International Deadline: February 12, 2018 – Manifest presents an open call to artists for our 5th Annual International Exhibition of Contemporary Drawing.
DRAWN calls for artists to submit works of drawing in any media
relevant to the practice (including non-traditional approaches), any
style, and any genre (fine art, illustration, design, conceptual,
This exhibit has no expectation for type or style of work to be
considered or selected. Submissions can range from the most traditional
to the most conceptual or experimental. The only criteria beyond
excellent quality is that works must qualify as drawing, including that
which tests the boundaries of the discipline.
DRAWN is open to everyone. Professionals as well as students
are encouraged to enter. The only limitation is that entries must
represent original works which qualify in some considerable way as
A new annual Manifest Grand Jury Prize will result in the awarding of
one significant cash prize ($2500) to a single work selected as the
‘best of the entire season’. Winner will be determined by a final
end-of-year jury from among a pool of all top-scoring works from each
exhibit’s jury process across the current exhibition season. This
process will apply to exhibits from the start of our 14th season on
September 29, 2017, and applies to each exhibit through August, 2018,
including this one.
Open to any and all traditional and non-traditional visual arts media applicable to the practice and discipline of drawing.
JURY & CURATOR
Manifest’s selection process involves a complex two-part system. This
exhibit will be juried by an anonymous 5-9 member panel of professional
and academic advisors with a broad range of expertise relative to art
and design. The jury will then pass along their recommendations to the
exhibit curator who will make the final selections from the
Manifest Press will produce a high quality hard-cover
publication documenting each entire season of exhibits, artists, and
works shown. This continues Manifest’s commitment to long-term
documentation and dissemination of our projects, and the expansion of
physical exhibits into a broader geography and time frame, while also
bringing all exhibits together under one cover each year to create a
better product which will be more valuable to the public, teachers,
libraries, and exhibiting artists.
$40 for up to three entries submitted. $10 per each additional entry.
Visit Manifest Gallery online to Apply. The online submission process is preferred. However, discs may be submitted (see details on Prospectus).
SALE OF ARTWORK
Artworks are not required to be for sale in order to be included in our
exhibitions. Manifest Gallery will retain a commission of 30% of the
sale price on all artwork sold during the exhibition.
February 12 – Deadline for receipt of entries
March 12-19 – Notifications sent by email to all entrants sometime this week
March 26 – Hi-res images needed for publication and PR
April 14 – Artwork due to Manifest by this date
April 19 – Special Preview reception
April 20 – Opening reception
May 18 – Final Day of Exhibition
May 19-26 – Pick-up hand-delivered work
May 23 – Schedule shipped artwork for pickup (arranged by artist)
Visit Manifest Gallery online for complete details and to Apply.
Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center is a 501(c)(3)
not-for-profit organization located in East Walnut Hills in Cincinnati,
Ohio. We serve as a venue for the display and experience of insightful,
thought provoking art and design, and functions as a hub for creative
research and innovation at all levels of artistic endeavor.
2727 Woodburn Avenue
East Walnut Hills
Cincinnati, Ohio 45206
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