Manifold Global Presents: Zeitgeist 2020
Zeit·geist/’tsit?gist,’zit?gist/ Noun: The defining spirit or mood of a particular period of history as shown by the ideas and beliefs of the time. “The story captured the zeitgeist of the year 2020.” 2020 has been a year of great change and upheaval. We are looking for works that give us a glimpse into the events of 2020, whether they are reactions to events from a global, national, regional, or even individual scale. Please share with us your artistic reflections on this significant year thus far as this show will visually capture the defining spirit and mood of 2020. This will be a juried show that will run from 2 Oct – Dec 18 and will have a best in show prize of $500!
ELIGIBILITY: Artists from any country are welcome to apply with works in any medium: painting, sculpture, digital, printmaking, fiber, photography, mixed media, installation and more. A university degree is not required to participate in our open call.
SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: 1-5 images of individual artworks, a short bio, CV, and artist statement, website or social media link, and your contact information. Please see our application form for further details.
SUBMISSION FEE: $25 for 1-5 images of individual artworks (non-refundable*)
Awards- $500 cash prize and an award certificate will be given for Best in Show.
All accepted works will be displayed with the artist name, title of work, medium, dimensions, and a link back to their website, or email address if they do not have a website.
Judging Criteria- Originality, interpretation of theme, quality, demonstration of ability, and usage of medium
Jurors- Matthew Pring, https://matthewpring.com/
Emily Strong, https://emilystrongfineart.com/
Deadline to submit work- 11:59pm ET September 27th, 2020
Accepted artists will be notified- October 1st, 2020
Show opens – October 2nd, 2020
Show closes and is archived – December 18th, 2020
Please read the format requirements carefully to avoid errors with the form.
Send any questions or concerns you may have via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Artwork images, bio, CV, and statement must be uploaded directly to the form
Artwork does not have to be available for purchase.
Artists must ensure high quality of images, we recommend 300 dpi jpeg or png
Image should not exceed 5MB.
Image should not contain any frame, mat, or watermark.
Image should be clear and in focus, this represents your work and it will be displayed and judged the same way it is received.
After completing the entry form, you will be directed to the payment page. The entry fee must be paid in full for your works to be entered.
Sales- All sales are conducted solely between the artist and the buyer. Manifold Global does not handle any part of the sale or collect any commission.
By submitting your work, you, the artist, agree to allow Manifold Global to use your image for the following purposes. Manifold Global may use your image for the art exhibition it is submitted to as well as any future show for marketing, promotional, and display purposes. You, the artist, also agree to allow Manifold Global to archive your image as part of a show. This will be available for public viewing on our website. (www.manifoldglobal.com) Your image will include your name, title of your work, and your website, if applicable.
The artist shall maintain all copyrights of any image that they submit to Manifold Global. Images will not be resold, exchanged, copied, or downloaded from this website.