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Season 20 (2023/24) Grand Jury Awards

The Grand Jury Awards consider works exhibited at Manifest from late
September 2023 through mid-September 2024

 

 

In celebration of Manifest's 20th Season we have dramatically increased the amount of financial support and awards provided to artists participating in our gallery program. This includes a cash honorarium provided to every exhibiting artist (in essence every artist who exhibits receieves an award), and a newly formatted Grand Jury Award process which increases the annual total by 80% and increases the nubmer of artists benefitting by 800%.

All exhibitors during each of our nine exhibition periods across the season are automatically eligible to be considered for this award. Since Manifest's 13th season the annual Grand Jury Award has recognized one exhibited work each year with a significant jury-determined cash prize, representing the 'best of the best' shown in Manifest's many exhibits that year. For season 20 the new Grand Jury Award format will result in the awarding of $1,000 to one work during each of our nine exhibition periods.

DETAILS OF THE SEASON 20 GRAND JURY AWARDS

  • The works shown below represent the highest ranking artworks out of what will be an estimated 10,000 separate works submitted for consideration across all exhibits during our 20th season. (This excludes the Manifest Prize winner/exhibitor. The Manifest Prize is a separate cash award process and solo exhibit.)

  • To the degree it is possible, the Grand Jury Award will be re-juried by the same jurors who served for each exhibition period, excluding any who may have a conflict of interest. Most exhibition periods at Manifest include three or four exhibits. When the season is concluded this could result in as many as 30 individuals having re-scored the works shown below in an effort to determine each award winner. The detailed history, jury process, and rationale for the Grand Jury Award can be found here.
  • At least one work per eligible exhibition is included as a finalist in consideration for each of the nine awards. If more than one work per exhibit is included below, it is because the works received the same high score in the original jury process for that exhibit. Solo exhibitors are invited to select their preferred work from their exhibition for jury, or may defer to the Director's choice.

  • We have made this page available so the artists and the public are aware of the contenders, and to serve as a recognition of these artists' works for having received high scores from their respective juries, which given the intensity of the competition is an achievement worthy of distinction.

  • Thumbnails below may be clicked to see the full image. Images are provided in chronological order based on the date of exhibition.



 


THE SEASON 20 FINALISTS
WORKS CONSIDERED FOR THE SEASON 20 GRAND JURY AWARDS



Exhibition Period 1: September 29 - October 27, 2023

PAINTED BIENNIAL 2023 and AQUACHROME - (7) Top Ranking Works by Jury

 

Ed Ferszt
Kingston, Rhode Island

The Odyssey
Watercolor on Stretched Paper
56" x 56" x 2"

Exhibition: AQUACHROME


 

Sophie McVicar
Birmingham, Alabama

Sacred Senate of the Skies
watercolor and 23 karat gold leaf
40" x 26"

Exhibition: AQUACHROME

 

 

Scott Teplin
Brooklyn, New York

Garbage In Garbage Out
watercolor on paper, diptych
44" x 30" (each 22" x 30")

Exhibition: AQUACHROME

 

Edgar Cano-Lopez
Natchitoches, Louisiana

Mud Fantasy
oil on linen
51" x 51" x 1 1/4"

Exhibition: PAINTED

THE WINNER OF THE $1,000 GRAND JURY AWARD FOR SEASON 20 SHOW 1!

 

 

 

Mihee Nahm
Euless, Texas

Day Walk (Small)
oil on linen
12" x 16" x 1 1/4"

Exhibition: PAINTED



 

Sandy Rice
Canton, Michigan

Hagar
acrylic paint on wood mosaic
22" x 17" x 1.75"

Exhibition: PAINTED

 

Gabriel Zea
Brooklyn, New York

A Callous Wind, Blowing in the New Direction of Time
oil on canvas
48" x 56"

Exhibition: PAINTED


 


Exhibition Period 2: November 10 - December 8, 2023

MOMENTUM, SELF, and KASEY RAMIREZ - (5) Top Ranking Works by Jury

 

Patti Jordan
Montclair, New Jersey

CELLS/SELVES (Zygote 009)
Ink, Charcoal, Graphite, Pencil, Mica Powders on Fabriano Paper
52 x 52 Inches
2023

Exhibition: MOMENTUM

THE WINNER OF THE $1,000 GRAND JURY AWARD FOR SEASON 20 SHOW 2!


