MANIFEST GALLERY IS CALLING FOR WORKS OF CONTEMPORARY PRINTMAKING!
Submission Deadline: September 3, 2022
IMPRINT: An International Competitive Exhibit of Printmaking
Like photography, printmaking is a genre of creative work that is underscored by its processes. Like photography, it changed the world.
As Manifest embarks on the establishment of its new permanent home (M1) over the next three years, with their studio program leading the way, they have made the commitment to flesh out a new branch of programming, and establish a printmaking studio parallel to and integrated with our Drawing, Painting, and Darkroom Photography offerings. This will fill out the equation perfectly since Manifest’s Drawing Center is committed to preserving, teaching, and supporting the practice of the visual art disciplines, and skills, that changed the world.
Printmaking is an important checkpoint along the road map between the most primitive early cave scrawlings and the ubiquitous photography in everyone’s pocket today. In many ways it is where the Arts meet the Humanities. As a creative discipline it represents the first awakening of the individual’s potential for gaining broad knowledge and wide dissemination of personal opinion and expression. With this, printmaking might just be the first true form of a ‘social media’.
Some artists are steadfast traditionalists, anchoring themselves in age-old technical methods. Others push the boundaries of the discipline, exploring just what constitutes ‘printmaking’. For this exhibit Manifest takes a fresh look at the media last featured in a dedicated show in season 14.
IMPRINT calls to artists to submit works of printmaking, and will strive to explore the range of methods and results currently being achieved within the bounds of such processes.
This exhibit has no predefined expectation for type or style 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 feature printmaking as their primary media.