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Simon Kregar - Fine Artist

Simon Kregar

Tucson, AZ - United States

 
 
 

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Simon Kregar

Tucson, AZ - United States

Simon Kregar - Fine Artist

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About Simon Kregar

Simon Peter Kregar, Jr. is an award winning fine artist whose focus is promoting science and an awareness of our place in the Universe. Both classically trained and self taught, his subjects include authors, scientists, astronomical art, and noted astronauts He was nominated for the prestigious Governor’s Arts Award in 2014 and again in 2015, which recognizes excellence in artistic expression and outstanding contributions to the Arizona arts community. Simon’s work is featured in the books 'Spaceships' and “The Art of Space” by Ron Miller and has been featured on websites such as I Fu#$ing Love Science, The Universe of Carl, The Smithsonian and the Cassini Imaging website Ciclops. He has been invited to show at the University of Arizona Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, Pima Air and Space Museum, SpaceFest, Biosphere 2, The Division of Planetary Sciences Annual meeting, and the Tucson Museum of Art. Simon is also the CoFounder and CoChair of the Tucson-Chapter of the International Association of Astronomical Artists , a non profit that promotes the synthesis of art and science and is heavily involved in bringing art to STEM events. Recently The AARP showcased his work in the Portraits of Care show in Washington DC. Simon subscribes to the school of Neuroesthetics which takes a scientific approach to the study of aesthetic perceptions of art and music.


2012
• D’Arte Gallery- Featured Artist
• Big Otters Gallery, Atheist Nexus- Featured Artist,
• Pima/ Tucson Council on the Arts Open Studio Tour.
2013
• American Atheists 50th Annual Convention- Juried Art Show
• IAAA Art Show- Raytheon Anti Tampering Conference
• Second Annual Arizona Science and Astronomy Expo 2013- IAAA Art Show
• Art of Planetary Science- University of Arizona Lunar and Planetary Laboratory- Juried Art Show
• Art On Tap, Tucson Museum of Art. Works selected for inclusion into this show.
2014
• American Atheist National Convention Art Show.
• Spacefest VI/ NovaSpace Galleries.
• Maker House Solo Art Show.
• Focus Point Shape International Online Art Gallery
• NovaSpace Galleries.
• Lunar and Planetary Laboratory- Apollo 45th year Celebration
• Pima Air and Space Museum- Night Wings.
• Art of Planetary Science- University of Arizona Lunar and Planetary Laboratory- Juried Art Show
• TusCon
• The Division of Planetary Sciences 45th Annual Conference- Art show
• The International Year of Light presented by the International Association of Astronomical Artists
• Pima Air and Space Museum- Orion Splashdown Event
2015
• Biosphere 2 - Invitational Art show
• Cosmos, Annmarie Gallery, MD, Juried Art Show,
• Portrait Artists of Arizona, Gammage Theater, AZ, Juried Art Show
• The Heritage of Astronomical art in Arizona, AZ, Juried Art Show
• Pima Air and Space Museum- Night Wings
• Space Art. International Symposium on Personal and Commercial Spaceflight
• AARP/ GMMB Caregiver Show, Washington DC
• Art of Planetary Science University of Arizona Lunar and Planetary Laboratory- Juried Art Show
• Visions of Space, Wells & Mendip Museum, UK. Juried Art Show

Outreach-
• Brewster Center for Abused Women- Donated Artwork
• The Positively Beautiful organization- Donated Artwork
• Society for Creative Anachronism- Art Director for Local Chapter.
• James Randi Educational Foundation- Donated Artwork
• Origins Project ASU, Dr. Lawrence Krauss- Donated Artwork
• University of Arizona Lunar and Planetary Laboratory- Donated Artwork

Awards-
• Nominated for the 2014 and 2015 Governor's Arts Award which recognizes excellence in artistic expression and outstanding contributions to the AZ arts community.

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