SIGNAL: International Call for Works Featuring Symbols, Signs, Icons, Indices, Numerals [DEADLINE EXTENDED]
The Cincinnati based non-profit arts organization and gallery, Manifest, invites visual artists and designers to submit works that feature or explore signs, symbols, icons, indices, numerals, and other semiotic phenomenon in some way. Submissions can range from the most traditional to the most conceptual, abstract, or experimental of any media addressing this theme.
Throughout history signs and signification have been important in the study of philosophy and psychology. For the Greeks, "signs" occurred in the world of nature, and "symbols" in the world of culture. (For example, Plato and Aristotle explored the relationship between signs and the world.) A sign is defined as anything that communicates a meaning that is not the sign itself to the sign's interpreter. (extracted from wikipedia)
Signs, symbols, icons, indices, numerals, and other such forms of communication operate at an almost subliminal level in our society today, including in the form of these very words you read. We take their nature, their existence even, for granted. It is this that gives them their power, their potency as aspects of the human exchange of knowledge, ideas, expression, and energy.
$40 for up to FOUR entries submitted. $5 per each additional entry.
ANNUAL CASH AWARD: The annual Manifest Grand Jury Prize will result in the awarding of one significant cash prize ($5000) to a single work selected as the 'best of the entire season’.