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9th International Painting Annual

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Artists and authors who are selected for inclusion in the INPA will receive one softcover complimentary copy of the publication. The books that are produced for this ongoing project have increased in page count and print quality each year. The most recent publication was nearly 200 pages in length. In 2011, the INDA 5 was awarded a national silver medal award from the Independent Publishers Association in their New York City ceremony, and in 2013 the INPHA 1 received a bronze medal award in that same ceremony, as did the INDA 8 in 2015. Manifest's books get distributed to bookstores and university libraries across the USA including museum bookstores. The books are also made available through as well as at Manifest Gallery and on the Manifest website. Art patrons, artists, professors, and art students around the world collect our publications. The books are offered at an academic discount to professors, students, and institutions of learning around the world.

The International PAINTING Annual (INPA), that was launched in 2010 is a product of the non-profit Manifest Press, and a complementary project to the award-winning International Drawing Annual project (INDA) that was launched in 2005, and the award-winning International Photography Annual (INPHA) that was launched in 2012.

The goal of the INPA is to support the recognition, documentation, and publication of current excellent and relevant works of painting from around the world. This is a carefully crafted peer-juried book, that enables Manifest to assemble a diverse array of works from around the world, without the limitation of physical availability, gallery space, or shipping logistics.

Manifest is an artist-operated 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The book projects complement the gallery exhibition program by expanding the inquiry into the creative efforts of artists working today, and serve to document the exceptional results for posterity, distributing the unique collection of artists and works in each book around the world. The cash awards which are offered are meant to reward and encourage excellent work.

Awards and Cash Prizes. First, Second, and Third Place awards for works of painting will be decided by the jury committee. Each award winner will have a brief artist's statement included in the publication. There will be three cash prizes of $1200, $500, and $300 for first, second, and third place winners.

Manifest encourages the submission of a wide variety of approaches to painting, including a range of painting types, from the most academic to the most experimental, but all with some relevance to the artists' honest understanding of the practice of "painting."

INPA is open to any artist submitting original works of art or design created within the past three plus years (2015 - 2018). Artists, designers, illustrators, and creative visual artists in ALL disciplines are encouraged to submit. Manifest is eager to receive works of painting in a wide range of applications.

Please note that artists who previously exhibited at Manifest or had work included in our publication projects ARE are eligible to submit. Our juries are always conducted 'blind', and we do not disqualify artists who have had success in past juries. There is no advantage as a previous winner, because our jury members are changed from project to project.

PLEASE ALSO NOTE: As this is a BOOK project, works that are not otherwise available (i.e. physically) may be submitted for consideration. All that is required of accepted artists is a print-quality hi-res digital image of accepted works. All artists selected for inclusion receive a complimentary copy of the finished book. 

For further information regarding this artist oppotunity, please visit the Event Website.


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