Competitions NUDE: 10th Annual International Exhibit
International Deadline: June 11, 2018 –Manifest Creative Research Gallery announces a call for artists worldwide to enter our ’10th Annual International Competitive Exhibit Exploring the Uncovered Human Form in Current Art’.
The human body is a popular subject for many reasons, the most obvious being that it is us. Throughout history the representation of the human form has been charged with tremendous energy, both positive and negative. Whether it be a religious edict that one should not depict the human form, a taboo, or the glorious opposite, a revelation of mastery over form in the crafting of sensuous and life-like physical human beauty, the art of the body has nevertheless moved us through time.
Through all the permutations art has experienced across history, work of the body persists. We use the human nude to master skill, understand ourselves, and push social and psychological buttons for the sake of expression (sensual, delicate, political, aggressive, and so on). We intend for Manifest’s ongoing annual NUDE project, now in its 10th year, to explore how our collective body is used today in art to achieve these goals and more.
This year we are happy to celebrate a decade of exploring the nude in contemporary art, and renew our invitation to artists to submit works in any media, of any style or genre (abstract, conceptual, highly realistic, etc.), and of any size, for consideration in Manifest’s tenth annual NUDE, an international competitive exhibit exploring the uncovered human form in current art.
NUDE 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. There is no restriction on time frame when the work was made. At Manifest, except for projects that are focused on a specific time frame, we do not believe great art has an expiration date.
Open to any and all traditional and non-traditional visual arts 2d and 3d media applicable to the theme.
The 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’… see more
JURY & CURATOR
Manifest’s selection process involves a complex two-part system. This exhibit will be juried by an anonymous 5-9 member panel of professional and academic advisors with a broad range of expertise relative to art and design. The jury will then pass along their recommendations to the exhibit curator who will make the final selections from the jury-approved pool.
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. Fees are non-refundable. Number of entries is unlimited.
Visit Manifest Gallery online to Apply. The online submission is required.
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.
- June 11, 2018 – Deadline for receipt of entries
- July 9-16 – Notifications sent by email to all entrants sometime during this time frame.
- July 23 – Hi-res images of selected work needed for season annual and PR (ASAP)
- August 11 – Selected artwork due to Manifest by this date
- August 16 – Special Preview Reception
- August 17 – Opening reception
- September 14 – Final Day of Exhibition
- September 15-22 – Pick-up hand-delivered work
- September 19 – 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