 

M. Lohrum
Tacoronte, Spain

Infinite Walk
Participative performative drawing. Moving Image
10 minutes 47 seconds duration
2023

Exhibition:MOMENTUM

 

 

Kasey Ramirez
West Hartford, Connecticut

Breach
charcoal on gessoed paper
34.25 x 51.25”
2020

Exhibition: HORIZON (SOLO)

 

Shannon Fody
Royal Oak, Michigan

Left Brain / Right Brain
graphite
5 x 5"
2023

Exhibition: SELF

 

     

 

Marcella Hackbardt
Mount Vernon, Ohio

Dream Kitchen
archival pigment print
17.5 x 23"
2023

Exhibition: SELF



     


Exhibition Period 3: December 15, 2023- January 12, 2024

DISQUIET, ILLUSTRATED, and 14th ANNUAL TAPPED - (5) Top Ranking Works by Jury

 

Misty Findley
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Lamb Shanks
oil on canvas
48" x 36"
2019

Exhibition: DISQUIET

 


 

Amy Salomone
Warwick, Rhode Island

Parasite
digital collage
12" x 12"
2021

Exhibition: DISQUIET

 

 

Matthew Bailey
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Today I Hope
oil on canvas
24" x 36"
2008

Exhibition: ILLUSTRATED

THE WINNER OF THE $1,000 GRAND JURY AWARD FOR SEASON 20 SHOW 3!


 

Hyunjee Clara Ryu
Beverly Hills, California

Bazaar - One Thousand and One Nights
digital
13" x 33"
2020

Exhibition: ILLUSTRATED

 

     

 

Lily Dorian
South Bend, Indiana

Handsy
found object mixed media
36" x 24" x 7"
2022

Exhibition: TAPPED



     


Exhibition Period 4: January 26 - February 23, 2024

PAPERWORK, FOODSTUFFS, WAXWORKS and KATHY MCGHEE- (6) Top Ranking Works by Jury

 

Kathy McGhee
Columbus, Ohio

Dutchmans Breeches - Dicentra Cucullaraia
Silkscreen Print
13 x 9
2018

Exhibition: PRINTED LANDSCAPES (solo)

 


 

Jaquelee Chit Yu Chau
Athens, Ohio

Morning Jog
woodcut print
9" x 12"
2018

Exhibition: FOODSTUFFS

 

 

Benjamin Shamback
Mobile, Alabama

Bread and Tortellini Soup
oil on copper
18" x 15"
2023

Exhibition: FOODSTUFFS

 


 

Benjamin Shamback
Mobile, Alabama

Garlic Wings
oil on copper
18 x 15
2019

Exhibition: FOODSTUFFS

 

   

 

Paula Damm
Cleveland Heights, Ohio

Reading is Resistance: A Tribute to Banned and Challenged Books
library catalogue cards, kozo paper, cotton thread, needles
45 x 38 x 19
2023

Exhibition: PAPERWORK

THE WINNER OF THE $1,000 GRAND JURY AWARD FOR SEASON 20 SHOW 4!



 

Anne Feller
Boulder, Colorado

Deer Park #2
Encaustic, pastel, pen and paper
18" x 14"
2022

Exhibition: WAXWORKS



   

This entire season of exhibitions will be documented, with every work shown in the gallery published in full color, in the monumental Manifest Exhibition Annual (MEAs20).

Support Manifest's nonprofit exhibition program and collect all exhibited works under one cover in book form by pre-ordering directly from Manifest at a discount here. (Pre-Order Price: $100 plus shipping.) See the season lineup here. Learn about the award-winning MEA series here.






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 Josephine S. Russell
Charitable Trust

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