gifts!
In celebration of our evolution, we are hosting a group exhibition of science-art for the 2013 WEST Austin Studio Tour (April 27-May 5) and you are all invited to stop by (we are map #178)! The Join Our Evolution group show will feature a broad survey of science-art and will explore how combining the visual arts and natural sciences can help to increase innovation and scientific literacy in our society. We are creating a commemorative digital exhibition catalogue that includes all of the works included in our Join Our Evolution group show that is included in all packages above $10!
Something for Everyone
A contribution at any level – even $1 - will get your name incorporated into a unique work of science-art that will be on permanent display in our gallery! A work of art that you can visit anytime you come and see us! Also, all of our contributors will be thanked by name on our website supporter page!
Show your love of science and art with a pair of 4” x 3” stickers featuring our fabulous logo created by local Austin graphic designer Jennifer Braham of Brink Creative. The mid-century vibe mixes a little bit of Calder and Kandinsky with hint of molecules, networks and evolutionary trees. Connections are what we’re all about, so we think it fits us perfectly. What do you see? The Enthusiast package also includes your name on our commemorative science-art piece and website + a copy of our Join Our Evolution digital catalogue.
Sustainability guru and artist Emily Bryant holds degrees in biology, sustainability and art from Baldwin-Wallace College and creates unique collages using sustainable materials. She removes invasive plant species from wild places and uses the pressed, dried leaves to make intricate collages that depict invasive insect species.
The Entomologist package includes a variety pack of ten 5” x 7” recycled paper notecards with envelopes featuring five of Emily’s invasive species collages: Cactus Moth Caterpillar, Emerald Ash Borer, Japanese Beetle, Torpedo Bug (not shown) and Yellow Jacket. The Entomologist package also includes your name on our commemorative science-art piece and website + a copy of our Join Our Evolution digital catalogue.
Get a copy of our 170 page digital catalogue for our Join Our Evolution group exhibition of contemporary science art featuring over 50 works by 27 artists + a print copy of the 2013 WEST Austin Studio Tour catalog that is signed by many of the artists in our show + your name on our commemorative science-art piece and website!
In celebration of Earth Day (April 22) and Arbor Day (April 26), which both fall during our campaign, we are offering a botanical package that supports our gallery, student research and environmental stewardship! This includes a signed 5" x 7" limited edition (edition size 75) serigraph of trees printed on recycled paper by Art.Science.Gallery.'s Hayley Gillespie + Cole Weatherby, as well as a 2" succulent plant grown by the intrepid Student Undergraduate Research Group (SURGe) at the University of Texas. In addition to this great package, we will plant a tree in your name! The Botanist package also includes your name on our commemorative science-art piece and website + a copy of our Join Our Evolution digital catalogue.
We recommend a local Austin pickup for the succulent plant, which can be picked up during the WEST Austin Studio Tour (April 27 – May 5). Please add $5 shipping otherwise.
You get your choice of an awesome t-shirt OR a re-usable tote bag featuring our amazing logo by local Austin graphic designer Jennifer Braham of Brink Creative. In keeping with our environmentally conscious business practices, both are screen-printed with eco-friendly water-based inks on sustainable and fair-trade textiles. The Designer package also includes your name on our commemorative science-art piece and website + a copy of our Join Our Evolution digital catalogue.
You will receive a 20” x 24” signed fine art poster of the Darwin Day Portrait Project 2012: a collaged portrait featuring the great naturalist Charles Darwin. This project was designed and directed by Art.Science.Gallery.’s founder and artist Hayley Gillespie and was created in collaboration with visitors to the 2012 Darwin Day celebration at the Texas Memorial Museum. The original collage is currently on loan to the Texas Memorial Museum in Austin, Texas! The Naturalist package also includes your name on our commemorative science-art piece and website + a copy of our Join Our Evolution digital catalogue.
To give you a preview of the art and science classes we’ll be able to offer in our new space, we invite you to learn nature photography first-hand from ecologist and nature photographer Ian Wright! This is a half-day photography workshop for those interested in photographing wildlife. The workshop will consist of a brief introduction to photographic techniques followed by 3 hours of hands-on instruction photographing wildlife at a local field site. Participants will receive one-on-one instruction on camera equipment and shooting technique and will have their images reviewed by the instructor. Participants must have their own camera, however any skill level is welcome!
The workshop will be scheduled on a weekend between May 11 and June 30, 2013 in Austin, Texas at a mutually agreeable time for the awesome contributors who claim this perk. [transportation + lodging not included]. The Photographer package also includes your name on our commemorative science-art piece and website + a copy of our Join Our Evolution digital catalogue. Claim this perk by 4/19 to be thanked by name in our catalogue.
