Shane McDermott: Heaven & Earth

Shane McDermott: Heaven & Earth

More than two-thirds of Americans live where they can no longer see the Milky Way galaxy because of light pollution. We have grown so isolated from night that in much of our culture it has become alien and fearful. NightVisions V seeks to re-open our positive connections to the natural night and to bridge the divide separating artistic from scientific perception, promoting the idea that science and art are two intertwined aspects of human experience.

Exhibiting at the Coconino Center for the Arts for the fifth time, this international juried exhibition is open to all artists 18 years of age or older. This call is open to work in any media; 2-dimensional, 3-dimensional, literature, photography, video, installation, etc.

Prizes will be awarded for best of show ($1000), Second Place ($500), & Third Place ($250).


Postmark Deadline for submissions: July 1, 2014
Notification of Acceptance (by email): July 25, 2014
Delivery of work: August 18 – August 29, 2014
Exhibit opens: September 20, 2014
Exhibit closes: October 29, 2014
Art work pick up: November 3, 2014
Shipped work sent to artists: November 7th, 2014

Important Information

Whirlpool by NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team

Whirlpool by NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team

A $35 entry fee covers the submission of up to 3 works of art.

  • Shipping costs and insurance to and from the exhibition are the responsibility of the artist. Shipped work must make use of a sturdy, reusable container suitable for this purpose. The Arts Council provides insurance for art work in its possession.
  • Artwork must be ready to hang and display. The artist should include specific instructions for any unusual display methods.
  • All artwork must remain on display throughout the duration of the exhibit.
  • Commission on artwork sold is 30%. 70% of the sale price goes to the artist.
  • Submission Guidelines

    Work will be juried blind from digital images; the juror will not know the name of the artist when selecting art work. Up to three images (one full and two details) per work may be submitted. Digital images must be a minimum of 300 dpi. Any accepted artwork that differs markedly from submitted images may not be installed in the exhibition (subject to staff/juror discretion).


    The juror for NightVisions V is Karen Hanmer.


    The contact for questions or more information about NightVisions V is:

    Elizabeth Hellstern
    Deputy Director of Visual Arts & Marketing
    (928) 779-2300 x104

    How to Apply

    The application and payment to enter NightVisions V can be completed online (below). If you are having trouble using this form, contact Elizabeth Hellstern.