The Myth of Beauty

The Myth of Beauty

This Deadline Expired: Sunday, September 19, 2021

The true nature of beauty has been one of the most highly debated concepts in philosophy. Can beauty be defined by objective qualities, or is it a subjective experience? Order, proportion, and symmetry as some would argue? Or, more abstractly, a sight that evokes deep love and desire?

The arts are inseparably linked to the exploration of beauty and aesthetics. Many artists are driven by the quest to capture or create works of great beauty, or conversely motivated by a desire to challenge or dismantle the conventions of beauty.

Manifold Global invites artists of all backgrounds and mediums to submit artwork related to or exploring the theme The Myth of Beauty.

Learn more and apply here.

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 their 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 the application form for further details.

SUBMISSION FEE: $15 for 1-5 images of individual artworks (non-refundable*)
Judging Criteria- Originality, interpretation, quality, demonstration of ability, and usage of medium

Jurors- Matthew Pring
Emily Strong

Important Dates:
Deadline to submit work- 9/19/2021
Opening date for show – 10/1/2021
Show closes and is archived- 12/1/2021

APPLICATION:
Please read the format requirements carefully to avoid errors with the form.
Send any questions or concerns you may have via email to info@manifoldglobal.com

REQUIREMENTS:
Artwork images, bio, CV, and statement must be uploaded directly to the form
Artwork does not have to be available for purchase.
Image Requirements:
Artists must ensure high quality of images, the recommended dpi is 300 as a 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.
Videos should be submitted with youtube or vimeo links

SUBMISSION INFORMATION:
Submission fee is $15 for 5 images (nonrefundable)
Bio word limit 300
Statement word limit 300

All accepted works will be displayed in their 2D and 3D virtual galleries 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.
Sales- All sales are conducted solely between the artist and the buyer. Manifold Global Art Gallery does not handle any part of the sale or collect any commission.

Usage Rights
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 the 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.

Kimberly Stemler
Kimberly Stemler
Gillian Pokalo is an artist from the Philadelphia area, whose original, architecture-inspired mono prints employ combinations of fine art printmaking and mixed media techniques with her silk screen photography of abandoned and forgotten buildings.
Gillian Pokalo
Gillian Pokalo

Gillian Pokalo is an artist from the Philadelphia area, whose original, architecture-inspired mono prints employ combinations…

Gillian Pokalo is an artist from the Philadelphia area, whose original, architecture-inspired mono prints employ combinations of fine art printmaking and mixed media techniques with her silk screen photography…

Gillian Pokalo is an artist from the Philadelphia area, whose original, architecture-inspired mono prints employ combinations of fine art printmaking and mixed media techniques with her silk screen photography of abandoned…

Randall Cleaver
Randall Cleaver
Currently working with fiber-reactive dyes on silk, Dianne employs deconstructed silk screening, direct-painting, and discharge to produce her works.
Dianne Koppisch-Hricko
Dianne Koppisch-Hricko

Currently working with fiber-reactive dyes on silk, Dianne employs deconstructed silk screening, direct-painting, and discharge…

Currently working with fiber-reactive dyes on silk, Dianne employs deconstructed silk screening, direct-painting, and discharge to produce her works.…

Currently working with fiber-reactive dyes on silk, Dianne employs deconstructed silk screening, direct-painting, and discharge to produce her works.…

Fran Lightman Gibson a Philadelphia painter working primarily with oil on canvas.
I attribute the source of my artistic inspiration to my love, fear, and awe of nature as it both represents and defines the tension and optimism of life. My “Take Any Road Series” encourages the viewer to have the confidence to experience life no matter how difficult or confusing, beautiful, or powerful. All of this exists with an underlying structure of assumptions.
I think we all see the world a little differently and feel our own experience uniquely.  I paint using what all of my senses have given to me as the experience.  When I paint the sky, I am feeling the wind, putting it to music in my head, remembering the smell of the chance of rain, tasting the air, seeing the clouds dance. 
Fran Lightman Gibson
Fran Lightman Gibson

Fran Lightman Gibson a Philadelphia painter working primarily with oil on canvas.
I attribute the source of my artistic…

Fran Lightman Gibson a Philadelphia painter working primarily with oil on canvas.
I attribute the source of my artistic inspiration to my love, fear, and awe of nature as it both represents and defines…

Fran Lightman Gibson a Philadelphia painter working primarily with oil on canvas.
I attribute the source of my artistic inspiration to my love, fear, and awe of nature as it both represents and defines the tension and optimism…

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