Digital Artist Jim Plaxco Judges 2009 Lunar Art for NASA Contest

May 1, 2009

For the second year in a row digital artist Jim Plaxco has been selected to serve as a judge in the NASA Life and Work on the Moon Art Contest. This space art contest is sponsored by the NASA Advanced Planning and Partnership Office at Langley Research Center and is now in its second year. Contest submissions are limited to full time students. The theme for the art contest is art depicting people living and working on the Moon.

Final judging for the contest, which began accepting submissions in October 2007, will be completed in the coming weeks. Judges have been asked to grade the artist's submissions using four criteria: artist statement; artistic elements; creativity; validity.

"I really enjoyed the experience of being a judge in the contest last year. It's great seeing the new art and at the same time having to think about it critically. Every artist should at least once in their career try their hand at judging an art contest because It is one thing to look at a work of art and say “I like that” and quite another thing to analyze the composition and artistic elements of an artwork with the goal of assigning a grade to it. The process can be very instructive."

The winning entries in the Lunar Art for NASA Contest will be announced in the coming weeks.

For further information and/or interviews, contact Jim Plaxco.