Manifest's International Drawing Annual seeks to support the recognition, documentation, and publication of excellent, current, and relevant works of drawing from around the world, as well as understanding of how drawing is realized, discussed, and interpreted in contemporary society.
The contest is open to any artist ,independently of their experience, submitting original works of art or design created within the past three years (2008 - 2010) and showing excellent drawing skills, and to authors of original text.
Contestants may choose to submit either artwork, writing or both, and enter with the number of works they find suficient to convey their body of work.
During the last years there has been an average of three works submited.
There is a non-refundable entry fee is of $10 for each submited work (drawn or written), be paid by U.S. check or money order made payable to MANIFEST, or via PayPal.
Detail images may be included at no additional cost but should only be provided when necessary to reveal accurate understanding of the artwork.
Artwork can adress a wide range of themes, including technical, graphic, fine art, architectural, digital, illustration, etc.
Artists can use any media applicable to the practice of drawing including but by no means limited to traditional drawing media. Printmaking, digital/new media, painting, photography, sculpture, installation, etc., are all possibly valid.
Written entries can be in any form (poetic, historical, technical, philosophical) as long as directly relevant to the practice of drawing. The text must be original, with proper citation for quoted material. The Length of written entries should be limited to a maximum of approximately 1500 words.
Selected written essays will complement the artwork chosen for inclusion in the publication.
Make sure that you carefuly read the submission guidelines concerning the image and text entries, namely the type of accepted files and supports, as well if you accept the inherent conditions by entering the INDA contest.
There will be three cash prizes of $700, $200, and $100 attributed to the first, second, and third place winners of the drawings selection, who will also have a brief artist's statement included in the publication.
Some of the works included in the INDA 6 publication will be considered for the Selections from the International Drawing Annual exhibit, scheduled for March/April 2011 at Manifest Gallery in Cincinnati, Ohio
An Internet-based online INDA Resource website will be published to accompany the printed Annual. This will feature statements, bios, contact , and professional information for each person included.
Each participant selected for inclusion in the INDA will receive one complimentary copy of the publication.
The entry deadline for the International Drawing Annual (INDA 6) is December 31, 2010 and winners will be notified by e-mail around February 19, 2011.
The publication will be available in the Fall of 2011, at the same time of the awards announcement.
Manifest’s Drawing Center Studio offers life drawing open figure sessions, instructed courses that include classical drawing, drawing in perspective, object drawing, introduction to anatomy, and other subjects, as well as workshops.
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