Eligibility: Master Pieces is open to current MFA/MA students or 2009 MFA/MA graduates. If in doubt of eligibility contact Manifest to inquire. All entries must represent original works of art or design.
Media/Genre: Open to all traditional and non-traditional genre and media, including but not limited to: drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, installation, video, etc.
Catalog: Manifest will produce a full-color catalog documenting
the work in Master Pieces. Exhibitors will receive a 50%
discount on one copy of the catalog. For examples of past catalogs
Delivery and Return of Work: All work accepted for the exhibition must arrive ready to install. Works not gallery-ready, or not exhibiting good craftsmanship, may be omitted from the exhibit. Accepted work that differs significantly from the entry images or suffers from poor presentation, will be disqualified. Work may be hand delivered or shipped. Shipped works must be sent in an easily reusable container/packaging with return shipping prepaid. Works will be returned in the same manner as delivered or via UPS/USPS. All work must arrive at Manifest by the specified date (see deadlines link). Accepted work will remain on display for the duration of the exhibition.
Insurance: Works will be insured while on gallery premises. Insurance covers theft, vandalism, damage caused by gallery patrons or staff (in accordance with insurance policy). PLEASE NOTE: Insurance does not cover damage caused during shipping due to any reason, including mishandling by carrier or failure of packaging to protect works in transit. Also not covered is damage caused to work by failure of the work itself, its mounting systems installed by the artist, or disintegration/degradation due to the nature/quality of materials or craftsmanship.
Entry Fee: Each work submitted must be accompanied by a $10 non-refundable
entry fee. Number of entries is unlimited. Entry fee must be paid
by check or money order made payable to MANIFEST, or by credit card
via PayPal. (If paying by PayPal PLEASE use the paypal link provided on the page that follows the submission of the online entry form.) Detail images may be included at no additional cost.
Sale of Work: All work, unless indicated as not for sale (NFS),
will be available for sale during exhibit. Manifest Gallery will
retain a commission of 30% on all artwork sold during the exhibition.
Images: Entrants can choose to submit artwork in either slide or digital format (see below). Manifest Gallery will retain the submitted images of accepted artwork and reserves the right to use the images in publications and gallery publicity. CD's and slides of works not selected will only be returned if accompanied by a SASE. (digital entries and online form submissions preferred)
Images: In an effort to conserve resources Manifest accepts only digital images and entry forms for consideration. (see details below). The Gallery will retain the submitted images of accepted artwork and reserves the right to use the images in publications and gallery publicity. CD's of works not selected will only be returned if accompanied by a SASE.
(online entry form required and emailed images preferred over mailed CD)
Digital Format: Digital images can be submitted on CD or by e-mail
(send to: firstname.lastname@example.org). The email and online submission process is HIGHLY PREFERRED because it makes our process more efficient and saves postage and materials for the artists. Hi-Res, print-quality images will be requested for accepted works upon conclusion of the jury process. If suitable images are not provided, the work will not be included in the publication.
Submission images must meet the following specifications:
FILE NAME = artist's last name (underscore) first name, followed by the entry number as noted on the entry form
Detail, installation, or alternate view images must include the word 'detail' in the filename
Image files should be in HIGH QUALITY JPEG format,
images should be no smaller than 1000 pixels in any direction (about 13") and
72dpi. Images must be oriented properly (i.e. top of image is top
of artwork) and must not include artist's name, or other descriptive text within the image itself, nor contain borders, frames, or margins except as part of the actual work. Video work should be sent with simlar naming conventions in quicktime compatible format.
To send via EMAIL:
The email should include the artist's full name
as subject along with 'INPA 1 submission.'
To send on CD/DVD:
Clearly label the disc with the artist's full name.
File specifications for CD submission - (see e-mail specs. above)
Deadline for entry
sent by e-mail
available and awards announced