Science Art-Nature


What is
Science Art?


Our organization, with its mission of promoting Science Art, will serve as a needed bridge between scientists, artists, educators, those in the media, and fellow nonprofit organizations.



Science Art-Nature is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, your donation is tax deductible.

Your support will encourage the production of Science Art that reminds us of our place in nature and our responsibiity to understand its limits.

Sincere thanks to donors this past year:
an anonymous donor, on behalf of Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society
Paul and Anne Ehrlich
Humanist Community at Stanford University
Pam Meadowcroft and Jim Holland
Ida Wheye and two anonymous donors

Science Art-Nature
P.O. Box 18754
Palo Alto, CA 94309-8754

1. our most recent sponsored project:
Art at Exits: Seeing Stanford Species.
The exhibit--and its web coverage--includes 10 works by John James Audubon featuring birds found on Stanford's main campus. The Audubons are placed near building exits opening toward areas the featured birds frequent. Captions provide a science lens.

2. our most recent virtual Science Art Exhibit:
Windows on Evolution: An Artistic Celebration of Charles Darwin
. It went live on Darwin Day--February 12, 2013.

.....this caption for the Burgess Shale image provided a preview

3. example of opportunities in Science Art Education:
Catherine Le and "Senior Reflections"

4. previous virtual Science Art Exhibit:
The selection of images in this exhibit was inspired by the AAAS 2011 Annual Meeting in Washington DC, Feb. 17-21, 2011
. This virtual exhibit is an example of how Science Art can expand the interest in and understanding of science discussed at science meeting and conferences.
See our poster featuring art from this exhibit.

5. background information:

Humans, Nature, and Birds: Science Art from Cave Walls to Computer Screens,
is a 2008 book on the long history of images of nature that combine science and art. It was published with assistance from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation's Public Understanding of Science and Technology Program.

Become a Science Adviser: If you are interested in reviewing images and captions entered in future virtual exhibits or serving on exhibition juries.

Become a future Art Contributor:
If you are interested in having your name added to a list of artists receiving alerts for upcoming events. If you wish to have your name included on a list of artists other organization might wish to contact for events they are sponsoring, please note that along with your contact information.

Comment on Exhibits:
If you are interested in sending your reactions to an exhibit, we welcome your comments.  These comments will help us plan and produce future exhibitions.

Syntarsus (Dinosaur) ©Jeffrey Whiting/Science Art Named for its fused tarus bones, this small, quick predator might have hopped and might have been warm-blooded.; Bat-eared Fox Portrait, © Carel Brest van Kempen/Science Art Termite specialists, these foxes, have exceptional teeth and excavate complex tunnel networks.; One Fig At A Time ©Gamini Ratnavira/Science Art Great Indian Hornbills, found in the Indian subcontinent, are at risk to cask-hunters and deforestation.; Fanny Got Bling © Andrew Denman/Science Art Victoria Crowned Pigeons are capable of “stunning, for instance, a threatening snake with a powerful karate-chop like blow."; Golden Eagle, Magdalena, NM (Aquila chrysaetos) © Julie Zickefoose/Science Art Gliding and soaring are the sort of economical flight expected in a big bird with a huge home range.
© 2009 created 04-18-09; last update 8-5-12