Deadline: September 30, 2013
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An International Survey of Contemporary Painting

At some point many generations ago society reached a level where ordinary people could spend a lifetime perfecting their ability to mix and apply paint, in extraordinary ways. For only its second time in ten seasons Manifest will present a competitive group exhibition focused exclusively on painting. FRESH PAINT is a gallery exhibit that calls for works of painting by artists around the world as they carry the tradition forward, or reform it for another day.

This exhibit has no predefined expectation for type, style, or media of work to be considered or selected. Submissions can range from the most traditional to the most conceptual or experimental. The only criteria beyond excellent quality is that works must in some way represent an approach to painting.

FRESH PAINT, along with the concurrent AQUACHROME* (a companion exhibit of works of contemporary watercolor painting), will be the only exhibit featured in the galleries during this time frame. This broad view of painting is currently planned to be the debut exhibit in Manifest’s newly expanded spaces (66% more gallery!).

Eligibility: FRESH PAINT is open to everyone. Professionals as well as students are encouraged to enter. The only limitation is that entries must represent original works of art that qualify in some way as ‘painting’.

Media: Open to all traditional and non-traditional genre and media. Not limited to pure ‘painting on canvas’. We are eager to see how far the boundaries of Contemporary Painting reach. Manifest’s carefully assembled juries change from project to project, and have no collective predisposition towards any particular kind or style of art.

Note about Watercolor: Works featuring watercolor as primary media are welcome in this jury, however artists are encouraged to submit such work to the separate concurrent exhibit AQUACHROME which will feature works of watercolor exclusively. These two projects will be exhibited simultaneously, but juried separately and not commingled.

Deadline for entry: September 30, 2013
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