This exhibition calls for any form of visual art or design which is NOT photo-based but which does address or explore the theme of ARCHIVES.
Commonly defined as an accumulation of records or the place they are located archives contain primary source documents that have been accumulated over the course of a particular span of time, and are kept (or presented) to show the function or history of a particular person, idea, or phenomena. This competitive exhibit calls for works in any media or form (excluding the photographic) which address this theme in some way.
ARCHIVES invites artists to consider the meaning of the concepts 'primary source, preservation, collective data, accumulation, time, history, reflection, and so on' as they consider the wide variability of potential for works fitting into or addressing the overarching theme. These may be in ways that are quite straightforward, or which are abstract, fragmented, or in other ways surprising or significantly interpreted. We are eager to see just how artists make work in any non-photo-based media or genre (painting, drawing, collage, printmaking, sculpture, mixed media, and non-traditional art, etc.) which in some way addresses the theme of ARCHIVES.
ANNUAL CASH AWARD: 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'.
Exhibition Dates: September 28, 2018 – October 26, 2018
$40 for up to three entries submitted. $10 per each additional entry. Fees are non-refundable. Number of entries is unlimited. For the purposes of this process an 'entry' is an individual work of art, regardless of number of images used to represent it in this submission. Entry fee must be paid by U.S. check or money order made payable to MANIFEST, or by credit card via PayPal. (If paying by PayPal PLEASE use the paypal link provided on the page that follows the submission of the online entry form.)