A Most Effective Engineer Astronaut Painted in acrylic and Moondust
by the only painter to have walked on the moon. ©2005 ALAN BEAN
MOON IS ME ART AWARD
With a Jury of prestigeous individuals, such as Astonaut/Painter Alan Bean (whose work is shown here), Moon Express will conduct a worldwide, online art contest. Categories will include painting, sculpture, print-making, drawing, and photography. Call for entries will be in fall 2012, and a showing of the combined work will be held at the NASA Ames Research Facility in California and made available as a commemorative book.
The plan is to have Michael Stipe, lead vocalist for the band R.E.M. and composer of the song Man On The Moon, be the guest judge and headlining act at the firstever Moon Is Me Music Festival & Awards Show. To be at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California, the three day festival will be scheduled for Summer 2013, right about the same time Moon Express plans to be landing our little flivver on the Moon. Call it a coincidence, but we think there'll be plenty to celebrate during those three glorious days.