December 5th, 2013  |  Published in Announcements

REGIONAL SHOWCASE: WORKS ON PAPER from Ohio, Kentucky, & Indiana

Opening Reception: Friday, December 13, 2013,  6-9pm during Walk On Woodburn

North Gallery
Exhibit continues: December 14, 2013 – January 10, 2014

In 9 seasons Manifest’s projects have included works by artists in 49 states and 37 countries (culled from entries from 87 countries and all 50 states). Starting with its 10th season, and as a result of its new gallery expansion by 66%, Manifest is launching a new ongoing series of exhibits focusing on works by artists living in its own three-state region. This is intended to complement the ordinarily very wide geographical makeup of most Manifest exhibits with a closer look at what’s being done here, now, in our own backyard.

Manifest was founded, and continues to be operated by regional artists, so it is only fitting that, with more space in which to program, the organization should offer the Regional Showcase series. We feel this is important for the artists and the public living within reasonable driving distance of the gallery. It will give each a chance to show and share, and to gain perspective on our region’s creative wealth as it relates to the broader art world.

To launch the series, which will change in theme and scope from show to show, with three or four installments planned each season, Manifest’s staff opted to survey the region for works on paper. The only criteria beyond being works on paper of excellent quality was that they were made by artists living in Ohio, Kentucky, or Indiana. There was no particular style or type of art expected, and the exhibit on view starting the evening of December 13th runs the gamut from traditional figure drawings and portraiture to large and brutally physical abstract works, to intimate collages.

Manifest’s several-member blind jury process reviewed 261 works by 102 artists. Thirteen works by the following 11 artists from all three states were selected for exhibition and will also be featured in the Manifest Exhibition Annual publication (MEA) at the close of the season.

Presenting works by:

Kelly Jo Asbury
Cold Spring, Kentucky

Kim Bissette
Cleveland, Ohio

Brandon Briggs
Bowling Green, Ohio

Alice Coulter
Bethel, Ohio

Casey Lard
Mishawaka, Indiana

Marc Leone
Cincinnati, Ohio

Ron Monsma
South Bend, Indiana

Adam Rake
Bloomington, Indiana

Jesse Thomas
Yellow Springs, Ohio

Kendric Tonn
Wooster, Ohio

Stacey Vallerie
Cincinnati, Ohio

SELECTED HI-RES IMAGES (or press use):

REGIONAL SHOWCASE: Works on Paper accompanies three other new exhibitions also opening at Manifest on the evening of December 13th. These will be detailed in separate PR.

The next Regional Showcase will feature works of photography (March 7 – April 4, 2014)

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