Competitions Manifest Press: International Painting 7
International Deadline: June 30, 2016 – Manifest Creative Research Gallery announces ‘The International Painting Annual 7’, a juried annual publication with cash prizes.
Note: As this is a BOOK project, works that are not otherwise available (i.e. physically) 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 participating artists receive a complimentary copy of the finished book.
The International PAINTING Annual (INPA) is a project of the non-profit Manifest Press, and a complementary project to the award-winning International Drawing Annual project (INDA) which was launched in 2005 and the award-winning International Photography Annual (INPHA) launched in 2012.
The goal of the INPA is to support the recognition, documentation, and publication of excellent, current, and relevant works of painting from around the world. As a carefully crafted high-end book, the INPA enables Manifest to assemble a diverse array of works from around the world, without the limitation of physical availability, gallery space, or shipping logistics.
Open to any artist submitting original works of art or design created within the past three plus years (2013 – 2016). Artists, designers, illustrators, professionals, and students in ALL disciplines are encouraged to submit. Manifest is eager to receive works of painting in a wide range of applications.
Open to any media applicable to the practice of painting including but by no means limited to traditional painting media. Printmaking, digital/new media, photography, sculpture, drawing, installation, etc., are all possibly valid.
ESSAYS and other painting-related writings
Manifest calls for scholarly, critical, and creative writing for publishing it each of its three publication projects.
JURY & CURATOR
Manifest’s selection process involves a complex two-part system. This project will be juried by a 9-12 member panel of professional and academic volunteer advisors with a broad range of expertise.
AWARDS & CASH PRIZES
First, Second, and Third Place awards for works of painting will be decided by the jury committee. Each award winner will have a brief artist’s statement included in the publication. There will be three cash prizes of $1200, $500, and $300 for first, second, and third place winners.
Each artist/author selected for inclusion in the INPA will receive one complimentary copy of the publication. In 2011, the INDA 5 was awarded a national silver medal award from the Independent Publishers Association in their New York City ceremony, and in 2013 the INPHA 1 received a bronze medal award in the same ceremony, as did the INDA 8 in 2015.
Manifest’s books are distributed to bookstores and university libraries across the country, including museum bookstores, and are available through Amazon.com as well as at Manifest Gallery and on the Manifest website. Arts patrons, artists, professors, and art students around the world collect our publications.
ONLINE INPA RESOURCE
An Internet-based online International Painting Annual Resource will be published to accompany the printed Annual. This will feature statements, bios, contact info., and professional information for each person included.
$36 for up to three entries submitted. $10 per each additional entry.
Visit Manifest Gallery online to Apply. The online submission process is preferred. However, discs may be submitted (see details on Prospectus).
June 30 Deadline for entry
September 30 Notifications sent by e-mail (on or around this date)**
Mid 2017 Publication available and awards announced.
Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization located in East Walnut Hills in Cincinnati, Ohio. We serve as a venue for the display and experience of insightful, thought provoking art and design, and functions as a hub for creative research and innovation at all levels of artistic endeavor.
2727 Woodburn Avenue
East Walnut Hills
Cincinnati, Ohio 45206
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