Entries for NUDE
: 14th Annual International Competitive Exhibit Exploring the Uncovered Human Form in Current Art, at the Manifest Gallery in Cincinnati, Ohio.
June 4 - Deadline
July 11 - Notifications sent by COB
July 18 - Hi-res images needed
August 6 - Artwork due to Manifest
August 11 - Tentative special preview
August 12 - Public Opening Reception
September 8 - Zoom-based artists' panel discussion
September 9 - Final Day of Exhibition
September 14 - Schedule shipped artwork for pickup
Manifest exhibits many kinds of works, from more conceptual
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. Every year our annual projects allow us 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 (and pre-history) the representation of the human form has been charged with tremendous energy. 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 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, social, narrative, spiritual, and so on). We intend for Manifest's ongoing annual NUDE project, now in its 14th year, to explore how our collective body is used today in art to achieve these goals and more.
This year we are again happy to offer our invitation to artists to submit works in any media, of any style or genre (abstract, conceptual, realistic, etc.), and of any size, for consideration in Manifest's 14th annual NUDE, an international competitive exhibit exploring the uncovered human form in current art.