Bits to Its: 3D Printed Sculpture is one of the first shows in the world dedicated to the use of new 3D printing technology to create art. The show will open at the Landing Gallery in Rockland, Maine with a public reception on Friday May 3, 2013 preceded by a private reception on Saturday April 27, 2013, and a week of educational activities coordinated by the Maine FabLab, a part of the MIT FabLab network. Digital photos of entries must be received by March 15, 2013.
Our three esteemed judges work at the intersection of 3D printing technology and aesthetic form. Ping Fu is the new Chief Strategy Officer at 3D Systems Corporation following the sale of her software company, GeoMagic, to the 3D printing equipment giant. Joshua Harker’s Kickstarter campaign set records for the highest backing in the sculpture category. Tel Avis artist, Asher Nahmias, is known worldwide for his 3D printed Math Art.
Entries must incorporate 3D printed components into at least 75% of the piece; additional processes may be used in the entire piece, but 3D printing must be central to the design. If artists do not own their own 3D printer, Potomac Photonics of Lanham MD [www.potomac-laser.com] has generously offered to complete the printing on the 3D Systems printers in their MicroFabLab for the cost of materials.
Sculptures may be either free-standing or wall-mounted, but all must be installation-ready with any specialized mounting hardware. There is almost no limit to the types of parts or features you can make with 3D printing. Potomac Photonics can assist you with turning a drawing or sketch into the required .stl file.
To receive an entry form with dimensions, fees and details or to discuss questions, please email service @ mainefablab.org.