The International PAINTING Annual (INPA) is a new product of Manifest Press, and a complementary project to the ongoing Drawing Annual (INDA) launched in 2005. The goal of the INPA is to support the recognition, documentation, and publication of excellent, current, and relevant works of painting from around the world.
As a carefully designed high-end book, the INPA 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’s book projects support our inquiry into the creative efforts of artists working today, and serve to document the exceptional results for posterity.
For the INPA 1 Manifest received over 1200 submissions from 430 artists. The publication will include 130 works by 80 artists. Essays are yet to be determined.
Ten professional and academic advisors qualified in the fields of art, design, criticism, and art history juried the first International Painting Annual. The process of selection was by anonymous blind jury, with each jury member assigning a quality rating for artistic merit to each work submitted. The entries receiving the highest average combined score are included in this publication.
This Online Supplemental Resource will provide biographical info, artist statements, and details of sample works for each artist included in the publicaiton beginning in spring 2011 when the publication is released to the public.