Call for Artist TRANSCENDENCE: Works About Going Beyond the Normal


An International Call for Works About Going Beyond the Normal An Exhibit at Manifest Gallery in Cincinnati, Ohio

Deadline to submit: September 8, 2019

tran·scend /tran(t)ˈsend/ verb: be or go beyond the range or limits of (something abstract, typically a conceptual field or division). surpass (a person or achievement). synonyms: go beyond, rise above, cut across

tran·scend·ence /tran(t)ˈsendəns/ noun: existence or experience beyond the normal or physical level. synonyms: superiority, supremacy, predominance, preeminence, ascendancy; incomparability, matchlessness, peerlessness; excellence, greatness, magnificence, sublimity, importance

Something many artists strive for in their work throughout their careers—a going beyond ordinary. But what about work that addresses the idea of Transcendence as a subject, rather than an aspect of the ambition, dedication, and rigor of the artist themselves? How does visual art represent, either through subject, form, or content, a notion which, in some form or another, underlies much of human introspection and civilized activity since our earliest days as a species?

Manifest invites artists to submit works which in some way address the theme of Transcendence. Artists are encouraged to take a broadly creative view of the theme. Our multi-member juries embrace surprise, creative solutions, and most of all exceptionally well put together visual art. The bottom line is the work should address the general theme discussed above in some way, even if subtle and understated.

This exhibit has no defined expectation for type or style of work to be considered or selected. Submissions can range from the most traditional realism to the most conceptual, abstract, or experimental. Feel free to email us here if you have any questions about this exhibit.

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