Monday, February 02, 2015

DRAWN The Second Annual International Exhibition of Contemporary Drawing

Deadline: February 27, 2015 {ONLINE}

The Second Annual International Exhibition of Contemporary Drawing

Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center
Cincinnati, OH
April 17, 2015 to May 15, 2015

Manifest was founded in-part to stand for the importance of drawing as a process, skill, and discipline, and as a continuing viable product of the creative fine art and design fields.

In honor of the original spirit of the founding ideals of Manifest, the gallery launched DRAWN as a new annual exhibition project. DRAWN seeks to survey and present the broad scope of drawing being made today.

DRAWN calls for artists to submit works of drawing in any media relevant to the practice (including non-traditional approaches), any style, and any genre (fine art, illustration, design, conceptual, realism, etc.).

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 or experimental. The only criteria beyond excellent quality is that works must qualify as drawing, including that which tests the boundaries of the discipline.

DRAWN is open to everyone. Professionals as well as students are encouraged to enter. The only limitation is that entries must represent original works which qualify in some considerable way as drawing.

Open to any and all traditional and non-traditional visual arts media applicable to the practice and discipline of drawing.

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.

$36 for up to three entries submitted. $10 per each additional entry. Fees are non-refundable. Number of entries is unlimited.

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 advisers 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.

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Manifest Creative Research Gallery
2727 Woodburn Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45206

Manifest Drawing Center
4905 Whetsel Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45227