A Juried Annual Publication of Works of Recent Drawing
$2000 in CASH AWARDS NOW INCLUDE A $1200 First Prize
Entry Deadline: December 31, 2017
$2000 in Cash Awards — $1200 First Place
Entry Fee: $40 USD for up to 3 entries; $10 per additional entry
NOTE: As this is a BOOK project, works that are not otherwise available (i.e. physically) may still be submitted for consideration. All that is required of accepted artists is a print-quality hi-res digital image of accepted works. All included artists receive a complimentary copy of the finished book.
ALSO NOTE: One can view the Online Resources for the past INDA projects and get an overview of the works included previously. But one should not assume these represent a goal or ideal for the type or style of work this project will accept. Manifest is very eager to see diverse submissions come in and even challenge any perceived patterns represented by previous volumes. The INDA is intended to be a living sampling of excellent drawing being made today.
This project is paralleled by a separate new annual gallery exhibit at Manifest entitled DRAWN. Info for this will be posted here when available.
The award-winning International Drawing Annual is an extension and merging of Manifest’s Drawing Center, Press, and Gallery programs. Its goal is to support the recognition, documentation, and publication of excellent, current, and relevant works of drawing of all kinds 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 (2015 – 2017). Artists, designers, illustrators, 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 eligible to submit. Our juries are always conducted ‘blind’, and we do not disqualify people 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.
Essays, poetry, and other drawing-related writings (OPTIONAL SEPARATE CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS)
Manifest calls for scholarly, critical, and creative writing for publishing it each of its three publication projects. Information about this, and a separate entry process, can be found here.
Jury and Curator
Manifest’s selection process involves a complex two-part system. This project will be juried by a 9-12 member panel of professional and academic volunteer advisors with a broad range of expertise. The jury will then pass along their scores to the project curator/editor who will assemble the final selections from the jury-approved pool.
Each artist/author selected for inclusion in the INDA will receive one complimentary copy of the publication. The books produced for this ongoing project have increased in page count and print quality each year, with the largest publication reaching 200 pages in length. In 2011, the INDA 5 was awarded a national silver medal award from the Independent Publishers Association in their New York City ceremony, in which other major arts institutions such as the Whitney Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art have competed. In 2015 the INDA 8 was awarded a bronze medal award in the same competition. Manifest’s books are distributed to bookstores across the country, including museum bookstores, and are available through Amazon.com as well as at Manifest Gallery and on the Manifest website. Arts patrons, artists, professors, and art students around the world collect our publications. The books are offered at an academic discount to professors, students, and institutions of learning around the world. Special bundles of the books are also provided as course supplements for advanced drawing (as well as advanced painting and photography) courses at course-book discount rates.
Online INDA Resource
An Internet-based online International Drawing Annual Resource will be published to accompany the printed Annual. This will feature statements, bios, contact info., and professional information for each person included.