Images of animals in art have existed parallel to those of humans for as long as images (and objects) have been made by people. Our social, creative, and psychological evolution is inextricably tied to our relationships with animals. But this isn't just history (and pre-history). The animal remains a powerful subject in current art. So Manifest has chosen once again to feature an exhibit which will reveal the state of the animal in art. With this we call for artists working in any media to submit works that in some way feature or address animals, 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 or experimental two-dimensional or three-dimensional works. The only criteria beyond excellent quality is that works must somehow address or feature the animal as primary subject, form, or content.
ANNUAL CASH AWARD: The annual Manifest Grand Jury Prize will result in the awarding of one significant cash prize ($2500) to a single work selected as the 'best of the entire season'.