SELF: Works of Self-Portraiture & Self-Image / Calls & Submissions
July 29, 2023
Organization Name: Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center
Organization Location: Online
Type: Calls & Submissions
The Cincinnati based non-profit arts organization and gallery, Manifest, invites visual artists and designers to submit original works about self-reflection and self-image. Open to all traditional and non-traditional approaches to the medium. This includes works about one’s own likeness, cares, interests and contexts. This may stretch as far as works representing what you want to say about yourself and your relationship to the world.
Making a self-portrait requires you to have a sense of self, a sense of identity, a sense of what you “look” like—both how you are perceived by others and how you perceive yourself. That sense of self needn’t be fixed (and it may not even be accurate) but it is the starting point for both reflection and communication. More importantly, making a self-portrait requires that you examine your self-perception.
What are the things that make you, You? How do you look at yourself? How do you imagine yourself? How much of your identity is flattery, how much is overly critical? What expression of you comes from your actions, and what comes from your appearance? How well do you understand the ways your body shapes and is shaped by the world?
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