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Competitive Annual Publication of Works of Contemporary Drawing
and/or Writing about Drawing
The award-winning International Drawing Annual is an extension of Manifest’s Drawing Center activities. Its goal is to support therecognition, documentation, and publication of excellent, current, and relevant works of drawing from around the world.
A natural question will be “what is drawing?” and that is exactly one question the Annual is meant to investigate from year to year. Furthermore the goal is to ask “what is exceptional drawing?” Therefore submissions are expected to vary, including a range of drawing types, from the most academic to the most experimental, but all with some relevance to the artists’ honest understanding of the practice of “drawing.”
The International Drawing Annual is open to any artist submitting original works of art or design created within the past three years(2010 – 2012). Professionals and students in ALL disciplines are encouraged to submit. Manifest is eager to receive works of drawing in a wide range of applications (technical, graphic, fine art, design, architectural, digital, illustration, etc.) with the qualification being that artwork submitted is representative of high quality “drawing.”
Note that artists who previously exhibited at Manifest or had work included in our publication projects ARE perfectly eligible to submit. Our juries are always conducted ‘blind’, and we do not disqualify folks who have success in past juries. However there is no advantage here either because our jury members are changed from project to project.
Open to any media applicable to the practice of drawing including but by no means limited to traditional drawing media. Printmaking, digital/new media, photography, sculpture, painting, installation, etc., are all possibly valid.