The Lepidopterist package includes a signed 8” x 10” limited edition fine art print (edition size 20) of Emily Bryant’s Cactus Moth Caterpillar collage. Bryant’s prints are produced on sustainable bamboo paper in a facility that uses wind power energy. Each print comes with a certificate of authenticity on recycled paper signed by the artists and the gallery. The Lepidopterist package also includes your name on our commemorative science-art piece and website + a copy of our Join Our Evolution digital catalogue. Claim this perk by 4/19 to be thanked by name in our catalogue.
Scientists Adam Cohen and Ben Labay work by day as fish biologists at the University of Texas. By night, they are also the talented printmaking team behind InkedAnimal.com! Using a modified form of the Japanese printmaking technique called Gyotaku (literally “fish-rubbing”) they create unique impressions of animals using ink, clay and paints on paper. The Printmaker package includes a signed limited edition 11” x 14” fine art print (edition size 15) of their Mexican Free-Tailed Bat | Tadarida brasiliensis – one the beloved icons of Austin, Texas! (This is the same species that lives under the Ann Richards / Congress Ave. bridge). Each print comes with a certificate of authenticity signed by the artists and the gallery. The Printmaker package also includes your name on our commemorative science-art piece and website + a copy of our Join Our Evolution digital catalogue. Claim this perk by 4/19 to be thanked by name in our catalogue.
Be a part of Art.Science.Gallery. history with an exclusive sneak preview of our Join Our Evolution group exhibition for the 2103 WEST Austin Studio Tour on the evening of Friday, April 26th [travel + lodging not included]. Enjoy sips + bites while you experience a private tour of the exhibit. The Collector package also includes a print version of the 2013 WEST Austin Studio Tour catalog signed by the artists in our show*, your name on our commemorative science-art piece and website + a copy of our Join Our Evolution digital catalogue. Claim this perk by 4/19 to be thanked by name in our catalogue. In addition, your super-generous self will receive recognition as a sponsor of all of our exhibitions over the next year!
*The 2013 WEST Austin Studio Tour catalog by Big Medium will be signed by the Art.Science.Gallery. curators and many of the artists in our Join Our Evolution group show. The WEST catalog offers a unique view into the contemporary Austin arts scene! This perk is limited to 12 catalogues, so act fast!
Exercise both sides of your brain with a 2 hour hands-on Art.Science.Lab. for up to 10 people OR a Science Communication Workshop for up to 20 people by our staff at your venue within 60 miles of Austin, TX [extra miles + lodging not included]. The Scholar package also includes your name on our commemorative science-art piece and website + a copy of our Join Our Evolution digital catalogue. In addition, your super-generous self will receive recognition as a sponsor for all of our exhibitions over the next year! Claim this perk by 4/19 to be thanked by name in our catalogue. Choose from the list of topics below; events will be scheduled individually and we expect them to be held by the end of 2013.
Art.Science.Lab. topics: Art-Science Trading Cards (learn how to make art-science trading cards), The Art + Science of Color (explores chemistry, physics + color theory)or Gyotaku Printmaking (learn the basics of fish printing),
SciComm Workshop topics: Science Outreach 101, Smartphone Apps for Science, Blogging for Scientists or Scientific Presentation Design (choose from poster or oral presentation design)
YOUR CONTRIBUTION MAKES GOOD THINGS HAPPEN!
Engaging people of all backgrounds in the sciences through the visual arts is an important part of increasing both science and art literacy in our society. We exhibit a great track-record of bringing science-art to the world, so rest assured your contribution will help us expand our success! We’ve had so much fun over the last year collaborating with incredible people to produce science-art exhibits and art projects! Here are just a few:
- Darwin Day Portrait Project 2012 + 2013
- Emily Bryant | Native + Invasive Species: The Fragile World Around Us
- ART from the ashes (AFTA) | Benefit for Lost Pines Recovery in Austin, TX, the Bastrop Performing Arts Center and the Texas Forestry Museum in Lufkin, TX
- Inked Animal | Impressions of Nature by Adam Cohen + Ben Labay
- Art from the Republic of Science ∞ Creative Works from the Membership of the Texas Academy of Science
We are also committed to running our business as sustainably as possible. We currently run on wind energy, use recycled and sustainable materials in all of our printing, use repurposed furniture and supplies, use zero VOC paints and buy locally to reduce our carbon footprint. Local businesses like ours keep more money in local economies, and we buy from other local businesses in Austin whenever possible!
OTHER WAYS YOU CAN HELP
Even if you can’t support us financially, please help us get the word out. Share our project with friends and colleagues and invite them to Join Our Evolution!