Building upon the philosophy of the Rites of Passage exhibits for undergrads, each year Manifest offers a similar opportunity to current or recent graduate students for exhibiting at Manifest. This seventh installment of the Master Pieces project continues to reveal the intensity and professionalism of students working towards their terminal academic degree in the field of art or design. Master Pieces is one of our most exciting annual exhibits partially because it is the only one to which we devote all three exhibition spaces. Also, the efforts of folks pursuing or just having attained their Master's Degree usually represent the highest level of artistic production at the one end of a professional career as an artist. This makes for a particularly interesting exhibition experience. For this incarnation of the project 162 artists representing 78 different academic graduate programs submitted 411 works for consideration by Manifest's rigorous jury process. Twenty-one works by the following 14 artists from 11 states representing 14 different academic programs were selected for presentation in the gallery and catalog.
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