International Deadline: November 20, 2018 – Similitude
is a competitive international exhibition of works exploring the theme
of the portrait. Works selected will represent some point of view
relative to this theme.
Recognition matters. Throughout art history the ability of the artist
to not only capture a likeness but also the character and spirit, if
you will, of the subject has defined whole careers.
With this in mind we offer this call to artists for works that
address the portrait. All manner of interpretations, explorations, and
machinations involving the portrait are welcome.
This exhibit has no predefined expectation for type or style 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 (image/presentation) is that works
must qualify as being clearly related to, qualified as, or about
Similitude is open to everyone. The only limitation is
that entries must represent original works which address the broad
theme described above.
Open to any and all traditional and non-traditional visual arts media.
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. The jury will then pass along their
recommendations to the exhibit curator who will make the final
selections from the jury-approved pool.
The 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.
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.
Visit Manifest Gallery online for complete details and to Apply.
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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