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Artists’ call – Manifest Hope:DC

Are you a graphic artist that’s worried about the potential hazards of nanotechnology? A painter that believes in alternative energies? Well now is your chance to have those beliefs and your artwork presented to an international audience.

There is a current call out for artwork for the Manifest Hope: DC exhibition that will be presented at the Jan 20th inauguration of president-elect Barack Obama. Inspired by the original exhibit displayed at the Democratic National Convention, the exhibit hopes to showcase three different themes:

  • Manifest Opportunity – Stimulating The Green Economy
  • Manifest Change – Health Care Reform
  • Manifest Unity – Protecting Workers’ Rights

Taken from the press release: “MANIFEST HOPE: DC and its partners MoveOn PAC, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and Obey Giant launches a contest calling for entries of visual artwork from artists across the country in an online contest. The online contest calls for works that use positive messaging to convey the urgency and importance of encouraging a national dialogue about three themes – Heath Care Reform, the Green Economy and Workers’ Rights.

 “Art played an unprecedented role in this election.

 “Artists can make one submission per category, totaling a maximum of three submissions. 

 “Submissions will be reviewed by a panel of judges including famed artist Shepard Fairey; Director Spike Lee; Washington DC based musician Eric Hilton of the Thievery Corporation; Curator of Contemporary Art at the Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Anne Ellegood; SEIU 775NW Healthcare President David Rolf; Creative & Cultural Director of Laura Dawn; and Co-Founder and President of Green For All Van Jones. 

 “Fifteen finalists will be selected to show in the MANIFEST HOPE: DC Gallery alongside well-known artists such as Shepard Fairey, David Choe, Ron English, Ray Noland, Maya Hayuk, Sol Sender and Mike Murphy.”

 “MANIFEST HOPE: DC , shown at 3333 M Street NW, Washington DC 20007, will be open to the public from Friday, January 16th, 2009 through Monday, January 19th, 2009 from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm.”



Beth Kelley is an applied & digital anthropologist with an overall interest in how people engage with and are impacted by their environments and vice versa. This has manifested itself in many ways, by looking at creativity, playful spaces, built environments, and environmental enrichment, sustainability, design research, and integrative and collaborative models of learning such as through play and hands-on learning.