Competitions Fresh Paint Biennal: International Call for Contemporary Painting
International Deadline: July 28, 2017 – Every two years MANIFEST launches its gallery exhibition season by presenting a competitive group exhibition focused exclusively on painting, FRESH PAINT, an international survey of contemporary painting.
This exhibit has no predefined expectation for type, style, or media of work to be considered or selected. Submissions can range from the most traditional to the most conceptual, abstract, or experimental. The only criteria beyond excellent quality is that works must in some way represent an approach to painting.
Fresh Paint’ is open to everyone. Professionals as well as students are encouraged to enter. The only limitation is that entries must represent original works of art that qualify in some way as ‘painting’. There is no size restriction, other than what can fit through our doors or hang on our walls. There is no date restriction. We call for ‘recent’ painting, but realize that ‘recent’ can mean different things to different people at different stages in their careers. Bottom line, we’re looking for great painting of all kinds.
A new annual Manifest Grand Jury Prize will result in the awarding of one significant cash prize ($2500) to a single work selected as the ‘best of the entire season’. Winner will be determined by a final end-of-year jury from among a pool of all top-scoring works from each exhibit’s jury process across the current exhibition season. This process will apply to exhibits from the start of our 14th season on September 29, 2017, and applies to each exhibit through August, 2018, including this one.
Open to all traditional and non-traditional genre and media. Not limited to pure ‘painting on canvas’. We are eager to see how far the boundaries of Contemporary Painting reach.
Manifest’s carefully assembled juries change from project to project, and as a body have no collective predisposition towards any particular kind or style of art.
JURY & CURATOR
Manifest’s selection process involves a complex two-part system. This exhibit will be juried by an anonymous several-member panel of professional and academic advisors with a broad range of expertise relative to art and design.
Manifest Press will produce a high quality hard-cover publication documenting each entire season of exhibits, artists, and works shown. This continues Manifest’s commitment to long-term documentation and dissemination of our projects, and the expansion of physical exhibits into a broader geography and time frame, while also bringing all exhibits together under one cover each year to create a better product which will be more valuable to the public, teachers, libraries, and exhibiting artists.
$40 for up to three entries submitted. $10 per each additional entry.
SALE OF ARTWORK
Artworks are not required to be for sale in order to be included in our exhibitions. Manifest Gallery will retain a commission of 30% of the sale price on all artwork sold during the exhibition.
- July 28 Deadline for receipt of entries
- August 21-28 Notifications sent by email to all entrants sometime this week
- September 2 Hi-res images needed for catalog and PR
- September 23 Artwork due to Manifest by this date
- September 28 Special Preview Event & Season 14 launch!
- September 29 Public Opening
- October 27 Final Day of Exhibition
- October 28-Nov. 4 Pick-up hand-delivered work
- November 1 Schedule shipped artwork for pickup (arranged by artist)
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
Gallery hours: T-F 2-7pm, Sat.12-5pm.