Orbital Assembly and Lightship announce Lunar exhibition of space art contest submissions
Aspiring artists, young and old can participate in the first space art exhibit organized by Orbital Assembly Corporation (OAC), the only company advancing the development and operation of the first commercially viable, space-based business park with gravity, and LifeShip, a community space program to connect people with space exploration through a mission to expand life outwards.
LifeShip will send the top 300 art pieces to the Moon in a DNA seed bank and Golden Record time capsule mission.
"We're excited to inspire the next generation of space enthusiasts who can express their passion artistically, with a chance of actually sending their work into space," says Rhonda Stevenson, CEO of Orbital Assembly Corporation. "Imagine the exhilaration of seeing a work of art that you've created being exhibited on the moon in the first lunar art exhibit. We invite every space enthusiast who envision a visit to space to submit their entry ASAP."
“LifeShip is a mission for dreamers and explorers,” says Ben Haldeman, CEO of LifeShip. “Art encourages us to imagine and create. We care about bringing out the best of humanity as we move outwards. We’re thrilled to have art on the mission and to include more people in our space journey.”
The OAC Gravity Art Contest task is to create an original work of art to promote travel to the on-orbit space stations, especially the world's first gravity enabled space stations OAC’s Voyager or Pioneer stations. Works of art may use official OAC imagery, but any submitted art must be original. Entries will be ranked on a scale of 1 to 10 for the following categories based on originality, emotion, whimsy, and most of all gravity in space. Entries are due May 15th and winners will be selected May 30th.
The contest judges who are on OAC's advisory board include: Janet Ivey-Duensing, the CEO and Creator of Janet’s Planet; scientist, Star Trek writer and producer Andre Bormanis, as well as scientist, space philosopher and author Frank White. Entries will be judged in four categories: 12 and younger, tweens 13-15 and teens 16-18. Youth contestants can register here. Another contest is also being held for adults 18+.