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February 20th, 2012  |  Published in Announcements

An International Exhibit Exploring the Theme of Plant Life

A Call for Submissions

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At one time the world of living things was classified into two simple groups, plants and animals. Botany concerned itself with the study of plants. We are linked to these, our earthly cousins, in so many ways. As a planetary phenomenon we take for granted that to our yin the plants provide the yang. We breath in oxygen and out carbon dioxide, they absorb carbon dioxide and exhale oxygen. Clearly an elegant arrangement was agreed upon by the forces of the Universe to arrive at such a symbiosis. Whether it be
the form of organic plant life, or the concept of its functionality, the implications of its shared existence with humanity, or its clever ability to convert sunlight into food, plant life is as fascinating as it is beautiful. In the context of contemporary society it is interesting to consider what this can mean in the hands of artists.

Manifest continues its eighth season with an exhibit seeking works which explore the theme of plant life (using formal or conceptual methods). These may be in ways that are quite straightforward, or which are abstract, conceptual or in other ways surprising or inventive. Manifest is eager to see just how artists make work of any media or genre (painting, drawing, collage, photography, printmaking, sculpture, mixed media, video, and non-traditional art, etc.) using plant life as a source of inspiration and

Eligibility: BOTANICAL is open to everyone. Professionals as well as students are encouraged to enter.

Media: Open to any and all traditional and non-traditional visual arts genre and media, (including painting, drawing, printmaking, video, photography, sculpture, collage, design, illustration, etc.). The only limitation is that the subject, form, or concept of the work must be directly related to plant life in some way.

Exhibit dates: April 20 – May 18, 2012 (Main Gallery and Drawing Room)

A full-color catalog will be produced. Exhibitors receive one free copy.

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Deadline to Submit: June 1
Exhibit Dates: Manifest’s 9th Exhibition Season (Sept. 2012 – Aug. 2013)

*** Note that Cincinnati’s city-wide FotoFocus event will be going on throughout the month of October 2012 and Manifest is a registered participating venue. Photography and Lens-based art, including works that mix or explore different ways of incorporating photography, are always welcome at Manifest. Solo proposals which include such work will be given consideration for scheduling during the FotoFocus event.

Solo, Two-person, Group and Concept Submissions

SEASON 9 – 2012/2013

Deadline for Proposals: June 1, 2012
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