9th Annual NUDE
AN INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR WORKS EXPLORING
THE UNCOVERED HUMAN FORM
Deadline for Submissions: June 12, 2017
Submission fee: $36 for up to three entries
Manifest exhibits many kinds of works, from more conceptual and experimental art to the traditional. In fact we think it's important to have such a range in our repertoire. It is something that Manifest is known for. Our annual projects allow us the chance to track how artists around the world address a consistent theme, subject, or media over time, or allow us to document the state of art in a particular strata of professional creative activity, and to study and preserve our findings in a meaningful way through our exhibit publications and website.
NUDE is one such project. 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 to explore how our collective body is used today in art to achieve these goals and more.
This year we are happy to continue 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 ninth annual NUDE, an international competitive exhibit exploring the uncovered human form in current art.
CASH AWARD POTENTIAL
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 retroactively to exhibits since the start of our 13th season on September 30, 2016, and applies to each exhibit through August 18, 2017, including this one
Submission deadline: June 12, 2017