The first Art in Science | Science in Art opened in January 2007. It was a juried exhibition of images made by University of Colorado-affiliated scientists and artists. Scientists were asked to submit images that they made as part of their everyday work. Artists whose images illustrate or offer insights into scientific principles were also asked to take part. The question we was asking: If a scientist makes an image that looks like art, is that a happy accident or are some scientists intentionally making their work more "artistic" than strictly necessary? And if so... why?