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Extremities: An International Call for Entries

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Extremities: An International Call for Entries

Time: September 5, 2014 at 12am to October 1, 2014 at 12pm
Location: Manifest Creative Research Gallery
Street: 2727 Woodburn Avenue
City/Town: Cincinnati, Ohio
Website or Map: http://artd.co/m/13v
Event Type: artdeadline, ad.c-sample-ops
Organized By: Manifest Gallery
Latest Activity: Sep 9, 2014

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Event Description

International Deadline: October 1, 2014 - Highly regarded Manifest Creative Research Gallery announces "Extremities", an international call for entries exploring hands and feet.

They're a part of us we take for granted, like everything else we've lived with all our lives from birth. Naturally they feel less just a part, and more an inseparable extension of our wholeness. Yet when lost, paralyzed, or wounded, our hands and feet are recognized for what they are–the outermost point of contact our minds have with the world outside our bodies. Anthropologically they define our specie, served its propagation around the globe in distant pre-history, and even provided the hand-stamp signature on our oldest surviving paintings from 40,000 years ago.

The hand and the foot remain a powerful reminder of our humanity, our physicality, and our origins. Not solely practical tools for locomotion, survival, and the manipulation of our environment, they also carry our expression. We can speak fluently with our hands, punctuate vocal speech, and express love and tenderness with our touches, trust and agreement with a handshake, or great violence and anger with a simple gesture. One could claim that all we are, all we have accomplished in our time on Earth–both good and ill–is an expression of these extremities.

With this in mind we offer this call to artists for works that address hands or feet in some way. All manner of interpretations, explorations, and expression involving hands or feet are welcome.

HOW TO INTERPRET THIS EXHIBIT THEME
Artists are encouraged to take a broadly creative view of the theme. Our multi-member juries enjoy surprise, creative solutions, and most of all exceptionally well put together visual art.

SUMMARY
Extremities' is a competitive international exhibition of works exploring the theme of hands and feet. Works selected will represent some point of view, image, or idea about them, whether real or imagined.

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, abstract, or experimental. The only criteria beyond excellent quality (image/presentation) is that works must qualify as being clearly related to or about hands or feet.

ELIGIBILITY
Extremities' is open to everyone. The only limitation beyond the general theme is that entries must represent original works which qualify in some considerable way as exploring the theme of hands or feet.

MEDIA
Open to any and all traditional and non-traditional visual arts media.

JURY & CURATOR
This exhibit will be juried by an anonymous several-member panel of professional and academic advisors.

PUBLICATION
Manifest Press will produce a high quality hard-cover publication documenting this exhibition, artists, and works shown, along the other new season exhibitions.

ENTRY FEE
$36 for up to three entries submitted. $10 per each additional entry. Fees are non-refundable. Number of entries is unlimited.

ENTRY
Visit Manifest Gallery for complete info, project calendar, and to enter online

About
Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit located in East Walnut Hills in Cincinnati, Ohio. We serve as a venue for the display and experience of insightful, thought provoking art and design, and functions as a hub for creative research and innovation at all levels of artistic endeavor.

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