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Saturday, January 3, 2015

January 2015 Exhibition Entry Deadlines at MANIFEST

(publication + cash awards)

Due to many requests for a slight deadline extension due to holiday travel conflicts, we are extending the deadline for submission to the INDA 10 to midnight January 23, 2015.

We sincerely wish to thank the many artists who worked hard to make the original deadline. Anyone wanting to update their entries between now and the new deadline are able to do so.

The 10th International Drawing Annual
An Award-winning Juried Annual Publication of Works of Recent Contemporary Drawing

$2000 in cash awards ($1200 first place)

As this is a BOOK project, works that are not otherwise available may still be submitted for consideration. All that is required of accepted artists is a print-quality hi-res digital image of accepted works. 

All artists included in the project receive a complimentary copy of the book.

The award-winning International Drawing Annual is an extension and merging of Manifest's nonprofit Drawing Center, Press, and Gallery programs. Its goal is to support the recognition, documentation, and publication of excellent examples of contemporary drawing from around the world.

Note that this project is open to broad interpretations of just what qualifies as 'drawing'. The publication is open to any artist submitting original works of art or design created within the past three years (2012 - 2014). Professionals and students in ALL disciplines are encouraged to submit. Manifest is eager to receive works of drawing in a wide range of applications (technical, experimental, graphic, fine art, design, architectural, digital, illustration, etc.).

MEDIA: Open to any media applicable to the practice of drawing including but by no means limited to traditional drawing media. Printmaking, digital/new media, photography, sculpture, painting, installation, etc., are all possibly valid.

Submission deadline extended: January 23, 2015

ENTRY DEADLINE: January 16, 2015
(gallery exhibit)

An International Call for Site-Specific Artwork

So often works of art are portable, providing a transferrable context-independent experience. This is especially the case in a gallery like Manifest which exhibits works from broad national and even international origins on a regular basis. However this fact tends to preclude the presentation of works made site-specific, either customized for installation in our galleries, created on-site, or otherwise contingent upon display or experience in a particular place.

With these thoughts in mind we offer this call to artists for site-specific works. All manner of interpretations of this theme are welcome.

Artists are encouraged to take a broadly creative view of the theme. Our multi-member juries enjoy surprise, creative solutions, and most of all exceptionally well put together visual art. Works submitted may represent the theme by formal, literal, or any other means, including by virtue of processes used to create the work, its conception, construction, etc.

SUMMARY: IN SITU is a competitive international exhibition of site-specific works. Works submitted should represent some point of view, process, image, or idea suited to this theme, and must be displayed at Manifest in the galleries provided.

MEDIA: Open to any and all traditional and non-traditional visual arts media, or similar materials (both two and three-dimensional), including installation.

Submission deadline: January 16, 2015

ENTRY DEADLINE: January 19, 2015
(gallery exhibit)

An Open Call for Entries by Artists Living in MICHIGAN and FLORIDA

It is important to note that this is one call for two simultaneous exhibits. The general rules and stipulations apply equally. Entrants will indicate residency in either Michigan or Florida when submitting the required entry form. The exhibits, one featuring works from Michigan and the other works from Florida, will occupy two separate galleries at Manifest.

For our first exhibit showcasing works from specific regions outside our own we have decided to look at the states which anchor either end of the I-75 highway corridor which runs straight through Cincinnati. Michigan and Florida also offer the convenient north/south polar relationship which provides at the very least a starting point for conversation about the resulting simultaneous exhibitions.

This exhibit has no predefined expectation for type or style of work to be considered or selected. THIS IS AN OPEN CALL. Submissions can range from the most traditional to the most conceptual or experimental, as well as relate to any subject or content. The only criteria for submission is that works must qualify as works of visual art made by artists currently living in Michigan or Florida.

MEDIA: Open to any and all traditional and non-traditional media.

Submission deadline: January 19, 2015

ENTRY DEADLINE: February 27, 2015
(gallery exhibit)

The Second Annual International Exhibition of Contemporary Drawing

Manifest was founded in-part to stand for the importance of drawing as a process, skill, and discipline, and as a continuing viable product of the creative fine art and design fields. Since its inception our organization has continued to incorporate drawing-based programming, including education (Drawing Center), publications (INDA), and gallery exhibits into the broader spectrum of its projects. The students and professors who formed Manifest in 2004 knew that despite their diverging career paths (architecture, art history, painting, industrial design, photography) they were brought together to some degree because of their connection to drawing and their mutually intense but multi-faceted pursuit of this fundamental discipline.

One year ago, in honor of the original spirit of the founding ideals of Manifest, the gallery launched DRAWN as a new annual exhibition project. DRAWN seeks to survey and present the broad scope of drawing being made today. This gallery exhibit is completely separate from the annual INDA publication project, but artists may submit the same or different works to each.

DRAWN calls for artists to submit works of drawing in any media relevant to the practice (including non-traditional approaches), any style, and any genre (fine art, illustration, design, conceptual, realism, etc.).

This exhibit has no predefined expectation for type or style of work to be considered or selected. Submissions can range from the most traditional to the most conceptual or experimental. The only criteria beyond excellent quality is that works must qualify as drawing, including that which tests the boundaries of the discipline.

MEDIA: Open to any and all traditional and non-traditional visual arts media applicable to the practice and discipline of drawing.

Submission deadline: February 27, 2015

(a call for writing for publication)

Critical, Philosophical, Creative, Narrative, Poetic, or Historical Works Related to the Practices of DRAWING, PAINTING, PHOTOGRAPHY, or the Subject of LIGHT

NOTE: Learn more about Manifest's publications here. All participating authors receive a complimentary copy of the finished book their work is featured in.

The award-winning International Drawing Annual (INDA) was launched in 2005, the International PAINTING Annual (INPA) was launched in 2010, and the award-winning International Photography Annual (INPHA) launched in 2012. These three annual publications represent the primary output of Manifest Press which documents the organization's collaborations with artists from around the world through carefully designed publications and has the goal to make Manifest's visual art projects accessible to the public everywhere, especially outside its own region.

Written entries can be in any form (poetic, historical, technical, creative, narrative, philosophical) but should be directly relevant to one of the disciplines indicated (drawing, painting, photography/light) and must be original works with proper citation for quoted material. Length of written entries should be limited to a max. of approximately 1500 words. Written entries should not be mere artist statements, referring to specific works. They should be considered relative to inclusion in books which are primarily exhibitions-in-print, and that written works are selected to give a poignant boost to the readers' experience of the entire collection of art presented in the pages.

While this is an ongoing or rolling call for submissions, each project has an annual deadline. All written entries relevant to any given topic received by that project's deadline will be considered for inclusion in that or future books.

Next Submission deadline: January 23, 2015 (drawing)

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