3 Aug 2016

Call for Submissions Schema: An International Call for Works Exploring the Concept of Self

Manifest Creative Research GalleryCincinnati, Ohio, United States

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Opportunity Description

International Deadline: September 19, 2016 – Manifest Creative Research Gallery announces an international competitive exhibit calling for works of art that explore the concept of self.

The practice of studying the self is as old as human thought. A powerful and perhaps under-appreciated process, when applied well, self-reflection can make us better. But when allowed to degrade it can lead to disease.

In art, creating self-portraits is an old familiar genre. Such self-images are often quite different from other portraits, because they reveal the artists’ intensity of engaging and measuring their own image. For this exhibit Manifest is interested in gauging not only how this happens in the art of today (self portraits are welcome) but also we are interested in how artists address the wider concept of self-image, what it means to be aware of “I” and the experience of being an individual.

While true ‘self portraits’ are perfectly acceptable, works are not required to be literal self-images, but may instead be metaphorical, allegorical, autobiographical, virtual, etc. In short, this theme is very open to interpretation and any and all visual arts media.

Schema’ is open to everyone. The only limitation is that entries must represent original works which address the theme in some considerable way. Open to both traditional and non-traditional self portraiture (metaphorical, allegorical, autobiographical, virtual, etc.)

Open to any and all traditional and non-traditional visual arts 2d and 3d media applicable to the theme. 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.

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.

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.

$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).

September 19: Deadline for receipt of entries
October 10-17: Notifications sent by email to all entrants sometime this week
October 21: Hi-res images needed for catalog and PR
November 5: Artwork due to Manifest by this date
November 11: Opening reception
December 9: Final Day of Exhibition
December 10-17: Pick-up hand-delivered work
December 14: 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.

Manifest Gallery
2727 Woodburn Avenue
East Walnut Hills
Cincinnati, Ohio 45206

Gallery hours: T-F 2-7pm, Sat.12-5pm.

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Opp Categories: + Open to All Media. Opp Types: Call for Submissions. Opp Tags: Deadlines 09 Sept thru Oct, Open to Artists Worldwide, Participant Reviewed Opps, and Special Opportunities. Income: Cash or Value Awards, Exhibition – Group, and Publication.

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