12th Annual NUDE: Exploring the Uncovered Human Form / Calls & Submissions
June 28, 2020
Organization Name: Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center
Organization Location: Cincinnati, OH
Type: Calls & Submissions
Fee: $40 for up to FOUR entries submitted. $5 per each additional entry.
*** Our pandemic-alternative deadline-extended exhibit plan is now NO SHIPPING REQUIRED to participate for entries submitted during the grace period (after the original deadline of June 9, 2020). Based on the variables this exhibit will be a hybrid physical, online, and in-print exhibition. ***
The Cincinnati based non-profit arts organization and gallery, Manifest, invites visual artists to submit works of art that explore the uncovered human form in its 12th Annual Competitive Exhibition, NUDE. Open to any and all traditional and non-traditional 2D and 3D visual arts media.
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 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, now in its 11th year, to explore how our collective body is used today in art to achieve these goals and more.
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