Maple Conference 2022 - Art Gallery - Maplesoft
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Maple Art and Creative Works Exhibit


As part of the 2022 Maple Conference, we are soliciting creative works for a virtual exhibition of mathematical art, ranging from computer graphics and animations, to needlework, geometrical sculptures, or almost anything!

There is no limit on the number of submissions per artist (within reason), but please consider combining similar/related works into a single submission whenever it makes sense to do so.

Images of artworks accepted for the exhibition will be on display as part of the 2022 Maple Conference, in the virtual event space. This art exhibition will be curated by John May, a mathematical software developer at Maplesoft.



A wooden sculpture by Paul DeMarco demonstrating stereographic projection. Winner of the People’s Choice prize at the 2021 Maple Conference
A still from an animation of a rotating hypercube by Avek Dongol. Winner of a special prize recognizing a student contribution at the 2021 Maple Conference
A detail of a cross stitch piece “Hadamard 160 in Cool Tones” by Bridjet Lee and Curtis Bright, winner of the Judge’s Choice prize at the 2021 Maple Conference

Criteria


Review criteria are listed below. Submissions that meet all the criteria will be accepted for the exhibition.

  • Mathematical Content - The work should relate to some mathematical theme.
  • Maple related - The work should be of interest to the Maple user community; e.g. Maple was used to complete a calculation that was needed in the design of the work.
  • Aesthetic appeal - This is subjective, but we would encourage that visualization programs or charts/graphs of a more technical nature be submitted as technical works for future conferences instead. (Contact us if in doubt.)
  • Medium and Effort - We are especially interested to see works in a variety of media and works that required a lot of skill or effort to execute.

Expectations


The primary intent of this exhibit is to showcase the creativity of the Maple community and foster exchanges between artists and the other conference attendees. During the conference, we will be holding an event to feature the artwork, and artists will have an opportunity to interact with other conference attendees interested in their work.

There will be prizes awarded to recognize notable artwork.

Note that you must register for the conference to gain access to the Art Gallery and interact with attendees. Registration is free. (Registration will open in the coming weeks. You can submit your entry before registration opens.)


Deadlines


The deadline for submission is Thursday, September 22, and notification of acceptance will be sent by October 3.



Submission Requirements


Each submission should consist of a one- or two-page PDF file that includes the following information:

  • The title of the work.
  • The artist’s name, and title/affiliation if desired.
  • A brief description of the work, how it was created and its relevance to the Maple community.
  • An image of the art.
  • Optionally, links to external material related to the creation of the artwork, such as higher-quality or alternative views of the artwork, videos describing the creation of the art, or Maple worksheets. The latter can be stored on the Maple Cloud.

You do not need to follow a rigid template, but here’s a sample submission and here are the works featured in 2021’s gallery.

Important: By submitting this artwork, you are giving Maplesoft permission to display your work inside the conference venue, on the Maplesoft website, through social media, etc. for the purposes of promoting the art gallery, and the current and future conferences.


Submissions should be sent to gallery@maplesoft.com. Please keep files to under 10 MB in size.


A Julia set pendant and Mandelbrot set ear rings created with Maple and a laser cutter by Elena Shmoylova
Decompositions of the real plane, a Maple plot by Mathew England
A visualization of gravitational lensing in Maple created by Thomas Schram

Questions


Questions about the submission process or the exhibit can be sent to gallery@maplesoft.com