Competitions INDA 12: International Drawing Annual
International Deadline: January 22, 2017 – Manifest Creative Research Gallery presents an international call for The 12th International Drawing Annual, a juried annual publication of works of recent contemporary drawing.
The award-winning International Drawing Annual is an extension and merging of Manifest’s Drawing Center, Press, and Gallery programs. Its goal is to support the recognition, documentation, and publication of excellent, current, and relevant works of drawing of all kinds from around the world.
A natural question will be “what is drawing?” and that is exactly one question the Annual is meant to investigate from year to year. Furthermore the goal is to ask “what is exceptional drawing?” Therefore submissions are expected to vary, including a range of drawing types, from the most academic to the most experimental, but all with some relevance to the artists’ honest understanding of the practice of “drawing.”
The International Drawing Annual is open to any artist submitting original works of art or design created within the past three years (2014 – 2016). Artists, designers, illustrators, 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, graphic, fine art, design, architectural, digital, illustration, etc.) with the qualification being that artwork submitted is representative of high quality “drawing.”
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.
Essays and other drawing-related writings (optional separate call for submissions)
Manifest calls for scholarly, critical, and creative writing for publishing it each of its three publication projects. Information about this, and a separate entry process, can be found here.
AWARDS & CASH PRIZES
First, Second, and Third Place awards for works of drawing 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.
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.
Each artist/author selected for inclusion in the INDA will receive one complimentary copy of the publication. The books produced for this ongoing project have increased in page count and print quality each year, with the largest publication reaching 200 pages in length. In 2011, the INDA 5 was awarded a national silver medal award from the Independent Publishers Association in their New York City ceremony, in which other major arts institutions such as the Whitney Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art have competed. In 2015 the INDA 8 was awarded a bronze medal a
ward in the same competition. Manifest’s books are distributed to bookstores across the country, including museum bookstores, and are available through Amazon.com as well as at Manifest Gal
lery and on the Manifest website. Arts patrons, artists, professors, and art students around the world collect our publications. The books are offered at an academic discount to professors, students, and institutions of learning around the world. Special bundles of the books are also provided as course supplements for advanced drawing (as well as advanced painting and photography) courses at course-book discount rates.
Online INDA Resource
An Internet-based online International Drawing 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.
January 22, 2017: Deadline for receipt of entries
February 29: Notifications sent by email to all entrants sometime this week
Early 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.
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